Maxi dresses fit in an odd place in the casual to formal fashion spectrum. Since they are long, it seems like they would be at the more formal end, but they often read as casual due to the fabric or styling.
When deciding to wear a maxi dress to a wedding, it is worth considering whether it fits with the dress code. If it's a black tie or white tie wedding, you'll want to find something that is objectively more formal and look for the word “gown.”
This dress from River Island is technically midi length, but if you have short legs like me it will almost certainly be full length. It's fabric, print, high neck, and tie waist put it farther up the formality spectrum and would be a lovely choice for a semi-formal wedding dress code, particularly if a portion of the wedding is outdoors. Think garden party.
The colors in this dress call out for rose gold jewelry, but keep it simple so nothing competes with the pattern. A floral drop earring picks up on the pattern of the fabric and a slim bracelet and watch adds shine without distracting from the dress.
A small black purse with rose gold hardware pairs nicely with the dress and jewelry and is something you can use all the time with other outfits. There is a trick to carrying a black purse though and that is to work black into the rest of the outfit so it looks like an intentional choice and not something you just grabbed on your way out of the house. In this outfit there is a bit of black in the dress and adding a ring with a black stone pulls it all together.
Add in some neutral shoes that work with the rose gold jewelry and you're all set. Although you might be one of the few wearing a long dress, you'll be comfortable knowing that you fit right in with the formality of the other guests.
For more outfit posts like these, be sure to check out the Littlehammer Games Wedding Guest Fashion board on Pinterest.1 River Island Green tropical high neck tie waist midi dress
2 YEAHJOY Bling Jewellery Women's Rose Gold Plated Leaf Shape Oil Drip Drop Earrings
3 Monica Vinader Medina rose gold-tone crystal ring
4 Kate Spade New York Rose Goldtone Bangle Bracelet
5 Dkny Watch - Ellington Watch Rosegold Stainless Steel
6 LC Lauren Conrad Lili Frame Clutch
7 Stuart Weitzman Bambina 'Nudist' Sandal