The 50 Best Spring Wedding Guest Dresses of 2023

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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 Jan 13, 2023
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You're probably well aware that weddings are fully back to normal in 2023—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. If you're headed to a spring wedding and aren't sure what to wear, you've come to the right place. Below, we're breaking down exactly what to wear to a spring wedding, along with the 2023 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 stylish and cute spring dresses for wedding guests for every style and budget.

In this article:

What to Wear to a Spring Wedding in 2023

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, either. Jewel tones, classic LBDs and slightly thicker materials are just as appropriate in the form of spring wedding guest dresses (especially in late March and April). Ultimately, the world of wedding guest attire is your oyster. Just make sure to follow the recommended wedding dress code and skip the white (unless the couple asks otherwise), and you'll be ready to celebrate!

Spring Wedding Guest Attire Tips

  • 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. Thanks to the transitional season of spring, you can totally rock wedding guest dresses with sleeves. From elbow-length to three-quarter to full-length, the choice is yours. Plus, they're the epitome of elegance.

The Top Spring Wedding Guest Dress Trends of 2023

Wondering what's popular in spring wedding guest fashion this year? We're channeling our expertise and sharing the top trends you'll definitely see this season (and even this summer, too).

  • Slip dresses: Versatility, coupled with the emergence of '90s nostalgia, means that slip dresses will continue to make waves in 2023. Another reason why slips will be popular? They can be dressed up or down with accessories depending on the formality of the event, making them a go-to option for guests.
  • Whimsical silhouettes: Thanks to shows like TV Bridgerton and the fascination with royals (hello regencycore), ethereal elements like ruffles, tiers, puffed sleeves, flutter sleeves, bows and more will continue to be popular this spring.
  • Floral dresses: There's no better time than a spring wedding to sport a romantic floral dress. Go bold with vibrant, oversized blooms, subtle with micro-prints in pastel colors or out-of-the-box with a dark print. You really can't go wrong this time of year.
  • Barbiecore: Barbie's style is taking over wedding fashion—and we expect more guests to dress in hot pink hues (where the dress code allows, of course). Viva Magenta also happens to be the Pantone color of the year for 2023. Other popular elements of barbiecore? Think oversized bows, statement-making dresses, structured silhouettes—basically anything that feels over the top.

Now that you're in the know about what's trending in 2023 wedding guest fashion, it's time to shop 'til you drop! Keep reading for our favorite spring wedding guest dresses for formal, cocktail, semi-formal and casual attire.

Formal and Cocktail Spring Wedding Guest Dresses

Formal weddings call for elevated evening wear, so whether your event calls for black-tie, black-tie optional or formal, your outfit needs to follow suit. From floor-length dresses to elevated cocktail attire, these elegant and modern wedding guest dresses fit the bill for spring weather.

Reformation Frankie Silk Dress Es in Buena

floral vibrant green spring wedding guest dress in standard and plus sizes

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 is available in standard and extended sizes. We're obsessed with the angular square neckline, which is juxtaposed with a vibrant green botanical print.

Size range: 14-24

ASTR The Label Gaia Floral Midi Dress in Mustard Floral

floral spring wedding guest dress with cowl neckline

Fashionistas, you've met your match. This Instagram-worthy spring wedding guest dress is ideal for a garden party or a rooftop soirée, thanks to its romantic botanical print and mesmerizing cowl neckline. Add statement earrings, strappy heels and an embellished clutch to complete the look.

Size range: XS-XL

By Anthropologie Ruched Sweetheart Dress in Slate

blue wedding guest dress for spring formal or cocktail attire

You'll be dressed to impress in this spring-worthy wedding guest dress for formal or cocktail attire. Standout features include the ruched straps and subtle slit on the midi skirt. Best of all, it's available in plus, petite and standard sizes.

Size range: Standard XXS-XL, Petite XXS-XL, Plus 1X-3X

Sachin & Babi Jenny Gown in Washed Indigo

dark blue long-sleeve black-tie wedding guest dress for spring weddings

In a sea of pastels and floral prints, you'll stand out in this dark blue stunner. While satin is an effortlessly elegant fabric choice, this black-tie wedding guest dress is perfect for formal affairs, thanks to the graceful long sleeves and floor-length maxi skirt.

Size range: 0-14

Baltic Born Marseille Embossed Maxi Dress in Blue

Free spirits will love this boho spring wedding guest dress, which has a unique Blue color and intricate vine detailing throughout the entire silhouette. Dress it up with gold jewelry and heeled sandals, or dress it down with a wide-brimmed hat and your favorite denim jacket.

Size range: XS

Vince Cowl Halter Neck Satin Slipdress

Who says glamour is just for the bride? This formal spring wedding guest dress is a lovely choice for upscale functions. Simply add statement earrings and sparkly accessories to make your outfit luminous from all angles.

Size range: XXS-XL

For Love & Lemons Miriam Maxi Dress in Pink

maximalist pink spring wedding guest dress with structured sleeves and full skirt

For Love & Lemons is synonymous with florals, embellishments and puff sleeves—in essence, everything that makes a standout spring wedding guest dress. With striking structured sleeves, a floor-sweeping skirt (with pockets!) and bow detail, this Pink gown is getting the maximalist treatment.

Size range: XXS-XL

Ivy City Co. Cloud Nine Dress in Powder Blue

ethereal spring wedding guest dress with ruffled sleeves and tulle skirt

This ethereal spring wedding guest dress is the embodiment of the season, thanks to the soft blue pattern, ruffle sleeves and tulle skirt. Trust us: You are bound to rewear this beautiful pick throughout the wedding season.

Size range: XXS-3X

Petal & Pup Sasha Dress in Black

chic black midi wedding guest dress for formal and cocktail spring attire

Effortlessly chic, this black midi dress could work for both cocktail and formal functions. Stylish features include the sleek halter neckline and a thigh-high split on the skirt—so make sure to show off glittering pair of stilettos or pumps. Bonus: Use our code "PETALXKNOT" to receive 10% off your purchase.

Size range: 0-12

Jenny Yoo Issa Velvet Dress in Sage

velvet off-the-shoulder spring dress for wedding guests in sage

You don't have to count out velvet just yet—especially if you're attending an early spring wedding. The gorgeous Sage hue, combined with the off-the-shoulder neckline, makes this March wedding guest dress feel romantic and entirely spring-worthy.

Size range: 0-26

Reformation Petites Marguerite Silk Dress in Palm Green

bright green formal spring wedding guest dress

If muted colors aren't your style, perhaps this formal spring wedding guest dress is a better fit. With a bright green color palette, this vibrant dress is a great option for a May wedding. And, with delicate tie straps, a faux wrap skirt and a smocked back, it's a fashion-forward pick.

Size range: 0P-12P

elle zeitoune Charles One Shoulder Gown

If you don't want to splurge on an expensive spring formal wedding guest dress, try renting a gown, instead. One beautiful example is this breathtaking one-shoulder dress, which retails at $410. You can rent it starting at $69 for a four-day rental. Now, that's a good deal.

Size range: XS-L

ASOS DESIGN Curve Pleated Maxi Dress in Yellow Floral

daytime formal wedding guest dress with yellow and pink floral print and long sleeves

Wondering what to wear to an April wedding? We could see this yellow floral number stunning against any backdrop—especially outdoor venues. The long sleeves will keep you warm, while the adjustable crisscross back and tie-keyhole back are cute touches.

Size range: 12-26

Lulus Heavenly Hues Maxi Dress in Blush

blush spring wedding guest dress with plunge neckline and maxi skirt

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

Size range: XXS-XL

Abercrombie & Fitch Cowl Neck Maxi Dress in Green

cowl-neck formal dress for spring wedding guests in a bright Green hue

Cowl necklines are one of our favorite styles, and we're really digging this formal dress in a bright Green hue. The strappy cowl neck creates a visual appearance that elevates the typical slip dress silhouette that will continue to be popular in 2023.

Size range: XXS-XL

Kiyonna Embroidered Elegance Evening Gown in Onyx

black floral-print spring wedding guest dress in plus sizes

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 flutter sleeves to the embroidered botanical print. And, with a full skirt like this, you'll never want to leave the dance floor once the party starts.

Size range: 10-32

Sydney Straight Neck Slip Maxi Dress in Yellow

yellow silky wedding guest dress for spring and summer weddings

If you're just as obsessed with Kate Hudson's yellow dress in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days as we are, there's no better time than May to try out a similar fit. From the captivating Yellow shade to the silky silhouette—Andie Anderson would most certainly approve.

Size range: XXS-3XL

Adrianna Papell Plus-Size Floral Printed Jumpsuit in Black Multi

floral satin wedding guest jumpsuit for spring wedding attire

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

Size range: 0-26

SuitShop Women's Tuxedo in Navy

formal navy pantsuit for sleek spring wedding guest outfit

Another formal dress alternative to consider? A navy tuxedo (or a pantsuit) that feels powerful and sleek. This reimagined tuxedo from SuitShop has a refined appearance with a shawl lapel, single-button closure and matching tailored pants.

Size range: 00-24

Jenny Yoo Ryland Velvet Maxi Dress in Sage

long-sleeve velvet wedding guest dress for spring in sage

Don't count velvet out just yet. While velvet fabric is synonymous with fall and winter functions, it's perfectly appropriate to rock a velvet wedding guest dress for spring—especially in the early months when the weather's still chilly.

Size range: 0-26

JessaKae Aspen Dress in Slate Blue

whimsical blue tiered wedding guest dress for spring with embellished waistband

You'll get tons of compliments in this whimsy wedding guest dress, available in sizes XS to 6X. The dramatic tiered ruffled skirt will make you stand out for all the right reasons. Plus, crystal embellishments on the waist make this exceptionally dressy for spring formal wedding attire.

Size range: XXS-6X

Ieena for Mac Duggal Long-Sleeve Cutout Gown in Black

black formal or black-tie wedding guest dress with long sleeves and stomach cutouts

For those who aren't ready to commit to a two-piece, consider a dress that mimics the style with a cutout in the front. This elegant rental gown has polished long sleeves and a maxi skirt that's beyond fitting for formal attire. The standout detail, though, is a midriff-baring cutout just below the bust.

Size range: 2-16

ASOS DESIGN Tall Corset Detail Pleated Tiered Maxi Dress in Dusty Blue

tall-friendly spring wedding guest maxi dress in light blue

There's no better season to sport this lovely Dusty Blue hue. If you're all about whimsical details, this tall-friendly pleated maxi dress, with a corseted bodice, ruffle straps and a tiered skirt, screams springtime.

Size range: 0-16

Sugarlips Zola Floral Burnout Gemini Hi-Low Wrap Dress Curve in Cherry

You might associate jewel-tone dresses with fall weddings, but we're here to make the case for spring too. This sleek cherry wrap dress has long balloon sleeves, but we particularly love the ruffle details down the maxi skirt.

Size range: XS-3X

V. Chapman Lily Dress in Rose Dust

pink ruffled wedding guest dress with slim shoulder straps for spring weddings

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.

Size range: 0-14

Semi-Formal and 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. To help you navigate this tricky style etiquette, we've rounded up the best semi-formal and casual spring wedding guest dresses for the season.

Sugarlips La Rochelle Balloon Sleeve Derby Dress Curve in Pink-Blue-Yell

Colorful blooms cover this casual spring wedding guest dress, which also has three-quarter balloon sleeves and a fit-and-flare silhouette. If you're stuck on what to wear to a May or early June wedding, this is a foolproof pick. Bonus: This style is available in both plus and standard options.

Size range: XS-3X

Amalie The Label Lytina Puff-Sleeve Open Back Maxi Dress in Chieti Check Blue

blue checkered maxi with puffed sleeves and maxi skirt for spring wedding guest semi-formal attire

If pretty patterns are your thing, this blue checkered maxi is an inventive alternative to a classic floral print dress. From the puffed long sleeves to the delicate bow detail on the back, we're quite obsessed with this dreamy style.

Size range: 0-16

ELOQUII Cross Front Flutter Sleeve Dress in Heirloom Lilac

plus-size pastel spring wedding guest dress with short sleeves

We can't think of a better time to embrace pastels than for spring weddings. The tie waist adds an eye-catching element to this knee-length number, while the flutter sleeves are another beautiful touch.

Size range: 14-32

Faithfull the Brand Bellavista Midi Dress Careyes in Floral Blue

puffed-sleeve wedding guest midi dress with blue floral print

As you can tell, we're obsessed with florals for spring weddings—and this puffed-sleeve wedding guest midi dress is no exception. Pair it with a denim jacket and platform sandals for a casual wedding later in the season.

Size range: XS-XXL

City Chic Flirty Tier Maxi Dress in Magenta

When in doubt, you simply can't go wrong with a wrap (or faux wrap) dress for a spring wedding. This plus-size number is packed with lovely details, including the short flutter sleeves, V-neckline and removable self-tie waist belt—which adds further dimension to the silhouette.

Size range: 12-24

Banana Republic Factory Midi Slip Dress in Surplus

simple spring wedding guest dress in dark green

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 cowl-neck midi. Not only is it easy to dress up or down, but it's also a closet must-have. (In other words, there's no doubt you'll get plenty of use out of this postwedding.)

Size range: Regular XXS-XXL, Petite XXS-XL, Tall XXS-XXL

Hello Molly Secret Style Midi Dress in Pink

hot pink one-shoulder spring wedding guest dress covered in bright pink floral lace

Covered in intricate floral lace, this spectacular pink stunner is one that will have people talking (in the best way). Trendy details include the one-shoulder neckline, sheer long sleeve and midi skirt accented with a side slit. Style it with hot pink shoes to channel barbiecore to the fullest.

Size range: XS-XL

ASOS DESIGN Maternity Satin Flared-Sleeve Mini Dress with Tie Waist in Bright Blue

soft blue maternity wedding guest dress for spring

For a maternity option for new moms or moms-to-be, this soft blue satin dress is one of our all-time faves. With a V-neckline, flared long sleeves and a tie waist, what's not to love? Plus, the price is right for frequent wedding guests.

Size range: 0-16

Reformation Tagliatelle Linen Dress in Black

semi-formal black linen dress for spring wedding guest attire

When choosing what to wear to a May wedding, especially if temperatures might rival those of the summertime, the fabric is everything. We love this linen dress, which is not only breathable and lightweight but is super on-trend, thanks to the corseted bodice and scalloped touches.

Size range: 0-12

The Somerset Collection by Anthropologie The Somerset Maxi Dress in Sapphire

watercolor-inspired cotton maxi dress for late spring weddings

For a gown that doubles as wearable art, we present this watercolor-esque cotton maxi. This style was actually dubbed the brand's "bestselling, best-reviewed dress, ever." It starts with a V-neck then flows into a smocked waist and a maxi silhouette. And of course, that vibrant print takes our breath away.

Size range: Standard XXS-XL, Petite XXS-XL, Plus 1X-3X

Abercrombie & Fitch Wrap-Front Blazer Dress in Light Blue

Get ready to turn heads in this fashion-forward blue mini blazer. Available in petite, tall and standard sizes, we love it paired with statement jewelry, floral mules and a pearl-studded clutch to up the romance for spring weddings.

Size range: Standard XXS-XL, Petite XXS-XL, Tall XXS-XL

Hello Molly Whisper To My Heart Midi Dress in Blue

printed blue spring wedding guest dress with adjustable straps and open back

April showers bring...this flowered dress. Rain or shine, you'll look effortlessly trendy in this printed blue spring wedding guest dress, which is completed with adjustable shoulder straps, an open back and a midi-length skirt.

Size range: XS-XL

Midi Mesh Off-Shoulder Peasant Dress

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 spring wedding guest dress that's under $100. The vibrant floral print with pops of coral, pink, and blue is ideal for a semi-formal affair.

Size range: M-6X

Lulus Regal Radiance Tulle Bustier Midi Dress in Navy Blue

Navy spring wedding guest dress with corset bodice and flutter sleeves

In keeping with the season's top trends, this Navy Blue Swiss-dot-covered midi dress boasts off-the-shoulder flutter sleeves and a bustier-style bodice. No doubt, it's a fashionable pick for a daytime semi-formal or casual wedding.

Size range: XS-XL

Abercrombie & Fitch Long-Sleeve Hardware Midi Sweater Dress in Berry

plus-size berry sweater wedding guest dress for chilly spring weddings

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 dress. This one comes in two beautiful hues: Berry or Black.

Size range: Standard XXS-XL, Petite XXS-XL, Tall XXS-XL

Extro & Vert Premium Cami Mini Dress in Blue Fringe

Here on the fashion team, we love a good fringe detail. This vibrant frock is covered with them, from the bust all the way down to the mini skirt (which, not to mention, would be incredible to dance in). Style your outfit with gold accessories, a shiny pair of stilettos and an embellished purse.

Size range: 2-12

Saylor Clark Fiji Floral Mini Dress

Heading to a destination wedding this spring? We've got you covered with a frock that feels tropical and celebratory. We also have to call out the fun halter straps, cute neckline, and mini skirt. The best part? You can totally rewear this outfit to beach events all summer long.

Size range: XS-M

Showpo Tryicia Long-Sleeve Tie-Front Cutout Midi Dress in Sage

lightweight midi wrap dress for spring wedding guests in sage

Easy, breezy and beautiful, this lightweight midi has a deep V-neckline, long balloon sleeves with elastic cuffs and a thigh-high split. But the best part is the tie-wrap bodice that adds a stylish edge to the understated front.

Size range: 0-16

Selkie The Puff Dress in Chalk Dust Floral

puff-sleeve mini floral wedding guest dress with statement sheer sleeves

Love a statement sleeve? You'll be mesmerized by this puff-sleeve mini, which has a full organza skirt and oversized sheer sleeves. Plus, the sultry floral print is a lovely choice for a spring celebration.

Size range: XXS-6X

Petal & Pup Ailani Dress in Yellow

Spring is a great opportunity to break out a yellow dress. With a round neckline, short sleeves and flirty cutout detail, this May spring wedding guest dress deserves a spot in your wedding guest dress rotation.

Size range: XS-XL

Showpo Waiting So Long Dress in Pink Floral

vibrant pink floral casual spring wedding guest dress

For a laid-back spring wedding in a rustic barn or a backyard, consider this casual spring wedding guest dress. The vibrant pink floral print will mimic the pretty blooms around you.

Size range: 0-16

Lulus Fabulous Encounters Satin Long-Sleeve Midi Dress in Black

Lulus little black spring wedding guest dress with long sleeves

Trust us: A little black dress never goes out of style, regardless of the season. This elevated black satin midi is completed with a square neck, princess-seamed bodice and long sleeves.

Size range: XS-XL

Reformation Nadira Dress

This spring wedding guest dress was made for lush, garden settings. Printed florals span the refined frock, from the tie straps to the flowy skirt. If you're looking for an unforgettable semi-formal spring wedding guest dress that leans on the dressier side, consider it this.

Size range: 0-12

ASOS DESIGN Tiered Chiffon Halter Neck Midi Dress with Cutout and Ruffle Detail in Lilac

pastel spring wedding guest dress with ruffles

There's no such thing as too many ruffles in our book. This ultra-flirty maxi boasts a plunge neckline, a tie front and stomach cutouts. Accessorize with mules or heeled sandals and a woven clutch for an outdoor soirée.

Size range: 0-14

ELOQUII Twisted Shoulder Sheath Dress in Black

simple black spring wedding guest sheath dress for semi-formal or casual spring weddings

In terms of finding a versatile spring wedding guest dress that prioritizes wearability, simple sheaths are an excellent choice. You could wear this black wedding guest dress to a spring semi-formal wedding, then dress it up or down with accessories for other events. We call that a win-win.

Size range: 14-28

Sarah Hanlon contributed to the reporting of this article.


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