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Celebrity wedding-guest dresses are almost as fun as celebrity bridal gowns. Think about it: Getting dressed up for a wedding has always been a fun practice, but the ceremonies on this year’s calendar feel exceptionally special. For many of us, these celebrations of love (which may have been postponed and years in the making!) might also mark the first time we reunite with loved ones in cocktail dresses and ballroom gowns. So how does one prepare for such a momentous occasion? Well, by getting inspiration from some of our favorite style stars. We look to them for street style tips, so why not take a page from their books when heading to your friend’s wedding?
Over the years, we’ve seen many tastemakers support family and friends while dressed to the nines. From the head-turning satin number Emily Ratajkowski wore to the nuptials of Marc Jacobs and Char Defrancesco to the floral-printed gown Naomi Campbell donned during Prince Albert II of Monaco’s royal soirée, their wedding-day ensembles could certainly be sources of inspiration. Below, you’ll find 14 celebrity wedding-guest dresses to help inform your own look—no royal-wedding invite needed.
Time and time again, Jenner continues to make a strong case for the best-dressed guest award. This time, she nailed her look by wearing a vintage Dolce & Gabbana dress to her sister Kourtney Kardashian Barker’s wedding.
Markarian Apollonia brocade corset dress
Reformation Aden floral silk maxi dress
Get in the spirit of the joyous occasion with an equally cheerful yellow dress—like the silky number Ratajkowski wore to the wedding of Marc Jacobs.
Costarellos Colette halter neck Lurex gown
When in doubt, a little black dress will be your savior. Follow Bieber’s lead and look for unique necklines and stretchy fabrics for a glamorous touch.
Valentino open-back wool and silk-blend crepe mini dress
Norma Kamali Maria mini dress
More and more modern-day couples are requesting guests to wear the same colors. If the dress code calls for white, have fun with romantic lace fabric, just like Dua Lipa wore for a friend’s nuptials.
Christopher Kane Bridal lace crystal mesh minidress
Self-Portrait cotton lace minidress
For black-tie occasions, bring on the drama with a dark gown and plunging neckline à la Kardashian.
Rick Owens strapless prong faux leather column dress
Solace London Audrey maxi dress
Dopamine-inducing colors like marigold will light up the room. Follow Clooney’s lead and select a classic sheath that will never go out of style.
Weekend by Max Mara Scafati midi dress
Lafayette 148 short-sleeve fit-and-flare wool dress
At David Grutman and Isabel Rangel’s wedding, Union put a romantic twist on the LBD with lace insets. The sweet combination is a timeless option that will withstand the test of time.
Tory Burch pleated devoré-velvet and tulle maxi dress
Oscar de la Renta Tulip semi sheer long-sleeve guipure lace midi dress
You can always count on a fanciful print to make a statement, especially one in romantic tones like the dress Moss wore to the wedding of Prince Christian of Hanover and Alessandra de Osma at Basilica San Pedro.
La DoubleJ Magnifico printed cotton-twill maxi dress
Ulla Johnson Nanette tie-dye midi dress
If the dress code calls for all-white attire, it’s totally fine to wear the shade traditionally reserved for the bride. Add a sparkling touch, similar to that on Graham’s dress, with silver sequins or metallic fabrics.
Retrofête Claire belted mini dress
Alice + Olivia Harmony mini slip dress
Don’t underestimate the power of a dress that can do double duty. A black maxi similar to Alba’s is perfect for mixing and matching with different accessories. Plus, it can be worn over and over again.
Matteau knit and cotton maxi dress
La Ligne velvet-trimmed stretch-organic cotton midi dress
Fluid fabrics like silks and satins are perfect for dressier occasions. Play up the look with pastel shades or elegant floral prints that offer a sweet touch.
Reformation Veria silk dress
Rixo Kendra floral halterneck dress
For her sister’s all-white ceremony, Beyoncé proved less is more in a minimalist all-white frock. Channel the same vibes with a chic dress by The Row or one of the white frocks inspired by designer Jacquemus’s ceremony where most guests wore white.
The Row Bantelle open-back silk-crepe maxi dress
Jacquemus Le Papier ‘La Robe Saudade’ maxi dress
For a little more coverage, a long-sleeve dress is also a great option. Miller opted for a chocolate-hued number while attending Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling’s nuptials.
Alessandra Rich polka-dot dress
Johanna Ortiz Voragine abstract print long-sleeve dress
Leave it to Perry to show us a way to wear smile-inducing colors at a wedding. Her prismatic tie-dye dress feels just as special as the moment.
Zimmermann Tama printed silk maxi dress