Have you been invited to a garden or outdoor wedding this summer? If so, I hope today’s post inspires you. Today’s post revolves around a wedding guest’s view of a garden, outdoor, or beach wedding. As mentioned, wedding attire will vary based on the theme, location, and season. Outdoor weddings call for relaxed, easy, and fun looks, and you should consider wearing maxi “flowy” dresses such as this abstraction dress. Also, outfits with relaxed and fun colors such as this yellow maxi dress or this floral piece will be awesome.

Don’t limit your choices to dresses; you can absolutely wear jumpsuits to weddings this summer. This floral jumpsuit will be great for a garden or beach wedding. To accessorize, you can add straw bags for fresh, fun, and classy looks, and you are guaranteed to stand out from the crowd.

The Best Dresses to Wear to a Summer Wedding

Sunshine yellow midi dress

Attending a daytime summer wedding? This cheery ruffle dress is a fitting tribute to bright days and joyful occasions. Wear it with flat or wedge sandals for an outdoor wedding, or if you’ll be indoors, grab a pair of sexy stiletto heels. The sweet Swiss dot midi is available in sizes XS to XL. 

Ruffled summer dress

When shopping for a dress to wear to a summer wedding, don’t shy away from bold details. After all, summer is the season of bright colors and daring prints. Statement ruffle shoulders add a flirty texture to this gorgeous floral maxi, which is available to rent in sizes 0 to 16. Pair it with simple but elegant accessories (think: classic stud earrings and a pendant necklace) to complete your formal ensemble.

Slip wedding guest dress

There are lots of beautiful dresses you can wear to a summer wedding as a guest, including options that are equal parts functional and fashionable. This cleverly designed slip dress is bra-friendly thanks to the thoughtfully cut neckline and back. The harmonious navy and orange color combination will look stunning at any time of day. It’s available in sizes XS to XXXL. 

Dainty lace summer dress

If the invitation states a dress code of “black-tie optional” or “cocktail attire,” we’ve got you covered. This sleeveless lace style definitely fits the bill. Plus, it comes in a variety of summer-ready pastel shades. It’s an especially on-theme design for guests at a garden wedding and comes in a range of sizes (XS to XXL).

Sleek satin jumpsuit

Who says you have to wear a dress for a wedding? A jumpsuit is another cocktail reception-approved outfit idea that’ll suit your next summer celebration. This jumpsuit’s dusty pink hue is super on trend this season and the side leg slits add a subtle statement. It’s available in a size 2 up to a size 16. Silver or yellow gold accessories will look equally stunning.

Convertible wedding guest jumpsuit

If you’re looking for a casual summer wedding guest outfit, consider it found. This chic, convertible jumpsuit looks as comfy as it does stylishly. Soft, stretchy fabric meets functional pockets and a flattering wide-leg silhouette. Choose from nine colorful shades and sizes XS to XL.

Unique summer coord set

Don’t be afraid to jump on your favorite current trends when buying a wedding guest dress for the summer. This eye-catching set combines two things we’re loving right now: matching separates and colorful minimalism. The bright pink hue will fit right in at a daytime cocktail reception (and the tea-length skirt has pockets!). Both pieces are available in sizes 0 to 14.

Tropical summer maxi

When it comes to formal summer wedding guest dresses, full-length gowns are an easy way to follow the dress code. But there’s no reason your outfit has to be plain and simple—formal summer dresses for weddings can still make a statement! Between the one-shoulder design and bright, tropical print, this Badgley Mischka gown (available in sizes 0 to 22) is utterly striking.

Blazer wedding guest dress

The best dress for a summer wedding is the one that makes you feel most like yourself. If you prefer bold and edgy over traditionally feminine details, try a blazer wedding guest dress. This double-breasted design comes in a light lavender hue that’s perfect for the summer months. It’s available in a size 12 to 24 as well as smaller sizes.

Vintage-inspired summer dress

The dress code is an important guideline, but following it shouldn’t stop you from wearing something that emanates your individual style. If you’re looking for something a little more unique, try this gorgeous mini dress with a retro wallpaper-inspired floral print. It’s an excellent pick for casual summer events, whether you’re looking for a wedding guest dress for June, July, or August. Plus, it’s made from 100% linen, which should help you keep your cool under the hot sun. Shop sizes XXS to XL.

Elegant wedding guest dress

Finding the perfect dress for a summer wedding can be tricky, especially if your preferred style is a little more conservative. Warm-weather attire often calls for shorter lengths and thin spaghetti straps, but those aren’t the only options. Being mindful of the materials you choose is another way to ensure the sun doesn’t melt your good mood. This light maxi is made from cool satin and boasts beautiful design features, including balloon sleeves, an empire waist, and a button-down front. Pick up this formal summer wedding guest dress (with sleeves!) in plus sizes 14 to 24.

Metallic summer wedding jumpsuit

Getting dressed up for a wedding isn’t just about looking good—it’s about comfort too. If it’s an outdoor event, you’ll want to make sure you wear something light and breathable. (Trust us, it can get hot out there!) This classy metallic number has a breezy wide-leg silhouette and short dolman sleeves. Shop it in plus sizes 14 to 24 or smaller sizes. 

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