The 45 Best Spring Wedding Guest Dresses of 2022

Plus, fool-proof tips on how to style a look when the weather is downright unpredictable.
Spring wedding guest dresses
sarah hanlon associate editor the knot
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Sarah Hanlon
sarah hanlon associate editor the knot
Sarah Hanlon
Associate Editor
  • Sarah is an Associate Digital Editor for The Knot, with special focuses in fashion, pop culture and wedding trends.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Sarah was a contributing writer for Bravo at NBC Universal.
  • Sarah has a degree in journalism and resides in New York City.
Updated Jan 13, 2022
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You're probably well aware that 2022 is predicted to be the year of the wedding boom—and there's a good chance your calendar is already filling up with invites. As a guest, choosing what to wear to a wedding is one of your most important tasks leading up to the big day. (That is, behind RSVP-ing in time and picking an awesome gift for the to-be-weds.) If you're headed to a spring wedding and aren't sure what to wear, you've come to the right place. Here, we're sharing our favorite spring wedding guest dresses for every budget and style. Below, we break down exactly what to wear to a spring wedding, along with the trends we're most excited to see lining ceremony aisles. And, to make your life as easy as can be, we've curated a list of 45 styles you can buy right now.

What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

Pastel shades and floral prints will always make us think of spring, so when choosing what to wear to a spring wedding you can't go wrong with either. But don't be afraid to think outside the box too. (After all, Miranda Priestly would want you to.) Jewel tones, classic LBDs and slightly thicker materials are just as appropriate in the form of spring wedding guest dresses. Ultimately, the world of wedding guest attire is your oyster. Just keep your wedding guest dresses for spring an appropriate length—fingertip-length at the shortest—and skip the white (unless the couple asks otherwise), and you'll be ready to celebrate.

The Top Spring Wedding Guest Dress Trends

Wondering what the best spring wedding guest fashion trends of 2022 will be? The Knot's Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor Shelley Brown shares what to look for this season:

  • Midi dresses. "This versatile silhouette gives you the best of both worlds: it's flirtier than a traditional floor-length gown but more formal than a short dress."
  • Two-piece sets. "If you aren't a dress or a jumpsuit person, mix it up with a two-piece set. Whether you opt for a skirt or pants, matching separates are a polished way to break from more expected wedding guest attire."
  • Jumpsuits. "No dress? No problem. A tailored jumpsuit is formal enough to work for even a black-tie dress code, but comfortable enough to allow you to tear it up on the dance floor."
  • Floral dresses. "There's no better time than a spring wedding to sport a romantic floral dress. Go bold with vibrant, oversized blooms or more subtle with micro-prints in pastel colors—you can't go wrong either way."
  • Ruffles. "Weddings are back and so are maximalist trends like ruffles. This romantic detail adds fashion-forward flair to even the most basic silhouette."

Spring Wedding Guest Attire Tips

While spring is a gorgeous season, it can be a gamble weather-wise. There are, of course, the famous April showers, and temperatures are often stuck in the gray area between cool and comfortable, but not exactly beach wedding attire weather. So, how should you stay warm during a spring wedding?

  • Pack a shawl. You might be dying to wear your favorite summer cocktail dress, and that's fine. Just accessorize it with a warm shawl that you can drape around your shoulders, especially if any part of the wedding is outside.
  • Grab a statement coat. Sometimes, an outfit is all about the coat. If you'll be celebrating outdoors, opt for a simple spring wedding guest dress and up the wow factor in the form of a patterned or colorful coat to complete your look.
  • Pump it up. Spring sandals and strappy heels are adorable, but they won't keep your toes warm at a chilly garden wedding. Instead, stick to a pump or slingback that covers most of your foot. Odds are, they'll also be easier to dance in. Plus, if those spring showers roll through, you'll be set on that front too.
  • Rock a sleeve. As you may recall, Kate Middleton got married in April, and do you remember what her Alexander McQueen dress featured? Sleeves. Unlined lace sleeves like the duchess' will add a touch of warmth to your ensemble without overheating you. Plus, they're the epitome of elegance.

Now, it's time to shop. Choose from our list of spring wedding guest dress types below:

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Formal Spring Wedding Guest Dresses

Formal weddings call for elevated eveningwear, so whether your event is black-tie, black-tie optional or formal, your outfit needs to follow suit. From floor-length dresses to elevated cocktail attire, these wedding guest outfits certainly fit the dress code. Shop our favorite formal spring wedding guest dresses here.

Lulus I'm All Yours Ruffle Maxi Dress

Chiffon blue maxi spring wedding guest dress with ruffle sleeves and plunging neck

Your wedding season wardrobe isn't complete without a versatile maxi like this one. With a plunging neckline, a flattering tie waist and an easy flowy skirt, this party dress is simply perfect for spring nuptials.

Abercrombie & Fitch Strappy Cowl Neck Cami and Maxi Skirt

Yellow two-piece spring wedding guest matching set

Two pieces are all the rage this spring, and we love this formal set in a bright yellow hue. The strappy cowl neck top creates a visual appearance that elevates the typical slip dress silhouette that's become a guest favorite. Don't forget to buy the matching skirt too!

Petal & Pup Hadyn Dress

Green and white print spring wedding guest wrap dress

This ethereal dress is the embodiment of springtime thanks to its light green pattern and tiered ruffle skirt. Plus, with a flattering tie waist and comfortable mid-length sleeves, you'll want to re-wear this pick throughout wedding season.

ELOQUII Satin Strong Shoulder Dress

Blue satin plus size spring wedding guest dress with long sleeves

In a sea of pastels and floral prints, you'll stand out in this jewel-tone stunner. While satin is an effortlessly elegant fabric choice, this dress is perfect for formal spring weddings thanks to the trendy cuffed sleeves and structured shoulders.

Hello Molly Kiss the Girl Midi Dress

Light blue sleeveless spring wedding guest dress with full tulle skirt

Fashionistas, you've met your match. This Instagram-worthy spring wedding guest dress is ideal for a garden party or a romantic soirée thanks to its whimsical tulle skirt and plunging halter top. Add sparkling metallic accessories to really make your outfit one to remember.

Selkie The Ritz Dress

Pastel green spring wedding guest dress with pink floral print and puff sleeves

Can't get enough of the cottagecore trend? We feel you, which is why this puff-sleeve maxi is on our list of favorite spring wedding guest dresses this year. With a bustier-style bodice and ruffled bottom hemline, everyone will be asking you where you got this look.

Reformation Hilda Dress

Neutral long sleeve spring wedding guest dress with floral print and square neckline

Florals for spring aren't necessarily groundbreaking, but there's no better time of year to rock a lovely flowered frock. Enter, this floral dress from Reformation. We love the angular square neckline, which is juxtaposed with a soft, oversized flower print. The long sleeves are especially fitting for a March wedding that falls right in the middle of the season.

Sachin & Babi Melody Dress

Emerald green satin spring wedding guest dress with twist bust and balloon long sleeves

You might associate jewel-tone dresses with fall weddings, but we're here to make the case for spring too. This sleek emerald midi has a twisted ruched bust with cuffed balloon sleeves, but we particularly love the open back too.

V. Chapman Lily Dress

Fitted pastel green spring wedding guest dress with ruffled panels

Spring cocktail dresses for weddings don't have to be stiff and uncomfortable. The unique fabric of this stretchy ruffled midi will accentuate your curves in all the right places. Plus, tiered ruffles and a smocked bodice make this an exceptionally trendy option.

Adrianna Papell Floral Chiffon Tiered Dress

Long sleeve plus size spring wedding guest dress with blue floral print

Who says something blue is just for the bride? This size-inclusive chiffon maxi is a lovely choice for spring wedding attire—just add your favorite metallic heels and jewelry to make your outfit luminous from all angles.

Petal & Pup Minka Dress

Satin floral print spring wedding guest dress with tie front and cutout

For those who aren't ready to commit to a two-piece, consider instead a dress that mimics the style with a cutout in the front. This slinky sheath dress has a shiny finish and all-over floral pattern that's beyond fitting for spring wedding guest attire. The standout detail, though, is a midriff-baring cutout just below the tie bust.

Lulus Lost in the Moment Maxi Dress

Olive green chiffon short sleeve spring wedding guest maxi dress

When you're not sure what kind of dress to wear to a spring wedding, you can't go wrong with a short-sleeve maxi. This light green number has a surplice bodice framed by sheer short sleeves, which leads into a full maxi skirt with a flirty front slit.

LoveShackFancy Burnley Maxi Dress

Lavender maxi spring wedding guest dress with smocked bodice

LoveShackFancy is synonymous with florals, bows, ruffles and pastels—in essence, everything that makes a classic spring wedding guest dress. This effortless maxi is full of movement thanks to its empire skirt, and the smocked bodice extends to flutter sleeves that can be styled on or off the shoulder.

For Love and Lemons Strapless Tiered Ruffle Gown

Hot pink strapless spring wedding guest dress with tiered ruffle skirt and bodice cutout

If muted colors aren't your style, perhaps this formal spring wedding guest dress is a better fit. With a bright pink color palette, this bright dress is a great option for a May wedding. And, with a front cutout and tiered skirt, it boasts two of the season's hottest trends.

Waterlily Maxi Dress

Boho mauve spring wedding guest dress with embroidery and ruffles

Free spirits will love this boho spring wedding guest dress, which has a unique dusty mauve color and intricate detailing on the bodice and around the skirt. Pair it with a wide-brimmed hat and your favorite denim jacket for the ultimate cool-girl look.

Lulus Reinette Midi Dress

Purple plus size spring wedding guest midi dress

Available in a variety of colors, this size-inclusive midi dress would make a versatile addition to your wedding guest capsule wardrobe. The lightly-pleated skirt is uber flattering, and the simple silhouette can easily be dressed up or down depending on the locale. And, if you love the way you feel in this frock, you can definitely repurpose it for summer weddings too.

Reformation Nikita Dress

Black spring wedding guest dress with pink and green floral print

Trust us: This black floral-print spring wedding guest dress is certainly worth the investment. We can't get enough of the attention to detail, from the ruffled neckline to the delicate tie straps. And, with a full skirt like this, you'll never want to leave the dance floor once the party starts.

Hello Molly Slip into the Night Midi Dress

Lavender silky stain cowl neck slip dress with tie straps

There's no better season to sport this lovely lavender hue. If you're all about the '90s-inspired cowl neck slip dress trend, this rendition is a great choice for spring wedding attire.

French Connection Patricia Lace Dress

Black spring wedding guest dress with ruffled lace bodice and long sleeves

A little black dress never goes out of style, regardless of the season. This elevated design features a sophisticated mock neck, along with sheer lace and pleated ruffles on the bodice.

V. Chapman Margherita Dress

Neutral pink floral print spring wedding guest dress with tiered ruffle skirt

This spring wedding guest dress was made for lush, garden settings. Tiers of printed florals fall from a corseted bodice, which has a flattering lace-up back. If you're looking for an unforgettable spring cocktail dress for a wedding, consider it this.

Zimmermann Flounce Cotton-Silk Midi Dress

Multi-color floral print spring wedding guest dress with tiered ruffle skirt and long sleeves

While this formal spring wedding guest dress is certainly a splurge, we're all about treating yourself—especially when the dress is as romantic as this. The color-blocked tiered ruffles will make you stand out for all the right reasons. Plus, seashell appliqués on the waist tie make this exceptionally worthy of a coastal fête.

ASOS DESIGN Satin Jumpsuit

Chartreuse satin spring wedding guest jumpsuit with crossover front

Sometimes, a dress just won't do. Luckily, if you're still not sure what to wear to a spring wedding, a chic jumpsuit is always a great option. This high-shine satin selection has a statement crossover front, but we're all about the unique chartreuse colorway.

Rococo Sand Aine One-Shoulder Dress

Neutral one-sleeve spring wedding guest dress with metallic threading

As an alternative to traditional spring wedding guest attire like pastels or florals, consider this neutral one-shoulder number with metallic threading. To style the look, pair it with corresponding metallic heels and jewelry.

Casual Spring Wedding Guest Dresses

While semi-formal and casual weddings are inherently more laid-back, that doesn't mean you can't get dressed up. In fact, casual wedding attire is a fine balance between relaxed yet still wedding-appropriate. (While you don't need to arrive in a floor-length evening gown, you should still opt for something elevated and dressy.) To help you navigate tricky style etiquette, we've rounded up the best casual spring wedding guest dresses below.

Lulus Dreaming Of You Midi Dress

Mauve short sleeve spring wedding guest dress with ruffles and swiss dots

Swiss dots and crochet lace cover this woven dress, which has a regal ruffled neckline and short sleeves. If you're stuck on what to wear to a May wedding, this is a fool-proof option.

Petal & Pup Apollo Dress

Olive green casual spring wedding guest dress with twist front and cutout

In keeping with the season's top trends, this olive-toned midi dress emulates a two-piece with a front cutout. If green isn't your color, this affordable spring wedding guest dress also comes in shades of pink, black and blue.

H&M V-Neck Dress

Long sleeve casual spring wedding guest dress with red, yellow and blue floral print

There's no rule that says you need to spend a fortune on spring wedding guest attire, especially if your year is already filling up with events. For a casual celebration, opt for this budget-friendly long sleeve mini dress. The bright floral spring dress has vibrant shades of red, yellow and blue, making it a fitting choice for the season.

VICI Collection Satin Balloon Sleeve Dress

Caramel satin long sleeve spring wedding guest dress with mini skirt

Of all the dresses to wear to a spring wedding, this satin stunner is one of our all-time faves. With a high neckline, ruffled skirt and a bow in the back, what's not to love? Plus, the price is right for frequent guests.

Petal & Pup Bambina Dress

Emerald green casual spring wedding guest wrap sweater dress

Just because a wedding is taking place in the springtime doesn't mean you'll be treated to a warm, sunny day in the mid-60s. To play on the safe side—especially if you're deciding what to wear to a March wedding—opt for a cozy sweater wrap dress. It comes in a variety of shades too, from rich emerald green to blush pink.

LoveShackFancy Shanely Mini Dress

Purple and pink floral print casual spring wedding guest dress with ruffles

There's no such thing as too many ruffles in our book. This ultra-flirty mini boasts textured cotton, a figure-flattering smocked bodice, and shimmery gold threading. And if you're the type of guest who loves to coordinate your accessories, you can buy a matching bow headband.

ASOS DESIGN Curve Jumpsuit

Floral print casual spring wedding guest jumpsuit with wrap front

For a laid-back spring wedding in a rustic barn or a backyard, consider this size-inclusive wrap jumpsuit. The delicate floral mircro-print will mimic the pretty blooms around you.

Free People Undone Mini Dress

Light blue chambray spring wedding guest dress with tiered skirt

While chambray is often synonymous with summer, this V-neck midi is definitely suitable for spring weddings. The undone edges juxtapose the tiered skirt and plunging neckline.

H&M Satin Wrap Dress

Loose-fit green spring wedding guest dress with wrap front and heart button

When in doubt, you simply can't go wrong with a wrap dress for a spring wedding. Unlike other form-fitting wraps, this midi is straight-cut, ensuring you'll have plenty of room to breathe all night long. Plus, we'd be remiss not to mention the cute heart-shaped button on the front, which is incredibly appropos for a wedding.

ASOS DESIGN High Neck Midi Dress

Olive green long sleeve chiffon spring wedding guest dress with floral print

For a gown that doubles as wearable art, we present this watercolor-esque chiffon maxi. There's so much to love about this unique spring wedding guest dress, from the high neckline and raglan sleeves to the abstract flower pattern.

ELOQUII Sheer Mini Dress

Lavender plus size spring wedding guest dress with textured flower appliqués

If loud patterns aren't your thing, texture is another way to elevate your spring wedding guest attire. This lavender mini is covered in 3D floral appliqués, making it an inventive alternative to a classic floral print dress.

Anthropologie Elyse Bias Slip Midi Dress

Black bias-cut slip spring wedding guest dress

The '90s called, and they don't want their slip dress back—because it's still popular today. For a no-fuss spring wedding guest dress, go simple in a black bias-cut midi. Not only is it easy to dress up or down, it's a closet must-have. (In other words, there's no doubt you'll get plenty of use out of this LBD.)

Reformation Belgium Dress

Navy blue linen spring wedding guest dress with puff sleeves

When choosing what to wear to a May wedding, especially if temperatures might rival those of the summertime, fabric is everything. We love this linen puff sleeve dress, which is breathable and lightweight, ensuring you won't overheat in unseasonally hot weather.

Hello Molly Fill an Empty Heart Dress

High neck pink floral print spring wedding guest dress with pearl buttons

You may have heard that 2022 is the year of pearlcore, which is why we're obsessed with this pink floral mini—especially because it has delicate pearl buttons down the front. Pair it with a denim jacket and platform sandals for a casual wedding later in the season.

Miss Selfridge Chiffon Midi Dress

Dark floral print long sleeve chiffon spring wedding guest maxi dress

April showers bring...this flowered dress. Rain or shine, you'll look effortlessly trendy in this long sleeve midi, which has a high neck offset by a keyhole back.

Torrid Velvet A-Line Dress

Velvet floral print plus size spring wedding guest dress

When you're not sure what to wear to a March wedding, opt for a look that combines trends for spring and winter weddings. We love this floral-print velvet A-line, which can easily be paired with tights, booties and a dark leather jacket or peacoat.

ASOS DESIGN Curve High Neck Cut-Out Midi Dress

Black floral print spring wedding guest dress with high neckline and cutout

It's all about the neckline of this spring wedding guest dress. A dramatic high neck is met with an angular cutout underneath. Prepare to be showered in compliments if you opt for this floral spring wedding guest dress.

Aje Riviera Puff Sleeve Dress

Ice blue spring wedding guest dress with puff sleeves and full mini skirt

Love a statement sleeve? You'll be mesmerized by this puff-sleeve mini, which has a full organza skirt and ruching details across the bodice. Oh, and the ice blue color palette is a lovely choice for a late spring celebration.

Endless Summer Tastemaker Mini Dress

Slim-fit green spring wedding guest dress with puff sleeves

Trade pastels for peridot with this slim-fit mini dress, which has dropped puff sleeves for added dimension.

Madewell Lightspun Button-Front Mini Dress

Lightweight rust-colored casual spring wedding guest dress with buttons

Easy, breezy and beautiful, this cotton midi has pockets and cute buttons down the front—but the best part is the fabric, which is wrinkle-resistant (AKA a wedding guest's dream come true).

ASTR the Label Twist Bust Midi Dress

Mustard yellow long sleeve casual spring wedding guest dress

Spring is a great opportunity to break out a bright yellow dress, and this is one of our favorites. With a comfy smocked bodice and twist-front bust, this cheerful spring wedding guest dress deserves a spot in your cart.

Torrid Fit & Flare Midi Dress

Electric blue lace plus size spring wedding guest dress with midi skirt

You'll be fully dressed to impress in this electric blue lace frock. Pair it with a black leather jacket, as pictured here, to give it an edgy touch.

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