Dressing for a wedding can be seriously daunting. Sometimes it’s downright anxiety-inducing. To start, all white dresses are off limits, leaving us with black (too morbid) or patterns (too bright!?) and plenty of room for worry.
Once you’ve figured out the dress code and the feeling you want to go for, there are plenty of options out there to ensure you’ve got the perfect guest dress. And some labels are better than others at providing them. From dedicated bridal brands — whose bridesmaids dresses are perfect for guest dressing, too — to Scandi-cool brands guaranteed to deliver, we’ve rounded up five dress brands that will make the search that little bit easier.
For the fashion girl
ROTATE Birger Christensen
If you know your Ganni from your Givenchy, this Scandinavian cool girl label is for you. With brightly hued party dresses in all manner of shades, ROTATE Birger Christensen’s wedding guest dress options are endless. Is it black tie but you still want to make an impact? Go for a bold floor-length pink number. Farm wedding? How about a mini floral dress with 80s-style puff sleeves. We told you: endless.
For the perfect classic
For an outfit you’ll want to wear way beyond the wedding, Les Heroines is the chic, fashion-girl way to ensure it happens. Made for bridesmaids, but with the intention to wear any time, the label has the perfect mix of silk separates and languid evening-wear. No matter the dress code, it’s sorted.
For the one who wants the perfect photo
Everybody knows Zimmermann does the best dresses — especially the best dresses that will look good in a photo, too. Go for something flouncy, floral and packed with ruffles, the brand’s signature, for a surefire way to get the perfect ‘gram.
For the staples
Known for their sustainable take on basics, Reformation has proven itself time and time again as a go-to for occasion dressing. From simple spaghetti strap slips to fit-and-flare tea dresses, Reformation is likely to have what you’re looking for. And, with affordable prices and express shipping, it’ll arrive in time without breaking the bank.
For the lady who loves to lounge
Although Hungarian brand Raquette has a dedicated bridal offshoot, it’s their main line that gets our tick of approval for guest dressing. With chic separates, pretty jewel tones and supple materials, each of Raquette’s dresses is as stunning as the next. We’re sold!