Dresses to Wear to a Summer Wedding

Say “I do” to these summer wedding guest dresses.

18.05.22

By Lucy Mahoney

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Life is nothing without love. And wedding buffets. So now we’ve been given the green light to party and the stacks of invites are in the mail (or inbox, gen-Z’s), you’re gonna need something cute to wear. Panic not, we’re here with a debrief to help you bag a summer wedding guest dress.

Just try not to outdo the bride, okay?

 

Long Sleeve Summer Wedding Guest Dresses

Dresses to sleeve them wanting more. For our ‘80s dreamers, we’ve got two words for you. Statement sleeves. This trend of the summer is here to stay and, trust us, she shines as the perfect summer wedding attire. We’re talking oversized puff sleeves, exaggerated bell sleeves, and, forget getting a cab, we’ve got batwings big enough to fly yourself home (although we don’t condone drink flying, girls). Leave the jacket at home and showcase these babies in all their retro glory.

 

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Premium Feather Trimmed Blazer Dress
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Feather Trim Satin Super Swing Mini Dress
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Satin High Neck Midi Dress
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Floral V Neck Column Maxi Dress
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Zebra Jacquard Wrap Midi Dress
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Satin Summer Wedding Guest Dresses

For the days all about love, what better to wear than a romantic satin slip dress. Think feminine silhouettes that skim your figure the way it deserves, hugging your best bits. Steal the hearts of the wedding party and team a cowl neck midi slip dress with stiletto heels and a dainty crossbody bag, summer wedding-approved. Or, rock a square neck satin slit dress, a dainty necklace, and a cozy scarf to wrap around those shoulders (which can also be used as a lasso on the dance floor, BTW).

 

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Angel Sleeve Wrap Maxi Dress
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Satin High Neck Belted Dress
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Satin Cowl Neck Mini Dress
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Satin Ruffle Wrap Maxi Dress
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Satin V Neck Ruched Bust Mini Dress
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Maxi Summer Wedding Guest Dresses

It’s cool, we don’t need to be a bridesmaid. We can always rock a maxi wedding guest dress and feel like one anyway. These floor-length numbers crank up the dial on the self-confidence scale and have you questioning why you don’t wear gowns more often. Step into that summer wedding in a maxi spaghetti strap dress, with strappy heeled sandals and a stellar golden glow. Plus, as a non-bridesmaid, you can choose your style, so go as bodycon or oversized as you feel comfortable.

 

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Spot Print Satin Slip Maxi Dress
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Plus Size Cowl Back Maxi Dress
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One Shoulder Maxi Slip Dress
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Satin Angel Sleeve Button Maxi Dress
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One Shoulder Open Back Midi Sequin Dress
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Casual Summer Wedding Guest Dresses

For summer 2022, it’s all about the dresses you can wear time and time again. Enter casual wedding guest dresses. Not basic. Just versatile. These dresses can be dressed up with mules and slingbacks for a dreamy summer wedding, or down with socks and sneakers for lunch with your girl gang. Rock an oversized polka dot wedding sundress with a satin headscarf and open-toe heels. Perfect for those long wedding ceremonies where the AC’s a little lazy. Or, team a short sleeve floral tea dress with heeled ankle boots, comfy enough to keep you throwing shapes to Lionel Richie all. Night. Long.

 

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Recycled Floral Tulle Mini Puff Dress
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Satin Patchwork Mixed Slip Dress
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Floral Crew Neck Midi Dress
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Retro Floral Cotton Strappy Cami Mini Dress
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Ombre Plisse Cowl Neck Midi Dress
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Black Wedding Guest Dresses

We get it, don’t wear white. But when it comes to what to wear to a summer wedding, no one said anything about black. And, in our humble opinion, a stellar black summer cocktail dresses for weddings is seasonless. So stand out for all the right reasons and rock a sexy LBD with heels that add a pop of color. Or, wear a black loose-fit midi with a yellow purse brighter than that 2pm sun. Either way, you’re sure to bag yourself a groomsman or bridesmaid by the end of the night.

Catch the bouquet in style and check out our full selection of wedding guest dresses.

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Plus Satin Asymmetric Cowl Front Maxi Dress
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One Shoulder Chiffon Smock Dress
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Satin V Neck Wrap Maxi Dress
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Plus Size Ruffle Satin Slip Dress
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Satin Ruffle Wrap Maxi Dress
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One Shoulder Maxi Slip Dress
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If dresses aren’t your thing, check out our guide to alternative Wedding Guest Outfits.