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23 Chic One-Shoulder Wedding Guest Dresses and Jumpsuits for the Next Big Bash

These stylish one-shoulder wedding guest dresses and jumpsuits will have you looking like the life of the party.

Kerre Jo Lattanzio
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bhldn sky blue velvet one shoulder wedding guest maxi dress with plain chest and plain flowy pleated skirt
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It isn't every day that a wedding occurs, meaning guests may feel that the pressure is on to find the perfect outfit. Enter: The one-shoulder wedding guest dress or outfit. This trendy silhouette flatters every body type and is versatile enough to work for black tie weddings and casual backyard nuptials—and everything in between. 

Not sure where to begin? We’ve got you covered. To streamline the process, we’ve rounded up a solid lineup of stores to shop from and the 23 chicest one-shoulder outfits currently on the market—along with a mini crash course on the one-shoulder trend, of course. Read on for our editor-approved picks you can add to your cart right now. 

Why Choose a One-Shoulder Wedding Guest Dress or Jumpsuit?

There’s no denying that one-shoulder dresses and jumpsuits are in. From the runways of fashion week to the red carpet, this sleek silhouette is everywhere—but where did it start?

The one-shoulder look dates back to ancient times. This asymmetric style was worn by female warriors in ancient Greece.

When the one-shoulder design resurfaced in the 1970s, it lost its courageous symbolism and became associated with a sultry or provocative aesthetic of disco and the crowd at Studio 54. Today, one-shoulder dresses and jumpsuits are synonymous with modern formal dressing and have been worn by A-listers like Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton, and Jennifer Aniston.

If you've been looking for an elegant dress with a touch of edge, look no further—this is the style of dress for you.

Where to Buy One-Shoulder Wedding Guest Dresses and Jumpsuits

Not sure where to shop for one-shoulder wedding guest dresses and jumpsuits? Don't sweat it. With so many retailers on the market, it can be hard to narrow down the best places to find them. Here, we share our favorite stores to shop for a wedding guest outfit you’ll love.

  • The Dessy Group: With collaborations with brands like After Six and Social Style, The Dessy Group is known for timeless pieces. Whether you’re in the market for something trendy or something more traditional, this retailer won't let you down.
  • Lulus: Look fabulous without breaking the break. Lulus offers a multitude of one-shoulder dresses and jumpsuits in a budget-friendly price range.
  • Adrianna Papell: With petite, standard and plus sizing available for most dresses and jumpsuits, this inclusive retailer offers formalwear for all body types.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: Looking for something a bit more sophisticated? The luxe wedding guest outfit options at Saks are endless.
  • ASOS: Fashionable and affordable—what's not to like? Whether you're specifically on the hunt for one-shoulder dresses or another trendy look, ASOS is a go-to for stylish options at an accessible price. 

One-Shoulder Wedding Guest Dresses and Jumpsuits You Can Shop Now 

Now for the good stuff. Keep scrolling for 23 stylish one-shoulder wedding guest dresses and jumpsuits you can buy right now. 

lulus blush pink satin one shoulder wedding guest dress with ruching flowy skirt and slit

1. Blush babe

With its light pink colorway and light ruching, this satin wedding guest dress is equal parts simple and elegant. It can also double as a bridesmaid dress, which is always a plus.

Lulus Dreaming of Elegance satin one-shoulder maxi dress in Blush Pink, $78, Lulus

anthropologie bhldn x amsale emerald green one shoulder wedding guest dress with short sleeve pleated shoulder and chest and plain flowy skirt

2. Elegant emerald dress

You can’t go wrong with a beautiful formal dress that will stand the test of time. The elegant emerald green colorway is universally flattering and the silk fabric allows for ample movement. Another plus? Due to its more modest cut and short sleeve, this stunner is also perfect for a black tie wedding.

BHLDN x Amsale Pryce off-the-shoulder column dress, $495, Anthropologie

revolve norma kamali burnt orange one shoulder wedding guest dress with allover ruching and form fitting skirt

3. Romantic ruching

If you're looking for a summer dress to add to your closet, then this midi dress is it. Whether you're attending a casual wedding at the beach or more formal nuptials on a city rooftop, this romantic ruched dress will play a part for both.

Norma Kamali Diana gown, $215, REVOLVE

adrianna papell red one shoulder wedding guest jumpsuit with short flutter sleeve and wide leg pants

4. Classy jumpsuit

A jumpsuit is a must for every closet. Not only is the colorway and flutter sleeve über flattering, but the wide leg pants elongate the body. Pair with your favorite jewelry to add a touch of personality to this timeless look.

Adrianna Papell flutter one-shoulder jumpsuit in Red, $199, Adrianna Papell

reformation navy one shoulder wedding guest dress with allover multicolored floral print flowy skirt and slit

5. Playful floral

Calling all lovers of boho-chic—this stunning dress is for you. The beautiful navy fabric and yellow floral print complement its overall whimsical nature in all the right ways.

Reformation Evelyn dress in mademoiselle, $348, Reformation

the dessy group social style sage velvet one shoulder wedding guest midi dress with ruched loose neckline and tea length skirt

6. Velvet dream

Two words: sexy and sophisticated. The velvet fabric and cowl neckline of this midi slip dress create a beautiful and effortless look.

Social Style asymmetrical one-shoulder velvet midi slip dress, $194, The Dessy Group

asos design navy satin one shoulder wedding guest midi dress with spaghetti strap plain chest and plain tea length skirt and slit

7. Sophisticated slit dress

The minimalist design of this one-shoulder midi dress will never go out of style. Bonus: Not only can this dress be worn for multiple occasions, its price can’t be beat.

ASOS DESIGN one-shoulder midaxi dress in satin with drape back in Navy, $64, ASOS

bhldn tadashi shoji light blue one shoulder wedding guest dress with knotted waist pleated shoulder pleated flowy skirt and slit

8. Charming blue  

The twisted detailing on this floor-length gown is figure flattering for all body types and perfect for formal weddings. Not only would this serve as a beautiful wedding guest outfit, but it's a great option for a mother-of-the-bride dress as well. 

Tadashi Shoji Quinn dress, $408, BHLDN

revolve atoir sage one shoulder wedding guest dress with chest side cutout flowy skirt and slit

9. Sleek sage

Showstopper. Not only is its sage green shade trending, but the classy silhouette and sexy cutouts of this long dress will turn heads.

Atoir x REVOLVE Time Stands Still dress, $240, REVOLVE

saks fifth avenue trina turk neon pink one shoulder wedding guest jumpsuit with flowy top

10. Pretty in pink 

Want to look chic and feel comfortable? This one-shoulder jumpsuit was made just for you. With neon pink and black colorways, you can dress it up or down to work with any dress code.

Trina Turk Estelle one-shoulder jumpsuit, $278, Saks Fifth Avenue

lulus tan one shoulder wedding guest dress two piece midi set with plain crop top with thick strap and plain form fitting tea length skirt with slit

11. Tame tan set

Looking for a more casual wedding guest outfit? We've got you covered. This nude two-piece set will fit right into your wardrobe. Pro tip: Pair with a bold or strappy heel to add some flair to this minimalist look.

Lulus Phenomenal Style ribbed one-shoulder two-piece midi dress in Tan, $58, Lulus

saks fifth avenue chiara boni la petite robe red one shoulder wedding guest sheath dress with folded neckline ruffled waistline and form fitting tea length skirt

12. Red ruffles

Nothing says statement piece like a dress in a bold color. Add a pair of nude or metallic heels to give this glam look a final touch.

Chiara Boni La Petite Robe Jessie one-shoulder peplum sheath dress, $695, Saks Fifth Avenue

bhldn black satin one shoulder wedding guest dress with plain chest and plain flowy skirt and slit

13. Chic satin

This polished fit will stand the test of time. The high slit gives this elegant dress just the right amount of attitude. Bonus: It’s available in black and a variety of rich colors.

BHLDN Dylan satin charmeuse maxi dress in Black, $220, BHLDN

asos tfnc beige satin one shoulder wedding guest maternity dress with long sleeve ruched chest and plain flowy skirt

14. Baby beige

Satin for the win. This flowy, beige dress will provide necessary comfort all night long—so you can get your party on while looking like a million bucks.

TFNC maternity bridesmaid satin one shoulder long sleeve maxi dress in Mink, $106, ASOS

the dessy group after six red one shoulder wedding guest dress with spaghetti strap side chest cutout and flowy skirt

15. Classy cutouts

Traditional wedding guest dresses aren't your thing? Look no further. This one-shoulder cutout dress is a great way to add some sex appeal to a classic silhouette.

After Six one-shoulder midriff cutout maxi dress, $236, The Dessy Group

bhldn jenny yoo sky blue velvet one shoulder wedding guest maxi dress with plain chest and plain flowy pleated skirt

16. Velvet vision

Looking for a retro look with a modern twist? This velvet maxi dress is just that. Available in both standard and plus sizes, it comes in a range of hues, and we love the unique sky colorway in particular.

Jenny Yoo Cybill velvet maxi dress in Sky, $290, BHLDN

revolve amur black one shoulder wedding guest cocktail dress with ruffled crossbody one shoulder sleeve and plain mini skirt

17. Little black dress

If LBDs are your thing, then this is the mini dress for you. This cocktail dress is simple yet elegant, and its flirty length and ruffle sleeve add some personality to a classic piece. Plus, you will definitely wear this again after the festivities are over.

AMUR Willa dress, $448, REVOLVE

rent the runway likely red one shoulder wedding guest jumpsuit with split strap and wide leg pants

18. Bold jumpsuit

Can you say, power suit? This vibrant red jumpsuit will look great in photos and while showing off your moves on the dance floor.

LIKELY Maxson jumpsuit, from $30 to rent, Rent the Runway

asos design bright yellow one shoulder wedding guest bodycon dress with split strap subtle chest cutout and ruffle trimmed high low skirt

19. Sunny and bright

We can’t stop looking at this one-shoulder wedding guest dress. The subtle chest cutout and flutter trimmed high-low skirt are stylish ways to add unique flair to this signature yellow bodycon dress.

ASOS DESIGN one shoulder double strap side pep pencil midi dress in Lemon, $66, ASOS

lulus burgundy one shoulder wedding guest dress with long sleeve waist cutout plain chest and plain form fitting flowy skirt

20. Burgundy beauty

One word: stunner. With its burgundy hip-hugging skirt and signature waist cutout, this wedding guest dress is perfect for attending a fall or winter wedding, and its rich color will certainly turn heads.

Lulus Wondrous Romance one-shoulder mermaid maxi dress in Burgundy, $68, Lulus

nordstrom mac duggal black one shoulder wedding guest jumpsuit with allover sequins mid length flutter sleeve and wide leg pants

21. Sparkly jumpsuit

A jumpsuit is a fun alternative to a dress—especially if it's sparkly. The one-shoulder cut and sequin detailing of this outfit bring all the festive vibes.

Mac Duggal one-shoulder sequin jumpsuit, $498, Nordstrom

nordstrom mac duggal black one shoulder wedding guest dress with allover sequins folded neckline long sleeves flowy tea length pleated skirt and slit

22. Flirty midi dress

Loving the sequins but not the jumpsuit? Say no more. This black, one-shoulder midi dress is the stunning number you've been looking for.

Mac Duggal sequin one-shoulder long sleeve midi dress, $398, Nordstrom

show me your mumu sage one shoulder wedding guest dress with allover lace short flutter sleeve and flowy skirt

23. Lovely lace

Step up your wedding guest wardrobe game with this lace dress. The lace detailing and sage colorway will make you look—and feel—like you're walking the runway.

Show Me Your Mumu Portia one-shoulder maxi dress in Lovers Lace Silver Sage, $248, Show Me Your Mumu

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