12 Wedding Guest Dress Brands To Say “I Do” To This Summer

Now that finals season is in full swing, you may be feeling super stressed out. But don’t worry, bestie, because summer is in sight! After you hand in your last tests and projects, you can bask in the sun while cozily lying on the beach, grab iced coffee at your fave local shop, and go shopping for some seasonal fits. Of course, while you def need to stock up on swimsuits, you also have to prep for wedding season.

Being a summer wedding guest really is the best. You get to see your friends and family celebrate love, you can eat cake, and you are able to take advantage of the open bar. Of course, finding the perfect wedding guest dress for the event can start to feel like a full-time job. Luckily for you, College Fashionista has wrangled up the 11 best wedding guest dress brands to check out for any type of occasion or ceremony setting. Better yet, all of these options are under $200. You’re welcome.

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01. Lulus

Lulus is often the first place I look for a good going-out dress. They offer a wide array of mini, midi, and floor-length dresses ranging from summery casual looks to velvety evening wear. Plus, they sell cute skirts and even swimwear. Also, their sales are the absolute best when you need something in a pinch.

Persuasion Black Ruffled Bodycon Midi Dress, $59

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02. Rent The Runway

If you have a busy wedding and/or event season this summer, Rent The Runway is your best friend. With its subscription-based model, you’ll receive high-end pieces to wear for all of your occasions. I am a fan of trying new fits and not creating clothing waste, TBH.

Sandro Fiby Dress, From $89

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03. Altar'd State

Altar’d State may seem like a hub for casual, trendy pieces, but it is also a fabulous wedding guest dress spot. I am obsessed with their array of subtle satin slip dresses and skirts. There are also myriad options for the girlie who loves a ruffly look.

Eva Satin Midi Dress, $79.95

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04. Nuuly

Similar to Rent The Runway, Nuuly is also a subscription-based fashion rental company. Nuuly is size-inclusive and offers pieces from your favorite brands such as Anthropologie, Free People, and more. Most subscriptions start at $98 for six monthly pieces.

Harlow Satin Slip Dress, From $98

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05. Reformation

Reformation is the go-to spot for fashionistas who appreciate a solid fabric structure and a timeless, flattering design. This store is optimal for the effortlessly chic.

Citron Linen Dress, $178

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06. New York & Company

New York & Company has become a closet essential for my adult workwear and festive occasions. The brand boasts myriad cocktail dresses, midi dresses, and even jumpers that are cute for weddings, date nights, and beyond.

Striped Jacquard A-Line Dress, $35.98

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07. Show Me Your Mumu

If you are obsessed with bright colors and vibrant designs, Show Me Your Mumu should be your first stop when it comes to finding a wedding guest dress. They specialize in eye-catching floral flourishes that will stun for any dressy party.

Anderson Maxi Dress, $198

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08. ASOS

ASOS always offers myriad styles of dresses and jumpsuits for a sunny garden wedding or a formal evening affair. The online store offers a great array of sizes for all body types, too.

Cowl Neck Drape Detail Midi Dress,$45

09. Abercrombie & Fitch

Believe it or not, Abercrombie & Fitch is a wedding guest dress destination, especially if you’re gearing up to attend a beach ceremony. Their flowing midi and maxi dresses are equally elegant and relaxed.

Emerson Linen-Blend Wide Strap Midi Dress, $110

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10. Worth Collective

Worth Collective is for wedding guests who want to feel like royalty while they watch their friends say, “I do.” Their dresses feature light florals and pastels, giving perfect princess vibes. Just steer clear of wearing white, of course!

Forever & Always Midi Dress, $108

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11. Hill House Home

Hill House Home is perfect for shoppers who love dresses that are great for all seasons. Their options of midi and mini skirts work well in wedding guest dress mode or for a casual spring day picnic.

The Matilda Dress, $148.50

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REVOLVE is full of high-end dresses that cost less than $200. Rest assured that a dress from REVOLVE will make your wedding photo booth pictures absolutely perfect.

1999 Maxi, $89