Do You Want To Be The Best Dressed Guest At The Wedding?

Jumpsuits Over 40, Fashion Blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a black flared jumpsuit by Scoop and black strappy block heel sandals by Scoop from Walmart walking in Telluride, Colorado

Best Wedding Guest Dresses

If you have plans to go to a wedding this spring or summer, this is the post for you. I rounded up some of my current favorite options for wedding guest dresses below. Including LOTS of color, chic black dresses, and even an unexpected jumpsuit. Quick note…most of these dresses are for semi-formal or cocktail attire. If you don’t know the differences between cocktail, black tie, casual, and the other dress codes, make sure you watch this video.

Are you attending weddings this year? Have you found a dress yet? Another huge factor in finding the perfect wedding guest dress is to give yourself plenty of time to shop and find something you love.

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Pale Blue Mini

This mini dress is by Saylor. I love the color and intricate lace. It also has a defined waist and ruffled hem that will be super flattering.

Lavender Midi Dress

For something with a longer hemline, go for a midi dress like this one by Acler. This brand has gorgeous colors and fabrics. This dress is really elegant satin draping and chic one-shoulder neckline!

Balloon Sleeve Mini

If you like to cover your arms and chest but don’t mind showing a little leg, this gorgeous mint green-blue Alice + Olivia dress is the one for you! Alice + Olivia is a great brand for dresses and especially good for petites. This dress has really beautiful eyelet details, a higher neck, balloon sleeves, and flared skirt.

Green Satin Midi

Green is a pretty color on everyone! And this satin dress by Acler is the perfect mix of modest, sexy, and sophisticated.

Pink Ruffle Midi

One of my favorite colors and a very trendy color this spring/summer…pink! This pink is a little lighter and muted if hot pink isn’t really your style. I love the subtle pink rose print, balloon sleeves, and buttons down the front.

Ruffled Shoulder Dress

For affordably priced, high-quality dresses, Eliza J is a great brand. This dress is a sophisticated classic style in a trendy color with a fun ruffled shoulder.

Pink Pleated Midi

I bought a dress similar to this last year for a wedding that ended up getting postponed. It’s a beautiful option and of course…I love the color!

Pink Fit & Flare

This is a very flattering silhouette for most body shapes. Plus, it has a tie to help cinch and define the waist.

Halter Neck Dress

Bardot is another affordable, high-quality brand for beautiful dresses. They’re mostly known for the intricate lace dresses they have like this navy one. I own it in lavender (sold out). But you could get this dress in any color and love it! It’s super flattering.

Black Pleated Dress

For a similar neckline but a little dressier, go with this A.L.C. pleated asymmetrical hem dress! The fitted material around the waist is flattering and helps conceal a tummy.

Black Lace Sleeve Dress

This is another dress by Eliza J. It’s an off-the-shoulder silhouette and the sheer sleeves are a pretty lace fabric. The sleeves bring the basic little black dress up a notch!

Black Jumpsuit

I HAD to include a jumpsuit. I personally love jumpsuits…they make me feel taller, thinner, chicer, and overall, more confident! This one is by Amanda Uprichard and has a pretty ruffled shoulder and high neck.
How To Manifest Anything, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around in Telluride, Colorado
Erin Busbee
After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of nearly 700,000 dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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One thought on “Do You Want To Be The Best Dressed Guest At The Wedding?

  1. Hi erin,
    Thanks for modeling the reformation winslow dress, you look beautiful! I am wearing the Winslow dress in navy for my stepdaughter’s wedding in may. I am petite and Reformation tends to fit me well. I was able to get the winslow dress in petite on the reformation website. Thanks for all the work you do. Have a great time trip with your sister.

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