27 Gorgeous Silk Wedding Guest Dresses to Shop Now

This luxe fabric is perfect for special occasions.
collage of three silk wedding guest dresses
Photos, left to right; Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue
Monica Mercuri - The Knot Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
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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 Dec 12, 2023
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When shopping for a dress to wear to a wedding, there are many things to consider—including the fabric. From fluffy tulle and flowy chiffon to sultry velvet, you have endless options to choose from for the material of your outfit. If you're seeking a sophisticated shine and glamorous appeal, a silk wedding guest dress is your best bet. After all, it doesn't get more lustrous than luxe silk.

Silk is a preferable material for wedding guests for a number of reasons. First, silk has moisture-wicking and temperature-regulating properties, so it's a versatile material for weddings all year round. Silk dresses also come in many different lengths and silhouettes, so there's a style for every aesthetic and wedding dress code. Whether you're after a cocktail slip dress, a casual mini dress or a formal floor-length gown, there's a silky smooth style out there for you.

Officially sold on silk? You're in luck. To help you find the perfect look, we've rounded up the most beautiful silk dresses for weddings in a variety of styles and colors, from soft pastels for summer to deeper jewel tones for autumn.

1. LilySilk Cut-Out Ultra-Shiny Maxi Silk Dress in Beige

LilySilk Cut-Out Ultra-Shiny Maxi Silk Dress in Beige
Photo: LilySilk

This elegant silk dress for wedding guests is one you'll turn to time and time again for special events. It's made from ultra-soft silk that'll fall effortlessly on your body and hug your curves. The modest neckline, ribbons at the shoulders and geometric cut all bring a stylish element to the glossy silhouette.

2. Reformation Frankie Silk Dress

Reformation Frankie Silk Dress
Photo: Anthropologie

This silk dress (also available in 0 to 12 sizes) will look beautiful against any backdrop. The gown can be complemented by your favorite cardigan or bolo, but its elegant rosette is the real showstopper! Pair yours with espadrilles or block-heel sandals so you can move across any wedding venue with ease.

3. Reformation Parma Silk Dress

Parma Silk Dress
Photo: Shopbop

Show off your shoulders in this sophisticated silk wedding guest dress. We adore the floral pattern, sweetheart neckline and sophisticated pastel color for spring or summer events. Match this style with your favorite pair of heels, then you'll be ready to celebrate the happy couple.

4. Reformation Barrow Silk Dress in Artichoke

Reformation Barrow Silk Dress in Artichoke
Photo: Reformation

This jade green silk wedding guest dress is a stunning option for a summer soirée. The strapless neckline, fitted waist and high side slit make it a total showstopper. Plus, the lightweight silk charmeuse fabric will keep you cool and comfortable. Accessorize with dangly earrings and sparkly heels to complete your formal wedding outfit.

5. Zadig & VoltaireRisty Silk Jacquard Dress

Zadig & Voltaire Risty Silk Jacquard Dress
Photo: Orchard Mile

This black-tie-appropriate silk wedding guest dress, available in sizes XS to L, exudes elegance. It has a pretty lace neckline and curved hemline, so get ready to rock a dazzling pair of heels.

6. Reformation Aberdeen Dress in Fey

Model wearing a silk dress with floral print and a sweetheart neckline
Photo: Reformation

We're swooning over the vibrant floral design on this black silk midi wedding guest dress. We adore the sweetheart neckline, chic shoulder straps—and don't forget—its silky, fitted silhouette. It's a beautiful piece to wear at a daytime formal event or cocktail-required party.

7. The Row Bamaris One-Shoulder Draped Silk-Crepe Maxi Dress in Black

Model wearing a luxurious one-shoulder draped silk dress in black
Photo: NET-A-PORTER

You'll stun from every angle in this black silk dress for wedding guests. With its chic draped neckline and soft, light fabric, you'll fall head-over-heels for its unique and comfortable style.

8. Eileen Fisher Crinkled Sheer Silk Bateau Neck Dress

Crinkled Sheer Silk Bateau Neck Dress
Eileen Fisher

We're drawn to the timeless silhouette of this silk dress for wedding guests. The versatile piece—available in sizes XXS to 3X—is elevated with a refined bateau neckline and three-quarter sleeves. The black color—paired with shimmery jewelry—is perfect for special occasions.

9. Reformation Frankie Silk Dress

A silk maxi floral dress in green with straps from Reformation
Photo: Reformation

Sultry and glam, this silk wedding guest dress features slim shoulder straps, a square neckline, and a maxi-length skirt. Available in solid red (tango) and various floral patterns, you can easily wear this dress in any season. We love it styled with simple stilettos and a metallic clutch.

10. Reformation Gloriana Sweetheart Side-Slit Silk Midi Dress

Reformation Gloriana Long-Sleeve Sweetheart Side-Slit Silk Midi Dress
Photo: Anthropologie

If you're not afraid of a bold print, then this cheerful silk wedding guest dress is for you. The pretty midi has a pretty sweetheart neck, trendy color blocking and an allover floral pattern. Best of all, it's made from 100% silk for a sumptuous wedding guest ensemble.

11. Silk Maison French Bow Halterneck Silk Maxi Dress in Champagne

Model in champagne silk dress with halter neckline and flowy silhouette
Photo: Silk Maison

An elegant halter neckline adds a refined touch to this silk ankle-length dress for weddings. Choose from a variety of stunning shades, including Desert Rose, Baby Blue and Burgundy. Complete your formal wedding guest look with statement earrings and strappy heels.

12. Banana Republic Kaia Silk Midi Dress

Banana Republic Kaia Silk Midi Dress
Photo: Banana Republic

Calling all minimalists: You'll love the versatility and simplicity of this silk slip dress for wedding guests. The semi-fitted dress offers a beautiful draped effect, while the halter neck suggests complete effortlessness. Best of all, you can dress it up or down depending on the wedding dress code.

13. SER.O.YA Massimo Silk Gown

SER.O.YA Massimo Silk Gown
Photo: Revolve

This dreamy light blue hue lends itself nicely to a spring or summer function. The spaghetti straps, cowl neckline and draped bodice make for a high-end look. Accessorize with bold jewelry and sparkly heels to add even more personality to your outfit.

14. Amanda Uprichard x Bloomingdale'sDevi Silk Crossover Midi Dress

Amanda Uprichard x Bloomingdale's Devi Silk Crossover Midi Dress
Photo: Bloomingdale's

If you're jetting off to a tropical destination wedding, this navy silk wedding guest dress is a winner. The short, flutter hem is perfect for warmer climates, while the beautiful draping is festive and celebratory. Other standout details include the V-neckline, high slit and natural waist.

15. Reformation Pike Satin Dress in Almond

Reformation Pike Satin Dress in Almond
Photo: Reformation

The pale neutral tone of this silk mini dress will feel right at home at a rustic fall function. The long sleeves add a stylish touch, while the easy-flowing fit makes dancing a breeze.

16. Tanya Taylor Liz Silk Floral Dress

Tanya Taylor Liz Silk Floral Dress
Photo: Tanya Taylor

Want to rent a stunning silk dress for half the retail price? Consider this luxurious floral number with a cute high hemline and flowy short sleeves.

17. Reformation Jeany Silk Dress in Strawberry Wine

Reformation Jeany Silk Dress in Strawberry Wine
Photo: Reformation

Heading to a beach wedding? We love this classic silk maxi dress for a ceremony on the sand. Highlights include the cute halter neck, light fabric and adjustable tie in the back. The vibrant strawberry hue will look beautiful against the seaside scenery.

18. Cache Coeur Normandie Stripe Maternity Shirtdress

Cache Coeur Normandie Stripe Maternity Shirtdress
Photo: Nordstrom

This silk maternity wedding guest dress is stylish and practical for moms or moms-to-be. With comfortable fabric and a bump-flattering tie at the waist, we can't deny that the allover striped pattern looks like a piece of artwork. We're impressed.

19. Silk Maison Ribbon Silk Backless Dress in Chocolate

Silk Maison chocolate brown silk wedding guest dress with ribbon scarf
Photo: Silk Maison

From the deep chocolate color to the sophisticated ribbon scarf, this silk mini dress is a showstopping choice for wedding guests. The 100% mulberry silk fabric feels comfortable and soft against the skin, so you'll be able to dance all night long with ease. In addition to brown, this dress comes in a rainbow of shades, from rich purple to bright yellow.

20. Amanda Uprichard Martine Mini Dress

Amanda Uprichard Martine Mini Dress
Photo: Revolve

Here's another silk dress that's supremely stylish. This free-flowing green dress has a fun sash in a matching shade and cowl neckline adds to its modern elegance.

21. Reformation Chania Silk Dress

Reformation Chania Silk Dress
Photo: Anthropologie

Lace and slinky silk are perfect as casual wedding attire. This gown features a mesmerizing criss-cross that gives serious 80s vibes. Accessorize with minimalist jewelry and a colorful pair of mules.

22. Camilla Shaped Waistband Silk Dress with Gathered Sleeves

Camilla Shaped Waistband Silk Dress with Gathered Sleeves
Photo: Neiman Marcus

With a pretty floral print, elegant cuffs and a flounce hem, there's a lot to appreciate about this silk wedding guest dress. Pair the chic neckline with a beautiful set of statement earrings, while neutral-colored stilettos will balance out the rich botanical design.

23. Reformation Joana Silk Dress in Flambe

Model wearing pink strapless silk dress
Photo: Reformation

Equal parts classy and stylish, this tea-length silk wedding guest dress from Reformation is a gorgeous piece for special occasions. With its bold shade and strapless design, you'll be one to watch in this unforgettable style.

24. SaloniMichelle Silk Halterneck Gown

Saloni Michelle Silk Halterneck Gown
Photo: Saks Fifth Avenue

In need of a dress that you can wear to multiple events? Look no further than this versatile silk slip dress for wedding guests. The gathered halter neck adds flare to an otherwise simple silhouette. With a few accessory changes, you can switch up your whole look and no one will be the wiser.

25. AKRISBelted Cotton-Silk Midi Dress with Organza Stripes

AKRIS Belted Cotton-Silk Midi Dress with Organza Stripes
Photo: Bergdorf Goodman

Summer weddings call for bright colors and bold designs—and this high necked cotton-silk midi dress certainly fits the bill. Style this eye-catching dress with dangling earrings, pumps and a chic clutch for a fashion-forward wedding guest look.

26. Reformation Aribella Silk Dress

Reformation Aribella Silk Dress
Photo: Reformation

What about this stylish silk dress? The cottagecore-perfect floral pattern is a foolproof pick for an evening summer bash. A silky ruffle neckline completes this fiery design.

27. BOTTEGA VENETASilk Midi Dress with Adjustable Sleeves

BOTTEGA VENETA Silk Midi Dress with Adjustable Sleeves
Photo: Bergdorf Goodman

Check out this beautiful, modern black silk dress. The stylish V-neckline and ruffled hem are a winning combination that's sure impress. Best of all, this silk piece is easy to slip on and can be paired with simplistic accessories, like silver studs.

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