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The Roundup: Country Wedding Dress Codes for Guests

Country Wedding Fashion

Posted • November 21 • Dress for a Night • Designer Dress Hire

You have just received an invitation to a country wedding and again, that same question comes around - 'what do I wear?'

In this guide we will discuss all the country wedding attire that is appropriate depending on dress code, weather conditions and venue details. From cocktail to formal, we show all the country wedding guest dresses that are perfect for your next wedding.

Country Wedding Outfit Ideas

Dresses for a Farm Wedding

When it comes to dressing for a farm wedding, there are things you should be considering when picking your outfit.

Dress Code

For more casual wedding events, choose fabrics such as linen or go for a shorter length dress.
For formal wedding events, choose luxurious fabrics such as silk or satin and opt for longer dresses with leg splits so you can still walk through the country fields.


If the wedding is during the winter season, you may want to dress with a long sleeve to avoid the chills.
If it's raining, opt for something shorter in length so you can avoid tredging your dress through the mud.

If the wedding is during the warmer seasons, you can dress however you like - short sleeve, straps, strapless - the world is your oyster when picking styles. You may even want to opt for something shorter as well, as the Australian summer can really bring on the heat.


Outdoor weddings mean midi/mini dresses are a must. There is nothing worse than tripping on your dress and getting the bottom covered in dirt and mud. You may event want to wear a flat shoe to avoid tripping on the uneven grassed surfaces.

Indoor weddings mean you can dress however you like. Wear that long dress and those high heels, as long as you are comfortable!

Country Wedding Guest Dresses

Country Style Cocktail Dresses

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Aje Myriad Cut Out Mini Dress

If you want to opt for a mini dress this is the perfect option for you. The Aje Myriad Cut Out Mini Dress is the perfect cocktail dress to wear for a cocktail wedding. The puff sleeves, intricate ruching detail and voluminous skirt make this unique style a statement piece. This cocktail wedding dress is the perfect length, making it easy for the country outdoor events and the style is flirty and playful which perfectly suits weddings during the warmer seasons.

House Of CB Lulu Drape Midi Corset Dress

The House of CB Lulu Drape Midi Corset Dress is a beautiful one shoulder corset dress in a delicate sage tone. This dress is perfect for outdoor spring weddings as the gorgeous pastel colour beautifully compliments the scenery, and corset dresses are also super trendy at the moment so why not jump on the trend while you have the chance! The midi length makes this dress suitable for cocktail events, especially country weddings where you are surrounded by grass and dirt. This dress could also be worn as country formal wedding attire if dressed up with glamorous accessories.

Sir The Label Rei Knot Dress

The Sir The Label Rei Knot Dress is a gorgeous linen style that features an on trend cut out at the waist with a knotted tie on the waist and shoulder. In a beautiful beige with rusted orange floral print, this dress compliments the countryside scenery. Linen dresses are perfect for more casual cocktail events but still have you looking put together and classy. This country wedding outfit would be perfectly paired with sandals for outdoor events or heels for indoor.

Mackenzie Mode Button Me Up Mini Dress

The Mackenzie Mode Button Me Up Mini Dress features flattering blouson sleeves with ruffled detailing on the shoulders. In a colourful geo print, this dress is perfect those who want to experiment with colour and shape for their next event. This dress can easily be worn to a country wedding during the warmer seasons. It is the perfect country style cocktail dress for a season like spring where the weather is warm but not too warm as it does feature a long sleeve.

Need accessories? Pair this dress with the valerie headband as seen below.

Semi-Formal Country Wedding Attire

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Bec + Bridge Carrie Halter Maxi Dress

The Bec + Bridge Carrie Halter Maxi Dress is a stunning effortless statement style. The elegant satin fabric elevates this dress making it perfect for semi-formal dress codes. The open back and underbust cut outs give a flattering silhouette and the two-tone yellow/gold makes this dress perfect for summer events. The simplicity of this style makes it easy to dress up or down to be best suited for your events dress code. This gorgeous country wedding guest dress is easy to wear with sandals or heels depending on the venue details.

Acler Lydford Dress

The Acler Lydford Dress is a chic and stylish long-sleeve wrap dress that is perfect for almost every occasion. This versatile style can be dressed up or down with bold or minimal accessories, and heels or sandals. This timeless silhouette makes this number the perfect semi-formal dress for your next country wedding. For a cooler day on the countryside, this style is perfect for those who want more coverage in a wedding guest dress.

L'idee Renaissance Split Gown

The L'idee Renaissance Split Gown in bright green, is the perfect wedding guest dress for the warmer seasons. With the famous L'idee pleating in the umbrella skirt and halter, you will be looking sleek and elegant with this dress. This statement piece is suitable for a semi-formal dress code as a country wedding guest, as the dress is relaxed yet elegant and can be dressed up or down.

This style also comes in colours: ballet pink, dusty rose, floss pink, chocolate, sea green, sky blue and hot pink for a look with no split.

Pasduchas Pinnacle Slip Midi Dress

The Pasduchas Pinnacle Slip Midi Dress is a beautiful slip dress made from a lustrous satin. This dress, in the cinnamon colour, can be dressed up or down to suit the dress code for a semi-formal country wedding. We love the versatility of this dress as it is the perfect mid-length for you to be able to wear it outdoor or indoor. Gorgeous for the warmer seasons, but our combat green colour may be more suitable for autumn.

Country Formal Wedding Attire

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Aje Serendipity Reflection Midi Dress

The Aje Serendipity Reflection Midi Dress is a mid-length dress with a corset inspired waist, made from a glossy linen material. Made mostly from linen, it is extremely comfortable and in colours blush, champagne and navy. This style is perfect for those who want more coverage in a formal dress. This gorgeous dress is perfect country formal wedding attire as it elegant and classy but still practical for the countryside. With the right accessories, this dress will have you looking glamorous while also staying protected from the Australian heat.

Lexi Romy Dress

The Lexi Romy Dress is a romantic style with free flowing silk layers. This dress features a beautiful low back with a tie detail that can loosely knotted or finished with a bow. This dress is perfect for country weddings as the colours raspberry red and teal blue are warm and vibrant, perfectly matching the countryside scenery. This stunning dress is best suited for indoor country weddings as it does have a train which may get caught in the grassy fields.

Lexi India Dress

The Lexi India Dress is cut from a sage green satin fabric. This long sleeve style is perfect for a country wedding during the cooler seasons as it features a long sleeve for extra warmth and coverage. This gorgeous dress is extremely flattering and comfortable, which nails the brief for what you want in a formal gown. This dress is best suited for indoor country weddings as it full-length and will drag on the ground with sandals or heels.

Sonya Moda Nour Yarden Floral Maxi Dress

The Sonya Moda Nour Yarden Floral Maxi Dress is a gorgeous one shoulder style that features an adjustable tie at the hip/waist. This maxi dress exudes elegance and sophistication. The luxurious silk satin fabric makes this dress perfect for formal weddings. The bright floral patterns make this dress perfect for the warmer seasons and compliments the countryside scenery so beautifully. This dress can be worn to either indoor or outdoor weddings as the dress tends to lift off the ground as you wear heels.

This dress is also available in the Scarlett Red.

Finding Your Fit

Now that we have gone through all popular dress codes for country weddings, it is now up to you to see which option is best suited to your event! Remember to consider weather and venue details when determining your country wedding outfit as you do not want to have a wardrobe malfunction. You can hire all these dresses from Dress for a Night for a fraction of the retail price and save some money because being a wedding guest is expensive when you have to buy the right outfit to attend.


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