It’s official, wedding season is upon us! If you’re in need of one (or more) dresses to wear to a summer wedding, you’ve come to the right place! Dressing for any wedding can be stressful, I get it. Long dress or short? Wedges or heels? Flats or nice sandals? Hair up or down? However, summer weddings are, in my opinion, the most fun to dress for! The dress options are playful and feminine, and the colors are bright and fun. I’ve rounded up 15 of my current favorite picks that would be perfect for any summer wedding. And you better believe they’re all affordable! All 15 are under $150.
Now when you’re shopping for a dress to wear to a summer wedding, be sure to keep a few things in mind:
What’s the dress code?
As with any wedding, it’s important to pay attention to the dress code. Usually the invitation will directly say what the expected dress code is. If it doesn’t, take your cues from the time of the event. If it’s during the day and the invite says ‘dressy casual’ or ‘semiformal’, opt for breezy lightweight fabric and lighter, more fun colors. If it’s at night try to go for darker, more formal colors. You’ll want to don either a longer gown or a more formal cocktail dress if the invite says ‘black tie optional’ or ‘formal’. And in the event that the wedding invitation says ‘black tie’, you will be expected to wear a floor-length gown and your man, a tuxedo.
Is the wedding taking place outside or inside?
If the wedding is taking place outdoors, you’ll want to be prepared. Wearing an airy, flowy fabric that will keep you cool and conceal sweat is a must. Especially if you’re anything like me, Sweaty Betty. Also, since it’s summertime it’s pretty likely that the dress you go with will be sleeveless and shorter, so it wouldn’t be the worst idea to bring a shawl or lightweight cardigan to keep you warm should the venue’s air conditioning be cranked up high. And because we’ve all experienced how much it sucks to walk around in the grass in heels and keep sinking in, maybe opt for a pair of strappy wedges or jeweled sandals instead if the event is taking place outdoors. Just don’t forget to apply some sunscreen or wear a sunhat if it’s going to be bright and sunny!
Once you’ve got an outfit together and are confident that you’ll be looking bomb, the last thing to make sure of is that you’ve got a gift! 😉
What’s your favorite go-to look for a summer wedding?
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