The Best Dresses To Wear To A Barn Wedding 2023

Style expert, journalist and fashion blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on 20 of the best wedding guest dresses for barn weddings!

We used to think of wedding season as the month of June, but over the last decade that has quickly changed. There actually is no such thing as wedding season anymore, as weddings take place throughout the year! There is such beauty in fall weddings, winter weddings, weddings held in the spring, and of course the uber popular summer weddings! One thing is for sure, barn weddings are extremely popular. As someone who lives in a rural area, I think this is fantastic. I love barn weddings and have attended quite a few. A few years ago I posted about the best dresses for country wedding guests, and today I thought it was time to create a post on the best barn wedding guest dresses.

You may be surprised to learn that there aren’t many restrictions when shopping for dresses for barn weddings. Lace is a must, and so is floral print! You can’t go wrong with dresses that are above the knee! Midi dresses will look fab with Western inspired mules. Last but definitely not least, a flowy maxi dress will look amazing on.

If you’re searching for a fabulous new wedding guest dress for the next barn wedding you’re invited to, you’re in luck! Today, I’m excited to share 21 of the best barn wedding guest dresses! Not only are they perfect for barn weddings, but many can be worn time and time again to a variety of events.

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Updated May 3, 2023

The Best Barn Wedding Guest Dresses For 2023

  1. Callahan X Revolve Sami Mini Dress
  2. Charles Henry Off The Shoulder Dress
  3. French Connection Whisper Bow Envelope Sleeveless Dress
  4. superdown Micah Mini Dress
  5. BB Dakota Steve Madden Prairie Dreams Minidress
  6. Lovers and Friends Hazel Mini Dress
  7. Bardot Lina Lace Sheath Dress
  8. French Connection Whisper Light Sheath Minidress
  9. Black Halo Brett Drape Crepe Minidress
  10. French Connection Whisper Ruffle Strap Minidress
  11. Likely Hara Dress Rose
  12. ASTR THE LABEL Lace Midi Dress
  13. Adrianna Papell Watercolor Floral Midi Dress
  14. Reformation Besse Tie Strap Dress
  15. Reformation Juliette Dress
  16. Reformation Twilight Dress
  17. ASTR The Label Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress
  18. Yumi Kim Baxter Maxi Dress
  19. Yumi Kim Farrah Maxi Dress
  20. Yumi Kim Marzena Maxi Dress

Please scroll down below for more details on the the most gorgeous barn wedding guest dresses for the spring, summer and fall 2023 wedding guest season!

Loving these barn wedding guest dresses that are above the knee

Viva Magenta is the 2023 Pantone color of the year. This beautiful, bright and bold shade reminds me a lot of the shade Fuchsia. This color is classy, sophisticated and absolutely stunning! It looks fabulous on every woman and is perfect for spring, summer, fall and winter too! I stumbled on this absolutely gorgeous Callahan X Revolve Sami Mini Dress in Fuchsia, and I’m head over heels in love with it. 

This magnificent Jacquard dress has elegant 3/4 length dolman sleeves, a wrap front tie closure, and is sure to garner compliments every time you wear it! You can pair this beauty with strappy heel sandals, mid-calf cowboy boots, platform pumps, or mules!

Reviewers shared how beautiful this dress is and the amazing quality. They also stated that it runs large, so you may want to size down.

Effortlessly chic dresses

You can’t go wrong with a fabulous little black off the shoulder dress. This beautiful Charles Henry Off The Shoulder Dress has been a celebrity and influencer favorite for years, and is ideal for women of all ages. I love everything about it, especially the ruffled detailing.

It has phenomenal reviews with reviewers sharing that it is beautiful, classy, chic, affordable and comfortable. You can dress it up or down with jewelry, shoes and accessories.

This stunning little black off the shoulder dress is perfect for nearly every occasion and is only $79 with free delivery! This beauty comes in quite a few colors and has been a favorite for years!

I love wrap dresses (gathered and draped dresses), they are very flattering on every body type, especially for those who feel self conscious about their midsection. French Connection has quite a few gorgeous wrap dresses for spring and summer including this stunning French Connection Whisper Bow Envelope Sleeveless Dress

It is available in a few different colors including Baja Blue and Hibiscus to name a few. I ordered this beautiful v-neck dress this week and am impatiently awaiting its arrival! It is perfect for bridal showers, garden parties, date night, wedding guests and that is just the beginning!

I love that it has adjustable straps, which is perfect for those of us who are petite! There’s nothing worse than when your straps fall off your shoulders. This beauty has a zipper on the back, so you can throw it on or take it off easily and effortlessly. It can be dry cleaned or machine washed and dried flat, which is an added bonus! 

Teal is one of the most beautiful shades on the planet! The color is electrifying and has the power to put anyone in a good mood! I always invest in a few teal pieces every spring and summer (and fall) and this fab superdown Micah Mini Dress is absolutely fabulous! 

I love the thin adjustable straps, the form fit, the mini length, the back cutout and the fact that it is fully lined! This is one dress that can be worn time and time again, and dressed up or down easily and effortlessly. You can pair it with slide sandals or white sneakers for a casual event or dress it up with strappy heel sandals for a spring or summer wedding. It will also look great with your favorite pair of cowboy boots in the style and color of your choice!

This bestselling dress is only $68 with free shipping, and is an absolute must!

Every woman needs a chic little black dress that she can dress up or down easily and effortlessly. This fabulous BB Dakota Steve Madden Prairie Dreams Dress in black is an absolute must! 

I love the beautiful flutter sleeves, ruffled neckline, the flattering smocked waistband, mini length and the great quality! It looks amazing paired with ankle boots (shown below). You can also wear it with knee high cowboy boots, heeled sandals, wedges or pumps!

This dress has great reviews. Reviewers shared how beautiful, versatile and well made it is. They also stated that it runs large, so you may want to size down. At just $89 with free shipping, now is a great time to invest in this stunning dress that you’ll wear time and time again all season long.

If you’re searching for a fun floral print mini dress for wedding guest season, look no further than this flirty Lovers and Friends Hazel Mini Dress. It is available in two prints called “Liliana Floral” (which is a mix of bright pinks) and “Impressionist Floral” which features hints of pink, purple flowers and peach.

It will look great with tall cowboy boots or your favorite pair of ankle boots, heeled sandals or wedges! 

I love everything about it, especially the tiered ruffles, mini length and adjustable straps! Reviewers shared that this dress is beautiful, flattering, and ideal for those who are 5’5 and under since the length is short. 

Pretty in pink dresses for every wedding you’re invited to this summer

I love dresses that are gorgeous, versatile and can be worn to a variety of events! Like many of you, I tend to invest in dresses that are timeless and will be a staple for years to come. This beautiful Bardot Lina Lace Sheath Dress in the color light rose pink is an absolute must! 

I adore the chic sheath silhouette, which can be dressed up or down easily and effortlessly. It will look amazing with your favorite neutral pumps, nude heel sandals or your favorite pair of cowboy boots to a barn wedding!

This beauty has fantastic reviews with reviewers sharing that it is beautiful, form fitting and looks much more expensive than it is. 

Pink is one of the hottest colors of 2023, and I couldn’t be happier! I’m head over heels in love with this beautiful French Connection Whisper Light Sheath Minidress. This bright and beautiful shade called “morning glory” will brighten your wardrobe this spring and summer! It can be dressed up or down easily and effortlessly with shoes, jewelry and accessories. You can wear it casually with slide sandals or dress it up with wedges, heeled sandals or a trendy pair of platform pumps. 

I love everything about it, especially the mini length, the 90s inspired square neckline and the fact that it is easy to launder and machine washable! This bestselling dress is selling out fast. If your size is still available I highly suggest purchasing it, as I don’t know when/if it will be restocked! 

This beauty has amazing reviews! Reviewers across the board said that it is beautiful, great fit, and they love the quality of the fabric!

The brand Black Halo is one of my all time favorites. I love their exquisite dresses which are celebrity and influencer approved! They are elegant, timeless, well made and will be a staple in your wardrobe for many years to come. For starters, how fabulous is this Black Halo Brett Drape Crepe Minidress? It is available in a few different shades including this magnificent shade called “vibrant pink.” 

I love everything about this stunning dress including the classic jewel neckline, the beautiful and unique wrap skirt, and the fact that it is sleeveless making it ideal for spring and summer. This is one that you can dress up or down with heels or pumps. 

It has fantastic reviews with reviewers sharing that is beautiful, sophisticated, well made and ideal for many different events. 

This chic French Connection Whisper Ruffle Strap Minidress is available in the colors “sea pink” and “light dream blue” and I want them both for spring and summer! I love everything about it, especially the beautiful ruffled straps, the chic mini length, flattering A-line silhouette and trendy square neckline!

This is one dress that is perfect for an outdoor wedding, a barn wedding, dinner with friends, date night, a bridal shower, graduation or baby shower and that is just the beginning! This sleeveless dress is very wearable and is sure to be a staple in your wardrobe this season and for years to come!

If you’re searching for the perfect midi length pink dress for wedding guest season, you’re in luck! This lovely bestselling Likely Hara Dress is an absolute must! I love the ladylike ruffled sleeves, flattering crepe fabric the beautiful criss cross back, timeless midi length and flounce hem. 

This gorgeous dress will look amazing with your favorite pair of statement earrings, a delicate necklace and nude heel sandals or pumps. When it comes to handbags, I would pair it with a classic clutch or small handbag in a neutral color.

This stunning dress has great reviews with reviewers sharing that it is beautiful, of amazing quality and the crepe fabric is phenomenal (and didn’t crease!). 

Trendy midi length dresses for barn wedding guests

This beautiful ASTR the label Sleeveless Lace Midi Dress has been an influencer favorite for years now. It is frequently featured on social media, and is perfect for women of all ages! I love everything about it, especially the v-neckline, the thin adjustable straps, lace detailing and the contemporary partial lining!

Reviewers shared that this chic midi dress is beautiful, at a great price point and perfect for various occasions including bridal showers, weddings, baby showers and more. They also stated that you should size up since it runs small.

If you missed out on its deeply discounted price during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, you’ll be happy to know it’s super affordable at just $89, and some colors are actually on sale for even less (I noticed a few colors are under $30)! It is now available on Amazon and will be delivered with fast and free Prime delivery. This trendy best-selling dress comes in a multitude of colors including white, and is perfect for the bride-to-be!

Must have floral print midi dresses

Halter dresses gained popularity last year and are an absolute must for the 2023 wedding season! This lovely Adrianna Papell Watercolor Floral Halter Neck Chiffon Midi Dress in the color “blush” multi is an absolute dream. I adore the elegant floral print, the beautiful fabric, fabulous halter neckline, chic full skirt and the back which is finished with a lovely ladylike bow! 

This gorgeous dress will be perfect for dancing the night away at a friend or family member’s wedding! It is available in a few different colors, and they are absolutely stunning!

This beauty has great reviews with reviewers sharing that is beautiful, lightweight, comfortable, flattering and the fit is great!

Reformation is the “it” brand for summer! I have fallen head over heels in love with so many of their dresses. This beautiful Reformation Besse Tie Strap Dress in the print “Cyanotype” is perfection. This gorgeous shade of blue is ideal for spring and summer. I love everything about it, especially the lovely neutral bold florals, the adjustable tie straps, and the fact that it is partially lined!

This gorgeous dress is perfect for a bridal shower, a baptism/christening, a barn wedding, a garden wedding or a church wedding to name a few! This beauty will also be ideal for a graduation. 

This beauty has phenomenal reviews with reviewers sharing that it is gorgeous, well made, and perfect for a variety of occasions including a wedding rehearsal and a graduation. In fact, a few reviewers shared that they love the dress so much that they ordered it in multiple colors!

How timeless, beautiful and elegant is this Reformation Juliette Dress in the print called “Riviera”? I simply adore the sweetheart neckline, the slinky 90s inspired straps and beautiful blue flowers which resemble hydrangeas. It is begging to be worn to a garden wedding or with your favorite designer cowboy boots to a barn wedding! 

This beautiful midi length dress will look amazing with a pair of nude heel sandals, platform pumps, wedges, classic heels or boots! It is a spring and summer staple and is sure to garner compliments every time you wear it. 

This stunning Reformation Twilight Dress in the print “Malia” is my favorite floral print dress for spring, summer and fall too! You can’t go wrong with classic black with beautiful pink floral print, the modern square neckline, adjustable straps, and flattering midi length. 

It will look amazing with your favorite black heeled sandals, black cowboy boots, classic pumps, platform heels or wedges. You can accessorize it with a solid color clutch or handbag and your favorite statement earrings. 

This beauty is ideal for a wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, birthday party, baptism, graduation, anniversary party and more! 

Maxi Length Dresses That Are Perfect For That Barn Wedding You’re Attending

ASTR The Label is one of my favorite brands. I love their beautiful well made clothing at affordable price points! Their dresses are classy, chic and will always be on trend. I simply adore this lovely bestselling ASTR The Label Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress in this beautiful blue and green floral print. It is ideal for spring, summer and fall too. 

I love everything about this pretty chiffon floral print dress, especially the flutter sleeves and asymmetrical hemline! It is fully lined, which is an added bonus. 

This gorgeous dress will look amazing with black or nude heeled sandals, wedges or pumps. It has great reviews with reviewers sharing that it is elegant, gorgeous, flattering, and at a great price point. This beauty is only $89 with free delivery! Don’t miss out on this incredible dress at such a phenomenal price.

Revolve is one of my favorite places to shop online for gorgeous wedding guest dresses. They have countless beautiful styles to choose from in the hottest trends. Floral print is one of the most popular prints for 2023, and I have so many beautiful floral print maxi dresses on my wish list, it’s unbelievable. For starters, I absolutely adore this beautiful sleeveless Yumi Kim Baxter Maxi Dress in the print “New Day Blue.” 

This lovely vintage inspired print with pink, white and peach florals is perfection. I adore the adjustable thin self-tie straps, and the tiered flounce hem. It will look amazing with nude heeled sandals or pumps. You can also wear it with your favorite tan cowboy boots to a barn wedding! This beautiful and versatile dress is sure to be a staple in your wardrobe for years to come.

While updating this post, it was hard to only feature just a few Yumi Kim floral print dresses as I adore them all! They are elegant, timeless, beautiful and well made. I am head over heels in love with this lovely Yumi Kim Farrah Maxi Dress in the color “Sweet Blossom Brick”. It is the perfect shade for spring and summer, and has gorgeous more subdued colored florals printed throughout the dress. 

I love everything about it, especially the chic puff sleeves, the ruffle cuffs, the comfortable elastic waist and the fact that it is fully lined! This dress will look amazing with your favorite heels or boots, and is perfect for dancing the night away at a spring, summer or fall wedding.

Like many of you, I love wearing black dresses and own quite a few in a variety of styles and lengths. They are timeless, flattering and very wearable. This beautiful Yumi Kim Marina Maxi Dress in the color “New Day Slate” stopped me in my tracks instantly. I love the dark fabric and beautiful, bold and colorful florals. This chic and sophisticated sleeveless dress is absolute perfection!

It has a beautiful ruffled neckline, ruffled sleeves, is fully lined and the perfect length for wedding guest season! This beauty will look great with black heeled sandals, classic pumps or this season’s hottest shoe trend – the platform pump! With barn weddings as popular as ever, this gorgeous dress will also look phenomenal with your favorite pair of cowboy boots!

Discover more trendy wedding guest dresses and fashion must haves in the Candie Anderson Style section: https://candieanderson.com/style/

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