Of all the seasons to have a wedding, spring is arguably the most romantic. The air is perfumed with fresh blooming florals, light dew glistens on tree leaves and green grass, and an overall mood of optimism is palpable. In other words, it's a splendid time of year to find yourself enjoying someone else's nuptials (if not your own). But, with the start of the new season approaching, odds are you're in need of a spring wedding guest dress that perhaps you'll want to re-wear once or twice.
Because it's the very start of the 2019 wedding season, consider your chosen piece an investment for the months ahead. Other than bridal white, your options are wide open, but if you suffer from choice paralysis, then here's some expert advice: consider a '90s-inspired classic. "I love the idea of a minimal slip dress in a bold, vibrant colorway," Shopbop Fashion Director Caroline Maguire tells TZR. "It works for any dress code, it’s breathable for the warmer months, and you can dress it up with a great pair of statement earrings and a strappy heel."
If a slip silhouette isn't speaking to you, there remain plenty of pretty alternatives. Designers across the board included wedding-friendly trends in their Spring/Summer 2019 collections. Remember Ulla Johnson's reliably eye-catching florals? Or how about Tibi's beautiful ruffled necklines and Tory Burch's patchwork prints that feel perfect for an outdoor ceremony? This season, there is something for every kind of guest (and wedding).
Ahead, a slew of dresses you can also wear all season long.
Saturated Slip Dresses
As Maguire said, slip dresses are versatile, which is idea if you're going to be wearing your pick more than once this spring. Snag one in a statement hue for an especially exciting take on the trend.
Store away your darkly-colored buffalo checks for now and slip into a picnic plaid for spring instead. This pleasant pattern is a cheerful choice for a spring wedding guest dress and can easily be dressed up with a statement jewelry piece and heeled sandals.
There's nothing that oozes romance quite like a ruffle embellishment, which is why it's an ideal silhouette for a spring wedding guest ensemble. Whether it's the neckline, sleeves, hemline, or all of the above, going the ruffle route is a reliably chic choice for the season.
No spring dresses roundup is complete without a slew of fresh floral prints. This time around, search for floaty shapes and mid-length hemlines that will pair well with wedding guest accessories like a straw clutch, seashell earrings, and chunky sandals.
If you tend to wear all neutrals this may feel out of your comfort zone, but sometimes all it takes to assemble a standout wedding guest outfit is a bright, bold dress. The vibe can shift depending on silhouettes, textures, and embellishments but if you want a fun look that'll photograph well (important!) opt for a cheerful color palette.