4 Fresh, Modern Wedding Dresses for Summer Brides

Wedding Dresses
Summer Wedding Dresses Brides June/July Blue

Photo: Matt Jones

Summer brides, you're in luck! For our June/July 2015 cover shoot we focused on everything you'd ever look for in a dress: Airy fabrics, seasonal details, and fresh new styles. And our cover star Arlenis Sosa, who happens to be an engaged lady herself, models them effortlessly!

Using your wedding dress as your "something blue" is not only on-trend, it's pretty genius. And this powdery hue is perfect for a wedding during the summer months, especially with its abstract neckline and some chunky gold jewels as accessories!

Above, Silk-tulle dress, price upon request, Delpozo; Bracelet, Jennifer Fisher; Rings, Effy

Summer Wedding Dresses Brides June/July Eyelet

Photo: Matt Jones

Eyelet is the summer fabric, so once you tack it onto a wedding dress you've got a gown ready for its moment in the sun! The scalloping at the neckline and peplum update this to be more of-the-moment.

Silk-organza bustier with matching trumpet skirt, $7,680, Oscar de la Renta; Ring, Graff

Summer Wedding Dresses Brides June/July Fringe

Photo: Matt Jones

Fringe is probably the most fun wedding dress detail out there, and with it on the neckline as opposed to the hem, this gown just got a whole lot more playful. Plus the chevron formation and the light fabric make it as beach-ready as any gown.

Silk braided-fringe halter gown, $750, Mara Hoffman; Hat, Eugenia Kim; Bracelet and clutch, Anndra Neen

Summer Wedding Dresses Brides June/July Sheer

Photo: Matt Jones

Sheer is, of course, huge at the moment, and it's especially welcome in the warmer months. Taking the ethereal romance of a sheer tulle and pairing an architectural body cake makes for a high fashion moment you've always dreamts of. With something this statement-making, keep the hair and makeup sleek and minimal.

Lace dress, price upon request, Elie Saab; Body cage, Heather Huey

Want more genius planning tips? For the best wedding dresses, advice, and big-day inspiration, pick up the BRIDES June/July 2015 issue, on newsstands now and available for download here!

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