Alright friends, in all honestly, I meant to get this post up way earlier in the summer – but better late than never, right?! We are in the middle of PEAK wedding season, and after a year with only intimate celebrations, I know you’re excited about getting dressed up for the weddings on your calendar!
It can be so much fun to pick the right dress to complement the venue and style of each wedding – but even though there’s so much choose from, it can also be a little overwhelming. So today, I’ve put together a roundup of wedding guest outfits ideas to wear to a summer wedding, whether it’s a black tie affair or a chill beach party.
Outfit Ideas for A Summer Wedding
Black Tie Wedding Attire
Oohhhh you FANCY! Black tie weddings are always SO much fun, but it can be a little stressful figuring out what to wear! I personally think a full length dress is your best bet, but you can definitely dress up a cocktail length dress, too. As for fabrics, I like looking for chiffons, silk, lace, or crepe. Honestly, you’ll know as soon as you feel the fabric if it’s appropriate for a black tie wedding though!
And lastly, let’s talk price. The majority of the dresses I linked are between $200-$300, but you also don’t need to spend that much if your budget is tight. For example, I love this $88 stunner and this one that’s on sale for just $128!
Traditional Wedding Attire
If your wedding invitation says “cocktail attire”, it can be hard to know what that means. Semi-formal? More casual than that? Help! For me, I usually think that traditional wedding attire can be whatever you feel most comfortable in – as long as it is classy and put-together. Think similar fabrics as a fancier wedding (chiffon, lace, silk, etc), but you can definitely have more fun with hemlines, colors, and prints.
Daytime Wedding Attire
Going to a backyard wedding or garden wedding in the middle of the day? You can definitely wear something more casual. I love the idea of wearing lightweight linen to keep you cool in the warm weather, plus maybe a fun floral print while you’re at it?!
Beach Wedding Attire
First if all, if you’ve been invited to a beach wedding, I am JEALOUS! Not only because it’s lovely to be on a beach, but also because you can have so much fun shopping for what to wear!! I personally would look for really flowy fabrics and silhouettes without worrying about being too formal. It’s also a great opportunity to wear eye catching prints or a pretty floral pattern.
Did you find what you’re looking for in this post? If not, how else can I help? Leave a comment below!
PS. You might also like The Best Wedding Guest Shoes That Don’t Sink In The Grass!