The 27 Best Places to Buy Wedding Guest Dresses in 2024

These wedding guest dress stores have got you covered.
Group of wedding guests in Watters wedding guest dresses.
Photo: Watters
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Lauren Whalley
Fashion Editor, Beauty & Inclusivity
  • Lauren writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a specialty in fashion, beauty and size inclusivity.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Lauren worked in wedding editorial for Brides, Style Me Pretty and Enaura Bridal.
  • Lauren studied public relations and advertising at the University of Central Florida.
Updated Oct 24, 2023
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Is your calendar filled with weddings this year? It's time to choose a celebratory outfit for the exciting occasion. Whether your wedding dress code is black tie, casual or anything in between, it's important to consider the couple's requested formality when choosing what to wear as a wedding guest, as well as the venue and season. But with so many retailers out there, you might be wondering where to buy dresses for wedding guests—or at least where to begin.

Maybe you're searching for wedding guest dresses by season (check out our detailed guides for fall, winter, spring, and summer), or you're looking for a versatile style you can wear again and again post-wedding. Either way, we're sharing the best places to buy wedding guest dresses online at every price point. That way, you can focus on choosing accessories and getting ready for the big event!

Where to Buy Wedding Guest Dresses in 2023 & 2024

As your wedding guest attire experts, we've done the digging (and hefty research) to give you the best places to buy wedding guest dresses online. Bonus: These retailers also sell other stylish guest attire options, including jumpsuits, pantsuits, dressy separates and more—so choose the style that you love the most.

1. Lulus

Shopping on a budget but don't want to compromise on style? Lulus is one of the only places where you can buy a stunning wedding guest dress for less. From glitzy and sparkly to refined and minimalist, shop their vast selection of wedding guest dresses for every style and dress code, including cute alternatives like jumpsuits and two-pieces. Find your outfit by filtering for your preferred neckline, sleeve length, dress lengths and color.

Best for: Black Tie, Formal, Cocktail, Semi-Formal, Casual

Price range: $48-$169

Size range: XXS-3X

Shipping: Free shipping over $150

Returns: Must be returned in 30 days; Return packages postmarked within the first 10 days of the delivery date qualify for free return shipping.

2. Reformation

Floral Reformation Wedding Guest Dress
Reformation

We all know that Reformation carries some of the most beautiful formal-approved wedding guest dresses online, from elegant silk gowns to whimsical floral numbers. But did you know that the brand is also sustainable? Reformation's clothes are made from renewable, plant-based or recycled materials that can be used over and over again, so you can officially call yourself "the most sustainably dressed guest at the wedding." Some of their dress styles are also available in extended sizes.

Best for: Black Tie, Formal, Cocktail

Price range: $98-$748

Size range: XSP-3X

Shipping: Free shipping on everything

Returns: Up to 30 days after the delivery date. Returns are free if you keep at least one item from your order. There is no return shipping fee for in-store returns, Instant RefCredit or exchanges. A return shipping fee applies if you return all items from your order.

3. Watters

Watters wedding guest dress
Photo: Watters

We love Watters for their wedding dresses (and iconic little white dresses), but now they are introducing an entirely new wedding guest dress collection filled with minis, midis and maxis suitable for every wedding dress code. And with a wide color range to choose from, it's easy to say that this new By Watters line has everything and the kitchen sink. Plus, they come in both made-to-order and ready-to-ship options, so you can easily find your perfect fit.

Best for: Black Tie, Formal, Cocktail, Semi-Formal

Price range: $394-$695

Size range: 0-14 Ready-to-Ship; 00-32W Made-to-Order Available

Shipping: Free standard shipping.

Returns: 14 days from the delivery date to return it. While return shipping is on us, there is a $22.95 per item restocking fee. Returns for Made to Order By Watters styles for $45 per item.

4. Petal & Pup

Petal and Pup Wedding Guest Dress
Petal and Pup

Petal & Pup is another on-trend retailer to consider for your wedding guest needs (including accessories). They offer colorful and of-the-moment styles, so you can be the best-dressed guest at the party. From refined long-sleeve frocks to casual beach options, you'll find dresses for a wide range of wedding venues and dress codes, including formal, cocktail, semi-formal and casual. And here's a special offer just for you: Take 10% off your purchase with our exclusive code "PETALXKNOT."

Best for: Formal, Cocktail, Semi-Formal, Casual

Price range: $54-$119

Size range: XS-XL

Shipping: Free shipping on orders over $80.

Returns: Eligible returns shipped back within 30 days from the date of delivery are accepted for either refund, store credit or exchange.

5. REVOLVE

For the most fashionable of wedding guests, REVOLVE carries a mix of reasonably priced and high-end dresses from the trendiest designer brands, including Amanda Uprichard, Norma Karmali and For Love & Lemons. Browse their occasion-ready edit to see their newly added styles and curated wedding guest fits for the fanciest of dress codes, from black-tie to cocktail.

Best for: Black Tie, Formal, Cocktail

Price range: $83-$1,012

Size range: XXS-4X

Shipping: Free standard shipping.

Returns: Will accept returns within 60 days for a full refund and within 90 days for an exchange.

6. Anthropologie

Anthropologie is one of our top places to find wedding guest attire online and in stores. The site offers gorgeous and size-inclusive dresses for every wedding vibe, venue and formality. To make it easier to find your favorite styles, Anthro's curated guest pages break down options for black tie, cocktail, casual and beach weddings, which you can filter even further by neckline, color, price, size and more.

Best for: Black Tie, Formal, Cocktail, Semi-Formal, Casual

Price range: $78-$750

Size range: XXS-3X

Shipping: Free shipping on orders over $50.

Returns: 30 days of the purchase date will be refunded in the original form of payment at the original selling price. If returned after 30 days, a merchandise credit will be issued at the original selling price. For online orders, return windows will be determined by the delivery date of items shipped.

7. Nuuly

For those who have more than one wedding on the calendar and want to rock fashionable looks without spending a ton, we have one word for you: Nuuly. With Nuuly, you can rent wedding guest dresses from trendy brands like Anthropologie, ASTR The Label, Urban Outfitters, Hutch, Halston and more. The concept is simple: Subscribe to rent any six styles, every month, for $88/month. The membership includes free and fast shipping and returns, laundry and dry cleaning. Here's an exclusive deal just for you: Use the code "THEKNOT20" to save $20 off your first order!

Best for: Black Tie, Formal, Cocktail, Semi-Formal, Casual

Price range: $98/month

Size range: Standard, Plus, Petite, Maternity, 00P-40W

Shipping: Shipping is included in membership.

Returns: Return your Nuuly by your billing date to get the most value out of your subscription and receive your next order.

8. Nordstrom

Ah, Nordstrom—the department store that truly has it all. We've returned to Nordstrom time and time again for high-quality and versatile wedding guest dresses in standard, petite, plus and maternity sizes. From budget-friendly designer dresses to stylish brands, Nordstrom's options are pretty much endless. And if you see a style you like, you can always head over to a Nordstrom store near you to try it on in person. It's a win-win.

Best for: Black Tie, Formal, Cocktail, Semi-Formal, Casual

Price range: $39-$8,890

Size range: Standard, Petite, Plus, Maternity, 00-4X+

Shipping: Free shipping.

Returns: Free returns are available through curbside, in-store, or by mail to provide you with a seamless returns experience. No time limit on when you can return an item.

9. FARM Rio

FARM Rio is a Brazilian clothing brand known for their colorful and uniquely printed dresses. Their styles are vibrant and eye-catching, making them ideal for an outdoor ceremony in the spring, summer or fall. Scroll through their cheerful selection of mini, midi and maxi dresses, any of which you can rewear after the ceremony concludes for dinner parties, brunches, vacations and more. Another thing we love about FARM Rio? The sustainable brand also plants a tree for every purchase made…who doesn't love that?

Best for: Formal, Cocktail, Semi-Formal, Casual

Price range: $170-$420

Size range: XXS-XXL

Shipping: Free shipping on orders over $50.

Returns: Free returns and exchanges are allowed until 30 days from the purchase date.

10. ASOS

A model shows off this flowery wedding guest dress with a tie at the waist

ASOS will never let you down when it comes to finding wedding guest dresses for every body type, including plus, maternity, standard, petite and tall. From sparkly sequined gowns to ethereal floral numbers, you're guaranteed to find something for your wedding guest needs. Additionally, their options are super budget-friendly, so you can easily score an affordable wedding guest dress under $100. Note: Dresses on ASOS tend to sell out quickly, so if you love something, snatch it up quickly!

Best for: Formal, Cocktail, Semi-Formal, Casual

Price range: $23-$550

Size range: 00-26

Shipping: Free shipping on orders over $50.

Returns: Free returns up to 14 days after receiving the item. A $3.99 charge is incurred for any items returned after 14 days.

11. Showpo

Showpo is another one of the best websites for wedding guest dresses. You'll fall in love with their vast selection of dreamy fits, from cowl-neck maxis to floral midis. Best of all, you don't have to spend a ton to get a gorgeous gown for your next event, thanks to their chic, budget-friendly and size-inclusive styles under $120.

Best for: Formal, Cocktail, Semi-Formal, Casual

Price range: $60-$120

Size range: 4-20

Shipping: Free shipping on orders over $100.

Returns: Returns are accepted up to 21 days from delivery for a refund in the form of store credit or within 7 days from delivery for the original form of payment. Note that there is a $14.95 return shipping label fee.

12. Mac Duggal

If you're hoping to dress to the nines, you've got to be dressed in Mac Duggal. As one of the foremost destinations to shop evening gowns and formal attire, they offer a wide range of looks perfect for every style and vibe. We especially love their selection of mother of the bride and groom gowns and flower girl dresses. One thing is for sure: You'll find no shortage of sparkle on their site.

Best for: Black Tie, Formal, Cocktail

Price range: $258 - $1,798

Size range: 2–20W

Shipping: Free shipping.

Returns: Items may be returned or exchanged within 14 days of your order's delivery date. Items must be in new, unworn condition with all original tags attached. Final sale items are non-refundable. Note that there is a $12 return label fee.

13. Boden

For more casual dress codes, Boden's wedding guest dresses are a dressy option that still feels pared down for casual, dressy casual and semi-formal attire. Many of their dresses come in standard, petite and long sizes, so make sure to select your fit before checking out. Get ready to show up to your next backyard wedding in style!

Best for: Semi-Formal, Dressy Casual, Casual

Price range: $95-$198

Size range: 2-22

Shipping: Free shipping over $50.

Returns: Free returns. If you return an item in its original condition within 45 days of shipping, they'll give you back the amount you paid for the item. If you return an item in its original condition over 45 days of shipping, they'll give you account credit in the amount you paid for the item.

14. Sachin & Babi

Whether you're a stylish guest or the mother of the bride, you'll find something to love at Sachin & Babi. The beloved brand specializes in evening gowns and formal attire, making them the perfect place to shop for your next black tie wedding. We love that most of their styles are available in a wide range of colors and sizes, making it easy to find exactly what you're looking for.

Best for: Black Tie, Formal, Cocktail

Price range: $295 - $850

Size range: 0 - 22W

Shipping: Free shipping over $500.

Returns: Free returns. All returns must be requested within 14 days from the date of delivery and must be shipped within 7 days of initiating the return process for the return to be honored.

15. ELOQUII

ELOQUII has made a name for itself as one of the most stylish plus-size clothing brands. The size-inclusive site specializes in sizes 14 to 28 and offers seriously cute occasionwear, including dresses, jumpsuits and pantsuits. Shop their casual options for a laid-back ceremony, or go all out with one of their dressier styles for semi-formal, cocktail or formal parties.

Best for: Formal, Cocktail, Semi-Formal, Casual

Price range: $100-$170

Size range: 14-28

Shipping: Free shipping over $125.

Returns: Free returns when you select a refund in the form of a non-expiring e-gift card. You can also choose to receive a refund back to your original payment method but charges may apply. All sales are final after 60 days.

16. Ivy City Co.

When we think of some of our favorite trending internet aesthetics, like rengencycore and cottagecore, we immediately think of Ivy City Co. Their occasionwear and wedding guest dresses are out of this world adorable. We're talking allover embroidery, sparkly embellishments, flared skirts, ruffles, botanicals and much more. Best of all, their wedding guest dresses span a wide range of sizes, from XXS to 5X. Don't believe us? Check out their website to see for yourself.

Best for: Formal, Cocktail, Semi-Formal, Casual

Price range: $78-$148

Size range: XXS-5X

Shipping: Free shipping over $200.

Returns: Contact retailer directly for return policy.

17. Banana Republic

Whether you're going to a wedding or not, a chic slip dress is always a good idea. Banana Republic carries sumptuous silk maxis, midis and minis, and other stunning dress styles (including jumpsuits and pantsuits) for wedding guests. Want to achieve a trendy '90s-inspired look and buy something you know you'll wear again? Look no further! Oh, and Banana Republic carries tall and petite sizes, too.

Best for: Formal, Cocktail, Semi-Formal, Casual

Price range: $45-$650

Size range: XXS-XXL

Shipping: Free shipping over $50 for rewards members.

Returns: Free returns and exchanges up to 30 days after the purchase date.

18. Dia & Co.

Dia & Co. is another plus-size wedding guest retailer that should be on your radar. Whether you're looking to save or splurge on your outfit, you'll find styles that suit your price range. Their breadth of brands include 11 Honoré, a contemporary and high-end fashion brand with even more elevated wedding guest styles. Another reason to look into Dia & Co.? They offer a personal styling service where you can get curated pieces delivered straight to your door for your next event.

Best for: Cocktail, Semi-Formal, Casual

Price range: $34-$568

Size range: 10-32

Shipping: Free shipping over $75.

Returns: Style Boxes and Seasonal Style Boxes can be returned within 5 days of your delivery date. Free shop returns within 30 days of your original order shipment date.

19. Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway is one of our go-to rental sites to buy formalwear for weddings all year round. You can filter for the formality of your event (like black tie or cocktail), the time of season, color and more directly on the site. RTR offers one-time rentals for a four- or eight-day rental period and you can reserve your favorite styles up to four months in advance. RTR Reserve also includes one free backup size and complementary dry cleaning. Check out their accessories for rent to complete your entire wedding guest outfit in one order. You're welcome.

Best for: Black Tie, Formal, Cocktail, Semi-Formal

Price range: See site for details

Size range: 0-22

Shipping: Free shipping with membership.

Returns: Returns included in membership. Purchases, excluding items marked as final sale, may be sent back for a refund within 7 days of delivery.

20. Baltic Born

Baltic Born's wedding guest edit is seriously swoon-worthy. They have the most romantic maxi and midi dresses in a rainbow of colors and patterns. As for the price point, it leans more affordable—most of their wedding guest dresses are priced under or around $100. Dress up any of their styles with accessories depending on the wedding dress code. Note: Baltic Born only offers store credit for returned items.

Best for: Formal, Cocktail, Semi-Formal, Casual

Price range: $58-155

Size range: XS-3XL

Shipping: Free shipping over $150.

Returns: Free returns for store credit. Some items require a $25 restocking fee.

21. PinkBlush Maternity

We know that choosing what to wear while pregnant (or after giving birth) isn't an easy feat. Lucky for you, PinkBlush Maternity has a comprehensive selection of bump-friendly wedding guest dresses in standard, petite, plus and tall sizes. From nursing-friendly options to flowy numbers that won't restrict your bump, you'll be glad you checked out their range of functional, stylish and comfortable fits for your next wedding.

Best for: Black Tie, Formal, Cocktail, Semi-Formal, Casual

Price range: $68-129

Size range: XS-XL

Shipping: Free shipping over $100.

Returns: Returns are eligible when postmarked within 30 days of the delivery date for original payment or in the form of PinkBlush Store Credit, via eGift Card. All U.S. returns are eligible for free return shipping when returned through a return bar. When shipped via pre-paid label, a $5 fee will be deducted from your refund amount.

22. Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks Fifth Avenue continues to impress in the wedding guest attire department. Their curated wedding guest edit features gorgeous gowns, as well as accessories like fine jewelry and wedding guest purses. With designer brands like Badgley Mischka, Monique Lhuillier, Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta and more synonymous with luxe fashion, you'll find upscale pieces for the most elegant of affairs. Bonus: They also sell evening gowns in extended sizes.

Best for: Black Tie, Formal, Cocktail

Price range: $139-$3000+

Size range: XS-Plus

Shipping: Free shipping over $100.

Returns: Free returns by mail or in store for a full refund within 30 days.

23. For Love & Lemons

For Love and Lemons Dress
For Love & Lemons

For Love & Lemons is *that girl* when it comes to wedding guest dresses. The brand's trendy collection of dresses exudes a unique sense of style, capturing the perfect essence of contemporary fashion trends. With intricate details and innovative designs, For Love & Lemons offers a range of stunning dresses that are sure to make a lasting impression at any wedding.

Best for: Black Tie, Formal, Cocktail, Semi-Formal

Price range: $189-$619

Size range: XS-XXL

Shipping: Free shipping over $250.

Returns: Return up to 21 days after your order has shipped. For U.S. returns, we charge a flat rate of $7 and for all international returns we charge a flat rate of $30 USD that will be deducted from your return when processed.

24. JessaKae

JessaKae should definitely be on your wedding guest attire radar. Once our editors discovered this wedding guest and bridesmaid dress brand, we've simply never looked back. With their collection of mini, midi and maxi silhouettes, you'll be amazed at just how stunning and whimsical their dresses are (think ruffles, tiers, puffed sleeves, embroidery, flutter sleeves and more). We're getting serious regencycore vibes over here.

Best for: Formal, Cocktail, Semi-Formal, Casual

Price range: $215-$285

Size range: XXS-6X

Shipping: Free shipping over $250.

Returns: Return item with 20 days of delivery. All returns from U.S. addresses will be in the form of a non-expiring Store Credit (JessaKae e-Gift Card) minus the cost of your $8.00 pre-paid return label.

25. Gap

Gap wedding guest dress.
Photo: Gap

Gap offers a wide range of stylish and affordable options that cater to different tastes and also offers plus-size wedding guest dresses. From classic silhouettes to trendy designs, Gap's wedding guest dresses combine comfort and style, so you can easily look your best while feeling comfortable throughout the wedding. Moreover, Gap's reputation for quality and attention to detail ensures that their dresses are made to withstand multiple wears, making them a sustainable and cost-effective choice for wedding attendees.

Best for: Cocktail, Casual, Daytime

Price range: $60-$158

Size range: 00-20

Shipping: Free shipping over $50 for rewards members.

Returns: Free returns and exchanges up to 30 days after the purchase date.

26. ASTR The Label

This trendy clothing brand has solidified its spot in the wedding guest attire space. ASTR The Label has a dedicated section where you can browse wedding attire, including bridal outfits and wedding guest dresses. Whether you're looking for a formal ensemble or a casual mini, you can narrow your search by dress length, neckline, color and more to find your perfect fit. We particularly love their dreamy botanicals and romantic midi-length silhouettes.

Best for: Formal, Cocktail, Semi-Formal

Price range: $98-$178

Size range: XS-XXL

Shipping: Free shipping over $75.

Returns: $5 fee on all returns. If you send items back within 14 days of their ship date, they'll refund to your original payment method. Items sent back between 15 and 30 days of the ship date will be issued store credit. Items over 30 days from their ship date are not accepted for return.

26. LoveShackFancy

LoveShackFancy wedding guest dress
LoveShackFancy

LoveShackFancy provides some of the most romantic and feminine dresses for those seeking a flirty, ethereal look. With their signature delicate fabrics, intricate lace details and flowing silhouettes, LoveShackFancy's wedding guest dresses exude a whimsical charm, and we're obsessed. The brand's commitment to craftsmanship and their use of luxurious materials result in dresses that are not only visually stunning but also comfortable to wear. Whether it's a garden wedding or an intimate beach ceremony, LoveShackFancy offers a curated selection of dresses that capture the essence of a romantic celebration, making it an ideal choice for a statement fit.

Best for: Black Tie, Formal, Cocktail, Semi-Formal

Price range: $128-$1,695

Size range: XXS-XXL

Shipping: Free shipping over $200.

Returns: Free U.S. returns eligible for a full refund if postmarked within 14 days of delivery. Items returned after 14 days will not be accepted.

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