Aside from one lovely micro-wedding last summer, it's pretty surreal to think that I—who was basically a professional wedding guest from 2015 to 2019—have neither attended nor been invited to one in over a year. I'll admit it was nice at times to not have to worry about finding dresses, booking flights, or nursing (as many) hangovers, but I really have missed the wedding circuit that once dominated my social life then basically came to a complete halt at the start of the pandemic.
Now that things are beginning to finally open up and safe gatherings have become less of a dream and more of a reality, it's no surprise that the invites from the couples who chose to postpone due to the pandemic as well as those who found themselves engaged thanks to quarantine have started to pour in. Naturally, I've had my eyes on quite a few dresses for quite a while. However, there's one difference. While I used to almost exclusively shop with a black-tie dress code in mind, things these days seem to be trending a bit more casual, so prepare to see that reflected in today's finds. Now that I've said my peace, simply keep scrolling to start shopping my picks.
Faithfull the Brand Nikoleta Mini Dress ($209)
I love how you can easily dress this brand's dresses up or down.
Sthr Spotlight Dress in Rose Gold ($695)
New brand alert! You're going to want to save this one.
Cult Gaia Serita Cutout Cotton-Blend Maxi Dress ($460)
ASOS Edition Drape Front Crinkle Satin Midi Dress in Washed Lilac ($121)
This draping is perfection.
Reformation Spring Linen Dress ($248)
Bridgerton but make it "garden chic."
Bernadette Mary Tie-Detailed Woven Mini Dress ($475)
It's styled perfectly, too.
Zara Shimmer Midi Dress ($70)
It's like I always say—buy now, figure out the underwear situation later.
Mango Tie-Dye Print Dress ($80)
Agua by Agua Bendita Pistacho Grosellas-Printed Poplin Dress ($790)
In case you're curious which of these dresses I have actually purchased—so far.
Staud Prato Top ($195)
This matching set can easily be dressed up with a small shoulder bag and heeled sandals.
Shop the matching Lucca Skirt ($285).
Sir Valetta Silk Taffeta Maxi Dress ($580)
Wait until you see the back.
Bardot Ditsy Ruched Slipdress ($119)
Ruching always gets me.
Zara Cut Out Linen Blend Dress ($70)
Ready to look gorgeous in green?
Reformation Nikita Dress ($248)
It's the print for me.
Dannijo Dress With Bow Tie Straps ($475)
I'll always be a sucker for mismatched straps.
Caroline Constas Bardot Crop Top ($295)
Shop the matching Peasant Skirt ($495).
Significant Other Bambi Cutout Crepe De Chine Dress ($210)
H&M Lyocell-Blend Slip-Style Dress ($25)
I love how this will look amazing with any heel color.
Gimaguas Antonia Dress ($150)
I'm always a fan of tie details.
Rodarte Embellished Printed Silk Crepe de Chine Maxi Dress ($966)
The ladies at Rodarte never get it wrong.
Ciao Lucia Carolinne Ruched Satin Dress ($450)
A cute cardigan would look lovely with this.
Astr Floral Print Dress ($89)
This dress never gets old.
Tanya Taylor Delilah Dress ($545)
A pop of neon takes the LBD to new heights.
Aje Mimosa Puff Sleeve Midi Dress ($419)
This dress gets better in every new color.
Christopher Esber Wrapped Interlock Tie Halter Dress ($1081)
Basically, I would take any excuse to wear any dress by Christopher Esber anywhere.
Jonathan Simkhai Rem Pleated Cutout Poplin Maxi Dress ($445)
Another one you can easily dress up or down.
Zara Floral Print Dress ($70)
Daytime wedding, here you come.
Self-Portrait Black Dot Mesh Midi Dress ($490)
It's not a wedding-guest dress roundup without a little Self-Portrait.
Afrm Meave Dress in Marled Noir ($138)
This is how you make a knit number feel "fancy."
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