What to Wear to a Summer Wedding


ightweight fabrics, loose silhouettes, colorful pieces, interesting prints

Sure, you’re there to celebrate the happy couple but no one can complain about a reason to take some time off work and spend a few days under that hot, tropical sun! Though it’s certainly not a requirement, think about the time of day the wedding will be held in correlation to your outfit. Is it a beach wedding while the sun goes down? Then a sunset hue dress like deep orange would be perfect! Also, it’s easy to get a little too casual at a beach wedding. Avoid wearing a dress that resembles a swimsuit coverup or reveals too much skin.


breezy fabrics, romantic silhouettes, floral prints, pastel colors

Are the summer nuptials being held outdoors or at a park? Garden party dresses and dresses with a small floral print would be perfect for these summer celebrations. If you’re somebody that loves color, then take the time of day into consideration to rock your bold hue. Is it a garden wedding held in the middle of the day? Because bright colors would be more appropriate for a daytime wedding than say, a morning or evening wedding. And remember, though bright colors are okay, just try to avoid anything neon. You don’t want to be the talk of the party after all!


darker colors, formal lengths, less prints, elevated hair and makeup, dresses with more bling and details

Don’t worry, a formal wedding doesn’t have to mean a stuffy new outfit as you probably want to break loose on the dance floor after all! For formal weddings, you can never go wrong with a black dress. Lightweight fabrics (like silk, satin, and chiffon) can still be dressy while also being more comfortable for the hotter weather.  Sheath dresses are good options for fancier occasions as well, and of course, cocktail dresses are your go-to’s for formal events.


knee length and midi dresses, flirty detailing such as ruffles and lace

This type of wedding is usually held indoors. It’s fancier than a beach wedding but not as formal as a black-tie event. This special occasion calls for a look right in the middle! The bride and groom want you to look nice and presentable, but renting a tux isn’t necessary. Semi-formal generally means shorter hemlines, so a flirty cocktail dress would be perfect, but you’re not limited to it. A formal floor-length gown may be a little much, and instead, a flowy maxi dress would be a better option. 

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