26 Rehearsal Dinner Dresses for Summer Brides

The final look before "I do"!

Updated 04/02/19
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You’ve celebrated saying “yes” at your engagement party, been showered with gifts at your bridal shower, had your last hurrah during your bachelorette party, and now, it’s time to dine with your dearest family and friends at your rehearsal dinner before you finally get married. Yes, it’s almost time to wear your dreamy wedding dress, but first, you’ll need a gorgeous rehearsal dinner dress for the night before and for summer brides, that means a warm-weather style befitting balmy weather.

Whether you’re getting married by the beach, in a blossoming field, atop a mountain, or at a charming country club, summer weddings often equate to warm weather and sunshine. This means you’ll need a rehearsal dinner dress to suit the season, and this year, gorgeous options abound from playful trends to classic silhouettes and romantic styles with a retro twist.

For the classic bride, a white rehearsal dinner dress in lace will feel totally timeless whether you’re throwing an elegant dinner that calls for a cocktail number or a casual gathering where an easy wrap dress or simple crepe style will do. If you’re feeling an unexpected moment before the big day, a fringe-adorned sheath, feather-trimmed slip, or tuxedo-style mini will feel playful and fresh while relaxed silhouettes with feminine accents like eyelets, lace trim, or crochet will suit bohemian aesthetics. Vintage-inspired floral prints and polka dots are perfect for the trendy bride with a retro spirit while bold color blocking and voluminous sleeves will suit the modern fashionista. If your taste is ultra-feminine, tiered skirts, ruffled accents, and bow-tie straps are perfectly romantic.

Whether you wear bridal white, a bold color, or pretty floral print, the most important thing to remember is to have fun! Summer’s warm weather already sets a cheerful tone, so why not embody it with your rehearsal dinner dress?

From under-$100 styles to indulgent designer versions, ahead, 26 stunning rehearsal dinner dresses for summer brides.

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Zara Asymmetric Guipure Lace Dress

Courtesy of Zara

SHOP NOW: Zara, $49.90

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H&M Lace V-Neck Dress

Courtesy of H&M

SHOP NOW: H&M, $49.99

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Mango Ruched Detail Dress

Courtesy of Mango

SHOP NOW: Mango, $49.99

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ASOS DESIGN Deep Plunge Tiered Midi Dress

Courtesy of ASOS

SHOP NOW: ASOS, $82, was $103

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Topshop Twist Shoulder Satin Midi Dress

Courtesy of Topshop

SHOP NOW: Topshop, $95

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LOFT Lace Flare Dress

Courtesy of LOFT


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Eloquii Colorblocked Dress with Fringe

Courtesy of Eloquii

SHOP NOW: Eloquii, $99.95

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Wilfred Gallery Dress Long-Sleeve, Button-Front Midi Dress

Courtesy of Aritzia

SHOP NOW: Aritzia, $148

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Anthropologie Charleston Lace Mini Dress

Courtesy of Anthropologie

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $180

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French Connection Alicia Lace Strappy Midi Dress

Courtesy of French Connection

SHOP NOW: French Connection, $218

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Sleeper White Slip Dress

Courtesy of Sleeper

SHOP NOW: Sleeper, $169, was $245

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Reformation Maxwell Dress

Courtesy of Reformation

SHOP NOW: Reformation, $248

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Saylor Maggy Dress

Courtesy of Saylor

SHOP NOW: Saylor, $264

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Sézane Elia Dress

Courtesy of Sézane

SHOP NOW: Sézane, $330

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Rixo London Antoinette Printed Midi Dress

Courtesy of Farfetch

SHOP NOW: Farfetch, $373

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La Vie Mireille Embroidered Dress

Courtesy of Rebecca Taylor

SHOP NOW: Rebecca Taylor, $395

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Keepsake Retrospect One Sleeve Lace Midi Dress

Courtesy of ASOS


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Ba&sh Coralie Dress

Courtesy of Ba&sh

SHOP NOW: Ba&sh, $420

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Self-Portrait Floral Asymmetric Dress

Courtesy of Intermix

SHOP NOW: Intermix, $430

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Jill Jill Stuart Imogen Dress

Courtesy of Jill Jill Stuart

SHOP NOW: Jill Jill Stuart, $438

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Kisuii Helia Floral Lace Dress

Courtesy of Intermix

SHOP NOW: Intermix, $495

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LoveShackFancy Sally Floral Maxi Dress

Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

SHOP NOW: Saks Fifth Avenue, $525

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Mara Hoffman Angelica Dress

Courtesy of Mara Hoffman

SHOP NOW: Mara Hoffman, $525

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Amur Bettina Floral Print Asymmetrical Dress

Courtesy of Nordstrom

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $548

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Zimmermann Ruffle Dress

Courtesy of Zimmermann

SHOP NOW: Zimmermann, $550

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Les Reveries Pink Floral V-Neck Midi Dress

Courtesy of Intermix

SHOP NOW: Intermix, $585

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