25 Trendy One-Shoulder Wedding Guest Dresses You'll Want to Show Off

These are the best of the best one-shoulder styles.
collage of three elegant one-shoulder wedding guest dresses
Photos, left to right: Reformation, Adrianna Papell, Rent the Runway
Monica Mercuri - The Knot Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
Monica Mercuri
Monica Mercuri - The Knot Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
Monica Mercuri
Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
  • Monica writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in fashion commerce content
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Monica was an assistant style and market editor at House Beautiful
  • Monica holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs
Updated Jul 10, 2023
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Choosing what to wear to a wedding can be tricky, especially if the wedding dress code isn't specified in the invitation. One option that never goes out of style? One-shoulder wedding guest dresses. The unique shoulder-baring neckline gives off a formal vibe perfect for parties and wedding ceremonies, plus they're so on-trend right now (bridal fashion week was filled with them). And with so many variations of the style, finding a one-shoulder gown to match your personal style, the wedding vibe and the season is a breeze. From flowy chiffon numbers to elegant satin gowns, read on for our roundup of the best one-shoulder dresses for wedding guests to shop now.

1. BHLDN August Satin Charmeuse Midi Dress in Forest

Perfect for formal wedding attire, this one-shoulder dress for wedding guests has a sophisticated silhouette with a fun twist. The elegant one-shoulder meets a chic cowl neckline and then melts into a simple midi skirt. Select from a rainbow of colorways, as well as standard and plus sizes.

2. Shoshanna Gia One-Shoulder Dress in Black

Floral dresses are popular for wedding guests no matter the season. If you're looking for a fashion-forward wedding guest outfit, this botanical number checks all the boxes. It also has a playful ruffle hemline and a singular puff-sleeve for added flair.

3. ELOQUII Ruched One-Shoulder Dress in Skyride

This sleek bodycon dress is a sexy-yet-sophisticated option you won't want to pass up for your next cocktail-required function. The plus-size frock features a one-shoulder neckline, a ruched bodice and a fitted midi skirt. What's not to love?

4. Petal & Pup Ezme One-Shoulder Midi Dress in Emerald

This Emerald-hued cocktail dress is for those who don't want to sacrifice comfort for style. The silhouette features a classic one-shoulder neckline with a dramatic puffed long sleeve. Bonus: Thanks to the adjustable tie on the bodice, it's an excellent option for expectant moms who want a bump-friendly style.

5. Reformation Jamen Knit Dress Es in Black

You'll be appropriately dressed for formal or black-tie attire in this plus-size one-shoulder dress for wedding guests. From the folded one-shoulder neckline to the polished maxi skirt, it has all the refined details for an upscale occasion.

6. Norma Kamali x Revolve Diana Gown in Orchid Pink

We had to include this iconic pink one-shoulder wedding guest dress, created in collaboration with REVOLVE and designer Norma Kamali. The bold pink shade embodies the Barbiecore aesthetic, while the allover ruched effect transforms this frock into a memorable special occasion look. We're simply obsessed.

7. Boohoo Plus Premium Bandage One-Shoulder Midi Dress in Black

You'll make a statement wearing this sexy one-shoulder wedding guest dress with a back slit and unique one-sleeve detail. The body-hugging fit will accentuate your curves, while the versatile Black hue means you can re-wear this fit for multiple events.

8. Atoir Whirlwind Dress in Peony Print

The ruffle accents, bell sleeve and high-low hemline of this cute one-shoulder wedding guest dress make for a fun-yet-formal look. We're also loving the detachable belt that stylishly accentuates your waist. We could just picture this dress turning heads (in the best way) at a spring or summer soirée.

9. Boohoo One Shoulder Pleated Detail Midi Dress in Berry

This one-shoulder wedding guest dress was made for a black-tie or formal affair. Flaunting an eye-catching folded detail, it features a romantic berry-colored hue that's perfect for the fall or winter seasons. Bonus: This style also comes in Navy, Blush, Blue, and Chartreuse.

10. Amsale Pryce Off-the-Shoulder Column Dress in Navy

This gorgeous one-shoulder maxi dress for wedding guests has sleeves (hello, cold-weather weddings), a statuesque column silhouette and silky polyester fabric that creates an elegant effect. All you need are metallic silver or gold jewelry to complete your standout outfit.

11. Lulus Shine Through Sequin One-Shoulder Bodycon Midi Dress in Black

How captivating is this one-shoulder cocktail dress for wedding guests? We're digging the dual adjustable straps, figure-hugging midi skirt and allover shimmering sequin-embellished fabric. Accessorize it with neutral-colored stilettos and a simple clutch to balance out the embellishments.

12. Abercrombie & Fitch One-Shoulder Satin Knotted Midi Dress

Sophisticated and vibrant, this midi-length dress comes in a gorgeous blue shade that's excellent for Holiday weddings. The modern one-shoulder style features a slim shoulder strap and a thigh-high slit that's oh-so-stylish. Choose from three size options: standard, petite, or tall.

13. ASTR The Label Santorini One-Shoulder Midi Dress in Taupe Fuschia

For spring and summer weddings, you'll want to be photographed in this floral one-shoulder wedding guest dress. Not only will the botanical silhouette look incredible against a backdrop of lush greenery and blooms, but you can rewear this frock to future events—from graduation parties to fancy dinners.

14. Shoshanna Vivine Tossed Rose Gown in Black Chiffon

Crafted from ultra-flowy chiffon, all eyes will be on you in this captivating one-shoulder floral gown from Rent the Runway. Best of all, you can rent this piece starting at just $65 for four days (compared to the original retail price of $660). Now, that's a great deal.

15. Lulus Wondrous Romance One-Shoulder Mermaid Maxi Dress in Burgundy

This budget-friendly wedding guest dress doesn't skimp on quality (just look at all of those positive reviews!). The stretchy crepe knit is comfortable and thick enough for a cold-weather event in the fall or winter, while the one-shoulder, long-sleeve design and stomach cutout make for an ultra-chic ensemble.

16. City Chic Vivid Floral Dress in Black

This one-shoulder satin wedding guest dress takes a contemporary approach with a twisted bodice and an asymmetrical skirt hem. Show off a pair of fabulous stilettos to go with your wedding guest outfit.

17. ASOS Lavish Alice Plus One-Shoulder Satin Bow Midi Dress in Sage Green

This one-shoulder satin midi dress has all of the dressy elements for a semi-formal wedding (without feeling too over the top). We have to draw attention to the statement bow detail on the one-shoulder neckline and the chic split hem skirt. Style your outfit with bold hoops and colorful heels to bring vibrance to your outfit.

18. Reformation Evelyn Dress in Orchids

There are so many lovable details on this one-shoulder wedding guest dress from Nordstrom, including the asymmetrical neckline, lightweight maxi skirt, and tasteful floral print. Accessorize this formal number with statement earrings, nude heels, and a bedazzled clutch.

19. Saks Fifth Avenue BOABAB Marea Shimmer One-Shoulder Maxi Dress

Shimmering fabric adds a luxurious element to this one-shoulder dress for wedding guests. The stunning tie waist and draped side detail make this gown utterly romantic and flattering.

20. Mac Duggal One-Shoulder Sequin Long-Sleeve Midi Dress in Black

You'll look like a vision on the dance floor in this sparkly sequin one-shoulder wedding guest dress from Mac Duggal. Best of all, the graceful long sleeves and the tasteful A-line skirt, accented with a sleek side slit, will keep you warm during fall and winter festivities.

21. Nasty Gal One Shoulder Maxi Slip Dress in Butter

Sometimes less is more—and this minimalist one-shoulder wedding guest slip dress is proof. Also available in black, we're drawn to the adjustable spaghetti strap, the sexy low back, and the flowy A-line skirt that hits just above the ankles.

22. LIVD Knowles One-Shoulder Baroque Print Flare

For those who are attracted to a bold print, this one-sleeve wedding guest dress was made for you. The oversized one-shoulder belled sleeve flows into a halter neckline and a fit-and-flare skirt that falls just over the knee. This plus-size number comes in an Ivory and Mustard print, as well as a bright Red and Black pattern.

23. Adrianna Papell Flutter One-Shoulder Jumpsuit in Watermelon Bliss

Want the look of a one-shoulder wedding guest dress in jumpsuit form? We've got you covered. Here's another hot pink style that's trendy and ridiculously cute. From the draped bodice to the breezy, wide-leg pants, you'll stay comfortable all event long.

24. Pink Lily Found My Forever One-Shoulder Maxi Dress

Pink Lily's printed one-shoulder maxi wedding guest dress is the perfect match for a beachside or tropical destination wedding. It not only has a beautiful maxi skirt with a cinched waist but it's also covered in a lively pink botanical pattern that'll get all the compliments while you're partying seaside.

25. Mac Duggal Sequin Cape Sleeve One-Shoulder Gown in Salmon

This delicate one-shoulder wedding guest gown brings all the romance. Sheer lace combined with a one-shoulder neckline and an oversized cape sleeve give it an airy, ethereal vibe. Choose from two colors depending on the season of your wedding: soft pink or dark blue.

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