16 of the Best Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

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After countless weddings were put on hold during the pandemic, it feels like there are more happening than ever. If you’re attending as a guest, I got you — at least in the dress department.

After a long period of not being able to celebrate pretty much anything, we’re about to get into full swing again during this year’s festive season.

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It’s not just about Christmas this year though. We have so much to catch up on, from belated birthday parties, to reorganised weddings. That’s a lot of dressing up to do.


After last year’s quiet winter, you might need a little bit of help getting back into the swing of things…I know I do. That’s why I’ve been scouring the Internet to find the best dresses to wear to celebrate this season.

I love reworking and rewearing old dresses too of course, but sometimes it’s worth treating yourself. A pandemic seems like a pretty good reason to.

Even if you’re only attending one wedding this season, nearly all of the dresses I’ve found will work for pretty much any special occasion, whether that’s the annual office party, dinner parties or just because.

One thing to note about these dresses — and, well, most dresses this year — is that they aren’t your typical autumn winter dresses.

While dark and rich hues are always associated with winter, this year, it’s all about bright, bold hues and maximalist prints. You can check out our trend report if you want the whole scoop.

The options are plenty too. Maje has a lovely satin dress in a gorgeous green colour, while over on the high street, & Other Stories has a printed turtleneck midi dress that’s just as gorgeous but a little more affordable.

If you want to see more of the best winter wedding guest dresses this year, here are the rest of my picks.

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Infinite Ruffle Midi Dress Sister Jane

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Printed Midi Dress Zara

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Satin Flowing Dress Maje

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Printed Turtleneck Midi Dress & Other Stories

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Satin Dress With Cut Out Detail Zara

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Ellen Midi Dress Rixo at Coggles

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