Flowers blooming, birds chirping, and evenings filled with daylight—spring really is a beautiful time of year to tie the knot. If you've been invited to watch a friend or family member celebrate true love, you're probably in the market for a nice spring wedding guest dress. To help you find the one, we've picked out some of our favorite 'fits that emanate everything we love about the season. And we're not just talking signature spring styles (hello, florals), we've also included plenty of unique looks that are right on trend for 2023. Any of these spring stunners will look the part, whether you need a dress for a wedding in March, April, May, or early June.
Where to Buy Spring Wedding Guest Dresses
We've rounded up 32 of the best spring wedding guest dresses below, but if you'd rather browse the web for yourself, that's okay too. Before you get lost in a sea of search results, check out three of the best places to shop for a spring wedding outfit online.
- Lulus: Oh Lulus, how we love you. This online retailer is our go-to for pretty much any party dress. You'll find spring-ready styles under $100 for casual, cocktail, and formal weddings alike.
- Rent the Runway: There's lots to love about renting a dress instead of buying it. You can don a gorgeous outfit while avoiding the negative environmental impact of fast fashion (and you'll save money while you're at it). Rent the Runway has pages and pages of beautiful dresses and jumpsuits for every type of wedding guest.
- Rue La La: Want to score a sweet discount on a designer dress? Rue La La offers up to 70% off big names (ahem, Valentino), so you can shop high-end wedding guest attire for a much lower price.
The Best Dresses to Wear to a Spring Wedding
Ready to nab the perfect wedding guest outfit for spring 2023? We've found gorgeous picks for every dress code. Seriously, these dresses and jumpsuits will earn you all the compliments.
1. Blush maxi dress
There's nothing we don't love about this blush pink floor-length maxi. From the allover floral print to the delicate spaghetti straps and sultry leg slit, it's a total showstopper. If there's still a bit of a chill in the air, pair it with a light-colored cardigan or shawl. (Psst, who knew formal spring wedding guest dresses could be so affordable?!)
Lulus Still the One blush pink floral print satin maxi dress, $94, Lulus
2. Fairytale tulle dress
Attending a garden wedding with a vintage fairytale vibe? Regencycore fans will adore this powder blue masterpiece. There's a lot to love about this spring-worthy dress for a wedding guest, from the comfy smocked bodice to the showstopping tulle skirt. Shop sizes XXS to 3X in pastel blue or pink colors.
Icy City Co. Cloud Nine dress, $188, Ivy City Co.
3. Vintage-inspired midi
Any and all pastel hues are welcome at a spring wedding, including this stunning shade of green. Vintage elements on the bodice give this otherwise streamlined silhouette unique charm. A crisscross detail helps to define the waist, while a lace trim draws attention to the neckline. This creates the perfect opportunity to show off a subtle piece of fine jewelry like a pendant necklace.
Let Me Be A-line lace midi dress, $190, Anthropologie
4. Silk floral slip dress
Of course, pastels aren't the only route you can take when it comes to finding a suitable spring wedding guest dress. In fact, darker colors like navy and black are very much still in fashion if the dress code commands formal evening wear or black tie attire. Dainty florals add playful (and seasonally appropriate!) pops of color to this elegant ankle-grazing slip.
Reformation Annabelle silk dress in Mademoiselle, $448, Reformation
5. Sleeveless jumpsuit
There's no reason you can't swap out a dress for a jumpsuit or pant suit instead. Ultimately, you should wear what you feel most comfortable in (as long as it's formal enough for the dress code). This coral halter-neck jumpsuit feels fancy enough for a daytime cocktail wedding, especially when paired with shiny metallic accessories. It's also a great pick for beach celebrations (and you won't have to worry about the ocean breeze creating an unwanted Marilyn Monroe moment).
Trina Turk Bermuda jumpsuit, from $60 to rent, Rent the Runway
6. Bold pink slip dress
While rich, saturated hues aren't normally a spring staple, this year is an exception (and you have Barbiecore to thank for it). Even Pantone selected a passionate shade of magenta as the 2023 Color of the Year, so you can expect to see bold pinks and reds trending for the foreseeable. The semi-sweetheart neckline and simple spaghetti straps would go beautifully with a statement necklace or shoulder-duster earrings.
Reformation Marguerite silk dress in Flambe, $298, Reformation
7. Wide-leg pastel jumpsuit
How's this for a statement spring wedding outfit? The ruffled bodice, strapless neckline, and wide-leg trousers give this mint green jumpsuit serious wow factor. Skip any over-the-top accessories—this stunner speaks for itself.
Petal & Pup Katia jumpsuit in Mint, $84, Petal & Pup
8. Boho two-piece
Embrace bohemian vibes with this unique coord set from ASOS. Big, bright blooms form an allover print on the skirt and off-the-shoulder crop top. We can easily see this easy-breezy two-piece set at a casual beach or garden wedding. Pair it with wedges or block heels for a trendy but practical look.
ASOS EDITION off-shoulder crop top and midi skirt, $190, ASOS
9. Floral wrap dress
There are a few great places to shop for plus-size wedding guest dresses for the spring, including Dia & Co. And when it comes to spring celebrations, you really can't go wrong with pastel pink hues. This botanical beauty feels light, airy, and romantic—everything you could possibly need from your wardrobe ahead of the spring wedding season.
Standards & Practices Emery V-neck wrap maxi dress, $96, Dia & Co
10. Cutout midi dress
Prefer cool girl vibes to flirty, romantic styles? If that's the case, you should definitely check out ASTR The Label. We particularly love this long-sleeve midi dress for a spring wedding. The sexy slit and cool-toned dusty mauve hue lend themselves to a unique design that still meets the seasonal brief. (And that's not to mention the eye-catching cutout back.) The tea-length cut makes it a fitting spring wedding guest dress for cocktail dress codes.
ASTR The Label Gracie long-sleeve cutout satin midi dress in Dusty Mauve, $128, ASTR The Label
11. Romantic yellow maxi dress
Saturated hues aren't completely off limits when it comes to spring wedding outfits. That said, if you're going for something bold, stick to bright, cheery colors like yellow or pink. This glamorous yellow maxi dress embraces the celebratory vibe of the spring season as the days get longer, brighter, and more lively.
Lulus Dreamy Romance mustard yellow backless maxi dress, $92, Lulus
12. Pretty pleated midi dress
We don't care what Miranda Priestly has to say, the florals on this spring wedding guest dress really are groundbreaking. Pastel shades of sage, coral, and lilac blend together to bring this abstract style to life. Add in plissé fabric and a cute tie back and you've got yourself one stylish dress for spring celebrations.
ASTR The Label Blythe floral plisse midi dress in Coral Multi, $164, ASTR The Label
13. Elegant evening gown
Looking for statement spring wedding guest dress ideas? Consider this dazzling metallic number. Shimmering stripes create a unique pattern and texture that's sure to turn a few heads. This black tie-ready attire is teeming with elegant details, from the sweet flutter sleeves to the sweeping skirt. Stick with understated fine jewelry to match the outfit's upscale style.
Böhme Rylee maxi dressin Mauve, $75, Böhme
14. Casual minidress
Want to subtly run with the Barbiecore trend? We can picture the Malibu queen herself in this satin mini. It's printed with florals in various pink hues on a spring-ready pastel purple background. Better yet, it's available in a variety of inclusive sizes, including petite and plus-size options. Play up the Barbie theme by adding accessories in signature hot pink. A velvety pair of block heels or strappy heeled sandals will look equally stunning.
Chi Chi London plus-size floral print square-neck minidress, $135, Chi Chi London
15. Ombré cutout dress
Unleash your inner mermaid with this stunning ombré dress that flows effortlessly from light blue to pastel purple. It's just right for a modern waterfront wedding, whether the couple plans to throw a nautical beach bash or a romantic lakeside celebration. The cutout waist, plunging neckline, and blouson sleeves add flirty texture from top to bottom.
Jonathan Simkhai Jaelynn ombre dress, from $60 to rent, Rent the Runway
16. Sophisticated midi dress
There are so many options when it comes to dresses to attend a spring wedding. This streamlined midi would be a versatile addition to your wardrobe. The lilac hue works for multiple seasons, including spring, summer, and winter. Similarly, the classic silhouette means you can dress it up or down for both casual and semi-formal events.
Hello Molly Taking It Back dress in Lilac, $65, Hello Molly
17. Sparkly floral gown
Who said you have to leave the sequins in winter? Spring wedding guest outfits can sparkle too—it's all about finding the right balance. While a bold red or silver sequin gown feels a little too festive for nuptials in March, April, and May, a sequin gown with a pastel floral print is right on the money. This loose-fitting silhouette comes in at the waist for a comfortable fit that's still flattering. And if sequins aren't enough to match your statement-making style, batwing sleeves add one final dramatic touch.
ASOS EDITION curve floral print sequin wrap midi dress, $325, ASOS
18. Ruffled midi dress
Nordstrom has lots of cute spring dresses for weddings, like this pretty floral midi. An asymmetrical hemline, faux wrap skirt, and ruching at the waist create a fun, feminine silhouette. While the high neckline may not lend itself to a statement necklace, you can take advantage of the high-low hem to show off your favorite formal footwear.
Julia Jordan floral print flutter sleeve midi dress, $129, Nordstrom
19. Airy maxi dress
Looking for a long spring dress for a wedding? Here's a sweet and simple gown that'll come in clutch for years to come. The flowing Georgette fabric creates a romantic silhouette that's lightweight to boot (bye-bye, sweaty legs).
Lulus Thoughts of Hue light gray surplice maxi dress, $92, Lulus
20. Layered asymmetrical midi
Blue is a great color no matter the season—but the intensity of the shade you choose matters. For spring weddings, stick with lighter tones (think: dusty blue, sky blue, or periwinkle). This soft-to-the-touch midi dress blends bright aqua with purplish periwinkle in an abstract floral print. It's an excellent transitional piece between spring and summer if you're looking for a dress to wear to a wedding in May or June.
Komarov floral tiered charmeuse and chiffon midi dress, $318, Nordstrom
21. Chic sweater dress
Lilac is a great color if you're searching for a dress to wear to a March wedding. This light purple hue takes a step away from winter's rich metallics and jewel colorways, but it's still a cool tone that feels akin to the colder months of the year. The result? An excellent transitional piece that toes the line between winter and spring. But that's not all: This chic outfit is also a sweater dress, which should help you keep warm in those early (and sometimes chilly!) days of spring.
Pink Lily Reach Out To Me lilac cable knit wrap sweater dress, $48, Pink Lily
22. Casual midi dress
There's no such thing as too many floral wedding guest dresses when it comes to spring nuptials. And if you're in the market for a casual spring dress, you don't want to scroll past this stunner. A smocked bodice and soft fabric keep it from feeling overly dressy. The sweet wildflower pattern tributes blossoming spring blooms, but it's the tiered skirt that's the icing on the cake.
Baltic Born Marta smocked midi dress in Summer Floral, $81, Baltic Born
23. Lace overlay dress
This midi wedding guest dress is perfect for spring thanks to its pale pink hue and romantic lace texture. The classic figure-hugging silhouette and strapless design create a streamlined look that lets the lace do all the talking. Keep it simple for a formal celebration with nude accessories and understated jewelry. Or, if it's a cocktail affair, liven up your look with costume jewelry and a killer pair of heels.
Petal & Pup Cordelia dress in Blush, $84, Petal & Pup
24. Faux leather minidress
If you want a fitting spring wedding guest dress but don't identify with traditionally feminine and floral styles, don't worry. There are other ways to embrace the season that don't involve ruffles, flowers, or layers of tulle. The simplest thing to do is start with a color. Lighter shades typically rule the spring and summer seasons, while bold and dark colors feel more at home in the fall and winter. This olive green skater dress is an ideal option and it has a trendy faux-leather finish.
ASOS DESIGN petite leather-look babydoll mini skater dress, $52. ASOS
25. Lace evening gown
Looking for an evening wedding guest dress for the spring? Your search ends here. This stunning plus-size gown has a floor-sweeping hemline, intricate lace overlay, and flutter sleeves that combine to create an ultra-romantic outfit. It's perfect for black tie celebrations and glamorous upscale settings, like a ballroom.
KIYONNA Symphony lace evening gown, $348, Dia & Co
26. Vibrant romper
Shopping for a wedding that's a little earlier in the season? Emulate April showers in this light blue wedding guest outfit. This unique romper is stylish yet casual, making it a great pick for laid-back outdoor celebrations (think: a beach or backyard wedding). Subtly puffy sleeves and a put-together belt at the waistline bring a playful but chic vibe.
Cara Cara Penelope romper in Nippon Blue Coral, $525, Cara Cara
27. Ruffle-neckline dress
Pale purple hues like lilac and lavender are big in the early months of the year. This minidress from eco-friendly marketplace Consciously will make for a lovely outfit to wear as a guest to a casual spring wedding. The tie waist and ruffle neckline add a dressy touch that's not overly formal.
Valani Sokha banana midi dress in Purple Sage, $248, Consciously
28. Classic LBD
If it's a spring wedding cocktail dress you need, look no further. While dark hues are typically better suited to fall and winter, black is the exception that works year-round. For formal and cocktail dress codes, you really can't go wrong with a simple LBD (read: little black dress). Think of this understated crepe dress as a blank canvas for your spring wedding guest look. How you accessorize will determine the level of formality.
J.Crew Invite dress in Black Crepe, $228, J.Crew
29. Statement-sleeve minidress
Here's another unique blush pink look we love. This elevated take on a babydoll dress is an absolute dream. The puffy silhouette feels delightfully feminine. Paired with equally puffy sleeves and a dainty floral print, it's easily one of the most romantic spring wedding guest dresses we've seen.
Selkie bubble puff dress, $325, Anthropologie
30. Whimsical wildflower dress
If it's a wedding guest dress for an outdoor spring celebration you're after, look no further than this nature-inspired frock. It's covered in an allover wildflower print that's teeming with vintage charm. Dramatic details like a renaissance-inspired smocked waist and puffy balloon sleeves reinforce the chic, vintage-inspired aesthetic.
Hutch Mcvie dress, $275, Hutch
31. Bell-sleeve sheath dress
If you're a fan of the statement sleeve trend but your style is a little more low-key, we've got you. This stylish sheath dress is complete with cute bell sleeves that feel anything but over-the-top.
Adrianna Papell bell-sleeve rose embroidered sheath dress in Dusty Rose, $159, Adrianna Papell
32. Lightweight slip dress
Here's one last spring wedding guest outfit to consider for March, April, or May nuptials. The abstract floral print is a modern twist on the season's staple style. Pastel shades of green, blue, and pink adorn the maxi dress from top to bottom, creating a fun, colorful design. Pair this playful dress with some statement heels (think: a chunky block heel in a fun color) and coordinating costume jewelry.
Abercrombie & Fitch cowl neck maxi dress in Pink Floral, $130, Abercrombie & Fitch