What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

Love is in the air this summer. In fact some experts are even calling it a 'wedding boom' with over 2.6 million weddings to take place this year. That's about 15% higher than normal. So if your mailbox is filling up with save the dates you may be wondering what to wear to all of the weddings you'll be attending this summer. Your choice of outfit depends on the dress code. Keep reading to learn how to pick the right outfit for every wedding occasion. 


For a formal wedding you can never go wrong with a glamorous long gown. A very classy pantsuit is also an appropriate option for a formal wedding. A pro-tip is to always go with the more formal option if you can't decide. It's always better to be overdressed than underdressed.

A long gown in the summer may seem like a recipe for an overheating disaster - but it doesn't have to be. It's all about picking the right fabric. Go for a lightweight material like chiffon or crepe. These options will keep you cool all day and all night, while still making you look and feel glamorous.

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A semi-formal dress code can be dependent on many factors such as time of day and location. For a daytime semi-formal event you may opt for lighter colors and fabrics, while a nighttime wedding you may want to choose a darker, more formal color and style. A midi dress is a great option for semi-formal summer weddings. A minimalist slip dress is also a safe choice.

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For most casual weddings it is safe to assume that casual means business causal. So, this likely isn't the time to break out the jean shorts and flip flops. A flowy and floral dress is a great option for a summer wedding. Pair the dress with sandals or wedges to complete the look. Casual dress codes may also be the perfect time to embrace a brighter color like yellow.