What dresses to wear to a spring wedding in 2024

The flowers are in bloom, the grass is greener and the sun is starting to peek out from behind the clouds - and that makes spring the perfect time of year for a wedding! But what should you wear to a spring wedding? As a guest, you’ll want to find an outfit that will be both weather-ready and keep you looking classy from the ceremony to the dance floor, which is where our style experts come in.

We know that spring weather can be very unpredictable, flipping from blue skies and chirping birds to heavy showers in an instant, so you’ll need something that ticks all the boxes for the perfect spring wedding guest outfit. We’ve put together some ideas, from season-appropriate styles to stand out colours to help you find the perfect outfit to keep you looking classy and ready for any changes in weather!


Gala Embellished Tulle Dress in Latte

Spring wedding outfits

Spring weather tends to change drastically over the course of a few months. If you’re going to an April spring wedding, you might find yourself feeling a little chilly as the cold temperatures of winter still linger. However, if you’re going to a June wedding, which calls for more summer-style guest dresses, you might find the weather is a lot warmer and frees up some room for those short sleeved and flowy dresses.

To help you find the best wedding guest dress, we have created a helpful guide so that you can stay fashionable and ready for all weather during the spring wedding season!

What to wear to an April wedding

The beginning of spring is in late March and it's no secret that it’s not the warmest time of the year. March and April weddings can still be rather cold and unpredictable when it comes to weather, but these are the months of Easter, new beginnings, and most of all - flowers! So a dress that can keep you both warm and ticks the box for those bright spring colours creates the perfect combination.

If you’re contending with the sudden showers and lingering chill of April, we recommend a form fitting dress. Perfect for early spring, a sculpted silhouette can help you stay warm, and you won’t have to worry about your skirt flying upwards in case of windy weather either! Fitted dresses are perfect for this time of year. They are a great formal wedding guest dress option that will keep you feeling both warm and confident.

You can also go for long sleeved wedding guest dresses as they will add an extra bit of protection against the cold. Long sleeves combined with a form fitting dress can help you stay looking stylish all while helping you to fight off any unwanted breezes, and adding a stylish occasion-ready coat can complete the look!

In our printed dress collection we have this perfect ruffle cuff dress that meets all the criteria for an April spring wedding: it’s form fitting, has ¾ ruffle sleeves and a fun bright pattern to keep on top of that seasonal theme.

The Ruffle Cuff Dress in Mustique

What to wear to a May wedding

As we enter May we start to creep towards summer, sun and high temperatures, but even May has its colder days. May is the middle of spring and so we can really start embracing those lovely spring floral patterns and bold colours. We recommend something with ¾ sleeves and a flowing skirt - a versatile dress that can work in all weather conditions. The full skirt won’t make you too hot if it’s sunny and the sleeves ensure you won’t be freezing if it’s too cold!

We have a great collection best suited for May spring wedding dresses, in our wedding guest dresses collection and our personal favourite from this collection is the stunning off-the-shoulder midi dress. It embraces spring with its bright colours, flowy skirt and gorgeous floral pattern, but will still keep you covered up just enough so that you won’t have to worry about any last minute weather changes.

Edge of the Shoulder Midi Dress in Azure Roses

What to wear to June wedding

Spring trickles into the first half of June and then summer finally arrives. So it’s a much safer bet that the weather will be warm and sunny, as summer will only be a few weeks away, and you’ll want to make sure your outfit is keeping up with the change in weather!

A spring wedding in June makes way for shorter sleeves and looser dresses. If you’re worried about the possibility of cold or windy weather then you can always add an accessory like a shawl or a light coat to your outfit.

For a June spring wedding, we recommend looking through our sequin dresses collection for some glittery inspiration. Our collection has a wide range of dazzling styles to choose from, but our personal recommendation is this stunning cap sleeve sequin gown. Its shimmering sequins will look stunning in the sunshine, its short sleeves and maxi skirt will keep you from overheating and the bright colours are perfect for late spring and early summer.

Cap Sleeve Swing Sequin Gown in Marine

Can you wear black to a spring wedding?

You can absolutely wear black to a spring wedding, as long as it is not culturally inappropriate or goes against the wishes of the bride and groom. You don’t have to stick to traditional spring colours for your outfit if you feel more comfortable in black.

If you want to wear black but also want to incorporate a spring element into your outfit - black floral dresses are perfect for spring wedding. You can also add a lovely black lace bolero if you want a more subtle floral pattern to go with your black dress. The floral element will help to keep it seasonal all while you can feel confident in your favourite colour! However, if black isn’t an option you can still keep your dress theme dark and spring-wedding-suitable with our wedding guest dresses collection, and one of our personal favourite darker wedding guest dresses - this navy sarong dress with a statement white collar.

Invitation Dress in Navy and White

Stay on-trend and ready for all seasons with Bombshell

Finding the right outfit for a spring wedding doesn’t have to be stressful, the right dress combined with the right accessories can make for an outfit that will be perfect, come rain or shine! At Bombshell, our stylists have designed a wide variety of outfits and accessories to choose from. Made by women for women, browse our spring wedding guest collection to find a fun, flattering fit to dance the night away in. Or book an appointment at the Bombshell London showroom and let us help you find the perfect spring wedding guest outfit.


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