25 Stunning Rehearsal Dinner Dresses for Guests, Including Bridesmaids and Other VIPs

Kick off the wedding weekend in one of these beauties.
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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 Sep 09, 2022
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While your wedding outfit likely required coordination and planning, the rehearsal dinner is an excellent opportunity to express your personal style. As the final event before the big day, you might be left wondering what to wear to the rehearsal dinner as a guest. Of course, there are a few factors to consider, such as the dinner location (ex. an upscale wine bar versus a casual garden party), the time of year and any dress code listed on the invitation or wedding website. (And unless specifically stated otherwise, avoid wearing white, champagne or off-white hues out of respect to the couple.) But lucky for you, there are plenty of cute and trendy rehearsal dinner dresses for guests to wear for the special occasion.

Below, we've found styles for every member of the wedding party, including dresses for bridesmaids, the maid of honor, the mother of the bride and groom, as well as options for family members and guests. Whether you're headed to a laid-back backyard bash or a formal rooftop restaurant, our comprehensive edit includes casual dresses, cocktail numbers and formal frocks to shop now. Keep scrolling to see our favorite dresses that'll have you stepping into the rehearsal dinner in style.

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Bridesmaid Rehearsal Dinner Dresses

If you're a bridesmaid looking for a rehearsal dinner dress, we've got you covered with stylish options you can wear again. You'll look forward to wining and dining in these extremely chic pieces that are great for the rehearsal dinner.

Guapa One-Shoulder Mini Dress in Bronze

Guape one-shoulder rehearsal dinner dress for bridesmaids in metallic bronze

You'll look like a literal goddess in this one-shoulder rehearsal dinner dress for bridesmaids. Available in standard, petite and plus sizes, this metallic number is great for a fall or winter party, thanks to the captivating Bronze hue. Accessorize with gold or rose gold jewelry to complement the shiny fabric.

Reformation Twilight Dress Es in Danube

Reformation versatile blue wedding rehearsal guest dress with flowy skirt for bridesmaids

This versatile blue wedding rehearsal guest dress is perfect for events all year round. From the delicate tie straps on the shoulders to the flowy midi skirt with a side slit, you'll look elegant from every angle. Style your outfit with statement earrings, a pair of mules and a sparkly clutch.

ASTR The Label Floral Ruffle Cutout Midi Dress in Black Lilac Dusty

ASTR The Label floral bridesmaids rehearsal dinner dress with puffed sleeves

We're so obsessed with ASTR The Label's collection of wedding event dresses. If the rehearsal dinner's outdoors, consider this floral rehearsal dinner dress for guests. It's covered in a romantic black, lilac and green botanical print and boasts trendy puffed sleeves, a notched sweetheart neckline and a cutout waist. It's one of our favorite cottagecore styles for the rehearsal dinner.

ELOQUII Smocked Bodice Midi Dress in Dandy Doodle

ELOQUII printed plus-size rehearsal dinner dress for guests with swirly accents

Now, here's an eye-catching print for spring, summer or fall rehearsal dinners. Available in pink or black with swirly accents, we have to call out the puffed long sleeves, cutout bodice and a midi-length skirt that hits just below the knee. Pair your outfit with neutral accessories to let the festive pattern stand out.

Petal & Pup Mariana High Low Dress in Navy

Petal & Pup simple navy wedding rehearsal guest dress for bridesmaids

Attention all minimalists: This simple Navy wedding rehearsal guest dress for bridesmaids will get major rotation in your closet. The pretty silhouette has slim shoulder straps and a deep V-neckline with a cute tie close detail. We're also fans of the flowy high-low skirt, which also means you can rock a fabulous pair of stilettos. Want more color options? It also comes in Rose and Rust.

ASOS Nobody's Child Plus Zoey Sweetheart Neck Floral Print Mini Dress in Multicolored

ASOS plus-size short rehearsal dinner dress in pastel floral print

You'll feel like a floral dream in this multicolored mini frock. This plus-size rehearsal dinner dress has so many captivating elements, from the short puffed sleeves and scoop neck to the tiered skirt hem. It's a lovely statement piece for spring and summer rehearsal dinners.

Lulus Simply the Sweetest Long-Sleeve Smocked Mini Dress in Berry Red

Lulus berry red wedding rehearsal guest dress with sheer long sleeves and mini skirt

If colorful floral patterns aren't your style, this Berry Red wedding rehearsal guest dress is for you. With elegant sheer long sleeves with elastic cuffs, a smocked bodice and a high-waisted flared mini skirt, you'll look ultra-cute and elevated for your semi-formal or dressy casual event.

Maid of Honor Rehearsal Dinner Dresses

As the maid of honor, you're the bride's ride-or-die—so you deserve an equally beautiful outfit to celebrate the occasion. We've handpicked the best rehearsal dinner guest dresses that are perfect for MOHs, from whimsical floral pieces to elegant formal frocks.

Zimmermann Tie-Shoulder Dress in Mustard Floral

Zimmermann cottagecore summer dress for the rehearsal dinner with floral print

If the rehearsal dinner is taking place abroad—like in the French or Italian countryside—we have a standout option for you. This mustard yellow floral dress is giving us major cottagecore vibes, thanks to the delicate tie straps, smocked back and floral motifs. With strappy heeled sandals and a glass of wine in hand, you'll be good to go.

Reformation Lian Silk Dress in Verdigris

Reformation maid-of-honor rehearsal dinner dress in soft blue silk fabric

This maid-of-honor rehearsal dinner dress is crafted from 100% lightweight silk charmeuse fabric for a silky smooth appearance. It also features wide shoulder straps, a refined V-neckline and a small side slit on the midi skirt. Best of all, the minimalist silhouette can be dressed up with accessories for formal functions or dressed down for casual venues.

ASTR The Label Santorini Floral One-Shoulder Midi Dress in Yellow Green Floral

ASTR The Label trendy one-shoulder floral cocktail dress for the rehearsal dinner

Soft pastel hues, like this green and yellow floral print, are a great choice for spring or summer wedding events. This trendy cocktail dress for the rehearsal dinner is completed with a one-shoulder neckline, a single puff sleeve and a midi skirt with a handkerchief hem. It also comes in a pink floral hue if that's more your vibe.

City Chic Elegant Dress in Navy

City Chic sophisticated navy cocktail dresses for the rehearsal dinner with lace sleeves

You'll have little problem wearing sophisticated cocktail dresses for the rehearsal dinner, especially if the venue's a nice restaurant. This figure-hugging number is defined by the timeless lace bodice, graceful long sleeves and elegantly draped tulip midi skirt. We adore this Navy blue style for a fall or winter rehearsal dinner.

V. Chapman Lily Dress in Sage

V.Chapman soft green rehearsal dinner dress for guests with ruffled accents

Whimsical tiered ruffles, ruching and bow details? Say no more. You'll take a ton of 'grammable pics in this trendy and classic rehearsal dinner dress for guests. The soft green and pink shades are guest-approved—all you have to do is add statement accessories to make the outfit yours.

Boohoo Tall Balloon-Sleeve Skater Midi Dress in Black

Boohoo black long-sleeve maid of honor rehearsal dinner dress

For a tall-friendly option for MOHs, check out this balloon-sleeve black midi dress (which could totally qualify as your new favorite LBD). The fit was specifically designed for heights 5'7 and over, so you'll have extra fabric in the legs, arms and torso to accentuate your assets.

Rehearsal Dinner Dresses for Moms

For mothers of the bride and groom, the rehearsal dinner might be your first opportunity to meet other members of the wedding party. Therefore, you need an equally special outfit that makes you feel good and comfortable. Below, we're sharing beautiful and elegant rehearsal dinner dresses for moms.

By Anthropologie Painterly Open-Back Midi Dress in Orange Motif

Anthroplogie mother of the bride or groom floral midi dress for the rehearsal dinner

You'll look like a vision in this artistic floral midi dress for the rehearsal dinner. Available in standard, petite and plus sizes, this fabulous number is accented with a subtle V-neckline, chunky shoulder straps and a relaxed midi skirt. Get ready for so many compliments on the vibrant botanical pattern.

Kiyonna Crepe Plus Jumpsuit with Flutter Sleeve in Black

Kiyonna black plus-size rehearsal dinner guest jumpsuit with flutter sleeves and wide-leg pants

A great alternative to rehearsal dinner dresses? Stylish jumpsuits that you can heighten with accessories. This plus-size rehearsal dinner guest jumpsuit has so many sleek features, from the flowy flutter sleeves and tie waist to the wide-leg pants. Wear sparkly heels and an elegant clutch to complete your outfit.

Adrianna Papell Floral Embroidered Illusion Short Sheath Dress with Bell Sleeves in Black Multi

Adrianna Papell blue embroidered floral sheath rehearsal dinner dress for the mother of the bride or groom

Romantic and sultry, this floral sheath rehearsal dinner dress for guests is ready for a party. The cocktail-length silhouette is elevated with a modern bateau neckline and elbow sleeves with bell cuffs. But the highlight of this frock is the charming floral embroidery that's absolutely showstopping for moms.

Saloni Isa Ruffled Floral-Print Silk-Georgette Midi Dress in Pink

Saloni silk-georgette pink floral midi rehearsal dinner dress for moms

Attention fashionable mamas: You'll fall head over heels for this silk-georgette midi dress for your child's rehearsal dinner. The dress is covered in a lovely pink botanical print, plus the midi skirt is detailed with delicate ruffles for a dreamy touch. It's a fashion-forward pick for a garden party or any outdoor venue. (Psst: It also comes in Blue too.)

ML Monique Lhuillier Sheer Side Lace Dress in Black

ML Monique Lhuillier black lace mother-of-the-bride dress for the rehearsal dinner

If you're after a little black dress, consider this gorgeous lace dress for the rehearsal dinner. The stylish side cutouts and delicate lace fabric strike a beautiful balance between sweet and sultry. Plus, the tea-length skirt is perfectly appropriate for cocktail parties.

Phase Eight Priyanka Layered Fitted Dress in Navy

Phase Eight elegant rehearsal dinner dress for guests for semi-formal or cocktail events

With polished scallop lace layers against a beautiful navy hue, this effortlessly elegant rehearsal dinner dress for guests is ideal for a semi-formal or cocktail function. Complete your look with a pair of shoulder-duster earrings and colorful pumps to make a statement.

Even More Rehearsal Dinner Dresses for Guests

No matter your role in the wedding, we're sharing even more gorgeous rehearsal dinner guest dresses to shop now. From bold colors to floral prints, read on for additional cute options to shop on the spot. You're welcome.

Maeve Layered Sheer Mini Dress in Black

Maeve black mini dress for rehearsal dinner guests

This layered black mini dress for rehearsal dinner guests is the definition of chic. Thanks to a versatile silhouette with sheer long sleeves and a flowy mini skirt, there's no doubt you'll get a lot of mileage out of this style during wedding season. It's also available in standard, petite and plus sizes, so choose your best fit.

Faithfull the Brand Raphaela Midi Dress in Almona Floral Print

Faithfull the Brand pink floral outdoor rehearsal dinner.dress for guests

From a seaside dinner to a backyard gathering, this pink floral frock is an enchanting pick for an outdoor rehearsal dinner. Details like the V-neckline, floaty A-line midi skirt and multicolored floral blooms make this garment stand out in the crowd. (Bonus: It would also make a great bridal shower guest dress, too.)

Self-Portrait Polka Dot Puff-Sleeve Dress in Black and White

Self-Portrait black and white polka dot trendy rehearsal dinner rental guest dress

If you have numerous events on the calendar, one way to save money is to rent a rehearsal dinner guest dress for a fraction of the retail price. This fashionable option starts at just $68 for a four-day rental and comes in sizes 0 to 24. We also have to point out the sweetheart neckline, slightly puffed statement sleeves and allover polka dot pattern.

Amanda Uprichard Stanford Dress in Dark Hot Pink

Amanda Uprichard hot pink wedding rehearsal dress guest with halter neckline

Love a bold color? This hot pink dress is giving us major Barbirecore vibes. The energetic silhouette is accented with a mock neckline and a midi skirt with a subtle opening to show some skin. Wear gold accessories and neutral-colored shoes to balance the striking pink hue.

SL Fashions Plus-Size Tiered Fit & Flare Dress in Blue Multi

SL Fashions plus-size dress for rehearsal dinner guests from Macy's

Motifs of big blue blooms and greenery are the focal point of this plus-size dress for rehearsal dinner guests. Other details include the sheer flutter sleeves, tiered ruffle mini skirt and fit-and-flare silhouette, which is fitted in the waist and flows out into a midi skirt. Pair your ensemble with metallic accessories to add even more pizazz to your outfit.

J. Crew Petite Gwyneth Cupro-Blend Slip Dress in Sagebrush

J.Crew simple green petite rehearsal dinner guest outfit

You can't go wrong with a timeless slip dress for your rehearsal dinner guest outfit. This '90s-inspired cowl-neck midi has slim shoulder straps and comes in standard, petite and tall sizes. Choose from an array of pretty hues depending on the season of your event, including Sagebrush, Chimney, Black and Ripe Persimmon.

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