51 Rehearsal Dinner Dresses For Summer Brides

Or those planning a warm-weather destination wedding

Updated 07/29/18
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Whether you’re a summer bride or planning a warm-weather destination wedding later in the year, a rehearsal dinner dress that befits balmy weather is just right the night before your wedding. From bohemian to classic to fashion-forward, your rehearsal dinner dress should feel ultra-special but appropriate for the season (meaning nothing too stuffy). After all, the sunny weather is all about a relaxed and cheerful mood, so why not embody that with your rehearsal dinner dress?

As the last outfit you’ll wear before you say ‘I do’, you, of course, want to make sure it’s a hit for your soon-to-be husband or wife and all of your wedding guests whether your wedding is by the sea, at a rustic venue or at a vineyard. For brides-to-be who love a good theme, choosing a rehearsal dinner dress that embodies the vibe of your wedding dress is a thoughtful way to narrow in on a style. Or, you can go the opposite route if you had a hard time choosing a wedding dress and want to explore another aesthetic.

If you’re a bohemian bride, unique embroidery, laid-back lace, and relaxed ruffles capture a wanderlust spirit in fabrics line wispy chiffon, lightweight linen, and cotton. For feminine types, a dress with frills, eyelet detailing or a lacy number reads timeless whether you go for a strapless A-line shape, figure-flattering mid-length dress or an ankle-grazing sheath. Silhouettes with flouncy hems or a fitted bustier-style waist are also incredibly flattering for a range of body types and read ultra-feminine. Prefer a sleeker look? A body-skimming slip dress, minimal sheath or a tiered midi dress cut with clean lines are all pared-back options that still make a statement. For the alternative bride, why not go for color? A pretty pastel or vivid shade is unique and keeps the spotlight on you. If you’re into prints, a polka dot or floral motif is romantic—bonus points if you’re bold enough to don rainbow-colored spots or a watercolor palette. Fashion-forward brides will love unexpected details like elegant cutouts, asymmetric silhouettes, and voluminous sleeves. If you want to go glam, sequins are undoubtedly the answer (we’re for a ‘90s-inspired slip this season).

Ready to shop for a summery rehearsal dinner dress? Ahead, we’re spotlighting 51 styles for every bridal aesthetic and price point with lots of options under $50 and $100. Designer diehards, don’t worry, there are styles for you, too. Your perfect rehearsal dinner dress awaits!

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Mango Reversible Sequins Dress

Courtesy of Mango

SHOP NOW: Mango, was $79.99, now $23.99

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Who What Wear Plus Size Tiered Tank Midi Dress

Courtesy of Who What Wear

SHOP NOW: Target, $36.99

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Forever 21 Floral Print Ruffle Dress

Courtesy of Forever 21

SHOP NOW: Forever 21, $45

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Express Lace Sheath Dress

Courtesy of Express

SHOP NOW: Express, was $79.90, now $47.94

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XOXO Ruffle Lace Sheath Dress

Courtesy of XOXO

SHOP NOW: Target, $79

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Missguided Tiered One Shoulder Midi Dress

Courtesy of Missguided

SHOP NOW: ASOS, $87

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Astr The Label Lace Midi Dress

Courtesy of Astr The Label

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $89

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WAYF Imola Tiered Midi Dress

Courtesy of WAYF

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $89

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LOFT Cutout Flounce Swing Dress

Courtesy of LOFT

SHOP NOW: LOFT, $89.50

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Topshop Lace Midi Skater Dress

Courtesy of Topshop

SHOP NOW: Topshop, $90

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& Other Stories Sweetheart Ruffle Midi Dress

Courtesy of & Other Stories

SHOP NOW: & Other Stories, $95

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ASOS DESIGN Tall Tiered Prom Midi Dress

Courtesy of ASOS

SHOP NOW: ASOS, $103

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Trina Turk Embroidered Lace Sleeveless Sheer Dress

Courtesy of Trina Turk

SHOP NOW: Saks Fifth Avenue, was $368, now $110.40

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Ann Taylor Floral Halter Bow Back Flare Dress

Courtesy of Ann Taylor

SHOP NOW: Ann Taylor, $149

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Adrianna Papell Vintage Striped Lace Sheath Dress With Trumpet Skirt

Courtesy of Adrianna Papell

SHOP NOW: Zappos, $149

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Laundry by Shelli Segal Asymmetric Cocktail Dress

Courtesy of Laundry by Shelli Segal

SHOP NOW: Laundry by Shelli Segal, was $225, now $149.99

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Endless Summer Berri Slip

Courtesy of Endless Summer

SHOP NOW: Endless Summer, $174

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Sézane Agatha Dress

Courtesy of Sézane

SHOP NOW: Sézane, $175

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LIKELY Driggs Dress

Courtesy of LIKELY

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $178

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Tracy Reese Guiana Floral Dress

Courtesy of Tracy Reese

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $188

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Keepsake Too Close Dress

Courtesy of Keepsake

SHOP NOW: Fashion Bunker, $190

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J.Crew Strapless Dress in Mixed Lace

Courtesy of J.Crew

SHOP NOW: J.Crew, $198

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Jarlo All Over Cutwork Lace Midi Dress

Courtesy of Jarlo

SHOP NOW: ASOS, $198

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dRA Sienna Dress

Courtesy of dRA

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, was $198, now $138.60

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C/Meo Collective Questions Short Sleeve Midi Dress

Courtesy of C/Meo Collective Questions

SHOP NOW: Fashion Bunker, $210

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Kitri Studio Gelsey Smock Sleeve Dress

Courtesy of Kitri Studio

SHOP NOW: Kitri Studio,$215

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Dress The Population Tessa Crepe Mermaid Dress

Courtesy of Dress The Population

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $216

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Rina Dhaka Celeste Midi Dress

Courtesy of Rina Dhaka

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, was $228, now $129.95

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Yumi Kim So Social Dress

Courtesy of Yumi Kim

SHOP NOW: Yumi Kim, $229

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Maje Short Dress With Asymmetric Shoulders

Courtesy of Selfridges

SHOP NOW: Selfridges, was $340, now $200

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Bec & Bridge Kaia Cowl Dress

Courtesy of Bec & Bridge

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $240

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Reformation Rosehip Dress

Courtesy of Reformation

SHOP NOW: Reformation, $248

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JS Collections Soutache Mesh Dress

Courtesy of JS Collections

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $260

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Free People Dana Dres

Courtesy of Free People

SHOP NOW: Free People, $265

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Club Monaco Wollstan Lace Dress

Courtesy of Club Monaco

SHOP NOW: Club Monaco, was $268, now $119

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MICHAEL Michael Kors Embroidered Floral Appliqué Dress

Courtesy of MICHAEL Michael Kors

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, $275

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Amur Ariel Dress

Courtesy of Amur

SHOP NOW: Amur, $279

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Fame & Partners The Spring Dress

Courtesy of Fame & Partners

SHOP NOW: Fame & Partners, $329

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BCBGMAXAZRIA Asymmetrical Cotton Eyelet Dress

Courtesy of BCBGMAXAZRIA

SHOP NOW: BCBGMAXAZRIA, $348

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Kamperett Varo Dress

Courtesy of Kamperett

SHOP NOW: Kamperett, $395

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Ted Baker Affia Angel Falls One Shoulder Midi Dress

Courtesy of Ted Baker

SHOP NOW: Ted Baker, $395

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Verb by Pallavi Singhee Tiered Polka Dot Dress

Courtesy of Verb by Pallavi

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $398

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Whistles Almond Print Dobby Dress

Courtesy of Whistles

SHOP NOW: Whistles, was $399, now $279

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Cynthia Rowley Romy Lace Bell Sleeve Dress

Courtesy of Cynthia Rowley

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $425

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Reiss Ines Dress

Courtesy of Reiss

SHOP NOW: Reiss, $425

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ML Monique Lhuillier Candy Ruffle Polkadot Dress

Courtesy of ML Monique Lhuillier

SHOP NOW: 11 Honore, $495

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Milly Italian Linen Kendal Dress

Courtesy of Milly

SHOP NOW: Milly, $495

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Shoshanna Midnight Madison Dress

Courtesy of Shoshanna

SHOP NOW: Neiman Marcus, $525

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Zimmermann Pleated Tier Picnic Dress

Courtesy of Zimmermann

SHOP NOW: Zimmerman, $640

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Kate Spade New York Dee Dot Emy Dress

Courtesy of Kate Spade

SHOP NOW: Kate Spade, $698

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Rebecca Taylor Dree Embroidered Ruffle Dress

Courtesy of Rebecca Taylor

SHOP NOW: Rebecca Taylor, $895

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