20 Best Black Wedding Guest Dresses For Summer & Fall!

Style expert, journalist and fashion blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on 20 of the best black wedding guest dresses and gowns in every style, trend and price range! They're perfect for spring, summer, fall and winter weddings.

 

 

Black dresses are flattering, timeless, and ideal for every woman regardless of age. My mom taught me the importance of having one little black dress that I can dress up or down and is perfect for every occasion when I was growing up. I’m thankful for her advice, but instead of just one black dress, I have many black dresses, especially black wedding guest dresses in a variety of styles, and keep adding more to my wardrobe since they’re timeless and bring confidence every time I wear them! 

If like me, you adore wearing black dresses and have wondered if they’re appropriate for wedding guests, you’re in luck. According to The Knot, black dresses are ideal for wedding guests! With summer wedding guest season upon us, now is a great time to invest in a beautiful black dress (or more!) that you will wear time and time again! Thankfully, there are many styles and trends to choose from including the ever popular one shoulder style, the 70s-inspired halter dress which is taking summer 2022 by storm, the classic strapless, and the lovely lace and that’s just the beginning!

If you’re searching for the perfect black dress for a friend or family member’s wedding, you’re in luck! Today, I’m excited to share 20 of the best black wedding guest dresses for summer! Many are also appropriate for fall, winter, and spring and can be worn with a shawl or your favorite overcoat. 

 

Beautiful Lace Black Wedding Guest Dresses

Eyelet is always a must for summer! This beautiful Karen Kane Tiered Eyelet Cotton Sundress comes in olive green, and in black and I want them both! It can be worn casually with flat sandals and a denim jacket. This gorgeous dress will also look fabulous paired with strappy heel sandals or block heels when worn to a wedding or a special event! I love everything about it, especially the tie waist detailing!

Karen Kane Tiered Eyelet Cotton Sundress Black wedding guest dresses
Karen Kane Tiered Eyelet Cotton Sundress Black

 

 

 

I can’t get enough of this sleeveless Amy Lynn Flutter Sleeve Lace Dress. It is the perfect casual dress, which is also appropriate for a summer wedding if worn with heeled sandals and accessorized with a beautiful clutch!

Amy Lynn Flutter Sleeve Lace Dress Black best black wedding guest dresses summer
Amy Lynn Flutter Sleeve Lace Dress Black

 

 

 

How dreamy is this Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman Embroidered Sleeveless Cocktail Dress? I’m obsessed with this beautiful floral lace midi dress with “three-dimensional floral appliques”.  It is absolutely breathtaking, and elegant and will be a staple in your wardrobe for many years to come.

Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman Embroidered Sleeveless Cocktail Dress Black wedding guest dresses
Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman Embroidered Sleeveless Cocktail Dress Black

 

 

 

Black Sheath Dresses For Wedding Guests

I have been obsessed with the brand Black Halo, especially this gorgeous Black Halo Jackie’ Belted Gabardine Sheath Dress (with its beautiful asymmetrical draped neckline) for nearly a decade. It is elegant, timeless, and perfect for a business meeting, a church wedding, an anniversary party, or a date and that’s just the beginning. This stunning sheath dress has fantastic reviews and will be a staple in your wardrobe for many years to come!

Black Halo Jackie' Belted Gabardine Sheath Dress Black wedding guest dresses
Black Halo Jackie’ Belted Gabardine Sheath Dress Black

 

 

 

How magnificent is this sleeveless Black Halo Brett Sheath Dress? I love the ruched skirt and asymmetrical hem! It is the perfect little black dress/black mini dress for summer and fall. This gorgeous dress will look amazing with your favorite heeled sandals, mules, and pumps. It will also look great with a pair of knee-high boots and a blazer if you’d like to wear it out to dinner or on a special occasion this fall!

Black Halo Black Halo Brett Sheath Dress Black wedding guest dresses
Black Halo Black Halo Brett Sheath Dress Black

 

This fabulous Black Halo Sybil Sheath Dress is perfection! I simply adore the sweetheart neckline, and the beautiful bow detailing on the back. Bows gained popularity last winter and this trend is hotter than ever for summer! I’ve always been partial to bows on dresses, shoes, and accessories, so I’m very excited about this gorgeous ladylike trend.
This beautiful dress will look great with your favorite pair of classic pumps or heeled sandals!

 

 

 

Halter dresses are a must for summer 2022! I’m head over heels in love with this chic Likely Carolyn Halter Sheath Dress in black. It’s perfect for a variety of occasions – from a date, an elegant dinner with friends, or a wedding. In fact, this dress will be perfect for a holiday party this winter! It will look great with your favorite pair of heels, statement earrings, and a gorgeous clutch!

Likely Carolyn Halter Sheath Dress Black summer wedding guest dresses
Likely Carolyn Halter Sheath Dress Black

 

 

 

You can never go wrong with the late 60s/70s inspired halter dress – they make a statement on their own! This stunning Young, Fabulous & Broke Yazmine Dress is the perfect dress for wedding guests. I adore everything about it, especially the halter neckline and flattering ruched waist. This gorgeous dress will look amazing with your favorite heels and a classic clutch.

Young, Fabulous & Broke Yazmine Dress Black wedding guest dresses
Young, Fabulous & Broke Yazmine Dress Black

 

 

 

This lovely lined chiffon o.p.t Toile de Jouy Dress is perfect for dancing the night away! I adore the sweetheart neckline and ruffled hemline. Another fabulous thing about this dress is the adjustable tie straps! That is ideal for those of us who are petite, and have to keep pulling our shoulder straps up because they keep slipping! This beauty is an absolute must and at a great price point with free shipping!

o.p.t Toile de Jouy Dress Black wedding guest dresses
o.p.t Toile de Jouy Dress Black

 

 

 

Blouson dresses are one of my favorite styles because they’re so flattering on every body type! This fab Dress The Population Amada Sheath Dress is perfection. I love the jeweled neckline and gathering at the waist on this beautiful sheath dress. It is available in quite a few colors including black. This lovely dress will look great paired with black, nude, or metallic heels! In fact, it will also look phenomenal paired with this season’s hottest shoe – the clear pump!

Dress The Population Amada Sheath Dress Black wedding guest dresses
Dress The Population Amada Sheath Dress Black

 

 

 

Black Off The Shoulder Mini Dress For Summer Wedding Guests!

I fell in love with this beautiful black Susana Monaco Off the Shoulder Bow Sleeve Minidress as soon as I spotted it! I can’t get enough of the bow detailing on the sleeves and the a-line silhouette. It is the perfect dress for a birthday dinner, a date night, an anniversary party, or a friend’s wedding!

Susana Monaco Off the Shoulder Bow Sleeve Minidress Black wedding guest dresses
Susana Monaco Off the Shoulder Bow Sleeve Minidress Black

 

 

 

Classic Black Strapless Wedding Guest Dresses

I’ve featured this ever-popular and absolutely gorgeous strapless Likely Driggs Dress countless times over the years. One of the many things I love about it is the flattering blouson top. This is a must for those of us who are self-conscious about our midsection. The midi/knee length is classy and chic and this beautiful flattering dress will always be on trend! It will look great on its own with strappy heel sandals. On a chilly summer night, you can wear it under a beautiful cape!

LIKELY Women's Driggs Dress Black wedding guest dresses strapless midi dress
LIKELY Women’s Driggs Dress Black

 

 

 

Must Have One Shoulder Wedding Guest Dresses In Black

The one-shoulder trend has been a favorite for years! It’s chic and makes a statement every time you wear it, whether it’s a one-shoulder top, tee, or dress. This statement making LIKELY Packard Dress is perfection! I adore the one shoulder (and cutout design) and the fabulous side slit. It is ideal for the summer, fall, and winter wedding season. This gorgeous dress will look amazing paired with your favorite pumps, heels, and mules! When it comes to jewelry and accessories pair it with your favorite statement earrings and a beautiful clutch in the color or print of your choice.

LIKELY Packard Dress Black wedding guest dresses summer
LIKELY Packard Dress Black

 

 

Did you know that the fabulous Norma Kamali Women’s Diana Mini Dress is also available as a midi dress? I’ve featured the midi dress quite a few times over the years, and extremely excited that this elegant dress is available as a mini! It is the perfect dress to celebrate your birthday, an anniversary party, or a friend’s wedding. This beauty comes in quite a few different colors including classic black! Which one is your favorite? I adore them all!

The bestselling and absolutely beautiful Dress the Population Tiffany One-Shoulder Midi Dress is the belle of the ball! It is sleek, sophisticated, and an absolute showstopper. This classic one shoulder dress is not only perfect for summer 2022 wedding guests but is timeless and will be a favorite for many years to come.

Dress the Population Tiffany One-Shoulder Midi Dress Black wedding guest dresses
Dress the Population Tiffany One-Shoulder Midi Dress Black

 

 

 

Have you had a chance to check out the Vici Collection at Nordstrom? I’m obsessed with this Vici Collection One Shoulder Plissé Dress in black! This one shoulder collar dress with plissé pleats will look amazing with heeled sandals this summer, and with a blazer or an overcoat and pumps or boots come fall and winter! The best part is this gorgeous dress is extremely affordable at just $69 with free shipping!

Vici Collection One Shoulder Plissé Dress black wedding guest dresses
Vici Collection One Shoulder Plissé Dress Black

 

 

Black Cutout Dress For Summer Wedding Guests

The trendsetting cutout dress is more popular than ever for summer 2022! This fun and fabulous Susana Monaco Open-Back High-Low Cutout Dress is a must for the fashion lover! It is available in black, melon, and in white (for the bride-to-be). The thin spaghetti straps are giving me 90s vibes, while the full skirt is elegant and sophisticated! I’m head over heels in love with this beautiful dress!

SUSANA MONACO Open-Back High-Low Cutout Dress Black wedding guest dresses
SUSANA MONACO Open-Back High-Low Cutout Dress Black

 

 

 

Black Midi Length Slip Dress For Summer Wedding Guests

With late 90s early 2000s fashion as popular as ever, now is a great time to invest in a beautiful slip dress! This stunning ASTR The Label Cowl Slip Midi Dress is ideal for the summer wedding season! It is available in quite a few colors including black and is extremely affordable at under $89 with free shipping. This is one that you can dress up or down with jewelry, accessories, and shoes.

ASTR The Label Cowl Slip Midi Dress Black best summer wedding guest dresses
ASTR The Label Cowl Slip Midi Dress Black

 

 

The Best Black Gowns For Wedding Guests

When it comes to elegant black wedding guest dresses, you can’t go wrong with this exquisite Black Halo Women’s Divina Gown. I love everything about it, especially the beautiful ruching on the top. This exquisite strapless gown is timeless, sophisticated, and ideal for an evening wedding or a gala. 

Black Halo Women's Divina Gown Black wedding guest dresses
Black Halo Women’s Divina Gown Black

 

 

 

A few weeks ago I shared how gorgeous Elliatt dresses are! This brand has the most stunning cocktail and wedding guest dresses. I’m head over heels in love with this Elliatt X REVOLVE Eliana Dress in black. I can’t get enough of the ruched satin fabric, the draped neckline, 90s-inspired spaghetti straps, and side slit. You have to see the beautiful back of this dress, it is perfection!

Elliatt X REVOLVE Eliana Dress Black wedding guest dresses
Elliatt X REVOLVE Eliana Dress Black

 

 

 

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