Spring cocktail wedding guest clothing is one of the most ambiguous — but straightforward — wedding dress rules out there. Dressing for a cocktail wedding should be “fun, free-flowing, and fashion-forward with an overtone of uniqueness,” according to costume designer Rahimah Yoba. This elegant, but not excessively formal, dress code encourages the use of romantic hues, flowery designs, and dreamy accents like ruffles, ribbons, and embroidery.
When choosing a dress for a spring cocktail wedding, there are a few mistakes to avoid, as with any significant occasion. Although shorter dresses are OK, rolling up in your shortest mini-dress is not advised. The same is true when exposing flesh. Although there are no restrictions on plunging necklines, slitted skirts, or sleeveless styles, it is a good idea to accessorize with a shrug or blazer if your spring cocktail dress is a bit too exposing.
Yet, there are still plenty of flirtatious outfits to choose from, like these seven wedding cocktail dresses for spring.
An A-Line Floral Dress
An effortless A+ spring cocktail dress for a wedding is a beautiful midi dress with a gorgeous flower motif. Further form-flattering design features, such as adorable scoop neck necklines, ribbon sleeves, and slit skirts, may be added because of the modest hemline.
Simple Cutouts on a Maxi Dress
Vouch for cutouts? In fact, you may use them to create cocktail wedding clothing. A maxi dress is ideal for a spring wedding and should unquestionably stop below the knee. Look for flower designs and other beautiful patterns, as well as dreamy accents like bows and ribbons, to maintain the tone of the occasion seasonal.
A Garden Party Dress with a High Neck
A spring cocktail wedding would look great with a flouncy short dress with a flowery motif and a high collar. Choose an oversized jacket in a neutral color to balance out your dress’ higher hemline, and add glittering accessories to complete the outfit.
A Vanity Collar Dress
Not your mother’s shirt dress, this. For a spring cocktail wedding, a collared dress offers the chance to go all out with beading and embroidery without being overdressed. With a sumptuous collared dress, the possibilities are endless. To let the dress steal the show, keep your accessories soft and understated.
The Corset Dress
Although midi dresses are standard at cocktail parties, they don’t have to seem stale. Consider wearing a spring-inspired color with a corset-style bodice to meet the dress code requirements while still feeling youthful and seductive.
Dress with Charming Ruffles
Incorporating romantic ruffles into a spring cocktail wedding attire is ideal. To maximize the impact of the ruffles’ delicate girly sensations, we advise selecting a longer dress type.
A Tea-Length Lace Dress
A tea-length dress will skim your calves and often fall just above the ankle, falling halfway between maxi and midi lengths. Because of the longer hem, you can play around with sheerness and structured sultry features like a boned bodice without being overly casual. Gauzy layers of lace look especially great in this length.