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What to Wear: Summer Wedding Guest Dresses

Summer Wedding Guest Dress Inspiration

As the sun warms things up, it can be tough to figure out how to dress for both the weather and the summer weddings. How do you stay dress-code appropriate without getting overheated? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered with inspiration for summer wedding guest dresses! All you need to do is soak up the season and enjoy the event. Keep reading for the guest’s guide on what to wear to your next summer wedding.


Styles HTX4105960, D71074DNE, X41823H958

Since many casual summer weddings are outside—think backyard barbeques and garden parties—keep the heat in mind. Shorter hemlines, strappy backs, and keyhole cutouts help you stay cool. Add comfortable flats or sandals and a couple low-key accessories to complete your look.


Styles WBM2526, WBM2507, 2584X

What’s the best dress for a semi-formal summer wedding? Something short, chic, and elegant. You can’t go wrong with a fun hemline, a little black dress, or even a sophisticated jumpsuit. A relaxed updo is a no-fuss choice for humid weather—plus, it’s a great way to show off a fabulous pair of statement earrings!


Styles WBM2110, VW21012, WBM2545

Metallics are a great option for formal summer weddings, including black-tie events. Shimmery fabrics fancy up your look, without the need for bulky embellishments or accessories. Simple heeled sandals and subtle crystal earrings let the dress—and you!—shine.


Styles CW39811DNE, C45072DDYT, 24799

Easy is the name of the game when it comes to summer destination weddings. Pick a bright, breezy dress in a packable fabric, throw on some sandals and hoops, and you’re done. If you’re headed to a tropical locale, wear your hair in long, beachy waves for an effortless sun-kissed look.

Mother of the Bride & Groom

Styles D40NY023W, WGIN490520A, WBM2429W

Whether helping the bride get ready, arranging last-minute details, or giving a teary-eyed toast, moms are busy on the big day. A flowy, sleeveless dress lets you go here, there, and everywhere with ease, and is perfect for hot summer temps. Be sure to bring a lightweight wrap for when you want to take a quick break from the dance floor.

Summer weddings can be hard to dress for! Besides the warmer weather, you also need to consider the location, time of day, and dress code. So whether the wedding vibe is more laid back or on the fancier side, this guide will help you choose the perfect gown to wear. Head to to browse more celebration-ready gowns for your next summer wedding.

Head to our Instagram and Pinterest for more summer wedding guest dress inspiration. Plus, book your appointment to pick your perfect gown!

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