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While we’d never turn down the opportunity to shop for gorgeous occasionwear, if we had to choose, summer would win every time! And that's not to say there aren't heaps of stunning autumn wedding guest dresses, winter wedding guest dresses and spring wedding guest dresses. There's just something special about summer. 

If you have a special ceremony to attend between peak wedding season this year, the Rock My Wedding editors have scoured all the latest collections to bring you only the best summer wedding guest dresses

From beach weddings to garden parties - there's so much to consider when choosing the perfect frock. While lightweight materials and delicate florals are a win year after year, finding your dream dress that takes you from day to night is no easy feat. 

For those keen to keep up with trends, we're seeing heaps of bold and block colours for wedding guests this summer, from bold hot pinks to reds, bright sunset tones and, of course, a beautiful array of florals. 

So, while yes - we have a bit of a soft spot for May through to September, that doesn't mean we won't help you find some of the best wedding guest dresses all year round! 

But, for now, let the summer shopping commence! 

The 17 best summer wedding guest dresses 2024


For SS24, we're all about standout shades! Finding the perfect wedding guest dress is about striking a balance between something that makes you feel incredible yet doesn't outshine the bride, and we're here to help you get it right every time. 

Finding a wedding-appropriate gown definitely doesn't equate to shying away from colour! While we're also fans of muted tones and warming nudes - even in the summer months - colour always wins for us when the sun is shining. Bold colours at weddings? Absolutely! When paired with elegant midi and maxi lengths, delicate prints, and tasteful design features like ruffles and classy necklines - colour is a surefire way to make a statement within the constraints of all kinds of dress codes and themes.

For gorgeous styles that will see you through all your summer weddings this season, we can't get enough of retailers like Nobody's Child, Anthropologie, KITRI, Omnes, Farm Rio and Never Fully Dressed

Be sure to check out our full summer wedding guest dresses edit below...

Best pink summer wedding guest dress

1. Pink One Shoulder Sandy Maxi Dress - £99, Nobody’s Child

Lightweight one shoulder pink maxi dress with leg split and cut outs from Nobody's Child as summer wedding guest dress idea

Best slip summer wedding guest dress 

2. Maeve Sleeveless Seamed Midi Slip Dress - £140, Anthropologie

Two-tone pink satin sleeveless midi dress from Anthropologie as summer wedding guest dress idea

Best floral summer wedding guest dresses 

3. Kachel Rita Sleeveless Maxi Slip Dress - £148, Anthropologie

Floral maxi slip dress from Anthropologie for a Summer wedding guest dress idea

Best blue summer wedding guest dress

4. Shadow Leaf Crinkle Dress - £58, Jigsaw

Blue crinkle draped dress with leaf pattern from Jigsaw as summer wedding guest dress idea

Best colourful summer wedding guest dress

5. Aurelia Pink Garden Floral Maxi Dress - £195, KITRI

Pink floral maxi dress with green, orange and yellow from KITRI for summer wedding guest dress idea

Best ruffle summer wedding guest dress

6. Poppy Ruffle Gown - £110, Forever New

Ruffle maxi dress in sunset tones 'parker floral' colour from Forever New for summer wedding guest dress idea

Best green summer wedding guest dress

7. Nova Tie Back Dress in Fern Green - £89, Omnes

Sustainable tie back green satin midaxi dress from Omnes for summer wedding guest dress idea

Best midi summer wedding guest dress

8. Tancy Dress - £178, Reformation

Floral midi dress in crepe fabric from Reformation for summer wedding guest dress idea

Best maxi summer wedding guest dress 

9. Westa Long Plunging Dress - £345, Ba&sh

Maxi dress with plunge neckline and open back in brown, pink and red for summer wedding guest dress idea

Best white summer wedding guest dress

10. Off-White Embroidered Carmina Floral Maxi Dress - £445, Farm Rio

One shoulder embroidered maxi dress in white with floral design from Farm Rio for summer wedding guest dress idea

Best beach summer wedding guest dress

11. Pink Beach Forest Lenzing™ Ecovero™ Viscose Maxi Dress - £320, Farm Rio

Lightweight pink and orange maxi dress with palm pattern from Farm Rio for summer wedding guest dress idea

Best satin summer wedding guest dress 

12. Orange and Pink Sleeveless May Dress - £99, Never Fully Dressed

Pink and orange satin midi dress with lace detail from Never Fully Dressed for summer wedding guest dress idea

Best red summer wedding guest dress 

13. Red Elspeth Dress - £129, Never Fully Dressed

Red linen blend maxi dress with cut outs from Never Fully Dressed for summer wedding guest dress idea

Best asymmetrical summer wedding guest dress

14. Asymmetrical Satin Dress With Gathered Opening - £140, Mango x Victoria Beckham

Pale blue satin asymmetrical dress from Mango in collaboration with Victoria Beckham as a summer wedding guest dress idea

Best yellow summer wedding guest dress

15. Twist-Detail Satin Dress - £43.75, H&M

Floor length gown with twist detail at the waist and draped long sleeves in yellow from h&m as summer wedding guest dress idea

Best halter summer wedding guest dress

16. Savona Midi Dress - £285, RIXO

Satin bias cut midi dress with halter neckline and colourful print from RIXO as summer wedding guest dress idea

Best lilac summer wedding guest dress

17. Shirred Satin Midi Dress - £195, & Other Stories

Shirred satin midi dress in shimmery lilac colour from & Other Stories for summer wedding guest dress idea

Stun in the Sun: Your ultimate guide to summer wedding guest dresses


Whether you're attending a wedding in peak wedding season or any other time during the year, the Rock My Wedding editors know what it takes to secure a standout wedding guest look, and you always have us on hand for all your fashion needs!

For even more summer inspo, browse our favourite wedding guest dresses in our complete year-round guide. And don't forget to pick up some stylish wedding guest accessories like wedding fascinators and wedding hats to complete your outfit. 

We hope you're just as obsessed with our collection of summer wedding guest dresses as we are! 

Shona Ezimogho-Moran

Written by Shona Ezimogho-Moran

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