10 Best Garden Party Dress Outfit Ideas

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Garden parties take place in the morning and last until late afternoon. That can give you a chance to wear either super casual or more elegant clothes. Some of the parties can have a dress code, depending on the occasion. The best option is to keep it casual and without many accessories, like a bunch of necklaces, bracelets or rings. Try to keep it pretty simple, feeling comfortable is important. You can achieve this with good materials like cotton, silk or linen.
I will write about some of the dress outfits for a garden party. You will see that they are easy to wear and easy to combine. Most of all, you will be able to enjoy the party, while feeling comfortable in your outfit.
Let’s see how you can be cool and elegant at the same time.

Sunflowers on Your Dress

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Floral textile is very popular and easy to combine. You don’t need to have some fashion knowledge to put this outfit together. The dress is more than enough, so you can only add a nice basket case, and sandals in a neutral color. This combination is even perfect for more elegant parties because it can be worn throughout all times of the day.

Elegant Touch

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On the other hand, if you are having a garden wedding party or something that requires a more elegant dress code, you should consider dressing a little bit differently than in the Outfit 1. High heels are a must here because there are no flair sandals that you can combine with this kind of cut and material of the dress. Flowers on it are a nice detail since it’s enough to put just some subtle jewelry, like pearls or silver necklace.

Ruffled Tolle Dress

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This beautiful dress with lace and pearl details is ideal for garden parties. Tulle is comfortable, you can look quite elegant but you should not overdo it, especially if the occasion is organized in the day. The midi length is practical, you don’t need to worry about if you are showing too much.
Pair it with some high heels, beach waves long hair and you will be the main attraction at the party.


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The waist-banded striped dress is definitely something any girl should have in her closet. You can combine it with high heels, platform sandals or flats. You will also make a great mix with Chuck Taylor or flip-flops.
The dress is usually made of cotton, which means it is very comfortable. It can be worn long or short, depending on the occasion. The outfit from the photo above is paired with flat sandals and a nice hat.

Vintage Dress

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The trapeze-cut mini dress is something I call a perfect vintage dress for a garden party. It is amazingly embellished with vintage-inspired beadwork and sequin design. The gold-yellow color of the dress with sequin red flowers surprisingly match great together. Here you can add a little bit more jewelry, preferably a bracelet and ring. Adding a nice hat will give a nice touch to the outfit.

Safari Feeling

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I really love safari dresses. They are in warm, but still neutral beige and army green colors. These dresses are perfect for spending all day long in them. This button-down safari outfit can be completed with a belt, or even better, with a rope belt in the photo above.
If you are having Safari-themed garden party, this will be the perfect outfit.

Classic Teal

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For those who like classic, no print, lace, and sequins, this chic turquoise dress is for you. This sleek dress can be worn both for day garden parties or night events. Paired with crossed striped platform sandals, they give you the perfect mix of elegant and casual kind of an outfit. Just combine a nice gold bracelet with this outfit and you won’t make a mistake going to the party in this dress!

Sleeveless Tux Dress

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I would say this dress is something a bit different. Mens-inspired, modernly-cut tux dress is for the girls with an attitude. With this outfit, you will achieve a classic and modern look at the same time. My suggestion is to pair it with white sneakers, a small bag, and minimalistic jewelry, like rings and bracelets.

Boho Chic

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Boho is perfect for these occasions. You can always rely on bohemian dresses when you are heading to a garden party. The outfit from the photo above includes a maxi dress, black boots, and a long necklace. Still, the dress has a lot of lace details, so use makeup and jewelry moderately, and let the dress speak for itself. You can rest assured that you are going to be spotted at the party!

Red is Always a Good Idea

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Yes, the red dress is always a good choice, if you are not sure about the other outfit ideas. Probably everybody has one red piece in their closets. I like to say that having a red dress is the same as having a little black one. You can always use it to look fabulous and elegant at the same time. This kind of outfit is perfect for outdoor parties, it gives a sense of the good old times.

For the end, I will just give you few tips on what to avoid when you are looking to buy a garden party dress. Try to keep it classy. Avoid experimenting with the prints, like with an animal print. Don’t buy dresses in bright and vivid colors. I would rather choose neutral, or classic ones (black, grey and red). Avoid knits and choose lightweight fabrics such as cotton, linen, and chiffon. Materials like satin and velvet are definitely for the evening parties.
You should choose some good sunglasses and a hat such as a fedora or a knitted one. If you are brave enough and you can match it with your outfit, consider buying a summer umbrella. Women were wearing this accessory at the garden parties ever since 1940’s.