40 of Our Favorite Spring Wedding Guest Dresses (Starting at Just $30)

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Spring is here, and with it comes a slew of weddings to attend. And while our wallets may not love the costs associated with all those invites, we love any reason to celebrate (and shop for pretty new dresses for beach weddings, black tie weddings, backyard weddings and more). Not to mention, marvel at the latest wedding trends in action. So, sit back, relax and get your bridal shower gift ready because your gown—from PureWow reader-favorite retailers like Nordstrom, Sezane, Lulus, Revolve, Zara and more—awaits, below. Whether you like an open-back maxi dress, a halter neckline, a strapless midi, a slim-fitting shape or anything in between, these 40 spring wedding guest dresses will help you narrow down the choices to find what style is best for you.

How We Chose the Best Spring Wedding Guest Dresses

To compile this comprehensive list of spring wedding guest dresses, we received a few recommendations from PureWow editors, vetted hundreds of dresses, studied customer reviews and considered PureWow readers’ favorite dresses. To make the cut, the dresses needed to embody spring fashion in all its forms, so we made sure to include dresses of all lengths (minis, midis and maxis), styles and cuts, from smocked bodices to off-the-shoulder stunners to halter silhouettes. We made sure to include options galore, specifically around sizing and color choices. Dress codes were top of mind, too, so you’ll find heaps of gowns for every wedding imaginable—casual, black-tie, beach, you name it.

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1. Norma Kamali Diana Gown

Norma Kamali

PureWow readers are obsessed with this Norma Kamali gown. It’s oh-so chic and notoriously flattering on various body types. It’s made from a polyester and spandex blend, so it has a lot of stretchy and give. (Trust us: You’ll appreciate this detail when you hit up the dessert bar for seconds.) It even has a built-in bodysuit that doubles as shapewear and creates a seamless figure. One Revolve shopper says, “It's elegant, sexy, comfortable and practical. My only suggestion would be for the bodysuit to have buttons so that you don't have to take off the whole dress when you need to pee.” As for the asymmetrical hemline, ruched bodice and one-shoulder swoop, well, those are the icing on top of the cake.

$215 at Revolve

From $215; $186 at Amazon

2. Anthropologie The Maya Ruched Dress


“The newest version of the Maya Ruched Dress from Anthropologie in mesh is amazing,” raves one Anthropologie reviewer. “[Its] pullover styling and flattering ruching is win-win, [and the] sizing is flexible, I found it true to size but if needed, you could size up one or down one. I love the length because it covered the backs of my legs, and the slit wasn’t too high.” In fact, the side slit of this dress is a beautiful way to show off your legs and balance out the modest top. But the real focal point of this dress is the draped, cowl neckline and the ruched bodice that gathers along the side of the dress, slimming your figure and helping to hide any insecurities. Psst…another buyer wore it to a wedding in 90-degree weather, and she marveled at its lightweight and comfortable feel.

$148 at Anthropologie

3. Bardot Lani Floral Mini Dress


The floral pattern on this dress coupled with the structured boning at the bust and the off-the shoulder puff sleeves make it look like a design straight from Bridgerton (just a smidge shorter). Plus, the color combination is absolutely adorable for spring. According to expert stylists at Shopbop, the bust fits snug and arm movement may be restricted, so if you like to dance with your hands in the air, then you might want to pass on this option. On the contrary, if you run hot, this fabric will be your new best friend, because it’s strikingly similar to linen and has a light, breezy quality about it.

$179 at Shopbop

$179 at Nordstrom

4. Abercrombie & Fitch Emerson Poplin Dress

Abercrombie & Fitch

A flowy frock like this poplin dress from Abercrombie & Fitch is exactly what we think of when we are in the market for a spring wedding guest dress. It has the sweetest A-line silhouette, flouncy skirt and poofy sleeves, and the square neckline will look great on women with big boobs. According to reviewers, it’s love at first try-on: “I absolutely fell in love with this dress when I put it on! The quality is a thick cooling fabric, and the skirt is lined with a mini skirt,” notes one Abercrombie & Fitch reviewer. Even better? “This is a bump-friendly dress! I am 22 weeks [pregnant] and it fits great, and what’s better is it will still look great when I am not pregnant!”

$120; $96 at Abercrombie & Fitch

5. Mango Flared-Sleeve Satin Dress


A semi-formal wedding calls for something elegant yet understated. This dress is made of a glossy polyester fabric in a striking lilac that feels fresh and bright for the spring season. The column silhouette is designed to drape effortlessly along your frame, slightly cinching in at the waist for some added definition, and there are draped sleeves that will sashay and sway as you walk. But really, we can’t get enough of the subtle high-low cut at the hem.

$130 at Mango

6. Sézane Luce Dress


Sweet and feminine, this floral dress is made in Peru from 100 percent organic cotton. Like all of Sézane’s clothing, it has that certain je nais se quoi French women have. While it may appear to be quite conservative with its boat neck top and column fit, you may be surprised to discover that it boasts a low-cut back that’ll look striking in photos. Plus, there’s a side slit that’ll make it easy to walk in. If you’re between two sizes, the brand suggests going up one for a comfortable fit.

$145 at Sézane

7. Simply Vera Vera Wang Tiered Maxi Dress


We adore an easy, breezy frock like this stunner from Simply Vera Vera Wang for casual weddings. It has a flattering A-line silhouette that tapers in at the waist, and the V-neckline feels refreshing amongst the long fabric and long sleeves. Speaking of, we just adore voluminous balloon sleeves, and these are equipped with elastic cuffs that’ll adjust comfortably to your wrist size.

$60 at Kohls

8. Kirundo One Shoulder Maxi Dress


This sweet one-shoulder dress is made even more romantic with an adjustable tie at the waist and puffy sleeve. It has a slim fit but isn’t too tight, so you’ll feel comfortable dancing all night long, and the side ties and ruching at the waistband will flatter your waist. “It has a formal yet casual feel to it,” says Michelle R., an Amazon reviewer. “The elastic waistband is super stretchy, and the tie does not come attached to the dress so you can wear it with or without the tie. I'm 5-foot-7 and this dress goes all the way to the floor, so it is tall girl-friendly.” Plus, the long hemline has a knee-length slit at the side of the dress, so it’s not only beautiful, it’s functional, too. The satin fabric wrinkles easily, but many buyers say popping it in the dryer gets it silky smooth.

From $60; $36 at Amazon

9. Significant Other Robyn Dress


Behold: the It dress to wear to beach weddings, tropical destination weddings or spring weddings on the cusp of summer. Made from 100 percent cotton, this lightweight frock will feel unbelievably breathable and keep your body cool and dry during the outdoor ceremony under the sun. The skirt isn’t lined, but the bodice is, so you’ll feel added support and light compression at your midriff. Plus, the ruching and drop-waist will both lengthen and slim your figure. Finish it off with its short puff sleeves, and you’ve got yourself one fiery dress ready for a night of dancing. It may not come in multiple colors, but honestly, this red shade is one of the hottest colors of 2024 and gorgeous for spring.

$382; $267 at Shopbop

$267 at Amazon

10. Pomander Place Electric Pink Crepe Kenzo Dress


Whoever says you have to wear something basic to a casual wedding clearly hasn’t seen this darling dress from Pomander Place. The V-neckline shows off your decolletage, while the tiered design coupled with the empire waist makes for a fun and flowy frock that’ll sashay while you dance with the bride and groom. Reader, take note: Some buyers say that the sizing can be off, and the hem length may be too short for tall women. Tuckernuck reviewer Christa B. says, “I love this dress, as I knew I would, [and] I own it in multiple colors. It fits perfectly, is easy to wear and [is] suitable for multiple occasions.” A dress we can wear beyond the big day? Now that’s a win-win.

$128 at Tuckernuck

11. Zara Satin Effect Midi Dress


Dreamy and sophisticated, this satin midi dress from Zara is giving stealth wealth and quiet luxury, so excuse us while we find it hard to believe that it’s $50. It features a modest and rounded high neckline that’ll suit women with both small and large boobs, and it has a subtle gathering at the sides, making the waist tailored. And the midi-length will look great with a pair of strappy heels, however shorter women may need to get the dress hemmed.

$50 at Zara

12. Reformation Frankie Silk Dress


While florals for spring may not be groundbreaking, the sleek yet feminine silhouette of this dress is eye-catching—particularly the crisp square neckline and sexy spaghetti straps. And it’s fully functional, too. The back slit offers some wiggle room when you're moving and grooving, but it also adds a sultry touch to this romantic dress. Made with 100 percent silk, the material will slide like butter against your skin, but because it has fixed straps and a full-length skirt, shorter women may need to make alterations—though you can get those done for free by following Reformation's instructions.

$298 at Reformation

$298 at Shopbop

13. Monique Lhuillier Guipure Lace Midi Dress

Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier dresses are known to be whimsical and romantic, and this blue beauty is no exception. The intricate floral pattern looks 3D, since it sits on a luxurious guipure lace overlay. It boasts a flattering A-line shape that gathers at the smallest part of your waist then drifts into a voluminous bottom half. The gals will look great too, thanks to the sweetheart neckline that shows off just a smidge of cleavage. One thing to note: It’s made with a non-stretch fabric, so we recommend you refer to the size chart before buying.

$695; $383 at The Outnet

14. Dress the Population Alessia Dress


The simplicity of this body-con dress allows it to transition nicely from spring to summer to fall. While the dress is sleeveless, it does feature thick, supportive straps that’ll hold the girls up just fine. It's fully lined with a tie waist to accentuate your shape, and this deep color is great if you aren't into the typical springy pastels or florals.

From $188; $132 at Verishop

$188 at Nordstrom

15. Lulus Molinetto Tier Dress


Stun your wedding date in this gorgeous maxi. It has a tiered skirt and is made of a romantic looking lace material. The ruffles add a bit of femininity, as does the plunge neckline. Nanette B., a Lulu’s shopper, was a little iffy about the fit around her chest, but came up with a tactful solution that allowed her to wear the gown comfortably. She says, “It was a little low cut for me, so I added a lace panel for modesty purposes.” And even with lining underneath the lace overlay, the dress remains airy and lightweight. Psst...the tiered design may end up concealing a few insecurities, too. “The dress accentuates the waist and decreases the look of my big hips. Overall, it’s a classy-looking formal dress for an evening wedding or any formal occasion,” she adds.

$99 at Lulus

16. Mango Asymmetrical Pleated Dress


Pleated fabrics are fabulous because they add texture while still feeling minimalist. We love this dress's long, asymmetrical skirt and front cut-out just underneath the knot detailing. These bold color options will add a pop of fun to a spring wedding, and there’s an invisible zipper hidden along the side of the dress, so you won’t have any issue slipping in or out of it at the end of the night.

$180 at Mango

17. H:ours Hayden Dress


We’re seriously obsessed with this canary yellow color, and the cut-outs and front slit are gorgeously seductive. The unlined design and won't offer a ton of support or sculpting to your body, but it will ensure you're cooled off during your whole event. Plus, the cut-out details not only help create the illusion of a trimmed waist, but they also show off some skin without feeling too revealing.

$188 at Revolve

18. Hope & Ivy Maternity Ruffle Wrap Maxi Dress


An adorable (and comfortable) dress that accentuates and accommodates your baby bump? Yes, please. We can’t get enough of the ruffle effect on both the hem and angel sleeves, plus the baby pink floral pattern is simply kismet. The most vital aspect for any expecting momma is—hands down—the wrap silhouette and ties at the waist, which will allow you to adjust and customize the fit to your liking.

$148 at ASOS

19. ASTR the Label Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress


This ASTR the Label dress is the perfect example of how to standout without upstaging the bride. Just look at the striking asymmetrical hem on the A-line silhouette. It’s a hybrid between a midi and maxi, beginning just below your knee and swooping to the top of your ankle, and it’s made with a flowy chiffon fabric that adds a touch of drama. Even better? It’s lined, so there’ll be no see-through mishaps in any of the photos. But back to the material—even though chiffon is known to wrinkle easily due to its thin, delicate nature, one shopper suggest otherwise. She writes, “The gorgeous fabric will never wrinkle no matter how you store it. The only downside is that I expected it to be longer based on model height, [but it was] a bit shorter than expected.” For any busty women, she recommends selecting one size up for a comfortable fit that won’t suffocate your boobs.

$89 at Revolve

20. Gobles One-Shoulder Midi Cocktail Dress


“Sassy but classy, this is the dress you won't regret,” writes Lisa G., an Amazon reviewer. The caped shoulder brings just the right amount of drama to this cocktail dress that has garnered nearly 11,000 five-star ratings on Amazon. This form-fitting number will hug your shape in all the right places yet still have some give and stretch due to the spandex blend. “It’s [especially] flattering for us girls with the junk in our trunks,” the reviewer adds. Shoppers say that the soft fabric has a luxurious weight to it that will accentuate all aspects of your body, and they suggest wearing some shapewear under for a flawless finish. The dress comes in 16 additional colors to, such as a deep burgundy and a classic black.

$36 at Amazon

21. Lulus Still the One Satin Maxi Dress


A dreamy satin maxi dress is a wonderful choice for a spring wedding. We love the stunning blush pink decorated with red, pink and white florals to brighten up our typical neutral color palette. "I wore this to an outdoor wedding last year and the satin was super luxurious feeling without being too heavy, plus it was fun to spin in on the dance floor," says PureWow Commerce Editor Olivia Dubyak.

$99 at Lulus

22. Norma Kamali Diana Strapless Ruched Midi Dress


A strapless midi dress will photograph beautifully at a spring wedding, especially thanks to the fitted shape and ruched draping, which naturally slims your figure. It’s made from a four-way stretch fabric that’s designed to mold to your body. Like the previous cult-favorite Norma Kamali, this pick possesses the same built-in bodysuit, so you shouldn’t have to consider shapewear. “It fit great and was very comfortable,” raves an Anthropologie reviewer who wore the dress to her daughter’s wedding rehearsal. The bust is double lined, but buyers assure that you can wear a strapless bra with it, too. Our only qualm? The bottom of the dress may make it difficult to dance in.

$215 at Anthropologie

23. J.Crew Cotton Voile Rosette Plunge Dress


“This dress is breezy and chic,” writes one J.Crew shopper. “The flower pin is removable, [and] the straps are adjustable enough where you could probably shift the deep plunge up a few inches to more of an empire waist (but why would you?!).” A dress that comes with a customizable plunge and is made from 100 percent organic cotton …what more could a gal ask for? We love how the pink and green motif breaks up the bright red gown, though this style also comes in a solid pink, for anyone still on the Barbiecore train. “Only thing missing are the typical J.Crew pockets,” she adds.

$148; $130 at J.Crew in Festival Red

$138; $90 at J.Crew in Fuchsia Fantasy

24. Lulus Va Va Voom Backless Midi Dress


Nothing says sleek and chic like a simple black backless dress. It falls just below the knees and is made from a thick, knit-like blend that hugs your curves and will keep you warm on cool spring evenings. “This is the most flattering dress I have every put on,” raves one Lulus reviewer. “It fits like a glove and the open back with the boning is so slimming. The boning in the back keeps the shape of the dress and it doesn’t fold over.” Slick your hair into a low bun and finish off the look with some giant statement earrings.

$59 at Lulus

25. BHLDN Ruby Halter Dress


A long satin gown is a fabulous choice for a fancier wedding. This halter neckline connects with buttons and has a slightly open back, and the front of the fabric has pleats that go around the neck. Its fit pleasantly surprised one Anthropologie shopper, who says, “I was expecting it to be more of a loose, shapeless fit, but I really love the way it lays on the body! It gives my curves a nice shape without being clingy, and it falls beautifully at the bottom. Also, it fits the bust well and I didn’t need [to wear] a bra.” We alsolove that there are so many color options, from a petal pink to an emerald green and more.

$248 at Anthropologie

26. Reformation Casette Silk Dress


This fitted silk dress is absolutely dreamy and we’re adding it to our cart immediately. The silhouette is designed to skim your body for a fitted yet relaxed look. While it may look refined and modest from the front, the true ‘wow’ factor is at the back, where you’ll find sweeping crisscross straps that offer support at your chest and tastefully showcase a little skin. The dress is a true maxi length, so if you’re on the shorter side it may need to be taken in with Reformation’s alterations.

$328 at Reformation

$328 at Saks Fifth Avenue

27. Abercrombie & Fitch Pleated Cutout Maxi Dress

Abercrombie & Fitch

Equal parts sexy and classic, this stunning maxi is begging to be twirled in. “The color was gorgeous, the cut was flattering and the material was top quality. I got so many compliments and felt so beautiful,” writes an Abercrombie and Fitch reviewer. The sultry V-neckline and cut-outs add some spice without exposing too much skin. Some buyers with big boobs have conflicting opinions on its bust—a few say it boasts little support while others found they didn’t need to wear a bra. If you have long legs, this dress may fit you more like a midi, so check the size chart if you’re looking for something floor length.

$150 at Abercrombie & Fitch

28. La Femme Plunge Neck Gown


This sleek gown is a great black-tie wedding option. It has a deep V-neckline with a high slit that may be too risqué for some, and the crepe material is lightweight and comfortable for a long night of dancing. It runs pretty long, especially if you are shorter or plan on wearing flats, but the polyester fabric is easy for a seamstress or tailor to hem.

$298 at Nordstrom

$328 at Verishop

29. Shona Joy Asymmetric Maxi Dress

The Outnet

A breezy, lightweight satin-crepe fabric is great for a spring or summer wedding. This dress gives us major ‘90s vibes thanks to its flowy skirt, asymmetrical hemline and slinky spaghetti straps. Speaking of the straps, they’re adjustable, too, if you wish to add more support and security for the gals. This Shona Joy dress is currently on sale for $84 (that’s a total savings of $196), so we suggest you get yours before there’s no stock left.

$280; $84 at The Outnet

30. Hemant & Nandita Azra Long Dress


The luxurious silk-like fabric is enough to sell us on this gown, but the gorgeous pattern on the simple silhouette is eye-catching too. Made in India from a viscose and lurex blend, you’ll find the fabric to be as smooth as silk and reflective, enhancing the dimension in the bohemian motif. There’s so much we love about this dress, from the tasteful V-neck to the tiered skirt to the gathered waist, but we’re especially taken by the open back and dainty lace trimming.

$594 at Retrofête

31. Dress the Population Camden Mermaid Evening Gown


Opting for a timeless black gown is never a bad idea, especially for a formal wedding. The plunging and adjustable halter neckline on this one is especially striking and elegant. The mermaid bodice is fitted, and the back is exposed, so you’ll get all the va-va-voom and sex appeal while still looking classy. It was a hit at a wedding one Nordstrom buyer attended. She says, “It’s sexy but not too crazy! It hugs all the right places, and the color was beautiful!”

$248 at Nordstrom

From $268; $188 at Nordstrom

32. Lulus Garden Bliss Maxi Dress


The simple A-line silhouette of this maxi is complemented by the flowy sleeves, mid-thigh slit and side cut-outs. “I purchased this dress for a friend’s wedding and not only was the fit amazing, but it also didn’t require a bra AND I could wear 3-inch heels without the dress looking short,” raves Heidi R., a Lulus reviewer. The soft lavender shade is gorgeous for spring and will complement so many skin tones, and it’s constructed with a weighty and flowy chiffon. But “be prepared to have a steamer upon delivery since this material will crinkle in transit but steams out easily,” she adds.

$89 at Lulus

33. Eliza J Cocktail Dress


Forget fussing over chunky necklaces with this chic cocktail dress because its dainty lace is the only showstopper you’ll need. The unlined lace makes the asymmetrical hemline and neckline shine on this dress. It has an A-line cut for a classic (and flattering) fit, and the navy is a great alternative to the usual black. “The fit is perfect, which is not easy to find in a cap sleeve dress when you have broad shoulders,” says a Nordstrom reviewer who found it comfortable after wearing for hours on end.

$188 at Nordstrom

34. Boden Francis Empire Maxi Tea Dress


We’re simply swooning over this Boden dress, and while the vibrant pattern and color blocking won’t suit everyone, we’re certain it’ll steal the hearts of fashionistas who want a unique spring wedding guest dress. Buyers love it, too. One customer shares, “This dress is lovely, [it has] a really flattering cut and I would say [it’s] very true to size. I'd definitely recommend it to pear shapes, but you may struggle if you are top heavy as it is quite low cut and neat at the top.”

$205 at Boden

35. Lulus Amalfi Coast Mini Dress


You could easily repurpose this flutter-sleeve dress for another spring or summer event. The light blue shade is gorgeous for an outdoor wedding and will make your skin pop if you have a little tan, too. “It is so cute, so comfy, so flattering,” says Kendra P., a Lulus reviewer. “There is a slip beneath that is attached, so even if there is wind, I feel safe in it.” What’s more, there’s a small amount of padding at the breasts, so you can choose to go braless if you prefer. A few things we don’t like: Some buyers say that the bust isn’t the most secure or supportive, and the zipper can be finicky.

$92 at Lulus

36. Old Navy Puff-Sleeve Midi Swing Dress

Old Navy

What do you get when style, comfort and color collide? Answer: this swing dress, of course. says An Old Navy customer raves, “This dress is gorgeous! As a classic pear, this dress flatters my smaller top and wider bottom. [Plus,] the fabric is lovely and the color vibrant.” We’re taken by a lot of the details, such as the scoop neckline, short puff sleeves and smocked back, but what really has us in awe is the fact that has—wait for it—functional pockets. Just make sure to pop a few tissues in there (trust us, you’ll need them during the vows and speeches).

$50; $30 at Old Navy

37. Reformation Senna Dress


This dress has side ruching to add some texture to the otherwise flat, fitted silhouette. We’re in love with the higher-cut cowl neckline and sleeveless style paired with the sultry high slit. Plus, the back has a keyhole opening at the top with a button closure. Did we mention that you can wear a bra? Finish it off with strappy, eye-catching heels and a statement evening bag for an unforgettable look.

$348 at Reformation

38. Sabina Musayev Astrid Dress

Sabina Musayev

A dress that can hide bloat? Yes, please. Meet the bestselling Astrid dress from designer Sabina Musayev that Revolve shoppers can’t seem to get enough of. “This dress is beautiful and, even better, I feel beautiful in the dress,” gushes one Revolve shopper. “It's comfortable [and has] adjustable straps and a back [tie].” If you’re worried about the lilac print looking too white for a wedding, one buyer assures that the fabric is slightly darker in person.

$345 at Revolve

$345; $130 at Gilt

39. Elliatt Camo Cocktail Dress


“This dress is THE most beautiful thing I have ever put on,” says one Nordstrom buyer who gained a boost of confidence the moment she slipped it on. From the asymmetrical skirt to the draped neckline to the open back, there are many things to love about this dress. “The dress itself is wonderful quality and very flattering. I am 5-foot-8 and it was a great length. I ordered a medium and had it tailored as the neck was very large around me and the waist needed to come in a bit,” but that’s nothing Nordstrom’s tailoring can’t handle. It comes in a myriad of hues, and the satin is lightweight and airy, so you won't be dripping sweat on the dance floor.

From $148; $96 at Nordstrom

From $148; $138 at Revolve

40. Petal + Pup Achanti Pleated Maxi Dress

Petal + Pup

This spring wedding guest dress from Petal + Pup goes beyond the nuptial celebrations. In fact, you can wear this sweet, pleated dress to a date night or whisk it away with you for your next beach vacation. “I bought this dress for a wedding, and I am in love,” gushes one Petal + Pup reviewer who found it positively sublime. “The print is absolutely stunning, and the drape is perfect.” The bodice boasts a sweetheart neckline and underwire padded cups that’ll look exceptional on people with smaller busts, creating the illusion of a fuller chest; however, we don’t recommend it for women with larger boobs as you can’t customize the cup size.

$109 at Petal + Pup

$109 at Nordstrom

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