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The Cocktail Wedding Guest Dress Edit

Have a wedding on the horizon that’s calling for cocktail attire? This dress code is one of the more playful, as cocktail dresses are meant to be as fun as, say, martini hour. In terms of length, you can stick with midi and minidresses, it’s the attitude that counts. Fabrics should be more luxe than a day dress, so opt for silk jacquards, shimmering stretch jerseys, or pleated satins. London-based label Emilia Wickstead makes a lovely, floral printed dress that’s perfect for a wedding—romance is the theme of the day, after all. Reformation also delivers plenty of options; their Bresilin maxi dress is just as comfortable as it is glamorous. If you really want a fashion moment, Bottega Veneta’s gold-shouldered draped jersey dress will make the perfect statement. As for accessories, shoes with a bit of personality—like Mango’s wedge metallic sandals or Gucci’s mesh monogrammed slingbacks. Shop all these and more in our edit of cocktail dresses perfect for your next wedding. 

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