Maria Loizou

Guest Editor



The Best Midi Dresses for Spring/Summer Weddings

With many people embracing a calendar full of upcoming nuptials after two years of cancellations and postponements, there’s a lot to be said about 2022 being the year of the wedding. A season filled with plans deserves a wardrobe to match, and there’s nothing quite like the midi dress as a simple-yet-elevated design that creates an instant outfit, with the freedom to consider finishing touches that speak to your signature style.

Not only is it arguably the most popular dress shape for wedding outfits, the midi dress is also a timeless wardrobe addition, with year-on-year appeal. Whether your 2022 wedding guest outfit plans include an enviable trip to a beach destination, a particular colour or print, or simply are perusing for inspiration, discover the ultimate KM guide to the best midi ten dress styles for weddings.

Best Satin Midi Wedding Guest Dress

Sumptuously soft, satin is the epitome of effortless luxury. In a multitude of variations, be it a more versatile relaxed midi dress enhanced with powerful oversized sleeves and subtle flourishes like a slit in the skirt, allow the premium detail of the fabric to speak for itself. A material that pops in atramentous darker hues of navy and noir, neutral, rich hues of champagne and peach or contemporary, brighter shades that speak to the optimism of the day. When it comes to accessorising your satin investment, think pared back, understated-yet-quality pieces that compliment the quality of the stain design – rather than overshadowing it.

Satin Midi Dresses

Best printed midi wedding guest dress

Avoid being constrained to muted tones and allow the opportunity of the bright summer weather to invite bold, fun prints to your wedding guest outfits. A sultry animal print in leopard or zebra is perfect for an evening event, whereas a more abstract design invites confidence and radiates the joyful sentiments of the wedding. If your preference is for a more subtle style, a contemporary chain design is a more premium style that allows for an elevated experimentation with print, or a more timeless offering is a signature stripe design.

Printed Midi Dresses

Best long sleeve midi wedding guest dress

Whilst the warmer months provide an opportunity to experiment with shorter sleeves, sleeveless dresses and halter neck dresses, the perfect long sleeve style can also have a place when it comes to finding the best midi dresses for weddings. Plus, many have seasonless appeal, making it an investment to be enjoyed throughout the year. For this, consider a classic, timeless design in a versatile print or plain style. This more varied style can also be dressed up or down for different occasions, changing up stiletto sandals for knee high boots or flat shoes as a more casual approach.

Long Sleeve Midi Dresses

Best floral midi wedding guest dress

Undoubtedly the most popular of printed styles, the beautiful floral print exudes romance, perfectly appropriate for the sentiments of a wedding event. Whether an impactful head to toe floral style, one which simply flirts with the print, or a gown adorned in small or large flowers, there’s a piece to suit any aesthetic, be it bohemian, refined or vintage inspired. A perennial wedding guest classic, any woman in pursuit of a signature outfit should consider a floral midi dress.

Best Floral Midi Dresses

Best plus size midi wedding guest dress

With a vast rage of striking designs to suit every kind of woman, the best wedding guest dresses for plus size women is best to be filtered by occasion. If a cocktail event or in possession of solely an evening invitation, consider a more fitted midi dress that effortlessly skims and enhances the form in our signature Compact Stretch fabric. Confidently showcase your outfit in a bold colourful design that’s enhanced in sunny weather or seek out a more traditional style which nods to tailoring or more classic shapes.

Plus Size Midi Dresses

Best slip midi wedding guest dress

For effortless simplicity and a refined touch, a slip midi dress is a polished choice for both English summer weddings and a destination venue. Often detailed with an ever-flattering cowl or v neck, many KM styles often boast adjustable straps as a considered extra. The pared back style of a midi slip dress provides plenty of opportunity for accessorising, be it with statement jewellery or a powerful pair of shoes. A slip dress also showcases multifunctionality, able to be seamlessly paired with layers such as a leather jacket or blazer, making it suitable for drinks or even the office.

Slip Midi Dresses

Best petite midi wedding guest dress

The midi dress is the perfect length for petite women as a longer length could look to drown those with shorter heights. A printed or colourful dress is muted to be suit those in a petite size in order to best flatter them. A fitted dress creates a confident look and highlights the figure in style, whilst a more fluid design still provides the desired elevated approach. If in search of a particular fabric, look to jersey for premium comfort – perfect for an event that is set to last throughout the daytime and evening.

Petite Midi Dresses

Best beach midi wedding guest dress

The most enviable of wedding locations is the beach, and this different space creates opportunity to nod to a more bohemian aesthetic and casual pieces. Look to a floaty midi dress – despite the warmer temperature there’s still opportunity to wear long sleeves, instead look to a looser fit to allow your skin to breathe.

Crochet is a key trend for this year, and whilst perhaps not the most appropriate option for a traditional ceremony, a beach wedding is the perfect opportunity to try a crochet knit dress – the epitome of haute summer outfitting. Complete with espadrille sandals for the full effect.

Beach Midi Dresses

Best pink midi wedding guest dress

Embrace the romantic sentiments of a wedding day in a pink dress. Be it a pastel blush hue or a bold hot pink, it’s the one colour that’s guaranteed to never go out of style when in search of wedding day outfits. Be it a sensual leather dress for the contemporary femme, or a luxe tuxedo style, let a pink midi dress be your first port of call when perusing the perfect wedding guest dresses.

Pink Midi Dresses

Best summer midi wedding guest dress

Finding an outfit for high summer days when battling both the heat and a certain dress code can present somewhat of a style enigma. To avoid overheating, the first port of call is to choose something sleeveless. A halter neck style embodies sophistication, whilst a flattering V or sweetheart neck showcases feminine allure. Whether your midi dress preference is a bodycon style, a pleated skirt or a clean tailored design – the beauty of the midi dress is its endless outfit potential.

Summer Midi Dresses

What to wear to a wedding if you don’t want to wear a dress

If a dress isn’t your preference, there’s other styles to consider as a refined outfitting alternative. Be it an elegant trouser suit – nod to tradition with a fitted, tailored ensemble, or consider a more contemporary take with an ‘Anti-Fit’ oversized design – also consider a jumpsuit, be it a feminine style or impactful wide leg piece. Separates such as a skirt and a top are also a suitable wedding outfit, be it two styles that create the illusion as one, or a considered, complimentary combination.

Wedding Guest Outfits

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