Garden Party Attire + What To Wear & What To Skip

Garden parties are simply the best! These events are renowned for their delightful atmosphere and the exquisite dress code they inspire- Garden Party Attire that is. 

There's a magic that sparkles all around at garden parties! Maybe it's the smiles all around or the glimmering reflections of crystal glasses in the sun. 

I love everything about garden parties! From the flow of a floral dress to the cut of a crisp suit. I find myself completely enamored with the entire array of garden party outfits.

No that we have gotten through that, lets talk about garden party attire. 

Garden Party Attire

There's just something so magical about basking in the warm sunshine, strolling through the lush greenery, and reveling in a flowy and whimsical dress. 

If you get invited to a garden party, just know how lucky you are! The opportunity to spend a day surrounded by the beauty of nature, while also indulging in the aesthetic delights of garden party decor, is simply irresistible.

A garden party is a day filled with laughter, wonder, and pure delight & enchantment. 


Garden parties truly are a wonderful way to spend a day, and I'm thrilled to be able to create this magical experience for my little one.

Last year, I threw my daughter's second birthday party, as a garden party in our backyard. And let me tell you, this simple garden party was an absolute blast! There's just something so nice about spending the day outdoors, soaking up the sun and enjoying the fresh air. 

You know, I just love wearing a pretty, floral dress, so any excuse to get myself all dolled up and spend time in the sunshine is right up my alley. Even if I don't have a particular event or gathering to attend, I'll sometimes throw on a pretty dress just because it makes me feel good. It's a little act of self-care that puts a spring in my step.

These garden parties for my daughter's birthdays were the perfect opportunity to indulge my love of dressing up and being outside. Seeing her and her little friends running around, giggling and playing in the grass trying to pop bubbles, all dressed in their cute, colorful outfits – it was just the sweetest thing. And of course, I had to join in on the fun, twirling around in my own floral frock.

I'm definitely planning on hosting another garden party for my daughter's upcoming third birthday. It's such a fun and festive way to celebrate, and I can't wait to create more of those special memories with my little one. There's just something so carefree and joyful about a garden party. And a really fun way to spend the day!

Garden Party Attire


A flowy maxi dress or a sundress are perfect choice to wear to a garden party! Garden parties are the perfect chance to dress up a bit and show off your favorite floral dresses and breezy outfits. There's nothing quite like soaking up the sun in a gorgeous garden while rocking a cute outfit. 

Now, let's talk weather. As much as we'd love every garden party to have perfect, sunny skies, sometimes Mother Nature has other plans. That's why it's always a good idea to check your weather app beforehand and come prepared with some layers. Trust me, layers are your BFF when it comes to outdoor events!

So, what should you bring? A super adorable cardigan, kimono or a chic tweed blazer that complements your stunning garden dress is a must-have. Not only will it keep you cozy if the weather takes a chilly turn, but it'll also take your outfit to the next level.

Garden Party Attire

When it comes to shoes, you'll want to put a little thought into your choice. Since you'll be spending time outdoors, opt for grass-friendly footwear that won't sink into the ground or leave you feeling unstable. Sandals and wedges are perfect for garden parties – they're cute, comfy, and won't let you down on the lawn.

Whether you're twirling in a flowy maxi dress or rocking a playful sundress, a garden party is the ideal setting to showcase your fabulous taste. Get ready to soak up the sun, mingle with friends, and look absolutely amazing while doing it!

Garden Party Attire


If rain is on the forecast and you are going to a garden party, first things first, layers are your best friend. A cute jacket or a cozy cardigan will not only keep you warm but also add a stylish touch to your outfit. And let's not forget about accessories – an oversized hat is the perfect way to stay dry and look garden ready at the same time. Or bring a clear umbrella.Trust me, with a little creativity and the right pieces, you'll be rocking that garden glam even on a drizzly day.

Garden Party Attire

When it comes to footwear, closed-toe shoes are the way to go. Look for something easy to clean and wipe off, like a pair of sleek ankle boots or cute flats. No one wants to deal with muddy shoes or sinking heels in the grass. 

Now, for the star of the show – your dress! Even with the rain, you can still rock the garden party vibe with a beautiful pastel or floral number. Maybe a charming midi dress with a delicate print or a flowy maxi that is giving "botanical goddess." You'll look and feel lovely, even if the weather isn't cooperating. 

Garden Party Attire


If you've got a garden party wedding on your calendar, it's time to level up your style game and dress to impress. Choose a lovely maxi, midi or sundress to wear at the garden party.Trust me, this is your chance to let your outfit shine and be the best-dressed guest at the celebration! (but of course, we never want to out-do the bride!!) 

Now, let's talk accessories. To complement your gorgeous dress, opt for some minimalist jewelry that adds just the right amount of sparkle. A delicate golden necklace or a pair of cute earrings will do the trick. Remember, less is more when it comes to garden party glam.

Garden Party Attire

But wait, before you slip on those sky-high heels, let's talk practical footwear. When it comes to outdoor garden parties, you'll want to avoid any stilettos that might sink into the grass and leave you feeling unstable. Instead, go for a chic pair of sandals or some stylish wedges.They'll give you that extra bit of height without compromising your comfort or your ability to move around on different terrains. 


If you’re going to an outdoor party at night, you will want to wear a flirty mini dress, flow maxi dress or an elegant jumpsuit to dance the night away in.

Even if the party is taking place on a warm summer night, temperatures can drop once the sun sets. That's why it's a good idea to bring along a light cardigan or an oversized blazer to keep you cozy and stylish.

So here are the best and most beautiful dresses that you can wear to a Garden Party whether casual or dressy. There will be a mix of both styles, so choose the one that is most fitting to your garden party event 


Garden Party Attire


Look more than lovely in this short sleeve woven floral print fit and flare maxi dress. With a smocked waist, a notched yoke and a frill collar, this stunning dress will be your go-to this spring and summer. 

Garden Party Attire


Indulge in the charming garden party style of our Truly Scrumptious Tiered Dress! This dress features a smocked bust for a flattering fit, a tiered skirt for a playful look, and functional pockets for added convenience. The woven knit and functional satin shoulder ties add a touch of elegance to this dress. Perfect for any occasion!

Garden Party Attire

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Fall in love with this beautiful coral woven dress featuring a tiered design and square neck. With floral embroidery eyelet on the bodice, a smocked back, cozy side pockets and ruffle sleeves, wear this stunner for any occasion this spring.

Garden Party Attire


This tulle skirt is giving Carrie Bradshaw in the best way and perfect for your garden party event! This stunning elastic waist asymmetric skirt is the perfect addition to your spring wardrobe to notch up your style and fun! Fully lined with tiered mesh tulle, live out your ballerina or barbie fantasies with this skirt.

Garden Party Attire


Get in touch with your feminine side in the Let Me Frolic Balloon Sleeve Floral Dress! The smocked back and elastic waistband provide a comfortable fit, while the puff sleeves and tiered ruffle skirt add a playful touch. Made with silky woven material and fully lined, this dress is perfect for a day of fun in the sun. 

Garden Party Attire


Perfect for a garden party, this stunning, woven floral knee length ruffle hem dress that features a frill notch neck and elbow-length puff bubble sleeves. This dress will be your go-to staple this spring and summer. 


  • Wear a sundress or flow floral dress
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Wear sunglasses 
  • Bring layers for changing temperatures 
  • Wear breathable and lightweight fabrics
  • Wear stylish yet practical footwear that is suitable for the terrain
  • Do choose vibrant colors and cute prints
  • Do consider wearing long-lasting makeup


  • Dont wear shoes that will sink in the grass
  • Don't forget to check the weather forecast
  • Don't overdo it with accessories 
  • Don't forget to consider the venue and theme of the event


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