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Summer is the season of love, right? The sunny days and warm nights make for the perfect wedding vibe and finding an outfit to match is a must. With a packed schedule and a million things to do, we’re here to help you tick one (very important) thing off your list…your summer wedding guest outfit! Late to the party and need your wedding guest outfit like, yesterday? Don’t stress, if you order now we’ll have it at your door ASAP. Keep reading to find something you love.

Summer Wedding Guest Dress Codes

Every wedding is different and finding a look that you love that also matches the dress code can be daunting. One bride and groom may have no preference at all and another may want everyone wearing the same color scheme, so be sure to check the invite for any outfit info! Summer wedding guest dresses range from bold and bright patterns to basic shades and silhouettes, and finding the middle ground can be tricky. But, if we can give you one golden rule for wedding guest attire; keep it simple and elegant. You’ll save yourself a lot of stress by choosing a look that’s timeless and chic (bonus points for comfort!). Let’s dive deeper into some popular wedding guest dress codes and find the perfect look for each.

Formal or Black Tie Wedding Attire

If your invitation says ‘formal’ or ‘black tie’ you should be looking for an elevated, classic wedding guest dress. To break it down for you, the DO’s for this dress code are: luxurious fabrics like satin and silk, neutral shades and muted tones (think cream, and muted greens, pinks and yellows) and leave the bold statements to your accessories. Ditch the leopard print dress for this occasion and opt for something more timeless. By choosing a simple and elegant dress, you can add fun details like sleek shoulder bags and statement earrings to level up your look.

What To Wear To A Formal Wedding

What is formal attire for a wedding and how can you find something that ticks all the boxes? First things first, it’s important to remember that simple and elegant doesn’t mean boring. If you find a dress you love that has some fun lace details or subtle patterns, make it yours! You don’t need to ditch your style and personality to fit the formal vibe. To save you some time, our team of stylists’ have chosen their fave black tie wedding dresses. From flowy silhouettes to silver hardware details, these formal wedding dresses are anything but boring.

Kiela Lace Trim Maxi Dress Cream / Black

Grimmond Maxi Dress Black

Noellan Maxi Dress Green

Whiley Maxi Skirt Mauve


Semi-Formal Wedding Attire

If your wedding invitation says ‘semi-formal wedding attire’ you’ve hit the jackpot. You have the freedom to wear something super cute, comfortable and unique to you. The bride and groom that chose this dress code are likely more concerned with you having the best night ever than anything else, so be sure to pick something you can wear on the d-floor! Plus, this dress code is PERFECT for summer. You can start exploring subtle floral prints and brighter shades. In terms of cut and style, a flowy midi dress is perfect for semi formal weddings. Complete your midi dress look with a pair of heeled mules and simple accessories. If it’s peak summer and the heat is heating, opt for a matching set. Find our current fave matching sets and semi-formal wedding dresses below.

Destinations Maxi Dress Mauve

Paganio Maxi Skirt Black Floral

Xander Set Yellow

Laurette Maxi Dress Brown


Summer Wedding Guest Outfits

We asked Char, our Style Director, to give her best tip on choosing an outfit for summer weddings, here’s what she said! “Breathable, light and flowy is the vibe for summer weddings. You’ll be spending a few hours (at least) outside and the last thing you want is an outfit that you feel constricted and uncomfortable in. Think styles with cut outs, midi dresses with flowy silhouettes and strapless designs”. We’ve chosen a few of the most common summer wedding themes and picked the perfect style to match.

Beach Wedding Guest Outfits

Sunset beach weddings are super romantic, but they can be tricky to style for. You want something practical, cute and comfortable. Pro tip: don’t choose the dress that’s a little too long for you, opt for something midi length (just at the ankles). You’ll be thanking your past self when you’re not tripping over your long dress in the sand! If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to wear a sundress, now’s your chance. The length and fit of sundresses (or cocktail dresses!) are perf for beach weddings.

Garden Wedding Guest Outfits

The perfect time to wear that dreamy dress you’ve been obsessing over. Garden weddings call for florals, warm summer colors and statement accessories. We’re loving all-things pink for this occasion and the Abeila Strapless Maxi Dress is our top pick. The contrast between the pink tones in your dress with the garden scenery will look stunning in pictures. Pair this with nude heels and your fave gold earrings.

Destination Wedding Guest Outfits

You’ve RSVP’d, booked your flights and suddenly you have one week left to find the perfect outfit for your besties wedding in Italy?! Don’t stress, we have something for you. Whether you’re jetting to a dreamy Europe destination or partying in Bali, getting your summer wedding guest dress before your leave is a must. Experiment with warm tones, fun prints and patterns for this occasion; the Ninetta Maxi Dress is a current fave!

Kenzie Maxi Dress Green

Shanni Maxi Dress Beige

Abeila Strapless Maxi Dress Pink Multi

Ninetta Maxi Dress Yellow / Multi


Being a guest at a wedding is SO much fun, so make the most of it! Plan your outfit now so you can enjoy the day without worrying about putting together a last minute look. Already cutting it fine and need something quick? Our super fast shipping has got you covered. Order now and enjoy your summer wedding!

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