30 of the Best Nuuly Dresses for Wedding Guests to Rent

Think of it as your unlimited wedding guest wardrobe.
Three wedding guest dresses from Nuuly
Photos: Nuuly
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Carli Brennan
The Knot Fashion Contributor
  • Carli writes freelance fashion articles for The Knot.
  • Prior to The Knot, she was the style section editor at Her Campus Media and launched the Fashion Institute of Technology chapter of Her Campus.
  • Carli’s passion for the wedding industry stems from her time as a bridal consultant and her previous internship in a bridal showroom.
Updated Aug 31, 2023
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Wedding season is in full swing and that means you may be frantically searching your closet for a wedding guest dress every weekend. While it may be tempting to shop for a brand new dress for every wedding you go to, renting a dress is a much more sustainable and wallet-friendly option. Enter: Nuuly.

Nuuly is a rental service that allows you to rent fashionable wedding guest dresses from top brands like Anthropologie, ASTR the Label, Saylor, LoveShackFancy and more. Rather than spend hundreds on a wardrobe of wedding guest dresses that you'll likely only wear once, think of Nuuly as your unlimited closet that allows you to rock your dream dresses without the commitment of purchasing them. Plus, Nuuly carries dresses in plus, petite, and maternity sizes, so there's truly something for everyone. The rental service even made our list of the best places to shop for wedding guest dresses.

Sky Pollard, Head of Product at Nuuly, recommends thinking ahead to all of your upcoming events when choosing your Nuuly pieces so you can make the most of your box. "Can you wear the same dress for two wedding weekends with different friend groups?" she asks. "Maybe the rehearsal dinner outfit for a more formal wedding will work for the ceremony of a more casual event. A colorful slip dress could work with flat sandals for a rehearsal dinner, with fancy heels and a dramatic makeup look for a ceremony and layered over a tee with sneakers for a casual weekend brunch."

In the same vein, you'll want to consider the weather and overall vibe of the wedding when searching for a Nuuly wedding guest dress.

Pollard shares "Some things I ponder when searching for a wedding guest dress are: dress code (is it cocktail, formal or beach festive?), weather & conditions (will it be breezy or chilly enough for a layer, will flats or wedges be more practical for a lawn or sandy environment and what does that mean for the rest of my outfit), location (seaside in Spain calls for a tongue-in-cheek number and stripes will always work for Nantucket) and guest list (if the crowd is fashion-y go for a wild card or perhaps you will feel more comfortable in something traditional)."

When signing up for Nuuly, you subscribe to rent any six styles, every month, for $98/month. The membership includes free and fast shipping and returns, laundry and dry cleaning. Lucky for you, The Knot is offering an exclusive discount code for our readers: Use the code "THEKNOT20" to save $20 off your first order!

The Best Nuuly Dresses for Wedding Guests

Once you're a Nuuly subscriber, that is when the fun begins. Think of it as playing dress up with all of your dream wedding guest Nuuly dresses. The Nuuly team has even curated a one stop shop for wedding guest dresses if you're not sure where to start.

Pollard tells The Knot, "Feeling uninspired after your 435,684th wedding of the year? Check out our Events + Occasions featured edit to get those juices flowing."

LoveShackFancy Brinda Maxi Dress

Blue floral LoveShackFancy maxi dress
Photo: Nuuly

This dreamy blue and yellow floral halter gown is a surefire standout. The luxe silky fabric keeps the floral print feeling elevated. Pair it with a yellow heel to tie in the florals at your end of summer weddings.

Dress Code: Cocktail | Size Range: 00 - 14

Elliatt Capra Mesh Maxi Dress

Pink mesh Elliatt Captra maxi dress
Photo: Nuuly

Barbie pink isn't going anywhere, so why not rock the trending color to your next wedding? Breezy mesh fabric and figure-flattering ruching make this pink maxi a perfect pick for a summer wedding.

Dress Code: Cocktail | Size Range: XS - XL

BHLDN Serephina Crepe Open-Back Maxi Dress

Black halter neck BHLDN maxi dress
Photo: Nuuly

You can never go wrong with a sleek black gown. This one from BHLDN is given a sultry twist with a high leg slit and open back. Pair it with a chic chignon and your favorite statement earrings for a winning wedding guest style.

Dress Code: Black Tie | Size Range: 0 - 16

Ronny Kobo Wonder Rose Dress

Yellow rosette dress from Ronny Kobo
Photo: Nuuly

This glamorous silky gown features one of summer's hottest trends: the rosette. The open back and sunny yellow hue are channeling everyone's favorite cool girl, Andie Anderson—in the best way possible.

Dress Code: Black Tie | Size Range: XS - XL

Eloquii Halter Printed Maxi Dress

Blue floral halter neck Eloquii dress
Photo: Nuuly

A breezy halter maxi is an apt choice for a beach wedding. Dress it up with some shimmering gold sandals to really nail the beach goddess vibe.

Dress Code: Semi Formal | Size Range: 14W - 32W

Auguste The Label Rianne Maxi Dress

Black floral lace trim dress from Auguste The Label
Photo: Nuuly

Lace trim and flutter sleeves add to the allure of this romantic maxi dress. This dress is versatile enough to be worn with stilettos or dressed down in cowboy boots for a western inspired wedding. The options are endless!

Dress Code: Semi Formal | Size Range: XXS - XXL

Saylor Kaegan One-Shoulder Maxi Dress

Green one-shoulder Saylor Kaegan dress
Photo: Nuuly

We've never met a one-shoulder dress we didn't like. This one features a gathered waist and cutout for extra dimension. Picture yourself in this dress dancing the night away under the palm trees at your next destination wedding.

Dress Code: Cocktail | Size Range: XS - XL

Katie May Chasing Dawn Mini Dress

Black mini dress from Katie May
Photo: Nuuly

Your favorite LBD is given a glam upgrade with a sweeping draped detail. Pair it with your favorite stilettos and your legs will look a mile long.

Dress Code: Cocktail | Size Range: XS - XL

Sachin & Babi Margaux Column Gown

Wine column gown from Sachin & Babi
Photo: Nuuly

This chic column gown features beaded 3D floral embellishments. The rich wine color would be exceptionally elegant at an autumn wedding. Pair it with an updo and simple jewelry to let the dress shine.

Dress Code: White Tie | Size Range: 0 - 16

ASTR the Label Lace V-Neck Midi Dress

Green lace midi dress from ASTR The Label
Photo: Nuuly

This sweet lace midi is the perfect pick for a vineyard or garden wedding. The deep forest hue is a welcome contrast to the delicate lace body. Your accessory of the night: a crisp glass of chardonnay.

Dress Code: Formal | Size Range: XS - XXL

4SI3NNA Ruched Maxi Dress

Yellow ruched maxi dress from 4SI3NNA
Photo: Nuuly

A laid back maxi dress is a foolproof pick for a more casual wedding. Whether it's a backyard wedding or a relaxed affair, this ruched maxi strikes the perfect balance between elegant and effortless.

Dress Code: Casual | Size Range: XS - XL

Bardot Kiah Corset Mini Dress

Green floral corset mini dress
Photo: Nuuly

A corset top and balloon sleeves add a whimsical flair to this flirty floral mini dress. For a romantic garden wedding, pair this dress with a nude heel and sparkly jewelry.

Dress Code: Cocktail | Size Range: 2 - 12

The Wolf Gang One-Shoulder Flores Maxi Dress

Black rosette dress from The Wolf Gang
Photo: Nuuly

Romantic rosette detailing and a one shoulder silhouette make for a fashionable LBD. Pair it with a statement silver high heel and you're ready to dance the night away.

Dress Code: Formal | Size Range: XS - XL

If By Sea Ruffle Slip Maxi Dress

Yellow ruffle maxi dress
Photo: Nuuly

Buttery yellow is the perfect shade to wear when you have a glowing summer tan. This ruffled slip dress features a plunging lace up back and a leg slit, making it perfect for a warm weather soiree.

Dress Code: Black Tie | Size Range: XS - XL

Anthropologie The Katerina Button-Front Mini Dress

Pink button front mini dress from Anthropologie
Photo: Nuuly

Even if a dress code says "casual," oftentimes this will still call for a dress. This mini from Anthropologie is perfect for dressing up or down, depending on the wedding dress code. Whether worn with heels or sandals, this dress is sure to impress.

Dress Code: Casual | Size Range: XXSP - 3X

Free People Victoria Maxi Dress

Orange one-shoulder maxi dress from Free People
Photo: Nuuly

Turn heads in this fiery orange maxi. The column silhouette and one shoulder shape are perfect for channeling your inner Greek goddess. Anyone have a destination wedding in Greece coming up?

Dress Code: Black Tie | Size Range: 00 - 16

Amanda Uprichard Kaye Mini Dress

Navy mini dress with side cutouts
Photo: Nuuly

Tired of wearing black dresses? Opt for a rich navy blue hue instead. A classic silk slip dress is given a fashionable update with side cutouts and a tie back.

Dress Code: Cocktail | Size Range: XS - XL

LoveShackFancy Jessilyn Mini Dress

Lavender rosette mini dress from LoveShackFancy
Photo: Nuuly

If you couldn't already tell, rosettes are one of the top fashion trends for 2023. This mini dress features a soft lavender ruching finished off with a blooming rosette detail.

Dress Code: Cocktail | Size Range: 00 - 14

Anthropologie Mock-Neck Draped Silk Dress

Slate blue mini draped dress from Anthropologie
Photo: Nuuly

Slate blue is a universally flattering color and it's made even better in a dreamy silk fabric. We're swooning over the cowl neck and draped detailing of this mini. It's equal parts classic and fashion forward.

Dress Code: Cocktail | Size Range: 00 - 16

F.B.S.H. Emily Mesh Dress

Black mesh off-shoulder F.B.S.H. dress
Photo: Nuuly

You haven't seen a little black dress like this one before. Mesh fabric and a ruched off the shoulder neckline make for a seductive take on a classic. Plus, the long sleeves make it perfect for an autumn or winter wedding.

Dress Code: Formal | Size Range: XS - XXL

Let Me Be Midas Midi Abstract Dress

Green midi dress from Let Me Be Midas
Photo: Nuuly

This dress would be Phoebe Buffay's pick if she were a 2023 wedding guest. The abstract print and silky draped sleeves are perfect for any wedding guest looking for a modern boho wedding guest dress.

Dress Code: Semi Formal | Size Range: XXS - XL

Hutch Colorblocked Bow-Tie Maxi Dress

Black bow detail Hutch dress
Photo: Hutch

A festive bow makes an elegant statement on this midi. Pair it with a high ponytail and gold high heels for an elegant, feminine wedding guest look a la Charlotte York.

Dress Code: Formal | Size Range: 00 - 16

Jen's Pirate Booty Fairytale Skinny Dip Maxi Dress

Floral slip dress from Jen's Pirate Booty
Photo: Nuuly

This dreamy floral slip dress is carefree and whimsical. Pair it with a pink high heel to tie into the florals, or dress it down with flat sandals for a more casual vow exchange. No matter how you style it, this maxi is guaranteed to have you looking and feeling your best.

Dress Code: Semi Formal | Size Range: XS - L

Hutch Nalina Strapless Dress

Tiered strapless Hutch gown
Photo: Nuuly

Who said black tie has to be boring? This tiered gown is both elegant and fun! Just imagine the pleated layers twirling on the dance floor.

Dress Code: Black Tie | Size Range: 00 - 16

Flat White Serena Sparkle Trousers

Blue sparkly trousers
Photo: Nuuly

An elevated suit set can be just as appropriate as a dress for guests who feel more comfortable wearing pants. This sparkly sky blue rendition is an unexpected twist on a classic silhouette. Pair it with your favorite silver high heels and jewelry to play off of the silver toned sparkle.

Dress Code: Formal | Size Range: XS - XL

Elliatt Miley Ruched Dress

Nude ruched midi dress from Elliatt
Photo: Nuuly

This nude, slinky, midi dress is both sexy and elegant. Keep the look monochromatic by pairing it with your favorite nude heels and a cognac colored clutch.

Dress Code: Cocktail | Size Range: XS - XL

LoveShackFancy Lucinda Dress

Mini gingham dress from LoveShackFancy
Photo: Nuuly

Maximalist fashionistas, this one's for you. If you're not afraid of making a statement, look no further than this sparkly gingham mini. The plunging neckline makes the sweet silhouette and pattern a bit more mature. (I actually have this dress and adore it!)

Dress Code: Cocktail | Size Range: 00 - 8

Hutch Alden Sequin Dress

Colorful sequin dress from Hutch
Photo: Hutch

This colorful gown is perfect for a tropical destination wedding. Its breezy silhouette is glammed up with a rainbow colorway and shimmering sequin overlay.

Dress Code: Formal | Size Range: XS - XL

WAYF Tiered Metallic Plisse Mini Dress

Sage green metallic plisse mini dress from WAYF
Photo: Nuuly

Sage green is still going strong as a top color of 2023. This sage green mini dress features pleating, puff sleeves and metallic threading throughout.

Dress Code: Cocktail | Size Range: XS - XL

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