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What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

Sweet summertime: I love these months of long, warm days filled with barbeques, vacations, and of course, weddings!

If your social calendar is anything like mine, your weekends are quickly filling up with summer wedding celebrations, and this calls for some serious shopping…and we’re not only talking about shopping for wedding gifts.

 

What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

Treat Yourself!

Here at RegistryFinder, we’re all about helping you find and shop your friends’ registries, but we also believe you should you treat yourself! If you’re craving a new dress for the summer weddings on your schedule, I’ve got you covered! Read on for five daytime looks and five evening options —with dresses for every type of wedding, from the beach to the ballroom!

 

Samantha Slub Stripe Fit & Flare Dress Gal Meets Glam

Daytime Look #1: Outdoor “I do’s”

Over the past few years, I’ve been to a wedding held in a pasture, one in a desert clearing, and one in a courtyard. What to wear to these unique outdoor affairs? I suggest something comfortable and lightweight, like this ultra-feminine cotton sundress. Scroll up to the first picture in this post for a peek at the adorable bow detail on the back! Nordstrom, $158

 

Carlotta Sleeveless Stretch Shift Dress LILLY PULITZER®

Daytime Look #2: Breezy Beachside

If you’ve got a beach wedding on your calendar, you’ve got to get a Lilly Pulitzer dress—it’s a no-brainer. I love the bright print and glittering neckline of this classic shift, which will serve you well as a vacation dress throughout the summer months! Nordstrom, $228

 Montego Sheath Dress Anthropologie

Daytime Look #3: Gracious Garden

Bright florals give this stunning silhouette a warm-weather-ready flair – pair with strappy wedges for traipsing through the grass at a garden wedding. And bonus for the short girls like me: this one comes in petites! Anthropologie, $375

 

Two-Tone Lace Dress ML MONIQUE LHUILLIER

Daytime Look #4: Morning Mass

If you’re attending a wedding in a house of worship, you’ll want to go for a more modest look. Simply chic and radiating elegant vintage charm, this feminine frock cut from two-color floral lace is detailed at the waist with a delicate contrast tie for figure-flattering appeal. Nordstrom, $395

 

No Promises Fringe Panel Minidress KEEPSAKE THE LABEL Nordstrom

Daytime Look #5: Big City Bash

If you’ll be celebrating in a big city like New York or L.A., go for a fashion-forward look! Embroidered spots traced with scalloped curtains of fluffy fringe offer a playful look and thick texture to this standout minidress. Nordstrom, $195

 

If you’ll be attending an evening affair, read on for five more options!

 

 Soutache Mesh Dress JS COLLECTIONS Nordstrom

Evening Look #1: Country Club Chic

Heading to a country club wedding? You can’t go wrong with a classic lace dress, and I love this one for its unique trumpet skirt and heel-friendly length! Nordstrom, $129.98

 

AQUA One-Shoulder Scuba Gown Bloomingdales

Evening Look #2: Posh Black Tie

This little black dress packs a big style punch! This one-shoulder, mermaid silhouette evening gown is made of neoprene, so it’s super flattering and stretchy—perfect for enjoying wedding cake! Bloomingdales, $288

 

AQUA Off-the-Shoulder Scuba Crepe Gown Bloomingdales

Evening Look #3: Haute Couture Hotel

A fancy hotel wedding calls for a fancy dress! Show off your collarbone in this off-the-shoulder gown in gorgeous bright blue. Bloomingdales, $249

 

Sanders Dress Anthropologie

Evening Look #4: Elegant Estate

There’s something romantic about weddings held on historic grounds, whether it be a stately mansion or magnificent museum. Go for an equally romantic look with this artfully beaded gown! Anthropologie, $390

 

Vince Camuto Jumpsuit Nordstrom

Evening Look #5: Vibrant Vows

Are you celebrating a couple that loves to party? Then dress to impress and dance the night way! A jumpsuit is the perfect choice for a festive, fun affair. This bright, wide-legged jumpsuit flows beautifully and ties at the waist for a flattering fit. Nordstrom, $99

 

Bonus: If you only get one dress this wedding season…

Tyler Off the Shoulder Scuba Crepe Dress

Make it this one! Perfect for all those summertime weddings you’ve already RSVP’d to, this decidedly romantic cocktail dress is cut from forgiving scuba crepe and finished with a twirl-ready trumpet skirt. The beautifully draped neckline frames the décolletage and forms a subtle bow. Nordstrom, $168

 

Time to Celebrate!

Now that your look is complete, it’s time to do some shopping for the bride and groom—and we make it super simple. Visit RegistryFinder.com to quickly and conveniently find registries for all the couples on your list!

 

 If you’re craving a new dress for the summer weddings on your schedule, we’ve got you covered!

 

Christina Peterson

 

Written by Christina Peterson, who is making room in her closet for one or two (or three) of the dresses on this list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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