Summer wedding season is officially here and we can bet your calendar has been filling up with wedding invites aplenty. Whether you’re traveling for far-flung destination nuptials or keeping it local for a beach, vineyard, or church ceremony, you’re undoubtedly in need of a gorgeous wedding guest dress. If you’re attending several weddings, then you’ll definitely need to scoop up a few great options.
Summer weddings are the perfect occasion to test-drive your favorite seasonal trends and this year, vibrant colors, pretty pastels, and a range of prints from retro polka dots to fresh florals on the docket. If you’re not one to experiment too much with your everyday attire, a wedding guest dress is the time. An embroidered little black dress, a minimal silhouette in a soft sorbet shade, and feminine floral prints are all great entry points whether a mini, midi, or maxi length is your taste. Neutral accessories and dainty jewelry will compliment any of these options for a sophisticated finish.
If you tend fashion forward, a summer wedding is your moment to pull out all the stops with an eye-catching silhouette in a unique color or pattern—we’re for electric colors, mixed prints, flouncy ruffles, tiered skirts, voluminous sleeves, and asymmetrical details for a show-stopping moment. Of course, you’ll need killer accessories to complete the look from dramatic earrings to statement heels and a fantastic bag.
Gingham prints, polka dots, and tropical motifs are fresh for the season and great if you’re not into super-saturated colors or floral prints. Classic lace can appear modern in a contemporary silhouette, too—a perfect choice for those with traditional taste but craving a dress that’s more directional.
If you’re in need of one wedding guest dress or several this summer, ahead, our edit of 58 dresses is sure to aid with many options ringing in at under $50 and $100. The best part is that you can re-wear many of these styles for various summer occasions from birthdays to bridal showers and cocktail events. Get shopping!