Wedding guest dresses for every kind of ceremony, and any budget

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Wedding guest dresses
We've rounded up some of the nicest wedding guest dresses we could find.

If you're going to a wedding this summer, choosing what you're going to wear can be a lot of fun. 

Where the wedding is being held, what time of day it is, and what sort of budget you're on can all determine the outfit you choose. 

We've narrowed down some of the best options out there for every sort of wedding, whatever you want to spend:

Evening wedding

An evening ceremony is a great excuse to really glam up. This Petal + Pup Luella dress in rust, $79.95, is a gorgeous colour in a slinky fabric. It's maxi-length so appropriate for evening, but with one-shoulder to give it an edge. It has a gathered side detail and a soft, satin feel.

Petal + Pup Luella dress in rust, $79.95

Perfect for day or evening weddings, this Chancery Ivy Midi Dress, $139.95, is cut from a luxe fabric, and has a beautiful ruched fit. It's shapely without being overly figure hugging, so comfy if you're wearing it for a long time. The soft mauve colour is a perfect wedding hue too. 

Chancery Ivy Midi Dress, $139.95

An evening dress doesn't have to be long. This soft Geometry Dress from Sheike, $169.95, is sophisticated and romantic - perfect for an evening wedding where you don't want to wear something tight.

Geometry Dress from Sheike, $169.95,

Traditional wedding

Just because a ceremony is traditional doesn't mean you have to be boring. This Sacha Drake Hour of the Arcade Wrap Dress, $549.00, is seriously striking. It's made from silk, and is a wrap design so it hugs the waist and gives a good swish when you move. Perfect for a formal day event and dancing in the evening. 

Sacha Drake Hour of the Arcade Wrap Dress, $549.00,

The Ojai dress from Showpo, $79.95, is a great budget option. Wear it with a wrap or jacket if you want to cover up for the traditional part of the day, then with bare shoulders for the evening event when you can let your hair down. It's fully-lined, soft, and easy to wear.

The Ojai dress from Showpo, $79.95

This Stella Fuzzy Spot Dress, $179, will see you through wedding season. Made from a soft chiffon, with a halter neckline and tie at the waistband, it looks great with a jacket or shawl. Keep this in your wardrobe and bring it out anytime you don't know what to wear. 

Stella Fuzzy Spot Dress, $179
Stella Fuzzy Spot Dress, $179. Credit: The Iconic

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Beach wedding

A beach wedding means you don't have to worry about restrictive outfits, you can embrace long, flowy fabrics that look great without shoes. At just $28, you can't go wrong with this Animal Print Maxi Dress from Boohoo. With strappy sleeves and a small cut-out below the bust, it's perfect beach attire - practical but glam. 

Animal Print Maxi Dress, Boohoo, $28

Go barefoot on the beach with this ASOS DESIGN long-sleeved maxi dress in mixed floral print, $165, the pop your heels on to glam it up later. It has a plunge neck, big sleeves, a button-keyhole back and cut out details on the sides. Perfect statement dressing that will suit the sand. 

ASOS DESIGN long-sleeved maxi dress in mixed floral print, $165.00

The colours on this ASOS DESIGN open back maxi dress, $80, are prefect for a beach wedding. With an all-over print, a stretch waist and a low V-neck, everyone will be asking you where you bought it from. 

ASOS DESIGN open back maxi dress, $80.00,

Garden wedding

Pretty florals don't have to mean twee. This Tupelo dress from Petal + Pup, $79.95, is gorgeous in a great shape. With thin tie straps, boning under the bust and a front cut out, it's stylish and flattering, while still being pretty. 

Tupelo dress from Petal + Pup, $79.95

This Garden of Eden Maxi Dress, $239.95, from Sheike is comfy enough to wear all day - but still looks like you've made an effort. It's a relaxed fit, with long sleeves, and a full A-line skirt. Its muted colours are just right for an outdoor 'do. 

Garden of Eden Maxi Dress, $239.95, from Sheike

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