27 Gorgeous Silk Wedding Guest Dresses to Shop Now

This luxe fabric is perfect for special occasions.
collage of three silk wedding guest dresses
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 22, 2022
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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 Elegant Sleeveless Mulberry Silk Dress in Navy Blue

LilySilk elegant navy silk dress for wedding guests with cap sleeves and tie waist

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 mock neckline, short cap sleeves and versatile sash belt all bring a stylish element to the glossy silhouette. Choose from three beautiful colorways: Navy Blue, Black and Claret Red.

2. Reformation Frankie Silk Dress Es in Buena

Reformation plus-size silk maxi wedding guest dress in green and white floral print

This plus-size silk maxi dress (also available in petite and standard sizes) will look beautiful among the flowers and greenery at a garden wedding. The slim-fitting dress is complemented by thin spaghetti straps, a straight neckline and a center back slit. Pair yours with espadrilles or block-heel sandals so you can move across the lawn with ease.

3. Zimmermann Silk Drape Dress in Jade

Zimmermann silk wrap wedding guest dress with ruched long sleeves and mock neck

Show off your legs in this sophisticated silk wrap wedding guest dress. We adore the ruched long sleeves, mock neckline and rich emerald color for fall or winter 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 Carmela

Reformation yellow and blue floral strapless silk wedding guest dress for summer

This blue, green and yellow floral 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. Coyan Pia Dress in Black

Coyan black-tie silk wedding guest dress with elegant maxi skirt

This black-tie-appropriate silk wedding guest dress, available in sizes 0 to 24, exudes elegance. Thanks to the adjustable tie belt, you can create two different looks with one dress: a cinched, fitted look or flowy, loose one. It has pretty cap sleeves and a customizable side slit, so get ready to rock a dazzling pair of heels.

6. Reformation Daytona Silk Dress Es in Electra

Reformation silk midi wedding guest dress with vibrant orange design

We're swooning over the vibrant floral design on this orange silk midi wedding guest dress. The silky silhouette is complemented by a plunging neckline, chunky shoulder straps and elegant ruching at the bust. It's a beautiful piece to wear at a daytime formal event or cocktail-required party.

7. Cortana + NET SUSTAIN Cuco One-Shoulder Draped Printed Silk-Blend Crepon Midi Dress in Brown

Cortana brown midi-length silk dress for wedding guests with one-shoulder cap sleeve

You'll stun from every angle in this brown midi-length silk dress for wedding guests. The chic asymmetrical neckline, ruched bodice and uniquely dyed fabric make this dress a head-turning style.

8. Eileen Fisher Silk Georgette Crepe Wrap Dress in Black

Eileen Fisher black silk wrap dress for wedding guests

We're drawn to the timeless silhouette of this silk wrap dress for wedding guests. The versatile piece—available in sizes PP to 3X—is elevated with a refined V-neck, three-quarter sleeves and a wrap front closure with side ties. The black color—paired with shimmery jewelry—is perfect for special occasions.

9. Reformation Devora Silk Dress in Artichoke

Reformation silk wedding guest dress with slim shoulder straps, cowl neckline and maxi skirt

Sultry and glam, this silk wedding guest dress features slim shoulder straps, a cowl neckline and a maxi-length skirt. Available in solid green or a blue floral pattern, you can easily wear this dress in any season. We love it styled with simple stilettos and a metallic clutch.

10. Anthropologie Silk Halter Midi Dress in Purple Motif

Anthropologie floral silk wedding guest dress for daytime weddings

If you're not afraid of a bold print, then this cheerful silk wedding guest dress is for you. The pretty midi—available in standard, petite and plus sizes—has an adjustable halter 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 Midnight Black

Silk Maison black silk dress for wedding guests with halter neckline and flowy silhouette

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

12. Banana Republic Dreamer Silk Dress in Cargo Green

Banana Republic glossy silk slip dress for wedding guests for minimalists

Calling all minimalists: You'll love the versatility and simplicity of this silk slip dress for wedding guests. The semi-fitted dress is cut on the bias for a beautiful draped effect, while the glossy silk charmeuse fabric is washable (how convenient!). Best of all, you can dress it up or down depending on the wedding dress code. Choose from petite, tall and standard sizes to find the right fit.

13. Silk Roads by Adriana Iglesias Esther Long Dress in Sea Blue

Silk Roads by Adrianna Iglesias light blue silk wedding guest dress with draped neckline

This dreamy light blue hue lends itself nicely to a spring or summer function. The ribbon-tied halter straps, deep V-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. Maree Pour Toi Plus Floral Burnout Silk Wrap Dress in Blue

Maree Pour Toi plus-size silk wedding guest dress with blue floral print

If you're jetting off to a tropical destination wedding, this floral silk wedding guest dress is a winner. The short, flutter hem is perfect for warmer climates, while the beautiful botanical pattern is festive and celebratory. Other standout details include the crossover V-neckline, three-quarter sleeves and stylish wrap front.

15. Reformation Nicola Dress in Praline

Reformation silk midi dress for wedding guests with elegant long sleeves and flowy midi skirt

The pink earthy tone of this silk midi dress will feel right at home at a rustic fall function. The fitted bodice accentuates your waist, while the flowy A-line skirt with a side slit makes dancing a breeze. The buttons down the bodice and skirt are also a super-cute touch you'll appreciate.

16. Prabal Gurung Jackie Knot Front Dress in Black Floral

Prabal Gurung stunning silk gown for wedding guests with twisted neckline

Want to rent a stunning silk dress for half the retail price? Consider this luxurious paisley floral number with a twisted V-neck and flowy short sleeves.

17. Reformation Scottie Silk Dress in Lemon Lily

Reformation classic silk midi dress for wedding guests in bright yellow

Heading to a beach wedding? We love this classic silk midi dress for a ceremony on the sand. Highlights include the cute cap sleeves, keyhole V-neckline and adjustable tie in the back. The vibrant yellow hue will look beautiful against the seaside scenery.

18. Emilia George Maternity Floral Stretch Silk Sheath Dress in Pink

Neiman Marcus silk maternity wedding guest dress with breastfeeding accessibility

This silk maternity wedding guest dress is stylish and practical for moms or moms-to-be. It's made from comfortable stretch silk and has convenient breastfeeding accessibility that seamlessly blends into the frock's silhouette. And we can't deny that the allover floral 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

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. Emilia George Maternity The Selina Printed High-Low Dress in Luxe Zebra

Neiman Marcus silk maternity dress with colorful zebra print

Here's another silk maternity dress that's supremely stylish. This faux-wrap dress has a fun high-low hemline and a flirty animal-print pattern. It's cut from breathable, stretchy silk that has an elegant draping effect, while the V-neckline allows for easy nursing or pumping access.

21. Roy G. Geode Tie-Dye Silk Slip Dress in Aura

Roy G. psychedelic silk slip dress for casual wedding attire

This psychedelic silk slip dress is a funky and fun option for casual wedding attire. It features a mesmerizing tie-dye print that's giving serious '90s vibes. Accessorize with minimalist jewelry and a colorful pair of mules.

22. Saloni Isa Mock-Neck Floral Print Silk Midi Dress in Kiku Peri

Saloni Isa blue floral silk wedding guest dress with long sleeves and ruffle accents

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

23. Reformation Marixa Silk Dress in Verdigris

tea-length silk wedding guest dress from Reformation

Equal parts classy and stylish, this tea-length silk wedding guest dress from Reformation is a gorgeous piece for special occasions. With a unique and adjustable beaded halter top, ruched neckline and low open back, you'll be one to watch in this unforgettable style.

24. Milly Electra Stretch Silk Slip Dress in Beach Blue

Milly minimalist silk slip dress for wedding guests with asymmetrical neckline and ruched bodice

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 crisscross back straps, asymmetrical neckline and ruched bodice add 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. Veronica Beard Virginia Tiered One-Shoulder Dress in Yellow

Bergdorf Goodman yellow floral silk wedding guest dress with one-shoulder sleeve and ruffled maxi skirt

Summer weddings call for brighter colors and bolder patterns—and this one-shoulder, puff-sleeve, cotton-silk maxi dress certainly fits the bill. Style the eye-catching yellow floral design with dangling earrings, nude pumps and a chic clutch for a fashion-forward wedding guest look.

26. Reformation Alaine Silk Dress Es in Avocado

Reformation short wrap silk wedding guest dress with silky long sleeves

What about this short wrap dress? The unique avocado-green color is a foolproof pick for a beach or summer bash. Silky long sleeves, a collared neckline and a faux wrap skirt complete this cool design.

27. Badgley Mischka Water Lilies Maxi Dress in Blue Floral

Badgley Mischka blue floral silk maxi dress for wedding guests

Check out this beautiful blue and purple gown. The halter neckline, flowy chiffon skirt and dreamy watercolor floral pattern are a winning combination that's sure impress. Best of all, this designer silk maxi starts at just $73 for a four-day rental. You can't go wrong.

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