Pretty Wedding Guest Dresses For Spring Cocktail Attire

What to wear? A great dress, that’s what. We’ve curated an edit of the best floral and solid picks for all body shapes and sizes.
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It’s officially the start of wedding season, and that means you’ll likely be RSVP’ing “yes” to a fête over the next few months.

What to wear? A great dress, that’s what. Something that serves up gorgeous and comfortable in equal parts, that flatters your shape and makes you feel like YOU.

If the thought of that kind of search seems overwhelming, we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up a selection of fluid, flattering, midi-length dresses that are sure to delight.

Feminine & Floral

Eloquii. The bold, abstract print is a standout, the cut hugs curves in all the right places, and the draping on one shoulder brings a perfect touch of drama.

Eloquii Cape Sleeve Printed Dress

Chelsea28. A very modern, dressy take on a little black dress, that accentuates curves and also allows room for them. The particulars—asymmetrical hemline, flutter sleeves—are the kind of details that signal high style. Sizes from 1X to 3X.

Chelsea28 Asymmetric Hem Satin Dress

Cleobella. For women who love their shoulders, this halter neckline beauty is for you. The chiffon fabric is airy and we like that the waist tie can be cinched or left off. (Note this one has limited sizing so grab it fast!)

Cleobella Nesah Ankle Dress

Kay Unger. There’s something unexpected and glam about a one-shoulder dress, which packs style power. If you’re bottom-heavy, this shape will flatter mightily. Wear with nude or metallic sandals, the more delicate the better, and let the dress shine.

Kay Unger Iris Tea Length Dress

Mac Duggal. Layers of tulle and embroidered fleurs put romantic front and center. The fit and flare shape accentuates the waist but flows gently over the hips and thighs.

Mac Duggal Floral Ruffle Fit & Flare Tulle Evening Dress

Diane Von Furstenberg. The patchwork, floral print can camouflage a lot (prints often do that), while the flowing layers of chiffon offer a soft and airy vibe. The key to this dress is the small, keyhole accent front and center, which creates soft gathers over the midsection if you want to slim a tummy.

Diane Von Furstenberg Selena Patchwork Maxi Dress

MISA. Few designers create prettier romantic dresses than MISA, and they’re known for their variety of silhouettes that accommodate so many different body types. The sheer fabric bridges the divide between coverage and keeping overheating at bay. An elastic waistband equals a big plus in our book.

MISA Los Angeles Marjan Midi Dress

Theia. A dress that’s so airy and feminine it could easily live inside a painting by Claude Monet. We love the just-enough shoulder coverage, square neckline, and A-line shape.

Theia Miriam Pleated Cocktail Dress

Solid & Flowy

ASOS. Wrap style? Check. Flattering color? Check. Just enough oomph to make it a cocktail dress? Check. We’re running—not walking—to buy this one.

ASOS Ever New Curve Drape Front Metallic Midi Dress

Ted Baker. Finding a dress that provides coverage without looking frumpy, isn’t easy. This dress solves that and is a great option to accentuate a trim waist. The cross-over neckline shrinks larger shoulders (and bust), and the sheer sleeves provide coverage that doesn’t look too heavy. The long fluid layers of navy chiffon are soft and romantic.

Ted Baker London Kiali Ruched Tie Long Sleeve Georgette Midi Dress

La Ligne. Heavy silk lends some structural integrity to this stunner (e.g. you can go light on the shapewear), and the adjustable shoulder straps and smocked backing give some flexibility on sizing. The fact that it has pockets is the icing on the cake.

La Ligne Charlotte Dress

Amsale. Ruching at the bustline adds pretty volume to smaller boobs, while the full skirt accommodates hips and thighs. Plus this color—a soft, dusty, saturated blue—flatters so many skin tones.

Amsale Satin Off-The-Shoulder Midi Dress

Cinq a Sept. Wrap styling is a figure enhancer if there ever was one—it magically gives oomph to skinny frames and also flatters a curvy body. The v-neckline compliments large boobs.

Cinq a Sept Serena Silk Dress

Sophisticated in Black

ASOS. An ultra chic pick with thoughtful pleat detailing and semi-sheer sleeves. The plunging V is stunning on curves... you'll just need to get yourself a proper piece of shapewear, which thankfully is everywhere.

ASOS Curve Pleated Blouson Sleeve Midi Dress

Eloquii. Don’t let this simple, satin wrap dress fool you. The asymmetric skirt line is fabulously flattering and features a perfectly sexy slit. We love the idea of styling this with a stand-out shoe (in a pop of color).

Eloquii Satin Maxi Dress

Ieena For Mac Duggal. This is NOT your basic black dress, thanks to the beautiful fabric and a cascade of rosettes on one shoulder (a big spring trend, it should be noted).

Ieena for Mac Duggal Rosette Plunge Neck A-Line Dress

Tadashi Shoji. Tadashi Shoji is passionate about making clothing for women’s bodies—all shapes and sizes—and this dress is no exception. We love the paneled lace, which brings a spring-like element to black, as well as the flattering V-neck, short sleeves, and A-line shape.

Tadashi Shoji Amara Lace Dress

La Ligne. It’s no wonder this is one of La Ligne’s best-selling dresses—with its feminine sweetheart neckline, leg slit that hits just right, and fitted, stretch bodice. We’re here for it.

La Ligne Carey Dress

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