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Dresses for Wedding Guests

Be ready for special events with wedding guest dresses. Kohl's has a great selection of stylish dresses fit for any occasion, so you can look your best at the ceremonies and receptions of family and friends. Whether the weddings you're attending are morning, afternoon or evening, black tie or beach casual, we can help you find the perfect sheaths, long dresses, fit and flare to suit the special occasion. You'll find these great looks in our collection of plus-size dresses as well.

Want to make a statement without overshadowing the bride? If you're wondering "What dress will I wear to this wedding?" Kohl's has got you covered.

Daytime Wedding Guest Dresses

Finding the right dress to wear to a wedding doesn't have to be tricky. You can begin by looking at the dress code for the level of formality. You can also find your ideal dress based on when the ceremony will take place. In general, daytime weddings are less formal, which means you can wear short dresses like a cocktail dress, sheath dress, or a fun jumpsuit. Opt for one-shoulder or strapless options during the warmer months. Explore dressy separates like a cold-shoulder blouse or dress pants.

Evening Wedding Guest Dresses

For a more formal wedding, explore full-length gowns with sleeveless designs or embellishments at the waist. Celebrate in style with a flattering wrap dress or look elegant in a long satin dress. Explore midi, maxi, and strapless dresses from the brands you love like Simply Vera Vera Wang and Apt.9. And of course, don't forget the shoes and fashion jewelry needed to elevate your look to new heights. Choose from a stylish pair of sandals, women's heels, or flats.

Wedding Guest Dress Colors to Avoid

When it comes to dressing up for a wedding, you'll likely begin searching for endless bold patterns and colors or more subtle neutral looks. But in recent years, wedding guest etiquette has changed - including colors that you shouldn't wear. In short, you'll want to avoid anything that could potentially upstage the bride on her special day. When figuring out what to wear to a wedding here are a few colors you should think twice about before donning:

  • White/Ivory - If there is one color that you should absolutely avoid, it's a white dress. The majority of brides wear white dresses to their wedding, so the bride must be able to stand out at her wedding - and yes, even if your dress is ivory or off-white. Basically, try to stay away from any color or pattern that could be construed as white or ivory.
  • Bridal Party Colors - It can be awkward blending in with the bridesmaids if you're not a part of the wedding party. If you're unable to get a heads-up on what color they will be wearing, one of the best ways to find out the bridal party color is to look at the wedding invitations. For example, if the invitations have mint green accents, they will likely be wearing some variation of mint green.
  • Bright Colors/Patterns - It's important to try to blend in with everyone else. Otherwise, bright colors and patterns like sparkly metallics and shimmery dresses can be very distracting.

Choose These Colors Instead

Choose a dress with earth tones or a pastel color palette such as pink, light purple, or a pale blue. Not only do they look great on any skin tone but they're soft, warm colors that look flattering without taking away the focus on the bride. Additional fresh colors and patterns include:

While you're here don't forget to stock up on pantyhose, shapewear, dressy handbags, and jewelry to go with your cute new wedding guest dress. Find dresses with one of our beautiful women's jackets to match, or explore mini-dresses to suit your more adventurous events. No matter how many weddings you're attending this year, Kohl's can help you find the perfect dress to wear for each one.