These 13 Midi Dresses Will Make You the Best Dressed Guest at Any Summer Wedding

Jul 18 2022 - 5:45pm

This year marks one of the busiest wedding seasons [1] to date, with a record number of people expected to tie the knot. Call us romantic, but with all of the pandemic-related delays and restrictions of the last few years, we can't help but love the idea that people are finally getting the chance to walk down the aisle and celebrate the occasion properly.

But for as fun as weddings may be, we also know that dressing the part of a wedding [2] guest can be a serious chore in itself — especially if you're expected to attend a handful of ceremonies this year. From summer-centric beach weddings and casual, outdoor bashes to more formal celebrations with a cocktail-party dress code [3] and even traditional religious ceremonies, every wedding [4] boasts a different vibe — and therefore requires a different wedding-guest ensemble, too.

With the summer season in full swing, we've determined that midi dresses are the perfect outfit to opt for as a wedding guest. Not only is the style super breathable (great for outdoor or destination weddings) and on trend, but it's also versatile enough to fit within the dress code of just about any wedding ceremony — from black tie formal to casual and beyond.

To help you in your wedding guest prep, we've rounded up a few of the best midi dresses for wedding guests to wear this summer below — with styles from some of our favorite fashion retailers like Nordstrom [5], Saylor, Revolve, Hutch, ASOS, Anthropologie, Amazon, and more.

Read on to shop our picks and get your wardrobe ready for the busy wedding season ahead!

Most Darling Midi: Hutch Bow-Tie Midi Dress

We had no idea that a sleeveless midi dress could be so darling — but the statement-making bow accent across the front of this Hutch Bow-Tie Midi Dress [7] ($218) is really making believers out of us. Pair the gown with a black clutch and muted jewels for a look that's equal parts elegant and relaxed — regardless of your next wedding [8]'s dress code.

Light and Lovely: Lovers and Friends Tommy Midi Dress

Channeling your inner golden girl takes on a whole new meaning in this Lovers and Friends Tommy Midi Dress [9] ($238). The gown is elevated with a playful, ruffled trim across the arm and skirt that helps to make it look (and feel) all the more unique. And thanks to its gauze-like fabric composition, the style feels super breathable and stretchy, too!

Make It Sparkle: ASOS Design Midi Dress

Sparkle long into the night with this ASOS Design Midi Dress [10] ($107). Adorned with muted sparkles across the top and a flounced skirt across the bottom, this gown is simply perfect for any evening wedding [11] or soirée.

A Sporty Slip: L'Academie Racerback Tank Midi Dress

Become a vision in midnight blue with this L'Academie Racerback Tank Midi Dress [12] ($228). Satin slip dresses are having a major moment this summer. And this style is especially fun with its sporty, racerback design across the back.

Evening Elegance: Verdusa Plus-Size Midi Belted Bodycon Dress

We love a red-hot style moment, just like the one encompassed in this Verdusa Plus-Size Midi Belted Bodycon Dress [13] ($40). You'll be able to navigate even the most elevated, black-tie-formal occasions with style and grace in this wrapped number. Plus, the balloon sleeve detailing completes the look with a more playful charm.

Dance Floor–Ready: Hutch Misha Dress

The airier the dress, the better — especially if you're planning on breaking out some major dance moves at your next wedding [14]. This tiered and lavender-hued Hutch Misha Dress [15] ($319) has all the makings of a must-have wedding-guest dress. And the muted, metallic embellishments treat the frock to a sparkly touch!

A Statement Silhouette: ASOS Design Linen Fallen Shoulder Midi Dress

This ASOS Design Linen Fallen Shoulder Midi Dress [16] ($60) is officially on my editor wishlist! I adore its hybrid silhouette — with a one-sleeve and off-the-shoulder look that's perfect for wear at any wedding [17] regardless of the dress code. Plus, the khaki coloring is so unique and fresh!

Back to Black: Linsery Flowy Midi Dress

You can never go wrong with a classic — especially if it's as ethereal as this Linsery Flowy Midi Dress [18] ($38, originally $42). The gown's off-the-shoulder neckline gives an otherwise basic dress an added elegance. And the loose puff sleeves provide a subtle and sweet touch.

A Flounced Frock: ASOS Edition Gathered Neck Midi Dress

Be bright and bold in this hot-orange ASOS Edition Gathered Neck Midi Dress [19] ($149) style. The flounced frock is truly statement-making thanks to its elastic waist accent, gathered detail, and chiffon-centric composition. The sheer fabric also gives the dress a muted, sexy flair, too!

Figure-Hugging Fashion: House of CB Jaida Corset Midi Bodycon Dress

Corset wedding-guest dresses are always a great option — just look at Hailey Bieber's latest style [20] for further proof. Tap into the sexy, curve-hugging trend ahead of your next wedding [21] with this House of CB Jaida Corset Midi Bodycon Dress [22] ($289). The high-leg slit on the side also gives this dress an added breathability — perfect for any outdoor- or destination-wedding occasion.

Pretty in Pink: Anrabess Midi Summer Sundress

No need to overthink what you'll wear to your next wedding [23] — sometimes a simple frock like this Anrabess Midi Summer Sundress [24] ($39) is all you need. Best of all, the summer-friendly dress is super easy to dress up or down. From an outdoor wedding to a daytime errand run and beyond, the style is equal parts versatile and pretty.

A Puff-Sleeve Dream: Sachin & Babi Annon Puff-Sleeve Midi Dress

You'll be the star of even the most regal wedding [25] ceremony with this elegant Sachin & Babi Annon Puff-Sleeve Midi Dress [26] ($475). Fitted with puff sleeves and a polished, button-front design, the style feels less like a modern frock and more like an evening gown primed for an extravagant celebration. We love the symmetrical and abstract-pattern wrap around the dress, too!

Golden Girl: Saylor Cyndey Dress

Be a bright light in any room with this Saylor Cyndey Dress [27] ($145, originally $242). The frock effortlessly manages to tap into two major fashion trends with its golden coloring and velvet-wrapped design. And the twisted-waist detailing helps the style to drape beautifully across any and every body type — creating a figure-hugging flair.

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