With 2022 seeded to be one of the biggest years for weddings, if you haven't already experienced an influx of calligraphy-laden save the dates, you're probably about to. And whilst we love weddings, this increase in invites can only mean one thing: an increase in worries about what to wear to all these nuptials.
With so many different dress codes, vibes and locations, if you're trying to avoid spending a fortune on wedding guest attire, it can be hard to know what kind of dress will go the distance. We recommend investing in a special piece (or pieces) that can work for various occasions with some simple styling tricks or a change of accessories. Ultimately, the goal is to have pieces in your occasion-wear wardrobe that you love and avoid those last-minute panic purchases—a win for both your wallet, wardrobe, and the planet!
Keep reading below for a list of 22 fail-safe dresses you'll happily wear on repeat.
Reformation Casette Silk Dress
This sleeveless, midi dress features a high cowl neckline, side ruching, and an open back with criss-cross straps. Shop here.
Camilla And Marc Ellsworth Twist Dress
Pair this elegant wool-blend textured jersey dress with black pointed pumps and gold earrings. Shop here.
Country Road Organically Grown Linen Asymmetrical Mini Dress
We love the asymmetrical cut and statement bow on this organically grown linen mini dress. Shop here.
Aje Nya Gathered Midi Dress
Balancing a simple silhouette with a fun detailing makes this dress perfect for any occasion. Shop here.
Rixo Liberty Ruffled Floral-Jacquard Midi Dress
Inspired by vintage dresses, this satin-jacquard yellow mini dress will look perfect paired with barely-there sandals and a nude lip. Shop here.
Morrison Valia Maxi Dress
This maxi dress style is cinched at the waist and features side cutouts for added shape and detail. Shop here.
Reformation Winslow Dress
This versatile dress features a function wrap detail with an adjustable waist tie, allowing you to wear it tight or loose depending on your mood. Shop here.
A.W.A.K.E. Mode Cutout Crepe Dress
Constructed from multiple cutout panels, this red crepe dress gives the illusion of an artfully woven effect. Shop here.
Paris Georgia Blue Remmy Mini Dress
This polyester and cotton-blend taffeta dress will work perfectly for multiple occasions thanks to its bold colour and draped detail. Shop here.
Oroton Bow Detail Gown
Crafted from a luxurious Italian silk blend, this vintage inspired gown will be the hero of your event wardrobe this season. Shop here.
Norma Kamali Diana One-Shoulder Jersey Dress
We’ve never met an occasion that didn’t call for a perfectly cut stretch-jersey dress. Shop here.
Beare Park Silk Asymmetric Dress
This full-length asymmetric silk dress features long sleeves and off the shoulder silhouette for various dress codes. Shop here.
Cue Modern Crinkle Maxi Dress
Cut from modern textured rayon nylon, this dress is a wedding essential that can take you from day to night. Shop here.
Camilla And Marc Castille One Shoulder Maxi
This draped one-shoulder maxi dress will be a dream to wear from the garden to the dance floor. Shop here.
Solace London Audrey Maxi Dress
Chic and sophisticated, this fitted strapless gown will be your fallback for black-tie weddings. Shop here.
Proenza Schouler White Label Sleeveless Satin Mini Dress
This versatile sleeveless satin mini dress features a square neckline and will work for endless occasions. Shop here.
Witchery Ruffle Front Midi Dress
The bold colour and ruffle detail of this mini-length dress will make the perfect statement. Shop here.
Esse Studios Organic Cotton-Poplin Stretch-Knit Halterneck Maxi Dress
Minimal and sleek, we love the on-trend red colourway of this halterneck maxi dress. Shop here.
Arnsdorf Isabella Dress
Made from a fluid Japanese cellulose-based acetate, this dress will elegantly skim the body and features a low racer-back detail. Shop here.
Matteau Balloon-Sleeve Cotton-Blend Mini Dress
Made from a red cotton and silk blend, this dress's voluminous sleeves and gathered pleats makes it perfect partywear. Shop here.
Reformation Jamen Knit Dress
This one-shoulder midi-length dress is crafted from a soft knit fabric that guarantees a comfortable and customisable fit. Shop here.
Esse Studios Strapless Cutout Stretch-Knit Cotton-Poplin Maxi Dress
The elegant details of the comfortable and minimalist dress make it the perfect choice for multiple formal occasions. Shop here.
For even more wedding guest dress inspo, check out these stunning cut-out dresses.
Image credit: Camilla And Marc | Reformation | Arnsdorf
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