19 Spring Dress Trends Every Wedding Guest Will Love for 2019
Chirping birds, freshly green trees, and a mailbox full of invitations are a welcomed sign that wedding season is officially upon us. If you’re like us and you’ve got more wedding invitations on the fridge than you do spring dresses in your closet, it's about time to start planning a few wedding outfits.
Luckily, the spring 2019 runway was full of looks we're sure you'll love. With all the modern floral designs, fresh ruffled looks, and color-blocked beauties trending this year, you’ll have more options than you’ll know what to do with for outdoor weddings ranging from rustic to backyard-chic. If you’re attending a classic city ceremony or an elegant ballroom affair, statement sleeves, sheer details, and sleek, one-shoulder silhouettes will have you looking on point and polished.
So, send those RSVPs in and get to shopping. We’ve pulled together our favorite spring trends for wedding guest dresses to help you get started.
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The best thing about a midi-length dress for a wedding: It is incredibly versatile and hits the mark every time. You can pick a midi dress that fits a more casual wedding or a formal affair.
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While the cold-shoulder trend took over the past few years, we're seeing this new version pop up on the runways. You'll just see one cold-shoulder detail, not two, which gives a totally fresh asymmetrical twist to the trend.
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Because ruffles are always on-trend, but tiered ruffles make it even more fashion-forward. If your personal style is feminine and fun, this trend is the perfect spring look.
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If you’re ready to stand out from the crowd in all the right ways, this trend’s for you. This season the rainbow hit the runway with vibrant colors showing in many collections. As a result, we’re seeing some bright beauties, like this fun-loving, yellow dress, popping up in stores, too.
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Flowy and floral, this dress screams spring. With head-to-toe blooms, this dark chiffon number is not only on trend for this season—we’re seeing complete modern floral looks in all sorts of arrangements this spring—but it’s also a look we bet you’ll love for years to come.
Pop of Fuchsia Pink
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Pink, specifically bright fuchsia, is going to see a lot of play this spring. This powerful hue of pink makes a statement and definately says you're ready to bring some fun to the dance floor.
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This trend is pretty black and white to us—the polka dot should never go out of style. This year, the runways are bringing it back in a big way.
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Wonderful one-shoulder pieces aren’t going anywhere. In fact, they’re in this spring. If you’re looking for an open shoulder look that’s different than everyone else’s cold shoulder pieces this season, we’ve got your answer right here.
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Feel more comfortable in neutrals than bright pink? Cover yourself in super chic, head-to-toe neutrals. This trend lets the dress silhouette speak for itself.
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It's time to spread your wings and fly—because feather detailing is coming this spring to a wedding near you. This trend is perfect for the most playful of fashionistas.
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Bring a bit of bohemian style to your spring fling with a patchwork piece that’s oh-so in. We love the effortless, fanciful feeling of this dress that pairs three different patterns and can easily be dressed up or down.
80s Pale Blue
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After seeing how this pastel blue pops on every skin tone, you'll get why it's coming back. It might fancy many of the eye shadow looks from the 80s, but we aren't mad about it.
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When it comes to color-blocking, it's about making a fun statement without looking like the primary color wheel. Choose dresses that feature two to three colors that are similarly toned. As in, blue with green (seen here) or red with pink.
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Embrace more than one in-season element with this ruffled midi dress. The wedding-ready dress gets the perfect balance from its formal black hue and soft ruffle details.
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Animal print has been having a moment, and luckily there's no shortage of print options: leopard, snake, zebra, or even giraffe. Most of these pieces come in a neutral palette, which makes the trend super versatile.
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Try this freshened-up take on the silk scarf print. It makes the classic pattern more of a fun pick for the modern lady—and not just an accessory for the "ladies who lunch."
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While checkerboard prints are showing up at Fashion Week, we think a modern gingham is more wedding-ready. Plus, the tie-front detail on this dress is oh-so flattering.
Things That Only Happen At Southern Weddings
Most weddings have an excited couple, more than a few loved ones, a grand send-off, and an 'I do' kiss – but Southerners have added their own charm to wedding traditions. We've mastered the art of soul food, we usually have fantastic 75˚ (enviable, really) weather, and our wedding receptions are full of syrupy drawls. If you find yourself at nuptials below the Mason-Dixon, you'll find some extra-special moments: seersucker suits, a buried bottle of bourbon, and a wedding cake with charms baked into it. Although very central to our region, these special Southern wedding traditions are celebrated for very specific reasons. We choose seersucker because it'll hold off the strong Southern heat. We bury bourbon so that we won't have to handle so much of that strong Southern heat. And, we pull charms so that our futures will be as lucky and prosperous as the bride and groom's. What's your favorite Southern wedding tradition?
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The exaggerated sleeves we started seeing in fall 2016 have stuck around for spring, and we’re stoked. We love this off-the-shoulder, black look with a sleeve detail that would work any time of the year.
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With a sassy skirt and high neckline, we love how this dress plays peekaboo for a flirty touch. This see-through, spring trend is all about how much you dare to bare, and we think this dress does it right.