From the garden to a beach, summer weddings call for floral dresses, bright colors, and flirty details.

It's officially wedding season. And with the flurry of invites comes a major task for wedding guests — finding appropriate outfits for each of these occasions that will feel fashionable, fun and fresh! To help you get through the many booked weekends ahead, we've gone ahead and done most of the heavy lifting for you.

Summer weddings call for for floral dresses, bright colors, and flirty details. This is the one time, unfortunately, that a LBD just won't do. Heading to a garden party? Grab a pastel printed cocktail dress with a A-line skirt and bundles of blooms filling the bodice. Beach weddings, on the other hand, are best suited for breezy silhouettes, punchy hues, and airy details like modern cutouts and lace insets that will keep you looking and feeling cool under the blazing sun. Formal affairs demand intricate laces, whimsical embellishments, and retro full skirts. The key to killing the summer wedding game is all in the details.

You don't have to spend a lot to look nice for your friends and family member's big day, either. Stores like Zara, Anthropologie, and ASOS offer lace and pastel shifts perfect for a summer celebration. If you're willing to splurge, though, coveted labels like Parker, Tibi, and Marchesa Notte offer looks that are so romantic. The best part? You'll definitely find another opportunity to wear these looks again!

Ready to start shopping for all of those summer weddings? Click through our slideshow to see all of our top dress picks for guests!

Illustration: Christina Park

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