Got a wedding coming up this year? We've found 16 chic dresses for every dress code.

Wedding season is here and while we can't wait to celebrate all the brides and grooms, we'd be lying if we didn't admit our top priority is figuring out what to wear. 

When it comes to wedding guest dressing, we're always told what not to wear (no white or anything too revealing that will distract from the bride), but rarely are we given options that are considered appropriate.

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So, let's start from the beginning. First, the dress code is: Is it black tie? Is it cocktail? Here's a short breakdown of what each dress code means:

Black tie.

The most formal of dress codes, usually reserved for events that take place in the evening. Women are expected to wear floor-length gowns in satin or silk fabrics, but tulle, velvet and embellished dresses can also be worn.


This is arguably the most popular dress code of all, as it strikes a balance between formal and casual. Look for dresses that are either knee-length, tea-length or midi.



Now, smart-casual doesn't mean you can rock up in jeans and a t-shirt, instead, smart-casual is all about looking polished without going too over-the-top. Think flowy sundresses and linen fabrics.

Now you know what to look for, it's time to start the search. Just like with marriages, you don’t want to settle. Keep scrolling to see some of our favourite wedding guest dress picks.

Black tie wedding guest dresses.

Cider Mesh Ruffle Hem Maxi Dress, $50.

Image: Cider.

SHEIKE Karolina Dress, $249.99.

Image: SHEIKE.


Showpo Sloane Maxi Dress, $119.95.

Image: Showpo.


Karen Millen Tulle Corseted Woven Midi Dress, $358.

Image: Karen Millen.


Petal & Pup Naira Pleated Maxi Dress, $119.

Image: Petal & Pup.

Cocktail wedding guest dresses.

Esther & Co. Daenerys Dress, $89.95.

Image: Esther & Co.


SHEIKE Francesca Mini Dress, $199.99.

Image: SHEIKE.


Hello Molly Signal My Way Tulle Midi Dress, $95.

Image: Hello Molly.

MESHKI Eliza Rose Sequin Maxi Dress, $229.

Image: MESHKI.


City Chic Payton Dress, $229.95.

Image: City Chic.


Showpo Clabelle Midi Dress, $99.95.

Image: Showpo.


Smart-casual wedding guest dresses.

Target Linen Blend Strappy Babydoll Midi Dress, $60.

Image: Target.

Tussah Malinda Midi Dress, $149.95.

Image: Tussah, The Iconic.


Showpo Monaco Midi Dress, $79.95.

Image: Showpo.


Forever New Floreto Strapless Ruffle Dress, $219.99.

Image: Forever New.


Shona Joy Mirella Panelled Bustier Midi Dress, $360.

Image: Shona Joy.

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