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Are you attending a spring wedding and need something cute to wear? What should you wear to a spring wedding?

You’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, you’ll find the best spring wedding guest dress ideas and outfits to wear for 2023.

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There’s something for everyone: sleeveless, long sleeve, flutter sleeve, plus size, regular, long length, short length, midi, maxi — you name it, it’s on the list! We’re also highlighting tons of floral prints which are very on-trend this season, along with popular colors like sage, lavender, and magenta. We’re also sharing jumpsuits in case you prefer an alternative to wedding guest dresses. This spring, dress to the nine’s at the upcoming wedding and pick one of these stylish wedding guest outfits.

But before we get started, let’s talk about what to wear to a spring wedding if you are a guest. There are a few important DOs and DONTs to follow for fashion.

Here’s exactly what to wear to a spring wedding as a guest.

Choose pretty colorful dresses

Light colors are back for spring! Yellows, light blues, pinks, greens — they’re all perfect this time of year! You don’t need to go pastel, but you can if you like. Just… don’t wear white.

Avoid the wedding colors

Don’t try to blend into the invitation shades, as this is likely one of the colors the bridesmaids are wearing. You want to pick a spring wedding guest dress, NOT look like a bridesmaid by accident. ;)

Floral patterns are in!

Floral designs and patterned spring dresses are a big trend this season.

Long or short are OK

Long maxi-length dresses are OK, as long as they’re not too formal in style for a more laidback or casual wedding. In addition,

Spring Wedding Guest Dress DON’Ts

There aren’t too many rules, except the following:

Don’t wear white.

This one’s obvious, but bears repeating: don’t upstage the bride by choosing spring dresses in light shades of champagne or light gold, ivory, or white.

Don’t wear red.

Bright, bold red is a big no-no. It takes away the spotlight on the bride, especially in photos, so it is highly discouraged.

Don’t wear something too revealing.

Err on the side of caution and don’t wear something too short, skimpy, or otherwise flimsy. It’s not your day to be the center of attention, it’s the bride’s!

Abide by the dress code.

Many guests wonder what to wear to a spring wedding. One hint is to look for the dress code, typically listed on the invitation enclosure (or on the couple’s wedding website). If there is no dress code listed, plan on dressing semi-formal or consider the venue location and time of day for your outfit selection. A fancier venue means a fancier dress; a more laid-back BBQ style wedding in a backyard means a casual wedding guest dress instead of a co*cktail style.

Here are some examples and wedding guest dresses we found for all of these occasions:

If the dress code is semi formal, you may want to look at semi-formal guest dresses instead.

Dressing to the nines? This black tie guest dresses list will be more suitable for spring outfit suggestions.

co*cktail wedding? Choose something from these co*cktail guest dresses.

Beach wedding? Hopefully, it’s super warm outside but these are the dresses for beach wedding guests to wear.

Otherwise, for guest dresses that work well for spring weddings in a variety of lengths, cuts, and styles, keep reading!

1. Hot Pink Midi Length Halter Dress, $70

Magenta pink is the color of the moment! Rock this look in sleek satin with a halter neckline and a chic midi length. By Lulus.

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2. Purple Tiered Maxi Dress, $68

This beautiful purple maxi dress has tiers, a v-neckline, and straps for an effortlessly elegant look. Get it here.

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3. Ruffled Pink Midi Length, $68

A go-to spring wedding guest dress is this wrap-style featuring ruffles, a midi length skirt, and a strappy neckline. If it will be cold outside, pair with a wrap or sweater. Get it here.

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4. Neon Pink Cutout Maxi Dress, $99

Ooh-la-la! Wear this flowy cutout maxi to your spring wedding as a guest and dance the night away. See it here. Neon pink not your thing? No problem: there are other colors available here.

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5. Cowl Back Slate Blue Satin Dress, $68

This may be the prettiest shade of slate blue ever! I love the length here; the cowl back is a unique and elegant accent. Get it here.

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6. Emerald Green Ruffle Shoulder, $89

Is there a prettier shade of green than emerald? I love this guest dress for spring weddings: it has the perfect bit of ruffle on the sleeve for a fun accent and a long mermaid-fit silhouette. Get it here.

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7. Green Halter Jumpsuit, $74

Here’s an alternative to spring guest dresses: jumpsuits! I love this green jumpsuit in particular with wide legs, a halter style, and v-neckline. Get yours here.

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8. Sheer Short Sleeve Maxi, $76

For a spring guest dress with sleeves, try this short sleeve maxi that has a long flowy skirt and a flattering v-neckline bodice. See it here.

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9. One-Shoulder Purple Midi, $64

An asymmetrical neckline and one-shoulder style makes this a one-of-a-kind guest dress to wear to your spring wedding event. Get yours here.

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10. Magenta Floral Print Dress, $89

Wow the wedding reception in this magenta floral print dress: it’s one of the best spring wedding guest dresses 2023 has to offer, IMO. I love the organza skirt! Get it here.

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11. Long Sleeve Floral Print Wrap Dress, $55

This is the one of the best spring wedding guest dresses with sleeves! It features a goes-with-everything navy floral print and a knee-length skirt, long sleeves, and a wrap-style. See it here.

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12. Tie-Front Long Sleeve Dress in Pink, $69

A pretty shade of rose pink makes this dress a spring guest favorite! The tie in the front adds a feminine detail; the balloon sleeves will keep you warm in the early spring months. Get yours here.

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13. Shiny Blush Pink Maxi Dress, $94

A chic silhouette and shiny blush pink material makes this a showstopping spring wedding guest dress for 2023! See it here.

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14. Blue Floral Print Maxi, $89

Ooh, I’m adding this one to cart! This looks like one of the best spring guest dresses for weddings — well into the summer, too! Get it here.

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15. Satin Sleeveless Mock Neck in Blush, $84

If you want a long satin guest dress with a cute mock neck and sleeveless style, this is the dress for you! Get it here. There are more colors available here.

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16. Royal Blue Maxi Dress with One Shoulder, $68

Go long with this royal blue dress in a maxi skirt length and chic one-shoulder neckline. Get yours here.

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17. Spring Floral Print in Blush, $89

Wear this beautiful maxi dress to the spring wedding this year! It has the perfect pop of pink in a fashionable floral fabric. See it here.

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18. Daylily Floral Print High-Low Dress, $66

This shade of yellow is so beautiful! Love the daylily floral print throughout and the chic high-low hemline. Cute! By Lulus. Buy it here.

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19. Mauve Midi Dress with Strappy Neckline, $64

This fan-favorite dress is available in mauve, as shown, or other colors here. I like the flowy pleated panel and faux-wrap silhouette. Get it here.

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20. Flowy Slate Blue Maxi, $98

A flowy, chiffon dress like this boasts a pretty blue color, long length skirt for dancing, and a strappy v-neckline that looks so elegant! This dress looks comfortable for spring weddings. Get it here.

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21. Yellow Maxi, $69

Is there a more perfect shade for spring than this bright sunny yellow? Love the length and effortless v-neckline that plunges in the front and back. See it here.

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22. Black One-Shoulder Ruffle Gown, $89

As a spring wedding guest dress, this is perfect for an elegant, black tie affair. You’ll love the ruffle shoulder and long mermaid-style skirt. Get it here.

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23. Navy Blue Maxi Dress, $89

Navy blue is always my go-to! It makes a great spring wedding guest dress option. Check it out here.

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24. Long Sleeve Smocked Floral Dress, $72

This short length dress has long sleeves and a fun floral print allover. Cute! Get it here.

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25. Asymmetrical One-Shoulder Dress, $69

Shown in green below, this dress is a showstopper! It’s also available in many other colors here. I like the midi length! Get it here.

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26. Mauve Off-Shoulder Dress with Ruffle, $49

New for 2023, this spring wedding guest dress has a little ruffle and an off-the-shoulder neckline for impeccable style. I love the mauve color shown here. Shop here.

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27. Dusty Blue Floral Jacquard, $72

A sweetheart neckline and stylish jacquard fabric makes this dress a perfect fit! Get it in sage or many other colors here.

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28. Sage Maxi Dress with Flutter Sleeves, $109

A beautiful dress for spring! I love the flutter sleeves and v-neckline paired with a flowy, made-for-dancing maxi skirt. See it here.

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29. Magenta Pleated Strapless Maxi, $88

Make waves in this bright pop of pink: a magenta maxi dress with pleats and a strapless neckline is a perfect spring wedding guest dress. Get it here.

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30. Forest Green Jumpsuit, $72

Chic and sophisticated, this highly-rated jumpsuit boasts a stylish wide-leg pant and a comfortable satin material. Get it here.

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31. Lavender Cut-Out Maxi, $89

This spring guest dress is my favorite color of the season: lavender! The flutter sleeves here and the unique cut-outs make it look like a two-piece dress. Super stylish! Shop here.

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32. Pink Floral Print, $74

Wear this pretty pink dress with a floral pattern and a chic strappy neckline. See it here.

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33. Lilac Midi Bodycon Dress, $74

This dress is perfect for spring! See it here.

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34. Pink Ruffle Short Sleeve Dress, $89

This pretty-in-pink satin dress has a ruffle high-low hem and cute flutter sleeves: a perfect spring wedding guest dress idea! Get it here.

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35. Purple Floral Print High-Low, $79

Ooh! I love the floral print here and the unique high-low hem. See more photos here.

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36. + 37. Midi Wrap Dress with Elbow Sleeves, $59

In mauve, this is the perfect spring wedding guest dress with sleeves that go elbow length! It has a maxi-wrap style and a chic midi length. See it here.

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I also love this dress in the polka dot version!

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38. Blue Wide-Leg Jumpsuit, $79

Get in on the jumpsuit trend with this one! It’s perfectly comfortable and chic, with flowy chiffon fabric and a chic wide-leg pant. Shop here.

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39. Mock Neck Royal Blue Floral Dress, $72

Gorgeous! Love the mock neck and rich royal blue color! Get it here.

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40. Lavender Floral Print Maxi Dress, $89

A deep v-neckline and wide straps makes this a dream guest dress come true! The lavender floral print is so pretty. Get it here.

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41. Spring Floral Print, $62.40

This strappy springtime dress is perfect! Get it here on sale for a limited time.

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42. Sage Flutter Sleeve, $94

In one of the colors of the moment, this sage flutter sleeve dress is a beautiful choice for a spring wedding outfit as a guest. See it here.

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43. Green and Pink Maxi Dress, $99

Ooh, this is such a pretty dress! It is strapless with a deep jewel-tone floral print in greens and pinks. Love the way it flares out at the bottom! Get it here.

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44. Pleated Teal Long-Length Dress, $112

The pleats on this dress and the shiny teal color are perfect together! Love the cut-outs on the back for a fun accent. Get it here.

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45. Ruffle Sleeve Plunging Neckline Blue Dress, $79

This boho style dress is one of my favorites for spring weddings: I’m thiiiiiiis close to adding to cart. I just love the color and style! The ruffles are especially cute. See it here.

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46. Guest Dress with Sleeves in Navy, $89

Need a spring guest dress for cold weather? You got it covered in this long lace sleeve maxi dress with a stylish cut-out back and pretty navy blue color. Get it here.

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47. Navy Off-Shoulder Maxi, $89

An off-the-shoulder maxi dress like this one is suitable for weddings of all kinds: it goes with everything! Get it here.

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48. Slate Blue Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress in Floral, $89

This is such a pretty springtime dress! See more photos here.

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49. Light Grey Surplice Maxi, $89

This flowy dress goes with every occasion! Love it in light grey, shown here. See it here.

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50. Floral Print Ruffle Maxi, $98

And last but not least, this flower print maxi has pretty ruffles and a plunging neckline with tying details on the front and back. So cute! Get it here.

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And there you have it: fifty of the best spring guest dresses for weddings! If you love an outfit here, let me know which one it is! I’m off to shop: you cannot see these dresses and not want to wear one! I just need the weather to warm up. :)

I hope it helps!

Happy Planning!

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Emma

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