Best Dressed Guest: What to Wear to a Destination Wedding

May 25, 2022

With the calendar filling up with new and postponed weddings, this season is especially likely to find you celebrating love in warmer climates. Quick turnarounds, informal dress codes and jam-packed itineraries can be overwhelming, but never fear, we have the perfect picks to make you the best dressed guest at any destination wedding.

Destination: The Desert

Ex: Palm Springs, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Austin

Desert weddings typically embrace a rustic aesthetic with bohemian vibes, making them the perfect occasion for an upscale jumpsuit or belted, flowy ensemble. The sun may be blazing hot during the ceremony, but the desert is famously freezing after dark, so remember to bring a cover-up or jacket that matches just in case.

  1. Meryl Long Sleeve Wrap High-Low Gown – Nordstrom
  2. Twisted Maxi Dress with Embossed Leather Skinny Belt – Banana Republic
  3. Floral Print Dress – ZARA
  4. Ruffle/Frill Jumpsuit with Sash Tie – Ted Baker London
  5. Kalara Metallic Midaxi Dress – Ted Baker London

Destination: The Beach

Ex: Puerto Vallarta, Waikiki, Key West, Montego Bay

You deserve a vacation, and a wedding with a “beach casual” dress code is just the ticket. Breezy fabrics, bright colors and graphic patterns embrace the mood while keeping you comfortable against the sun and sand. Accessorize with natural materials, cute sandals, and a tropical cocktail.

  1. Linen Ruffle Dress – Banana Republic
  2. Kayo Island Sleeveless Silk Midi Dress – Tommy Bahama
  3. Salny Rayon Flippy Knit Dress – Ted Baker London
  4. Palm Fronds Knot Shoulder Dress – kate spade new york
  5. Print Godet Dress – White House Black Market

Destination: The Forest

Ex: Vail, Aspen, Tahoe, Sun Valley, Bozeman, The Catskills

Mountaintop views, wooded surroundings and rustic romance abound, a perfect chance for you to experiment with sweet florals, soft materials, and dainty belts. Because forest destinations often include a hike from the parking lot to the venue, it may be wise to bring a spare pair of shoes for the walk before slipping into your heels at the event.

  1. Tommy Hilfiger Floral-Print Belted Midi Dress – Macy’s
  2. Eliza J Floral Flutter Sleeve Dress – Nordstrom
  3. Sleeveless Lemon Print Tea Dress – White House Black Market
  4. Floral Jacquard Print Dress – ZARA
  5. Ruffled Print Jumpsuit – ZARA


No matter the destination, The Bellevue Collection has outfits, accessories, and even luggage to get you there in style. Visit Bellevue Square for more inspiration and stay tuned for future tips for stylish wedding guest attire.

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