The Spring wedding season is here, bringing with it a season of renewal and rejuvenation. This time of year brings a unique blend of emerging trends and timeless elegance, offering wedding guests an exciting opportunity to showcase their style. With winter fashion items hitting the extra-super-duper-clearance racks, it’s time to find a fresh ensemble that captures the brightness of the season. Here is our guide to looking bright, festive, and fresh for spring wedding season:

Floral Prints and Adornments

Florals for spring. Groundbreaking, right? That’s just it: they’re classic. But the evolution of floral patterns and fabrics are anything but ordinary this season. You’ll find a selection of bold, oversized floral prints, delicate botanical patterns, and floral textures that bring a more vibrant, eclectic style. Whether it’s a flowy maxi dress, a sleek fitted slip dress, a textured midi, a collared dress shirt, or some floral-inspired accessories, you’ll look springy as can be. 

Flowers in women's hair
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Bonus Tip: Incorporate live flowers into your ensemble! Wear a flower crown, weave some baby’s breath into your updo, pin on a boutonniere, or tuck a dried small-stemmed flower into your breast pocket.  


What is it about spring that gives us all pastel fever? This season, soft hues are mixed with unexpected textures and details that offer a subtle, yet striking look for the season. Lavender, mint, and peach shades are especially popular, as they work beautifully with lightweight materials like chiffon and silk. You’ll also find a variety of tailored jackets (for men and women) to pair with patterns or complementary pastels.

Bonus Tip: Add pastel accessories, like a fascinator, or shoes to a darker-hued outfit to capture elegance and style.

Female guests wearing pastel dresses and fascinators
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Sustainable and Eco-Friendly

Conscious consumerism is making its mark on wedding guest attire. More guests are opting for outfits made from sustainable materials, renting their ensemble, or hitting thrift stores and consignment shops for second-chance fashion. Earth Day is in April… so give a nod to the earth and shop brands that have adopted ethical manufacturing processes and eco-friendly fabrics.

Bonus Tip: Wrap your gift in eco-friendly materials. Choose some cloth napkins, recycled fabric, baskets, or an elevated reusable grocery bag.

The Statement Sleeve

You know something is on trend when there’s an exhibit at the Museum at FIT in New York. Statement sleeves do just that: they make a statement. There is something elegant and extravagant about a sleeve – perhaps because they’re not easy to construct; perhaps because they can be quite fragile; or perhaps it’s simply because they’re not practical in everyday situations. But a wedding is the perfect place to let your sleeves fly free. 

Whether it’s a puffy sleeve; a sheer sleeve; a sleeve with an intricate design on it; or perhaps block colors or mixed media sleeves, a statement sleeve isn’t just for the ultra fashionable. They can be worn by men, women, and kids, casually, and even on a budget. And, in a more practical sense, sleeves offer a shield from spring’s unpredictable weather by providing a bit of warmth without the need for a bulky layer. 

Bonus Tip: Spice up a sleeveless dress with a detachable sleeve or a glove.

Woman taking a selfie wearing a colorful jumpsuit.
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Jumpsuits and Pant Suits

These are simply not going away. Just like last season (and the season before that), jumpsuits and pantsuits are a go-to for spring. They’re a chic alternative to typical wedding wear and they come in a variety of cuts and colors that suit any body type and style preference. Mix some of the other style tips, like florals and pastels, with a jumpsuit or pant suit silhouette to keep up with the trend.

Bonus Tip: Pair a pastel colored belt and bag with a jumpsuit in a darker shade to make those spring colors pop.

Block Heels and Flats

Comfort is key when it comes to footwear. And with many spring weddings taking place outside, you don’t want your stiletto heels getting stuck in the grass. Block heels and flats keep you safe from sinking into the soft ground. Don’t worry – there are many styles that don’t skimp on elegance! 

Bonus Tip: Choose a flat with embellishments to elevate your look. Gemstones, sparkles, or other adornments keep your look classy and comfy.


As we embrace the spring wedding season, these trends offer a fresh perspective on guest attire, blending the beauty of the season with the joy of celebration. Remember, the key to great spring wedding guest attire is confidence and comfort – something that allows you to fully enjoy the festivities of the day.

No matter what you choose to wear or accessorize with, your choice should reflect your personal style and consider the event’s dress code. Cheers to a season of love, renewal, and unforgettable fashion moments!

Kadi McDonald is a freelance writer, marketing strategist, and proud Cleveland sports fan.