Formal wedding guest dresses

Best formal wedding guest dresses

One question that many of us have asked- What to wear to a wedding?

Well, wedding guest dresses should fit in with the theme of the celebration whenever possible, but they’re also meant to show the individual style of the wearer. For men, slacks or formal pants and a shirt (tucked in) works great. Avoid sneakers and opt for dressy oxfords or loafers. Informal, Evening: For her, an informal evening wedding suggests a dress, and allows for a lot of flexibility. You could wear a maxi dress and flat shoes, or a little black dress and heels. Don’t hold back when choosing your ensemble -- browse our huge selection and see what speaks to you the most!

Who doesn’t love a wedding? The beautiful celebration gives us a chance to honor our most beloved friends or family members. And of course, it gives all the guests an excuse to wear a fabulous dress and look gorgeous! Check out Sandhya Garg's selection of lovely formal dresses for wedding guests and choose the perfect one to show off at the next nuptials you attend. If your are thinking rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, or reception party we have unique formal wedding guest dresses for all occasions. For daytime weddings, remember not to wear black or sequins, as those are colors and details best reserved for evening occasions. The sparkle and shine will make you look overdressed.

silk dress for wedding guest
Off shoulder dress for wedding guest

Even if you're attending the wedding of a young friend, remember how many wedding guests are older, including the families of the bride and groom. Out of respect for the occasion and those closest to the couple, overly sexy, low-cut, revealing or high-hemmed outfits should be avoided. That's not to say you can't look feminine and attractive — just be reasonable. If you have any doubts, consult other guests, friends or your mom for advice. 

How to pick the right dress for any type of wedding? Or what to wear to any type of wedding?

Saying “yes” to every wedding invitation is easy when armed with the perfect dress. First look for a dress code, then do a little research on acceptable looks for that level of formality or occasion. If the invitation doesn't give a dress code, look at what time the ceremony takes place. Usually, daytime weddings are less formal than those that take place after 6 p.m., but if you're still at a loss, look up the venue in advance, or get in touch with another guest to get their advice.

Spring and summer weddings are a great time for pastel colors, floral prints and more playful looks. Fall and winter weddings call for your favorite little black dress, jewel tones and even a faux fur stole.Take your pick of wedding guest dresses from short fit-and-flares to flowing mermaid gowns that help you celebrate the lovely couple—in style! Be the best-dressed guest! Shop wedding guest dresses from your favorite brand. Rest assured that whatever style you choose, you’ll be able to find the perfect fitting dress for the wedding. Sandhya Garg stocks a range of styles from petite to plus size, and custom made wedding guest dresses.

shirtdress for women
gold dress for wedding guest
What to wear if my invitation says Semi-Formal?

Semi-formal is a tricky term, but we suggest not over-thinking it too much. For daytime, a semi-formal wedding suggests a shorter style of cocktail dress and heels/sandals or dressy separates like an embellished skirt and blouse or a fun jumpsuit.

A semi-formal evening wedding is just slightly dressier than a semi-formal daytime wedding, but you can wear the same thing to both. A cocktail dress and heels or dressy separates (same as daytime) will look great but don't forget that an LBD is also an excellent option for a semi-formal evening ceremony. 

Dresses for wedding guest
Black Silk Dress
Blue Dresses for wedding guest
Orange Maxi Dress

tHE PERFECT sILK Little Black Dress (LBD)

Forge a fabulous look for your next big event when you shop our stunning variety of formal dresses. Our special occasion dresses are designed to make you feel fabulous. From prom to galas, to that black tie wedding, our beautiful formal dresses can help you achieve great new heights of style, no matter where you go.
From sparkling sequin dresses to floral dresses, our formal dresses are primed for anything the night throws your way. Pair one of our gorgeous evening gowns or wedding guest dresses with a pair of sparkling earrings, or perhaps the perfect, little clutch. No matter what you choose, you’re in for a world of style when you shop our ever-growing collection of show-stopping looks. 

Gold formal dress for women
Gold dresses for wedding guests
Rose gold dress brocade for women
Pink dress with sleeves


Something New Getting ready for a family member or friend’s special day? It’s smart to add a new dress to your collection each season. Look for dresses that can take you from ceremony to reception with ease. Try a short or knee-length Sheath Dress from Serpiente Collection in cool tone colors. Love neutrals? Skip white and go for a black or navy Cocktail Dress accented with lace or chiffon from Amalfi Collection.

Wedding Bells & Whistles - Always a bridesmaid and never the bride? Show up and show out in a stunning gown! Go for below-the-knee gowns with pleats or tiered ruffle panels from Sandhya Garg. Love to layer? Something out of the ordinary?

Polka dress bohemian style for wedding
Gorgeous wedding guest dress for women
Green Floral Maxi dress for wedding guest
Peach midi dress for wedding guest


The season makes all the difference when it comes to choosing the perfect gown. Wedding guest dresses for summer should be light and breezy, like our art deco beaded blouson gowns or chiffon flutter dresses. Warm weather is also a great time to show off bright colors and bold prints, but a stunning solid-color beaded gown works in any season. 

Formal jacket dress for women
formal dress for wedding guest
one shoulder wedding guest dress
Red maxi dress with pockets

We will love to answer any questions or help you get the ultimate perfect wedding guest dress, write to us on Labelsandhyagarg(at)


short wedding guest dresses


Sandhya Garg is a Project Runway designer. She studied and specialized in women's fashion at London College of Fashion, UK and has worked at Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Liberty London, Alice Temperley to name a few.

She has her own successful resort dresses, special occasion dresses, wedding guest looks, swim coverups label. While on Project Runway Season 13, she won 2 challenges and was fortunate to show her collection at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. The brand has been featured in Marie Claire US,, Elle Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Vogue online to name a few.

She designs limited edition high end printed spring dresses and swim coverups. Beautiful prints are inspired from around the world to be worn during travel, resort stay or cruise holidays.


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