With springtime just around the corner you may find yourself stumped for what to wear this wedding season. Fret not, Vogue Scandinavia has curated the best wedding guest dresses by local designers to buy now
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Budding flowers, sunny days and climbing temperatures can only mean one thing: wedding season. Given that we're still catching up on a sea of postponed nuptials, 2024 will be met with a larger-than-usual onslaught of ceremonies. As a recipient of any number of these wedding invites you need to prepare yourself for one daunting task: figuring out what to wear.
Coming out of winter puffers and practical boots, slipping on a pair of heels and a silky dress may feel strangely alien. Not to speak of the seemingly insurmountable quest to unearth a wedding guest dress you are sure to wear again. So with all of our RSVPs signed, we've set out to source the best wedding guest dresses for all of those impending nuptials.
What are the best Scandinavian designers for wedding guest dresses?
Occasionwear brands like Malina and Baum und Pferdgarten have specialised in dresses to don for elegant events, while the likes of Acne Studios and Filippa K deliver minimalist styles made to be worn again and again – whether dressed up with heels or for everyday with sneakers.
Below, we've gathered the best wedding guest dresses by Scandi brands to buy now.
Asymmetric layered ruffled chiffon midi dress
Eila print dress yellow mix
Shiny tube dress
House of Dagmar
Draped slip dress
Eclipse boob cotton mini dress
Baum und Pferdgarten
Plissé dress in pistachio
Floral midi dress
Rotate Birger Christensen
Off-shoulder roll knit dress frost
Promise dress - flower growing under orange water
Botanical jacquard long strap dress
Mathilde mini dress
Traditionally, what colours should you not wear to a wedding?
While a ban on any version of white should be common knowledge (unless it's specifically requested by the couple), most might not be aware of other colours to be vary off. For a long time wearing black was a faux pas, but today a LBD is considered perfectly acceptable as wedding attire as long as it doesn't resemble something one might wear in mourning. As a rule of thumb, red has classically been avoided because the full-focus should be on the couple in question. With that said, we've included some bright options on this list because fashion should be fun. If in doubt, always asks the bride(s) or groom(s) to be.
If there is one thing to note in regards to Scandinavian ceremonies is that they're relatively relaxed affairs. While some opt for black-tie events requiring gala-appropriate gowns, most couples are flexible in their chosen dress code. For spring weddings, we find ourselves yearning for lightweight fabrics in playful colours.