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12 Gorgeous, On-Trend Wedding Guest Dresses for Spring 2019

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Wedding season is almost upon us and chances are you have at least one friend, family member or plus-one invite to a marriage celebration in your near future. And that’s a good thing! Because it means you get to buy a new party dress, beloved guest, and what’s better than that? (Not swimsuit shopping season, we can promise you that much.) Spring weddings are a blast — it’s not too hot, not too cold, love is in the air, etc. — plus there are so many chic new cocktail dress and evening gown trends to choose from. Here are a few of our current favorite Spring 2019 wedding guest dresses from Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and more to flatter every figure at all kinds of weddings.


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Hot Pink Dress

Shellbee Sheath Dress by Lilly Pulitzer

Price: $178.00

Barbie pink continues to be an on-trend hue we’re seeing everywhere, from fashion runways to award shows, so why not spring weddings? We love the embellished straps that look like petals on this short Lilly Pulitzer cocktail dress. It’s a hot little number day or night — just try not to steal attention away from the bride.

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1920s Dress

Aidan Mattox Floral Beaded V-Neck Sleeveless Midi Dress

Price: $440.00

Beads, flowers and a little flounce make this vintage-inspired wedding guest dress a stunning choice. This delightful frock by Aidan Mattox combines 1920s flapper-esque beads with soft tulle and a rose motif. Here comes the bride, sure, but who’s her stylish friend?

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Daytime Dress

Promenade Pointelle Dress

Price: $150.00

For a daytime spring wedding, we’re hooked on this crochet and ruffle dress. The Promenade Pointelle Dress from Anthropologie comes in multiple, pretty Easter-egg inspired colors: kelly green, lavender and sapphire blue. With a fitted bodice and a waist that progresses into an A-line silhouette, this spring dress will flatter many wedding guest figures

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Long Floral Dress

Lilliana Dress by Adrianna Papell

Price: $240.00

Spring forward with this floor-length, pastel, oversize-floral print dress by Adrianna Papell. Soft hues, textured crepe and a light metallic sheen give this snug-fit maxi gown a special shimmer as you mingle with other wedding guests, day or night. Good luck catching the bouquet!

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Little Yellow Dress

Ieena for Mac Duggal Sleeveless V-Neck Fit-and-Flare Dress

Price: $238.00

A lemon yellow cocktail dress adds a flouncy dash of sunshine to any evening wedding party. Sleeveless and V-neck, this Ieena for Mac Duggal party frock is a flirty option for spring wedding guests. We especially love the fit-and-flare style ― and the dramatic skirt makes a statement on the dance floor.

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Sequin Dress

Lynda Iridescent Sequin Sheath Dress

Price: $236.00

Head straight to the reception and help light up the special couple’s night in this disco-friendly, twinkling sequin number by Dress the Population. This sequin sheath dress pays homage to the spring season’s pretty palette of iridescent violets and blues. Trust us, you’ll find a reason to wear this one again.

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Short Floral Dress

Belle Badgley Mischka Freya Floral Bell-Sleeve Shift Dress

Price: $90.00

Everything about this pretty cocktail dress signifies spring, from its soft pink and lavender floral print to its on-trend bell sleeves, this Badgley Mischka shift works for a morning, afternoon or evening wedding. And unlike your friend in the soul-and-stomach sucking bodycon dress, you’ll actually be comfortable all night long.

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Little Black Dress

Alice McCall Embroidered Off-The-Shoulder Lace Dress

Price: $450.00

A sultry evening take on the LBD, this midi-length asymmetrical dress by Alice McCall features off-the-shoulder sleeves and peekaboo paneling at the hem, making it a sensual yet respectable option for a spring wedding. Plus, the subtle Jacquard print is on-trend for Spring 2019.

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One-Shoulder Gown

Kay Unger New York Floral-Printed One-Shoulder Pleated Chiffon Gown

Price: $298.00

This floor-length, pleated, chiffon one-shoulder floral gown boasts a range of soft purples, lilac and navy hues. Kay Unger’s glamorous yet sophisticated creation is a great choice for a late spring, outdoor garden wedding during the day or a breezy evening affair. And that one-shoulder cap sleeve gives this elegant dress a nudge in the sexy direction, too.

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Bohemian Dress

Belize Dress

Price: $275.00

This flowing, bohemian chic, ‘70s-vibe maxi dress from Anthropologie is so on-trend for spring 2019. The floral motif, subtly beaded Belize dress is long-sleeved, making it perfect for a still-chilly March, April or even early May wedding. Plus, the plunging V neckline lends a sexiness, while the floor-length hem simultaneously renders it a statement gown. Soft silver works day or night. You’ll wear this timeless dress to a variety of events for years to come.

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Romantic Dress

Charmeuse & Chiffon Midi Dress by Komarov

Price: $328.00

If you’re in the market for a romantic day-to-evening wedding look, this multicolor charmeuse and chiffon dress by Komarov is a unique find. The popular midi-length hem has a peek-a-boo detail to show off a little skin, while the elegant cut makes it appropriate for even more conservative weddings. Also important to note: This dress is explicitly travel-friendly and fits a variety of figures!

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Maxi Dress

Ever-Pretty Sleeveless V-Neck Semi-Formal Maxi Evening Dress

Price: $30.00

Now here’s a great find: This Amazon bestseller is a sweet deal for the wedding guest on a budget, or a very popular friend who may be buying a few different looks this spring wedding season. The ultra-long maxi length makes it appropriate for a formal evening wedding, and it comes in 31 (!) different colors and prints. We happen to love the floral options for spring, and those styles set it apart from looking like a bridesmaid dress. That said, yes, this is also a fabulous bridesmaid dress choice that can be worn beyond just one big day.

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Evening Gown

Beaded Mesh Halter Gown by Morgan & Co.

Price: $139.00

End the spring wedding season with a bang, or keep the party going into the summer with this sexy, shimmering beads-and-stripes number. This evening gown by Morgan & Co. features sultry mesh panels that accentuate the waist and skin-baring cutouts, not to mention a leg-baring slit. We love the spruce color for a spring wedding, but the electric blue is a stunner too. Va-va-voom!