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I’m Calling It – This is the Best Style of Dress For Wedding Guests to Wear

It's the perfect length.

Last Updated on May 2, 2023

If you’re looking for a wedding guest dress that’s chic and wearable, the midi dress is your best bet.

The worst thing about wedding season for me is the need to buy a new dress, only for it to be worn once. It’s the same for the Christmas party every year; if I’m spending £100 on a new dress, it needs to be something that’s going to get a lot of wear. And I mean a lot.

You can rent dresses now, which is such a great option – but if you’re looking for a new dress to see you through a few occasions, it needs to be something you really, truly love.

I don’t want to sound too overbearing about wedding guest dresses, but hear me out – weddings can involve prolonged periods of sitting, so it’s worth considering the practicality of your outfit too. Mini dresses may not be the most suitable option for this, but a midi dress most certainly will be.

Nadira Dress from Reformation

Also the heat! There’s no guarantee the sun will shine, but I don’t want to be a sweaty mess in a long-sleeved maxi dress if I can help it.

Is a midi dress appropriate for a wedding?

100%. The midi dress is suitable for pretty much any occasion.

What should a female guest wear to a wedding?

When deciding what to wear to a wedding, it’s essential for any guest to consider the dress code specified by the couple. It’s best to choose an outfit that is elegant and appropriate for the occasion while also being comfortable enough to wear for an extended period of time. 

Neutral or muted colors are usually a safe bet, but if you’re like me, you’ll want to add a pop of colour or pattern for a touch of personality

READ MORE: What To Avoid Wearing To a Wedding

Although there is a wide range of midi dresses available, we’ve curated a selection of our top favourites for you to browse.

Keep scrolling to discover the best midi-length dresses for every occasion.

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Liana Dress from Reformation

Liana Dress, £278, Reformation – buy now

Lace bandeau dress from H&M

Lace bandeau dress, £59.99, H&M – buy now

Alexis Green Bardot Midi Dress from Kitri

Alexis Green Bardot Midi Dress, £150, Kitri – buy now

Dream Seed Tulle Midi Dress from Sister Jane

Dream Seed Tulle Midi Dress, £165, Sister Jane – buy now

Tie-belt satin dress from H&M

Tie-belt satin dress, £34.99, H&M – buy now

Premium Jacquard Midi Dress from Coast

Premium Jacquard Midi Dress, £199, Coast – buy now

Lace Strappy Square Neck Midi Dress from Warehouse

Lace Strappy Square Neck Midi Dress, now £96.75, Warehouse – buy now

Embroidery Midi Dress from Warehouse

Embroidery Midi Dress, now £74.25, Warehouse – buy now

Ruched Front Crepe Midi Dress from Karen Millen

Ruched Front Crepe Midi Dress, now £103.20, Karen Millen – buy now

READ MORE: The Best Plus Size Wedding Guest Dresses On The High Street Right Now

Horizon pleated woven midi dress from AJE

Horizon pleated woven midi dress, £485, AJE – buy now

Kristen Tiered Midi Dress from Rixo

Kristen Tiered Midi Dress, £315, Rixo  – buy now

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