Wedding Guest Dresses and Attire: Shopping Tips and Ideas

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With wedding season approaching, are you looking for a dress that will make you look stunning, but also stand out from the crowd? Look no further! Shopping for the perfect wedding guest dress can be overwhelming. Finding a dress that flatters your body type and expresses your unique style is key to looking great at any wedding. With so many styles of dresses on the market, it’s important to narrow down what works best for you. In this blog, we will explore the fundamentals of finding an ideal dress as a wedding guest – and how to look your best while doing it!

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Do Your Research

When it comes to finding the perfect dress for a wedding as a guest, research is key! Start by looking at the invitation for information on colors and dress codes that may be listed. Be sure to pay attention to the website or invitation visuals that can give you an idea of the vibe of the event. The location and time of year should also be taken into consideration when selecting a dress; for instance, if you’re attending a wedding in the fall, opt for materials like velvet and suede over lighter fabrics or florals. By doing your research, you can find the ideal outfit that will make you feel beautiful and confident at any wedding.

Take Measurements Beforehand

One way to guarantee success when shopping for a dress is by taking accurate body measurements beforehand and comparing them against size charts found online or at stores themselves. This will help ensure that whatever dress you buy fits perfectly without having to worry about returns or alterations afterwards – both of which can be time consuming and expensive!

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Set Your Budget

Before you begin shopping, it’s important to set a budget for yourself. By figuring out how much money you have to spend upfront, you can avoid impulse buying and save yourself from spending too much money on something that may not last more than one season.

Shop Different Stores

Don’t just limit yourself to one store; visit multiple stores both physical and online in order to get the widest selection possible when looking for the perfect dress. Online shopping has its advantages such as increased selection, convenience and discounts/promos. When it comes to online shopping, our favorite spots are BalticBorn, Lulus, Park and Fifth Co., Petal and Pup, and Show Me Your Mumu. Also, for the Moms, AW Bridal is one of our personal favs! Yet, don’t forget about brick-and-mortar stores either! Visiting local boutiques can provide an unparalleled level of service not found elsewhere while also allowing customers to try on different looks before purchasing them. 

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Get Creative With Accessories

Once you’ve found a few potential contenders for the perfect dress, consider how accessories might impact the overall look of each one. Necklaces, earrings, belts – even shoes – can all contribute significantly towards refining an outfit into something truly special! Don’t forget about bags either; purses come in many shapes and sizes so make sure yours matches whatever style look you’re going for with dress choice!

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When shopping for a dress as a wedding guest, remember to do your research and keep your personal style and budget in mind. There are plenty of options that can make you look and feel your best while celebrating the love of your favorite two people. Don’t be afraid to take risks – but don’t forget the tried-and-true staples that won’t let you down (LBD, anyone!?). With the right knowledge and planning, finding the perfect wedding guest dress doesn’t have to be daunting! 

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Photo Credit from Top to Bottom: Allison Harp, Kayla Sprint, Carlos Hernandez Photography, Julianne Brasher Photo & Film, Red Aspen Photography. 








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