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.

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—so if you’re craving a new dress for the summer weddings on your schedule, I’ve got you covered!

I headed straight to The Wedding Shop at Macy’s, where their stylists have curated a collection of wedding guest looks. Whether you’re headed to a black-tie affair or a beach wedding, Macy’s has the dress you’re looking for! Here are a few favorites—I hope you’ll find a look you love!


What to Wear to a Summer Wedding | Nightway Cold-Shoulder Keyhole Gown

Nightway Cold-Shoulder Keyhole Gown, $99

The cold-shoulder trend is everywhere this year, and this gorgeous gown from Nightway translates the trend to formalwear beautifully! Also offered in black.


Summer Wedding Style | MSK Metallic-Print Pleated Blouson Gown

MSK Metallic-Print Pleated Blouson Gown, $129

Get Greek-goddess gorgeous in this eye-catching pleated maxi dress from MSK, complete with a glamorous hardware-detail neckline and a gold foil print. Plus, it comes in six colors, so you’re sure to find one you love!


Macy’s Guest of Wedding Dresses | Jessica Simpson Bow-Back Flutter-Sleeve Dress

Jessica Simpson Bow-Back Flutter-Sleeve Dress, $98

Jessica Simpson’s angel-sleeve party dress is a major hit with a delicately embellished neckline and eye-catching bow cutout in the back. This dress also comes in emerald and navy.


Summer Wedding Fashion | GUESS Laser-Cutout Fit & Flare Dress

GUESS Laser-Cutout Fit & Flare Dress, $118

Perfect for a daytime wedding, flirty laser cutouts define this adorable sheath dress from GUESS.


Summer Wedding Fashion | GUESS Laser-Cutout Fit & Flare Dress

Ivanka Trump Floral-Print Popover Dress, $138

A sweet floral-print design paired with a unique popover silhouette creates the perfect combination in this Ivanka Trump dress—a gorgeous choice for a morning wedding.


Wedding Guest Dresses | XSCAPE Floral-Print Fit & Flare Dress

XSCAPE Floral-Print Fit & Flare Dress, $189

With a vibrant pattern and fit-and-flare silhouette, this XSCAPE dress is a stylish choice for your next occasion.


Macy’s Formal Dresses | Adrianna Papell Spaghetti-Strap Beaded Blouson Gown

Adrianna Papell Spaghetti-Strap Beaded Blouson Gown, $260

You’ll look radiant in Adrianna Papell’s breathtaking evening gown. A blouson-style bodice highlights the sheer overlay that features brilliant rows of beaded detail. Choose from five elegant colors.


What to Wear to a Formal Wedding | Betsy & Adam Cutout Mermaid Gown

Betsy & Adam Cutout Mermaid Gown, $249

A striking mermaid silhouette paired with sleek cutouts creates a beautiful combination in this Betsy & Adam gown.


Wedding Guest Attire | Betsy & Adam Bell-Sleeve Sheath Dress

Betsy & Adam Bell-Sleeve Sheath Dress, $199

Bell sleeves are another huge trend this year, and dramatic bell sleeves add of-the-moment appeal to this classic sheath dress. Macy’s offers this dress in five colors, ranging from elegant black and bold blue, to striking red and soft blush (it also comes in white, but that wouldn’t be wedding-guest appropriate!).


Macy’s Wedding Shop | Adrianna Papell Lace Fit & Flare Dress

Adrianna Papell Lace Fit & Flare Dress, $219

With mixed lace and a fit-and-flare silhouette, this Adrianna Papell dress is a stylish choice for the next wedding on your calendar.


What to Wear to a Dressy Wedding | Adrianna Papell Beaded Cap-Sleeve Sheath Dress

Adrianna Papell Beaded Cap-Sleeve Sheath Dress, $180

Though all eyes will be on the bride, you’re still free to shine! Adrianna Papell’s sequin-spangled dress sparkles in a fitted silhouette.


Wedding Guest Gown | Betsy and Adam Illusion 2-pc. Printed Halter Gown

Betsy & Adam Illusion 2-Pc. Printed Halter Gown, $239

A mesh illusion inset creates the look of separates on this gorgeous Betsy & Adam gown, featuring a halter neckline and fabulously printed skirt.


Summer Wedding Guest Style | XSCAPE Off-the-Shoulder Burnout Fit & Flare Dress

XSCAPE Off-The-Shoulder Burnout Fit & Flare Dress, $199

Dance the night away in XSCAPE’s fit-and-flare dress, styled with a chic off-the-shoulder neckline and unique burnout pattern.


Wedding Guest Style Guide | Ivanka Trump Metallic Lace Colorblocked Sheath Dress

Ivanka Trump Metallic Lace Colorblocked Sheath Dress, $158

Art deco-inspired colorblocking adds modern structure to this gorgeous cocktail dress, while shimmery floral lace lends glamour. A perfectly pretty party frock for your next wedding!


Elegant Guest of Wedding Dresses | XSCAPE Lace Sheath Dress

XSCAPE Lace Sheath Dress, $209

A midi silhouette and mesh inserts add modern allure to this lace halter gown by XSCAPE.


Summer Wedding Fashion | Adrianna Papell Embellished A-line Dress

Adrianna Papell Embellished A-Line Dress, $319

Beaded floral-inspired designs decorate and dazzle Adrianna Papell’s gorgeous A-line dress, finished in a sleeveless silhouette with a classic scoop neckline.


Dresses for a Summer Wedding | Adrianna Papell Embellished Sheath Dress

Adrianna Papell Embellished Sheath Dress, $179

Dazzling beads and a sleek silhouette make this Adriana Papell dress a standout choice for your next event.

Did you see a look you love?

If you love these dresses, be sure to check out all that Macy’s has to offer in their extensive dress department. Plus, visit our Pinterest page for more ideas and accessories to complete your wedding look!

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 to quickly and conveniently find registries for all the couples on your list!


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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