Summer Wedding Guest Style

If your social calendar is quickly filling up with summer weddings, then congrats! You have friends who love you and an excuse to sip champagne. Yay! But, there’s that pesky issue of what to wear. Let us save you the headache and suggest some perfect picks for whatever your personality or budget may be. From a classic LBD all the way to a breezy boho dress, we’ve got the entire wedding guest style spectrum covered.


1-FloralPaper Crown x Rifle Paper Co. Poppy Fields Dress, $198
A dress with an all-over floral pattern like this poppy print one is awesome because it doesn’t require much in the way of accessorizing. Pair with nude heels and a simple pendant, and you’re set!


2-MiniRiver Island Lace Inset Dress, $63
A mini dress in a soft peachy hue has a flirty vibe that’s perfect for pretty much any type of wedding, and details like a lace inset at the neckline gives it an extra touch of flair.


3-MaxiFelicity & Coco Chiffon Dress, $58
A maxi dress is great for the summer because it transitions easily from day to night. For a beachy look pair with metallic sandals, or for a dressier style accessorize with a statement necklace and heels.


4-ClassicH&M Fitted Black Dress, $49
It’s straight up impossible to go wrong with a LBD. Set yourself apart by choosing a black dress with some visual interest, like this one from H&M. Bonus: it’s under $50!


5-ArtsySerena & Lily Shift Dress, $275
If the reception is at an art gallery or somewhere equally hip, opt for something bold and geometric. This Serena & Lily dress is the perfect mix of retro and modern.


6-GlamorousBCBGeneration Shirred Chiffon Dress, $128
If the wedding is ultra-fancy go for fabrics like silk or chiffon. This vibrant column dress feels formal and it’s comfortable. The best of both worlds.


7-DaytimeTracy Reese Shift Dress, $118
Headed to an outdoor afternoon wedding? Go for something bright and fun like this printed shift by Tracy Reese. If the event is extra casual, swap out the heels for flats.


8-BohoFree People Under the Moonlight Dress, $148
If the wedding has a hippie vibe (i.e. the ceremony is in a field of flowers), then go for a boho-style dress. This teal number is exquisite and effortless at the same time.

Emily Popp

Known by many as "Poppy," Emily is a fashion and beauty writer who traded New York City freezing winters for sunny California. During her time in the Big Apple, Emily wrote for fashion industry magazine The Daily Front Row and later moved to Los Angeles and became the associate editor of When she’s not hunched over her MacBook Pro writing, she likes browsing vintage shops and going to improv comedy shows. Follow Emily on Instagram @epoppy

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