Whether you’re a wedding guest, or even a bride-to-be looking for her bridesmaids, I’m sharing dresses (and jumpsuits!) that will work for any type of summer wedding.
With summer well underway, wedding season is officially upon us! (Translation: prepare to spend a lot of money on other people. Oh, and you’ll need the cutest outfit EVER.) As someone who has attended tons of weddings over the years, and has been a bridesmaid over five times (Maid of Honor for two of them!), I wanted to share some of my favorite tips when it comes to dressing for a summer wedding. Note that many of these tips can also apply if you’re attending any sort of wedding-related event; whether it be an engagement party, bridal shower, or bachelorette. First things first, let’s go over a few ground rules to live by…
SUMMER WEDDING GUEST | STYLING TIPS:
- DO NOT: Wear white, cream, or anything that could in any way look bridal. (Hint: If you have to ask someone’s opinion, it’s probably too close to white! )
- DO NOT: Wear anything too overly revealing (this goes without saying…but the drama, and all the eyes on this day should be reserved for the bride)
- DO: Wear something comfortable that you can dance in, and that you won’t be adjusting all night.
- DO: Try it on in the sunlight first, and get it lined if needed
- DO: Get the dress tailored if it doesn’t fit you perfectly. Pictures last forever!
- DO: Pay attention to the dress code, which should be specified on the invitation. If you’re unsure, ask the bride well ahead of time.
- DO: Check the weather, and consider the heat.
Personally, I typically go for a flowing dress in a dressier fabric (silk, satin, chiffon, tulle) like the one I’m wearing here – either in a solid jewel tone, pastel, or a printed floral. (BEAUTY TIP: You may have noticed how my hair goes from down, to up. When attending a summer wedding, ideally wear your hair up, and off of your neck, or just bring a hair tie with you. Believe, me, you’ll want it once you hit the dance floor!)
What’s your go-to outfit when you attend a summer wedding? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. Feel free to ask me any of your wedding-related, or styling questions here. Cheers to wedding season!
Photos by Scott White
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