The Best Dresses To Wear To A Garden Wedding

 

Style expert, journalist and fashion blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on the best wedding guest dresses for spring and summer! They're perfect for garden weddings, small intimate weddings, Easter, brunch, Mother's Day, graduation parties and more!

 

 

Small intimate weddings have grown in popularity, especially this year. We have had a few friends request to have small weddings under our rose trellis at our flower farm in the last year. With that being said, garden weddings are now more popular than ever and we couldn’t be happier! Getting married or attending a wedding surrounded by beautiful garden roses, lush hydrangeas, weeping willows, and magnolia trees sounds like an absolute dream! One thing is for sure, if you’re attending a garden wedding, you’ll want to buy the perfect dress. With most of us living in joggers over the last year, we all deserve a fabulous new dress!

Choosing the perfect dress can be a bit overwhelming as there are so many to choose from. You can’t go wrong with a classic fit and flare, lace, floral, or a beautiful rose pink! Like many of you, I love statement sleeves, especially puff sleeves, bell sleeves, and 2021’s latest trend: the padded shoulder! There are so many options. If you’re searching for the perfect dress for a garden wedding or a small intimate wedding elsewhere, you’re in luck! Today, I’m excited to share 21 wedding guest dresses you will love in a variety of styles and price ranges.

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Garden Wedding Guest Dresses That Are Above The Knee

Padded shoulders are a huge trend for 2021! I for one love this classic style, especially this Amanda Uprichard Kent Mini Dress in the color “thyme.” It is beyond fabulous! This dress is one you can wear to brunch with friends, on a date this summer, or to a wedding! It will look great with strappy heel sandals or wedges.

Amanda Uprichard Kent Mini Dress Thyme Green Light garden wedding guest dresses
Amanda Uprichard Kent Mini Dress Thyme

 

 

 

Mauve is one of the hottest colors in the world of fashion and home decor, and I couldn’t be happier! I love this fabulous neutral, especially this NBD Janet Mini Wrap Dress. It is absolutely breathtaking and is fully lined! This is one dress you will wear this spring, summer, fall, and winter. You can dress it up or down with jewelry, accessories, and shoes. Wear it with strappy heels to a wedding or with ankle boots and a moto jacket out to dinner! The options are endless.

NBD Janet Mini Dress Mauve wrap dresses garden wedding guest dresses
NBD Janet Mini Dress Mauve

 

 

 

I’m a huge fan of wrap dresses and faux wrap dresses! They’re classy, chic, and will always be in style! This beautiful NBD Cathryn Mini Dress is an absolute must. You can wear it to brunch, a wedding, Mother’s Day, graduation party, and more.

NBD Cathryn Mini Dress Hot Pink garden wedding guest dresses
NBD Cathryn Mini Dress Hot Pink

 

 

 

How fabulous is this Elliatt La Fontelina Dress in pink? I love everything about it, especially the bell sleeves! This elegant dress is one you can wear for Easter, out to dinner, and more!

Elliatt La Fontelina Dress Pink garden wedding guest dresses
Elliatt La Fontelina Dress Pink

 

 

 

It’s no secret ruffle sleeves are everything in the world of fashion for spring 2021! I absolutely adore this trend, especially this gorgeous BCBGeneration Double Weave Dress in dusty pink. It’s under $100 with free shipping!

BCBGeneration Double Weave Dress Dusty Pink ruffle sleeve garden wedding guest dresses
BCBGeneration Double Weave Dress Dusty Pink

 

 

 

Lulus has so many gorgeous trendy and affordable dresses for every occasion this spring and summer! First on my list is this lace Fave Flaire Lace Bell Sleeve Dress. It’s under $65 with free shipping. You can wear it to church on Easter Sunday or to a spring wedding!

LULUS Fave Flair Lace Bell Sleeve Minidress Blush Pink garden wedding guest dresses
LULUS Fave Flair Lace Bell Sleeve Minidress Blush Pink

 

 

 

Balloon sleeves are a must for 2021! I can’t get enough of this Vince Camuto Lace Long Sleeve Dress in blush. It also comes in white and is ideal for the bride-to-be!

Vince Camuto Lace Long Sleeve Dress Blush Pink garden wedding guest dresses
Vince Camuto Lace Long Sleeve Dress Blush Pink

 

 

 

I don’t know what I love more about this pink Saylor Elenora Mockneck Lace Minidress – the front or the back? This dress is absolutely stunning! I for one love this shade of pink. This is one you can wear throughout the year!

Saylor Elenora Lace Minidress Very Berry Pink garden wedding guest dresses
Saylor Elenora Lace Minidress Very Berry Pink

 

 

 

Cornflower blue is one of my favorite colors! It is both bright and cheerful! This Saylor Collier Lace Minidress in cornflower blue is an absolute dream. You can dress it up or down with jewelry, shoes, and accessories depending on the occasion!

Saylor Collier Lace Minidress Cornflower Blue spring garden wedding guest dresses
Saylor Collier Lace Minidress Cornflower Blue

 

 

 

This beautiful Julia Jordan Lace Sheath Dress in light blue will look great with nude strappy heel sandals. It’ll also look fabulous with a classic blazer, denim jacket, or suede moto to a casual event.

Julia Jordan Lace Sheath Dress Light Blue garden wedding guest dresses
Julia Jordan Lace Sheath Dress Light Blue

 

 

 

As a huge fan of tops, sweaters, and dresses with cutout detailing, I can’t get enough of this Tadashi Shoji Cold Shoulder Lace Dress! This ash grey shade is the perfect neutral. It will look fab with nude or black heels, chandelier earrings, and a chic clutch!

Tadashi Shoji Cold Shoulder Lace Cocktail Dress Ash Grey garden wedding guest dresses
Tadashi Shoji Cold Shoulder Lace Cocktail Dress Ash Grey

 

 

 

Fabulous Floral Print Wedding Guest Dresses

Voluminous dresses are another hot trend this year! I love that casual fashion is a must for 2021, we’ve all had a rough year and deserve to be cozy while looking chic. This Anthropologie Beau Mini Dress is on my wish list! I love the fabulous floral print and the fact that it comes in regular and petite. As someone who is under 5’4″ with a short torso, it can be hard to find voluminous dresses that actually fit! This beauty is under $140 and is destined to be a favorite!

Anthropologie Beau Mini Dress Pink Combo garden wedding guest dresses
Anthropologie Beau Mini Dress Pink Combo

 

 

 

This chic CeCe Floral Ruffle Clip Dot Chiffon Shift Dress is perfect for the floral lover who adores ruffles! It’s classy, modest, and perfect for a variety of events you have planned this season.

Cece Floral Ruffle Clip Dot Chiffon Shift Dress Mountain Rose floral print garden wedding guest dresses
Cece Floral Ruffle Clip Dot Chiffon Shift Dress Mountain Rose

 

 

 

Best Midi Length Dresses For Garden Wedding Guests

A classic midi-length lace dress is an absolute must in any woman’s wardrobe! This beautiful pink rose Bardot Lina Lace Sheath Dress is ideal for the garden wedding you’re attending. I can see pairing it with nude strappy heel sandals and a fabulous clutch. If you’re a bride-to-be or invited to an all-white wedding or event, you’ll be happy to learn that this beautiful dress also comes in white!

Bardot Lina Lace Sheath DressLina Lace Sheath Dress Pink Rose garden wedding guest dresses
Bardot Lina Lace Sheath DressLina Lace Sheath Dress Pink Rose

 

 

 

Body-con dresses are classic and always on trend! This beautiful Nookie Divine Midi Dress in dusty pink has a boned bodice, front hem slit, and hidden back zipper. It is absolutely stunning and one you will wear for years to come!

Nookie Divine Midi Dress Dusty Pink garden wedding guest dresses
Nookie Divine Midi Dress Dusty Pink

 

 

 

I love the elegant Queen Anne neckline on this Dress the Population Elle Sheath Dress! It is available in a variety of colors – from blush to hibiscus (pink), blue and more! Which one is your favorite?

DRESS THE POPULATION Elle Sheath Dress garden wedding guest dresses
DRESS THE POPULATION Elle Sheath Dress

 

 

 

You can’t go wrong with an elegant Eliza J dress! This beautiful blush Eliza J Tulip Hem Lace Cocktail Dress is currently on sale and under $100 (with free shipping)! It’s perfect for wedding guest season, cocktail parties and is one you’ll wear throughout the year!

Eliza J Tulip Hem Lace Cocktail Dress Blush Pink garden wedding guest dresses
Eliza J Tulip Hem Lace Cocktail Dress Blush

 

 

 

I fell in love with this sophisticated slate blue JS Collections Illusions Lace Short Sleeve Cocktail Dress as soon as I spotted it. This beauty will garner compliments every time you wear it. I can see pairing this lovely sheath dress with a gorgeous black clutch and strappy heel sandals. How about you?

JS Collections Illusion Lace Short Sleeve Cocktail Dress Slate Blush garden wedding guest dresses
JS Collections Illusion Lace Short Sleeve Cocktail Dress Slate

 

 

 

Not only is this Wayf Beatrix Bustier Floral Print Midi Dress ideal for garden wedding guest season, but it’ll be perfect for the Kentucky Derby which is less than two months away. Are you as excited as I am for spring?! 🙂

Wayf Beatrix Bustier Midi Dress Ivory Floral Print garden wedding guest dresses
Wayf Beatrix Bustier Midi Dress Ivory Floral

 

 

 

Trendy Maxi Length Garden Wedding Guest Dresses

I am officially obsessed with this tiered MISA Los Angeles Isidora Off The Shoulder Dress! It is absolutely fabulous and an absolute showstopper. I have had the dress in purple on my wish list for fall wedding guest season for quite some time. I am so glad I stumbled on it in this royal blue shade! This dress is perfect for spring and summer and is destined to garner many compliments.

MISA Los Angeles Isidora Dress Royal Blue garden wedding guest dresses
MISA Los Angeles Isidora Dress Royal Blue

 

 

 

Reformation has once again created the perfect floral print dress for spring and summer! I absolutely adore the Reformation Nikita Midi Dress, especially the sweetheart neckline and the mix of pastels and bright florals! They paired this dress with boots, but I think it will look stunning with platform espadrilles, strappy heel sandals, slides, or wedges!

Reformation Nikita Midi Dress Leona floral print midi dress garden wedding guest dresses
Reformation Nikita Midi Dress Leona

 

 

 

Style expert, journalist and fashion blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on 21 of the best wedding guest dresses for garden weddings and small intimate weddings, and events.

 

 

 

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