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Wedding season is upon us! Which means you'll need fresh and summer-ready dresses to wear to all of your upcoming nuptials. Luckily, the options for summer wedding guest outfits are endless and endlessly stylish—and run the gamut from lightweight linen gowns to tropical-inspired separates.
For this sun-filled season, short dresses in bright colors and patterns are always a fun and practical choice. Not sure if you want to wear a dress? You totally don't have to! Jumpsuits and separates are perfect for summer celebrations and can be worn to anything from a casual ceremony to a black-tie bash. For guests with pared-back tastes, simple slip or sheath dresses in solid hues are a minimalist's dream and can easily be dressed up or down depending on the dress code.
Whether the wedding is taking place at a stunning seaside venue or in a romantic garden setting, we've curated an edit of the best summer wedding guest outfits for every dress code, style, and budget.
Best Mini: LoveShackFancy Mini Corduroy Dress
This shirred mini dress has a square neckline with ruffles that frame the shoulders, and dramatic puff sleeves that command attention. Crafted from corduroy, this style has some texture but is lightweight enough to be worn during the balmy summer months.
Attending a summer wedding? We've answered three common questions guests have when shopping for this wedding-worthy outfit.
- What should guests wear to a summer wedding? Dresses in floral prints and bright colors are always a stylish and fun choice for warm-weather weddings. For summer weddings with a formal dress code, guests should consider wearing mid-length to floor-length gowns in light and breathable fabrics.
- Can I wear a short dress to a summer wedding? Absolutely! Leg-baring mini and midi dresses are perfect for balmy weather. However, if the wedding venue calls for more traditional attire, it might best to opt for knee-length to ankle-length dresses.
- How should I accessorize my summer wedding guest outfit? If the ceremony is going to be on grass or sand, opt for espadrilles, sandals with block heels, or flats. Woven accessories like rattan clutches are always appropriate for the season, and colorful statement-making jewelry can easily dress up any wedding guest outfit.