16 of the Best Celebrity Wedding-Guest Dresses to Inspire Your Own Look

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Getting dressed up for a wedding has always been a fun practice, but the ceremonies on this year’s calendar feel exceptionally special. For many of us, these celebrations of love (which may have been postponed and months in the making!) will also mark the first time we reunite with cocktail dresses and ballroom gowns in over a year. So how does one prepare for such a momentous occasion? Well, by getting inspiration from some of our favorite style stars. We look to them for street style tips, so why not take a page from their books when heading to your friend’s wedding? After all, celebrity wedding-guest dresses are almost as fun as celebrity bridal gowns.

Over the years, we’ve seen many tastemakers support family and friends while dressed to the nines. From the Emilio Pucci halter gown Emily Blunt wore to George and Amal Clooney’s Venice nuptials to the delightful gown Naomi Campbell donned during Prince Albert II of Monaco’s royal soirée, their wedding-day ensembles could certainly be sources of inspiration. Below, you’ll find 16 celebrity wedding-guest dresses to help inform your own look—no royal-wedding invite needed.

Amal Clooney

<h1 class="title">Prince Harry Marries Ms. Meghan Markle - Windsor Castle</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images</cite>

Prince Harry Marries Ms. Meghan Markle - Windsor Castle

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Joyful colors like marigold will light up the room. Follow Clooney’s lead and select a classic sheath that will never go out of style.

Proenza Schouler crepe seamed dress

$1090.00, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

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Halston cap-sleeve draped sheath dress

$295.00, NEIMAN MARCUS

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Gabrielle Union

<h1 class="title">Celebrity Sightings In Miami - April 23, 2016</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images</cite>

Celebrity Sightings In Miami - April 23, 2016

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At David Grutman and Isabel Rangel’s wedding, Union put a romantic twist on the LBD with lace insets.

Khaite lace-insert satin midi dress

$1380.00, MATCHESFASHION.COM

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Wandering lace mid-length dress

$670.00, SSENSE

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Kate Moss

<h1 class="title">Wedding of Prince Christian of Hanover and Alessandra de Osma in Lima</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images</cite>

Wedding of Prince Christian of Hanover and Alessandra de Osma in Lima

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You can always count on a sweet bow dress, especially one with a beautiful print like the one Moss wore to the wedding of Prince Christian of Hanover and Alessandra de Osma at Basilica San Pedro.

La Double J curly swing midi dress

$823.00, MATCHESFASHION.COM

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Ulla Johnson Ardith mini dress

$851.00, MYTHERESA

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Ashley Graham

<h1 class="title">Sophie Turner And Joe Jonas' Dinner Party : Outside Arrivals In Avignon</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images</cite>

Sophie Turner And Joe Jonas' Dinner Party : Outside Arrivals In Avignon

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If the dress code calls for all-white attire, it’s totally fine to wear the shade traditionally reserved for the bride. Add a sparkling touch, similar to that on Graham’s dress, with silver sequins or metallic fabrics.

Retrofête Claire belted mini dress

$485.00, NET-A-PORTER

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Alice + Olivia Harmony mini slip dress

$295.00, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

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Reese Witherspoon

<h1 class="title">Celebrity Sightings In Paris - June 28, 2019</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images</cite>

Celebrity Sightings In Paris - June 28, 2019

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A timeless wrap dress will always deliver, as seen here with Witherspoon’s floral number.

Saloni Olivia wrap-effect fil coupé silk-blend dress

$650.00, THE OUTNET

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Rhode Claudine mini wrap dress

$395.00, NET-A-PORTER

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Jessica Alba

<h1 class="title">US actress Jessica Alba (C) and her husb</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images</cite>

US actress Jessica Alba (C) and her husb

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Don’t underestimate the power of a dress that can do double duty. A black maxi similar to Alba’s is perfect for mixing and matching with different accessories. Plus, it can be worn over and over again.

A.L.C. x Petra Flannery Esdell pleated maxi dress

$695.00, NET-A-PORTER

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Fame and Partners The Ashe halter dress

$329.00, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

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Victoria Beckham

<h1 class="title">Sergio Ramos And Pilar Rubio Wedding In Seville</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images</cite>

Sergio Ramos And Pilar Rubio Wedding In Seville

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Take notes from Beckham and opt for a modest dress with a high neckline. And if you’re up for it, a bright pair of heels adds the perfect finishing touch.

Victoria Victoria Beckham tie-neck printed dress

$825.00, NET-A-PORTER

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All Saints Taya maxi dress with removable sleeve

$459.00, NORDSTROM

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Emily Blunt

<h1 class="title">George Clooney And Amal Alamuddin To Get Married In Venice - Celebrity Sightings</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images</cite>

George Clooney And Amal Alamuddin To Get Married In Venice - Celebrity Sightings

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Yes, halter necklines are back and perfect for all of those summer weddings. A bright shade of blue similar to Blunt’s will look stunning in pictures too.

Mango pleated satin dress

$130.00, MANGO

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Monique Lhuillier draped halter-neck gown

$1595.00, NEIMAN MARCUS

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Naomi Campbell

<h1 class="title">Monaco Royal Wedding</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images</cite>

Monaco Royal Wedding

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Speaking of necklines, the asymmetric one-shoulder silhouette is also a classic winner. Play with pastel shades or floral prints that offer a sweet touch.

Alix one-shoulder midi dress

$295.00, INTERMIX

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Marchesa Notte one-shoulder duchess satin gown

$895.00, BERGDORF GOODMAN

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Cynthia Erivo and Ciara

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Black gowns are perfect for those weddings with a black-tie dress code. Erivo and Ciara twinned in voluminous options at Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian’s ceremony.

Rebecca Vallance Martini textured crepe gown

$795.00, MYTHERESA

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Mac Duggal V-neck crepe ballgown

$398.00, NORDSTROM

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Emilia Clarke

<h1 class="title">Kit Harington and Rose Leslie Wedding Sightings</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images</cite>

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie Wedding Sightings

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A neutral print similar to Clarke’s wedding-guest dress worn for Kit Harington and Rose Leslie’s celebration is a smart way to make a subtle statement.

Ulla Johnson Lune tiered midi dress

$425.00, NET-A-PORTER

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Charlie Holiday Isabella maxi dress

$149.00, SHOPBOP

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Beyoncé

<h1 class="title">Solange Knowles Marries Alan Ferguson - Wedding Day</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images</cite>

Solange Knowles Marries Alan Ferguson - Wedding Day

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For her sister’s all-white ceremony, Beyoncé proved less is more in a minimalist white frock.

Totême twill midi dress

$480.00, NET-A-PORTER

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The Line by K Cian cutout dress

$170.00, NET-A-PORTER

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Sienna Miller

YORK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: Sienna Miller and Lucas Zwirner seen at the wedding of Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling at York Minster Cathedral on August 31, 2019 in York, England. (Photo by John Rainford/GC Images)

The Wedding of Ellie Goulding & Caspar Jopling - Celebrity Sightings

YORK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: Sienna Miller and Lucas Zwirner seen at the wedding of Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling at York Minster Cathedral on August 31, 2019 in York, England. (Photo by John Rainford/GC Images)
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For a little more coverage, a long-sleeve dress is also a great option. Miller opted for a chocolate-hued number while attending Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling’s nuptials.

Ganni floral midi dress

$265.00, MYTHERESA

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Dodo Bar Or Lorenne V-neck jersey dress

$760.00, MATCHESFASHION.COM

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Katy Perry

<h1 class="title">The Wedding of Ellie Goulding & Caspar Jopling - Celebrity Sightings</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images</cite>

The Wedding of Ellie Goulding & Caspar Jopling - Celebrity Sightings

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Leave it to Perry to show us a way to wear smile-inducing colors at a wedding. Her prismatic tie-dye dress feels of the moment.

Cami NYC Shallon slip dress

$498.00, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

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Rococo Sand Leal halter ombré maxi dress

$420.00, INTERMIX

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Laura Dern

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Celebrity Sightings In Paris - June 28, 2019

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Fluffy tulle and flowy chiffon fabrics make getting dressed up even more exciting. So layer on the sheer materials just like Dern did here.

Elisabetta Franchi tulle-trim sleeveless dress

$471.00, FARFETCH

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Rodarte sequined tulle maxi dress

$2685.00, MYTHERESA

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Originally Appeared on Vogue