What to Wear to a Wedding This Summer

We bet you'll see these five trends all over wedding season

Updated 03/26/19
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Summer means only one thing to us: wedding season! Wondering what to wear to a wedding this season? While we at Brides are constantly immersed in all things wedding dresses, we love wedding guest dresses even more. We're sure your mailbox is just as inundated with wedding invitations as ours, so we're here to help narrow down what to wear to a wedding this year. Your Instagram is about to get flooded with wedding hashtags, and these are the fashion trends you're going to be seeing with them. Want to make sure you're on the pulse of wedding guest fashions? These are the five trends we're betting on for the 2019 wedding season.

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Neon Bright

Courtesy of BCBGMAXAZRIA

From acid green to electric yellow, highlighter hues are major this season (they look especially great with a tan, we might add). When donning a neon dress, stick to simple silhouettes and accent with neutral accessories in like nude, white, clear, metallic, or black.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Strappy Cutout Maxi Dress

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Polo Ralph Lauren Sleeveless Satin Maxi Dress

Courtesy of Nordstrom

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $278.60, was $398

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Solace London Bysha Tangerine Strapless Gown

Courtesy of Intermix

SHOP NOW: Intermix, $440

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Anine Bing Rosemary Silk Slip Dress

Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, $499

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Tibi Chalky Drape Pleat Neck Trapeze Dress

Courtesy of Tibi

SHOP NOW: Tibi, $238

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Tie-Dye

Courtesy of Zara

Yes, the ’70s trend is back but reinvented through an elegant lens. If head-to-toe tie-dye feels too intense, go for a style with tie-dye accents.

Zara Tie-Dye Dress

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Rhode Lea Dress

Courtesy of Shopbop

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $440

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Tanya Taylor Estrella Dress

Courtesy of Tanya Taylor

SHOP NOW: Tanya Taylor, $595

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Jonathan Simkhai Tie-Dye Maxi Dress

Courtesy of Farfetch

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Raquel Allegra Kate Dress

Courtesy of Shopbop

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Vintage Inspired

Courtesy of & Other Stories

Some of the freshest silhouettes aren’t actually fresh at all as designers turning to the past for inspiration. Think tea-length hems, modest necklines, and drop waists á la the ’20s and ’30s.

& Other Stories Cotton Blend Handkerchief Midi Dress

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Hope & Ivy Open Back Skater Fitted Midi Dress

Courtesy of Topshop

SHOP NOW: Topshop, $150

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Gal Meets Glam Collection Marianna Floral Print Dress

Courtesy of Nordstrom

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $198

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Mara Hoffman Mischa Dress

Courtesy of Mara Hoffman

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LoveShackFancy Lillian Dress

Courtesy of LoveShackFancy

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Wallpaper Florals

Courtesy of ASOS

Another throwback, floral prints similar to those found in your grandmother’s dining room are making their onto feminine dresses from puffy-sleeve minis to ’90s-style slips.

Dusty Daze Long Sleeved Midi Dress With Thigh Split

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Reformation Vollare Dress

Courtesy of Reformation

SHOP NOW: Reformation, $198

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Ganni Printed Georgette Puff Sleeve Dress

Courtesy of Ganni

SHOP NOW: Ganni, $235

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Ulla Johnson Poppy Ruffle Sleeve Shift Dress

Courtesy of Nordstrom

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $375

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Dôen Floret Dress

Courtesy of Dôen

SHOP NOW: Dôen, $498

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One-Shoulder

Courtesy of Eloquii

Asymmetric shapes have been trending for a while and one-shoulder silhouettes are a flattering shape to try that won’t feel overly bare on top.

Eloquii One Shoulder Belted Dress

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Anthropologie Bouquet One-Shoulder Maxi Dress

Courtesy of Anthropologie

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $170

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Shona Joy Gisele One Shoulder Bias Dress

Courtesy of Shona Joy

SHOP NOW: Shona Joy, $245

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Isabel Marant Étoile Esther Dress

Courtesy of Farfetch

SHOP NOW: Farfetch, $415

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Amur Wild Meadow One-Shoulder Silk Dress

Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, $598

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