Wedding Guest Dresses for 5 Different Venues
Spring and summer wedding season is just around the corner. And chances are, you’ve RSVP’d “yes” to at least one wedding in the coming months. Call it the social media effect, but these days, brides have gotten more and more creative with their wedding receptions, especially in warmer months. City? Rustic? Coastal? Nothing is off limits. If you’ve perused your closet and can’t find a single thing to wear, allow us to intervene; we pulled wedding guest dresses for 5 common, yet gorgeous, venue types. Where to? Somewhere chic.
Shop: Satin Halter Dress Strapless Fit and Flare Mikado Ballgown
Time to turn up the fancy. A ballroom venue may call for a black tie dress code, and is definitely not the time for anything remotely casual. Dress to the nines in a regal satin or Mikado number. Whether it’s a ballgown, leg-baring A-line, or chic fit and flare, your look is sure to turn heads on the dance floor – and beyond.
Shop: Criss Cross Halter Glitter Lace Dress Scuba Lace Dress
Sun, sand, and sea; a beach wedding is exposed to all of the elements. Fabric and silhouette are key players here; choose a fit and flare wedding guest dress in a light fabric like scuba or crepe to stay cool. Avoid anything too tight or heavy (i.e. satin, brocade, or Mikado) so you can soak up the sun with confidence. As for shoes, opt for a dressy sandal for the easiest transition from sand to reception.
Shop: Floral Fit and Flare Floral Embroidered Dress Floral High Low Dress
There’s no denying the elegance of a garden wedding. Complement this beautiful outdoor setting with – you guessed it – a pretty floral print dress. Check out our fresh picks here, and depending on the dress code, go for a short fit and flare, midi-length high-low, or long evening dress for a more formal environment. You grow, girl.
Shop: Satin Halter Dress Crepe Illusion Midi Halter Pleated Party Dress
Twinkling lights, a bustling crowd below, and of course, a dazzling cityscape; a rooftop venue offers a truly unique appeal. Keep your look as sleek and sophisticated as the trendy setting; look for a slim-fitting style that shows off your curves or a shimmering party dress with an eye-catching open back.
Shop: Lace High Low Dress 3-D Petal Dress V-Neck Chiffon Dress
Complement the rustic, rolling hills of a vineyard wedding with a dress that isn’t too flashy, in style or color. A soft pink, blue or even fuchsia hue won’t clash with the backdrop, making for beautiful photos in your look (because trust, you’ll be snapping more than a few). Opt for an easy-breezy silhouette that’s easy to maneuver on uneven terrain. And repeat after us: block heels, block heels, block heels!
From destination to local, discover more wedding guest dresses for any venue in our chic collection! Shop now!
RSVP "Yes" in These Winter Wedding Guest Dresses
It happens to the best of us. You’re chugging through the dark days of winter, when BAM: you catch a glimpse of your calendar and realize that wedding you RSVP’d to before the holidays is this weekend. As in, a mere 6 days away. Seriously, how did it come up that quick? Don’t fret doll; we rounded up 9 sophisticated winter wedding guest dresses that make a statement (without drawing attention from the bride, promise). Just choose the vibe you’re going for and shop these black tie wedding guest dresses. RSVP: oh yes.
Shop: Off the Shoulder Dress One Shoulder Dress Ruched Sequin Dress
Who said you can’t rock sequins post-holidays? Definitely not us. Shine from head to toe in full-body sequins in an emerald, navy, or nude silhouette. Tip: save this dazzling look for a fancy venue, like a ballroom or banquet hall.
Shop: Ruched Slip Dress Slinky Jersey Ruched Dress Knit Strappy Back Dress
The latest way to make a statement? Without a single embellishment! Let color do the talking in a bold orange or pink silhouette, or go for classic silver for a demure finish. Chic ruching highlights your curves for a fire finish.
Shop: Glitter Slip Dress Embroidered Horsehair Dress Lace Mermaid Dress
Details, please. Lace, glitter, embroidery; there’s more to these dresses than meets the eye! Add interest to your ensemble with a style that’s a bit more intricate; these 3 are just waiting for their (many!) photo-ops.
Whether your winter is filled with invites or you’ve got just one on the calendar, find more trendy wedding guest dresses on CLV.com.
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Bridal 2022 Trends that Live Happily Ever After
Wedding season used to be synonymous with spring and summer, but times have certainly changed. It now encompasses all four seasons, and the latest trends of 2022 have followed suit. As the Camille La Vie Bridal 2022 collection has shown, the latest trends work for winter, spring, summer, or fall, depending on where your wedding takes place, of course. Scroll below for the wedding dress trends that will dominate this year.
Off the Shoulder Necklines
Shop: Off The Shoulder Lace Satin A-Line Gown
Of course the 80’s influence graduated to wedding dresses, although these days, an off-the-shoulder neckline is less of a trend and more of a classic. Draw attention to gorgeous décolletage in a breathtaking A-line wedding dress with lace detailing. Tousled updo optional.
Shop: Plunging Pearl Beaded Glitter Ball Gown
Our latest pearl crush comes in the form of a gorgeous wedding dress! Brides, your day in the spotlight isn’t complete without a breathtaking ballgown adorned with pearls; slip into this glitter wedding dress and glide down the aisle in style.
Shop: Illusion Pearl Leaf Satin Ball Gown
Perfect for when you’d like a bit more coverage but nothing too modest, a wedding dress with illusion detailing is ever-so chic. Head into happily ever-after in this satin ballgown with trendy pearl detailing.
Shop: Long Sleeve Illusion Embroidered Tulle Ball Gown
Found: your second easiest “I do.” Long sleeves lend a delicate, timeless look to any wedding ensemble, so whether the temps are chillier or you’re just looking to lengthen up, this long sleeve ballgown wedding dress has a princess appeal like no other.
Shop: Mikado A-Line Embroidered Illusion V-Neck Gown
With a similar finish as satin, Mikado is a silky-smooth fabric that's perfect for a bride’s day in the spotlight. What makes a Mikado wedding dress even more beautiful? A plunge neckline and illusion embroidery, à la this stunning A-line style. Happily ever after, indeed.
Shop: Bridesmaid Dresses
Can't forget about the best girls! Brides, add some greenery to your wedding day with the new emerald bridesmaid dresses! This rich jewel tone is suitable for any season and arrives in a variety of textures and silhouettes; mix and match your ‘maids for an effortlessly chic bridal party.
Shop the entire 2022 wedding dress collection here!
What to Wear to a Black Tie Wedding
When it comes to different dress codes, black tie is likely the one you’ve heard again and again. Maybe it was for last year’s prom night, maybe your cousin’s upcoming wedding. You know it calls for fancy attire in an evening setting, but what exactly makes a dress fall into black tie territory? What type of style should you look for while shopping?
With the most popular wedding season now in full swing (hello, fall!) coupled with the cooling temperatures, a long evening dress is typically the default for a black tie event this time of year. Landed an invite with this common dress code? Lucky you; follow our tips below to shop for your style stress-free.
Shop: Ombre Sequin Dress Glitter Jersey Dress Sequin Glitter Dress Brocade Mermaid Dress Mesh Godet Dress
Does a black tie dress have to be long?
Nope! A fancy cocktail dress with lots of lace, beading, and other embellishments is fine, but like we said, a long evening dress can be more comfortable in fall and winter. Shop some of our black tie dress picks here, or find more in our long evening dress collection.
What about the dress silhouette?
Everything from ballgowns to simple column styles work, but no need to go super grand for a wedding invite (you definitely don’t want to out-do the bride!) Form-fitting shapes like trumpet, mermaid, and column are appropriate and also highlight your frame.
Shop: Knit Cleo Dress Floral Sequin Dress Long Sleeve Sequin Dress Plunge Metallic Dress Satin Slip Dress
How about dress color?
For a black tie wedding, always respect the bride and avoid white, ivory, and other similar light tones. A rule of thumb: if you even think it’s too light, it probably is; but no worries, there’s plenty of other chic shades to choose from! For fall and winter, stick to neutrals like black, navy, or gold, or have fun with rich tones like emerald, wine, or gunmetal. And of course, black is always a classic option as well.
Let’s talk embellishments
Go all out with head to toe sequins, glitter detailing, heavy beading, and luxe textures like satin, Mikado, and brocade. Whether you prefer to keep it simple or unleash your inner glamazon, there’s a dress for you. Now get shopping!
Style Guide: Fall Wedding
The BrideShop: 8522W What defines vintage elegance? This. Dress. Whether you’re celebrating in a ballroom or a vineyard, this long sleeve wedding dress dials up the romance for a picture-perfect finish.
The BridesmaidShop: A17840G Brides, capture the essence of Fall for your bridal party with wine bridesmaid dresses! The deep red hue flawlessly complements any outdoor backdrop (especially against pretty foliage!) while hints of illusion balance the modest neckline.
The Mother of the BrideShop: A21457 She sure is a VIP, and she’ll certainly look like one in this dazzling mother of the bride dress! Brides, mom will literally shine by your side in this red carpet-worthy evening gown.
The GuestShop: X932L967 Calling all guests seeking an edgy, yet classic style: this high-low wedding guest dress is for you. With its siren shade and glossy finish, transition into the cooler months with a look that meets in the middle of cocktail and gown. Find more dresses for all types of I do's on CLV.com. Xo, Camille
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