Wedding Guest Lookbook

We are in the midst of wedding season this year and are still stocking up with new product for every occasion. Whether you are attending a casual barn wedding or a formal black tie wedding, we have a look for you!


Some weddings have dress codes and guidelines listed on their invitation or website. However, some people leave it up to interpretation. It is best to ask ahead of time or see what other guests plan on wearing, to get a better idea of how you should dress.

Are you still unsure of the type of event you are attending? We have a few pieces that can be dressed up or down and are good for the “in-between” wedding. Below is a lookbook from casual attire to formal guest dresses.

The more casual the event, the more flexibility you have. Rompers, short dresses, and prints are typically welcomed.

This silky red dress with the cap sleeves is simple, yet classy. It could be dressed up or down, with a pair of crystal dangly earrings and heels or a pair of pearl stud earrings and strappy sandals. Find this dress at JJB for $46.

This chiffon romper is short, but still dressy for a wedding. It is not too revealing with the long sleeves and flowy material. The floral detail and material make this outfit perfect for a casual and warm summer wedding. Dress it up a bit more with some nude pumps and you are ready to go! Find this look at JJB for $48.

This is one of my favorite pieces! The print is what makes this midi dress more casual. However, it is so flattering and pretty! The slit allows the dress to flow and move more freely, which is perfect for any outdoor event that you are attending. Find this look at JJB for $54.

This mint colored dress is so flattering! It is slightly more fitted on top and ties in at the waist. The sleeves and skirt of the dress ruffle out to give a more flirty, yet comfortable fit. The cap sleeves and ruffle bottom add a bit more coverage, for the guest who does not want to be in spaghetti straps. Find this look at JJB for $46.

Another look that has been common for casual weddings, is the skater dress. It is simple, which allows you to accessorize and either dress up or down, whichever you please. The fit and flare is a fan favorite! Dress it up with a nude heel or some strappy flat sandals. Find this look at JJB for $46.

For all of the ladies who do not like to have fitted attire, this shift dress is for you! It is very breathable and does not need much to dress it up for the event. Add a cute pair of wedges and a bracelet, and the look is complete. Find this dress at JJB for $48.

This dress is so charming! It lays perfectly, from the more fitted top to the flowy bottom. The cap sleeves, the color, and the polka dot print are the perfect details to make this dress more youthful and ideal for your summer events. Complete the look with a pair of nude heels and a few simple jewelry pieces. Find this look at JJB for $54.


For the fancy, yet casual wedding, these looks would suit you well. The way you accessorize will determine the overall look!

Pretty Woman vibes in this dress! The material dresses up this outfit a bit more and allows the guest to choose whether they want to wear it more casually or not. Dress it up with some strappy heels and gold jewelry or dress it down a little with white sandals. Find this look at JJB for $54.

The print of this dress is so unique. It is a statement piece for sure! Dress this up with a pair of black strappy sandals and silver jewelry or dress it down with flat sandals and minimal jewelry pieces. Find this look at JJB for $46.

This dress is a best seller! It is a wrap dress that flatters everyone who tries it on. The chiffon material and ruffles give this dress a more classy look. However, the floral print allows this dress to be playful. Dress it down with white or pink sandals, or dress it up with nude heels and delicate jewelry. Find this look at JJB for $48.

Blush is in! This all lace dress is so simple, yet elegant. Dress it up or down depending on your heel height. Find this dress at JJB for $54.

This is one of the more casual dresses. However, if you complete the look with a pair of strappy black heels, it becomes more formal. Some ladies are not a big fan of the deep V. Don’t be turned off by this, since the neckline can be easily pinned to offer more coverage. Find this look at JJB for $48.

This dress can go easily from day to night, based on the color and print. The length of the dress gives it more of a formal finish. Pair this with silver heels and crystal dangly earrings to polish it off or tone it back with some nude wedges and crystal stud earrings. Find this look at JJB for $54.

The cold-shoulder maxi is so fun! It cinches at the smallest part of your waistline flows everywhere else. For those hot summer weddings, it is very breathable! To complete the look pair it with tan wedges and spice it up with some jewelry. Depending on the jewelry, it could dress it up or down. Find this maxi at JJB for $58.


For the more formal the event, you have to start thinking about the material and length of the dress. Gowns and maxi dresses are common for these types of weddings.

It really depends on your personal preference and style for these gowns.  This light blush dress is simple, but so elegant. Your style really shines through with how you accessorize. Find this look at JJB for $78.

Another simple maxi, with slightly different detailing. The crossed top and more fitted bodice is another design to consider. With any of the solid color maxis, you have more flexibility and say with your shoe style and color, as well as your jewelry preferences. You could even do a statement piece, like a necklace or earrings. Find this gown at JJB for $48.

For the guests who do not want to accessorize as much, I recommend looking for a pattern that is formal, but can speak for itself. This dress is the perfect example. The high neck offers more coverage, and shows more of the pattern and detail in the gown. All you need is a pair of heels and earrings. Find this dress at JJB for $88.

For the guests who do not want to sacrifice comfort for formality, look no further. This hi-lo dress is lightweight and flowy! The fit and flare look is so flattering and easy to dress up. Add strappy heels and some simple jewelry pieces, like a dainty silver necklace and earrings. Find this look at JJB for $46.

This has been a hot seller! The gown offers a little more coverage than others, but does not take away from the flattering fit. And, not to mention that the sage green color is so unique and beautiful! Find this maxi dress at JJB for $68.

Do you like a little more detailing? This dress is not over the top, but has just enough sparkle for any formal event. The fit brings you in at the smallest part of your waist and then flows nicely out. Although this gown is longer, it is still lightweight for the summertime. Find this gown at JJB for $148.

Although formal is the theme, that doesn’t mean you have to wear a long gown. This lace cocktail dress is a great alternative. The slimming fit and detailing will be a head turner! Find this look at JJB for $68.

To all the lace fans out there, this red, all-lace gown is stunning! The wide waistline band shows off your hourglass figure and wears well from day to night. Find this look at JJB for $148.

This formal gown is a mermaid style, fitted all throughout and then flares at the bottom. The rhinestone trim adds a nice, classy detail that dresses it up more. Add more crystal jewelry to make this dress really shine! Find this gown at JJB for $148.

Another short dress option. The asymmetrical bodycon fits comfortably and allows you to dress it up with whichever jewelry options you choose. Your personality will really shine through!  Find this dress at JJB for $48.

This dress is stunning! The slit allows for more mobility, since the dress is form fitting. The off the shoulder top and navy shimmer material are just a couple details that separate this dress from the rest. Find this gown at JJB for $119.


Don’t forget to tag us in your photos this wedding season! @janellejamesboutique on Instagram and Facebook.

Can’t wait to see what you choose!


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