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Top Destination Wedding Guest Dresses & Attire 2024

It’s wedding season, and if you’ve been left to scratch your head at the many nuances of destination weddings you’ve come to the right spot. Check out my ultimate guide to destination weddings, where I provide styling and shopping inspiration for Country, Beach and City weddings! Shop my favorite beach wedding guest dresses, read all about which coverups to wear with your dresses, check out my suggestions for wedding-appropriate shoes that hold up on outdoor terrain and SO much more below.

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In the Country or Garden: Outdoor Wedding Guest Dresses

A wedding in the forest, country, outdoor property or garden calls for light, airy outfits that can hold up in the weather. Delicate jewelry like lockets and coin necklaces work well for the more played down vibe of a country wedding.
For Dresses: Aim for more soft and less structured. Aim for delicate elements like small prairie/floral prints, lace, ruffle and spring-like color palettes.
For Shoes: Terrain should be the biggest factor when it comes to your shoes. Chunky heels, mary Janes, kitten heels, embellished flats and upscale flat sandals are best for avoiding shoes sinking into dirt and grass!
For Cover Ups: Delicate cardigans and lightweight pashmina scarves pair perfectly with the country wedding aesthetic!

Pamelina Dress

The Country Wedding Edit

Astr Floral Dress
Doen Pamelina Dress
Floral Jumpsuit
RAILS Selani Dress
Rhode Dress
Mackenzie Midi Dress
Kate Sheer Knit Cardigan
Elements Cropped Cardigan
Monica layerable silver coin necklace
Lotus Pearl Birthstone Locket Necklace
Myrna Heel (In Multiple Colors)
Sally Bow Heeled Sandal
Margaux Mary Jane
Flat Pearl Sandal

Beach or Resort Weddings: Beach Wedding Attire for Women

Beach formal wedding attire can be confusing to define for many. Beach wedding guest dresses should mimic the feeling of the occasion: Sophisticated, colorful, and breezy. Keeping thematic beach elements in your accessories is a sure way to keep your outfit within the vibe!
For Dresses: Incorporate tropical elements like flowy silhouettes, light and bright colors, seashell/pearl/starfish embellishments, bold patterns and ruching.
For Shoes: Depending on if your wedding is directly on the beach, at a resort or simply at an event space nearby, you’ll need to adjust your outfit accordingly. A dramatic evening sandal is ideal for resorts and event spaces. For a wedding on sand, opt for a chunky heel, platform or upscale flat wrap sandal.
For Cover Ups: Lightweight sheer evening dusters/kimonos, or draped pashmina scarves are the perfect way to cover up without smothering your outfit!

The Beach Wedding Edit

Crinkle Pleated Gown
Reiss Column Blue Maxi Dress
Red Summer Foliage Scarf Maxi Dress
Pink Floral Details Sleeveless Midi Dress
Manzanilla Esmeralda Dress
Shaan Dress
Ombre Starfish Dress
Asymmetrical pleated dress
STEVE MADDEN exotica sandals
Gold Leather Chunky Heels
Anthropologie Strappy Flat Sandals
Gold Woven Flat Sandals
Karen Kane Starfish Necklace
Siren Necklace
Seashell Clutch
Island Slingback Sandal
Pearl Clutch 
Pure Cashmere Featherlight Scarf Wrap
Kasian Sheer Ruffle Robe

In the City: Urban Chic Wedding Guest Dresses

Urban city weddings are a great time to incorporate more edge into your outfit.
For Dresses: Structural elements, shiny metallics or sequin, and deep powerful colors like black, navy and red are all game for a night in the city!
For Shoes: Think dramatic heels and high heeled mules. If heels aren’t for you, opt for still-fabulous kitten heels or party-ready crystal mesh flats.
For Cover Ups: Top your dress with a black blazer, cape or silk/organza duster.

Coverup ideas: Cape dresses, blazers over dress and silk dusters
Sarah Jessica Parker City Wedding Guest Dress with Blazer Idea *destination and beach wedding guest dress ideas for women over 50

The City Wedding Edit

Pleated Duster Cape with Bow
Reiss Satin Blazer
Callie essential mule
Milo Black Nylon Flats
Bow Bow Sandal
Steve Madden Rosalea Sandal
Navy Sleeveless Shirred Midi Dress
Original Sin Maxi Dress
Athena Gown
The Tess One-Shoulder Maxi Dress
Off-shoulders dress
Belted crossover collar jumpsuit
Astoria Dress
Sara Dress
Micah Draped Occasion Dress
Reiss Ruffle Dress
Balloon Sleeve Dress
Nikolina Ruched Dress 
Gold Pleated Jumpsuit
Belonging Flared Midi Dress 
Elliatt Reception Dress