May 22, 2024

The wedding season is still very active, so you must have fresh, summer-ready clothes for all your weddings. There are many options for summer wedding guest outfits that are both stylish and affordable.

Your wedding dress code will determine the silhouette you choose. For formal events, you will want something longer. However, feel free to select pieces with unusual cutouts and off-the-shoulder sleeves. Bright colors and patterns are an excellent choice for the summer sun. And remember the material–lightweight and breathable fabrics are always a must, especially if the venue is outdoors. We researched many options to help you choose the perfect summer guest dress.

Best Strapless

Lulus Loves You So Truly Burnout Floral Strapless Midi dress.

This bright Lulus dress might be your go-to summer wedding dress. What’s the best part? Thanks to the strapless neckline, you can keep your clothing in place on the dance floor. This dress is midi-length, making it suitable for casual and formal summer weddings. It’s also made of lightweight polyester so that it won’t heat up. For a seamless look, the double-tiered hemline gives off a romantic feeling. The zipper closure can be hidden entirely.

The Best Summer-Staple

LoveShackFancy Julissa Halter Maxi Dress

This summer-staple maxi is sure to make you fall in love. Its pull-on style and tie-neck allow for a customized fit. Bright pastel green is excellent for summer. The waist cutouts create the illusion of two separate pieces. The maxi length adds elegance to this dress, and the plunging neckline makes it more attractive. This dress is simple and stylish, so pair it with loose beach waves or espadrilles wedges.

Best Slip Dress

BHLDN Cali Satin Charmeuse Midi Dress

This slip dress by BHLDN is our favorite because of its simple, unfussy design. The midi length is suitable for many wedding codes. The cowl neckline with slide slit and chic composition is elegant and sophisticated. It can be easily dressed up or down. The lightweight polyester fabric will keep you cool in the outdoor heat.

Ideal for Backyard Weddings

Anthropologie Somerset Maxi Dress

This dress is stylish and elegant, perfect for backyard weddings. It flatters any body type thanks to its smocked waistline and maxi silhouette. Also, it is available in various colors and patterns that are perfect for the summer season. It’s made from lightweight cotton to stay calm and breathable during the ceremony. You can dress it up or down with a lace-up sandal, block heels, and a glowing makeup look.

Miniature of the Year

MINKPINK Tahlia Mini Dress

Mini dresses that show off your legs are a must-have for warm-weather nuptials. This MINKPINK version is a great choice. This lightweight fabric will keep you cool during hot summer nights thanks to its flirty peach hue and a ruffled design. It has balloon sleeves that add charm and is fully lined with zippered closures. You can pair it with your favorite summer sandals or heels and minimalist jewelry, and you are ready for weddings and brunches.

The Best Destination Wedding Venues

Johanna Ortiz Canyon Ritual Linen Midi Dress

This dress is perfect for summer weddings. It features bright colors and fun prints. It also has tie fronts and cutouts, which add sexiness to the dress. This linen dress is perfect for summer events and destination weddings. To reflect the brand’s style, wear it with bold accessories or simple sandals.

Best One-Shoulder

Lovers and Friends Dawn Mini Dress

This dress elevates the look of a classic summer mini dress with one-shoulder sleeves and ruffle layers. It’s brightly colored with a pop of color and made of 100 percent polyester, which gives it a light feel. You don’t need to worry about finding the right slip underneath, as it is fully lined. This pick is flirty and fun. It won’t stop you from dancing on the dance floor.

The Best Floral Print

Reformation Jasen Dress

A simple floral print dress is the best choice for summer weddings. This Reformation pick is an exception. Thanks to the shoulder ties, ruffle-edged neckline, and fitted trumpet skirt, it has a dreamy feel. The bustier-like bodice gives it structure. They also offer other floral patterns in brighter colors, such as golden yellow or bright pink. This is made of 100 percent georgette Viscose fabric. It has a light and dry feel, which makes it ideal for warmer temperatures. The midi length also lets you wear this at casual and formal weddings.

Most Versatile

ASTR The Label Santorini One Shoulder Dress

This dress is a versatile and elegant floral gown that you can wear to all your weddings. The midi length and sweet design are perfect for transitioning day to evening. They can be easily dressed up or down for formal and casual weddings. The puff sleeves elegantly enhance the one-shoulder design, while the handkerchief hem adds a whimsicality. The fabric is made from polyester and elastane, which makes it lightweight, stretchy, and comfortable. This light floral print is our favorite for summer. However, they also have a blue-green floral pattern if you prefer that style.

Most Flattering

Norma Kamali Diana Ruched Stretch-Jersey Dress

This irresistible chic ruched dress by Norma Kamali is a fashion-forward choice. There are many summer-ready colors, but we love this bubblegum pink. This midi dress is sure to grab attention at cocktail hour. This midi dress has a built-in body suit that will flatter all shapes. It is made from jersey fabric which is lightweight and flexible. Keep your hair in a low bun or ponytail to show off the one-shoulder neckline.

The Most Feminine

Eloquii Tie Front Maxi Dress

This feminine, floral-printed dress is perfect for a spring or summer wedding. The stylish and practical front tie adds style and drama, while the bodice is fitted and has a high slit. Its maxi length increases its versatility. The super stretchy knit jersey fabric will keep you cool and dry in the summer heat. This will make you wedding-ready if you pair it with accessories and strappy heels.

Best A-Line Dress

Susana Monaco Cowl A-Line Dress

This Susana Monaco dress is a classic A-line style. This style is unique because of its cowl neckline. You can easily dress it up with your favorite jewelry or block heels. The mini dress is made of stretchy nylon and spandex, so it will keep you cool and comfortable for as long as possible. The sweet lavender color is excellent for summer but should be distinct from the bride’s bridal group’s colors to avoid faux pas.

Most casual

Sleeper Atlanta Linen Dress

This Sleeper dress is bold and playful. It will be a hit with your guests. The billowing sleeves and ruffled collar add more whimsy to the dress. You can also wear the sleeves on or off the shoulder for a more customized look. The shirred bodice will enhance any figure. Its lightweight linen material and midi length makes it perfect for summer nights. Although we love the timeless navy color, you can find it in brighter summer colors and floral prints. For a more unusual look, pair it with a clutch or heel.

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