22 Gorgeous Silk Wedding Guest Dresses to Shop Now

You'll love this luxurious fabric for special occasions.
Ruched maxi dress with floral details, balloon sleeves and belt accent
Ashley Kiely - The Knot Contributing Writer.
by Ashley Kiely
Ashley Kiely - The Knot Contributing Writer.
Ashley Kiely
The Knot Contributor
  • Ashley contributes fashion and lifestyle wedding content to The Knot.
  • Ashley is a freelance editor, writer and brand consultant.
  • Before going freelance, Ashley was the Fashion Editor for PeopleStyle magazine.
Updated Oct 07, 2021
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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 chic chiffon to casual, effortless linen, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the endless options. But, 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 dresses are available in different lengths and silhouettes, so there's a style for every aesthetic and wedding dress code. Whether you're after a sleek midi slip dress, a playful minidress or a floor-length gown, there's a silky-smooth style for you. Because silk dresses come in a variety of styles and colors, they're incredibly versatile for a variety of seasons. For a spring or summer soiree, consider opting for a pastel hue, bright color or a bold print. For fall and winter, prints in muted colors, jewel tones and deep shades perfectly suit the cooler months.

Sold on a silk dress? Continue on for 22 stunning styles that you can wear to all your upcoming celebrations.

Reformation Kailey Dress

Emerald midi backless halter dress

This emerald green backless halter dress is a stunning option for a fall or winter wedding. The ruched detailing on the bodice, covered buttons at the waist and tie at the neck make it a showstopper.

Zimmermann Silk Wrap Mini Dress

Rose wrap front mini dress with long sleeves

Showcase your legs in this sophisticated wrap mini dress—we especially love the blouson long sleeves, flutter hemline and shawl collar. Match this style with your favorite pair of heels, and you'll be ready to celebrate the happy couple.

Olivia Rubin Aubrey Dress

Ombre pastel dress midi dress with cowl neckline

Heading to a beach wedding? We love this ombre slip dress for a ceremony on the sand. The pastel hues will look beautiful against the seaside scenery and feel a little mermaid like, don't you think?

Anthropologie Silk Halter Midi Dress

Colorful floral halter midi dress

If you're not afraid of a bold print, then this cheerful midi style is for you. The eye-catching dress has an adjustable halter neck and is available in standard, petite and plus sizes.

SAU LEE Florence Gown

Purple floral maxi dress with slit and open back

A pretty floral print, ruffle detailing and an open back—there's a lot to love about this floor-sweeping gown. If that wasn't enough, it'll pair up nicely with both gold and silver accessories.

Fame and Partners The Ferne Dress

Gray maxi dress with slit and wrap silhouette

If you're attending a black tie wedding, take a peek at this sleek and sexy dress. The wrap-like top, low-cut back and high side slit are a winning combination that are sure to turn heads.

Art Dealer. Kate Shirred Silk-Jacquard Midi Wrap Dress

Pastel yellow wrap dress with tie and long sleeves

A wrap dress is a timeless and flattering silhouette, and this pastel style is no exception. Slip on this pretty yellow dress with tonal polka dots and a tie waist for an early spring or late summer wedding.

Lily Silk Elegant V Neck Silk Dress With Pearl

Navy midi dress with V-neck and spaghetti straps with pearl details

Pearl-adorned straps add a special touch to this refined V-neck slip dress. Choose from a variety of stunning shades (including rich navy, eye-catching zinnia yellow and bold claret), then complement the look with a silver clutch and strappy sandals.

Camilla Crystal-Embellished Printed Silk Crepe de Chine Midi Slip Dress

Floral and bird graphics on blue midi dress with plunge neckline and small slit

If you're jetting off to a tropical destination wedding, this silk dress is a perfect pick. The gorgeous floral print is embellished with crystals that'll glisten in the sunshine and look great against sun-kissed skin.

Cinq à Sept Eastwood Fringe Cocktail Dress

Blush midi dress with fringe, spaghetti straps and slit

Equal parts fun and fashionable, this tea-length dress with fringe is ready for a roaring '20s party. You'll be twirling across the dance floor in this unforgettable style.

Nicholas Aline Dress

Champagne midi dress with halter neck, slit and keyhole detail

Sultry and glam, this figure-hugging frock features a draped crossover bodice with cutout detail. In a beautiful champagne hue, you can easily wear this dress in any season—we love it styled with simple stilettos and a metallic clutch.

Reformation Plumeria Dress

Midi dress with pink floral design and spaghetti straps

Looking for a strapless silk style? You can create two different looks with this midi-dress, thanks to the adjustable and detachable straps. Remove them and sweep your hair back to show off your décolletage.

The Bar Max Dress

Blue backless midi dress with tie sleeves

Stun from every angle in this bold turquoise midi-length dress. While the boat neck at the front is ultra-chic, it's the plunging drape back with an asymmetric tie that really makes this dress a head-turning style.

DANNIJO Silk Pintuck-Pleated Gown in Noir

Black ruched maxi dress with V-neck and back-tie straps

Looking for a dress that you can wear to multiple events? Look no further than this versatile DANNIJO style. With a few accessory changes, you can switch up your whole look and no one will be the wiser.

Amanda Uprichard Bexley Dress in Pacific

Mini baby blue dress with puff one shoulder sleeve and ring accent

Summer weddings call for shorter hemlines, and this one-shoulder dress with a statement puff sleeve is one not to miss. Style this eye-catching baby blue party dress with bright white accessories for a funky, fashion-forward look.

BAACAL Plus Size Silk Deep V-Neck Slip Dress

Lilac slip dress with asymmetric hem

Calling all minimalists: You'll love the versatility and simplicity of this lilac slip dress. This pullover style can be dressed up or down depending on the wedding dress code. You can even wear it with sneakers and a jean jacket postwedding.

Saloni Rita Short Dress

Floral midi dress with ruffle neckline

Feminine and flirty, this floral dress with a ruffle trim neckline will look beautiful among the flowers and greenery at a garden wedding. Pair yours with espadrilles or block-heel sandals so you can move across the lawn with ease.

Mes Demoiselles Beaded Silk Maxi Dress in Pink Combo

Ruched maxi dress with floral details, balloon sleeves and belt accent

With earthy tones and long sleeves, this dress will feel right at home at a rustic fall wedding. The belt will accentuate your waist, while the flowing skirt makes dancing a breeze.

Tanya Taylor Colette Dress

Maxi colorful floral print dress

Easy and breezy, this multi-colored floral print dress is ready for a warm-weather wedding. The drop waist silhouette with subtle tiers and pleating will create beautiful movement as you show off your best moves on the dance floor.

Silk Maison Red Desire Slit Bias Cut Silk Slip Dress

Red midi dress with slit and spaghetti straps

This cowl neck slip dress is one you'll turn to time and time again for special events. While you can certainly wear this stunner for a warm summer wedding, we can't help but picture this burgundy style with sparkly chandelier earrings and a faux fur coat for winter nuptials.

Rebecca Taylor Silk Ruffled Maxi Dress

Violet max dress with ruffles and cap sleeves

Light and airy, this style's deep purple hue lends itself nicely to an autumn or winter wedding. The unique ruffle trimming throughout the design makes for a high-end look.

Silk Maison Cross Halter Silk Jumpsuit

Rust jumpsuit with halter neckline

Don't feel like wearing a dress? Scoop up this timeless silk jumpsuit instead, adding in a pop of color with your accessories.

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