Bridal trends for summer weddings 2024

Bridal trends come and go every year, with popular dresses and themes often changing between the seasons. It can often be hard to keep up with emerging bridal trends, especially when planning a wedding takes so much time and effort. Just know that trends don’t have to be followed, they can simply be a source of inspiration. In this post, we discuss the trends we’ve noticed for summer brides in 2024. 

Why are summer weddings so popular? 

If you’ve ever looked into booking a wedding venue between the months of May and September, it’s usually impossible without waiting more than a year. Why is this? Well, it’s quite simple actually – warm weather. In countries like the UK, warm weather and clear skies is a rarity that often only comes around in the summer. At this time, wedding planners have greater flexibility as they are able to use outdoor spaces alongside indoor ones. This broadens your choice when it comes to the venue, food, and the kinds of activities that can be organised. 

Summer trends for brides in 2024 

Simplistic dress designs

Summer weddings often feature more playful themes, which lends itself to classic bridal dress styles that are both simple and timeless. These looks achieve elegance without the need for embellishments. 

Strapless gowns 

Where strapless wedding dresses were a rarity 10 or so years ago, they have now firmly made a comeback. This is especially noticeable at summer weddings, as a strapless dress can prevent overheating by removing material. These styles are often combined with a cat eye neckline that turns slightly upward and outward at the edges, creating a slightly curved neckline for the dress. This helps create a regal look.  

Satin dresses 

Satin bridesmaid dresses and bridal dresses continue to be popular choice for weddings at mild times of year. Satin is a material which exudes a sense of luxury whilst being comfortable. The texture of the material drapes effortlessly, meaning satin can work well with a wide range of body types. 

Allegra Satin Tie Shoulder Dress in Yellow

Allegra Satin Tie Shoulder Dress in Yellow

A second look 

Practicality has become an important consideration for brides and wedding guests. Whether this means an entirely different look to change into, removing certain accessories, or changing parts of an outfit, a second look can help you enjoy the later part of the event. This typically happens more often at summer weddings, as the occasion continues long into the night. 

Vibrant summer wedding guest dresses 

The summer colour palette is dominated by bright colours that evoke nature, such as reds, greens, pinks, oranges, yellows, and light blues. Having a range of colours in your bridal party can also help you stand out with a neutral tone dress. We have seen wedding planners change colour shades depending on the season and how it impacts the colour palette surrounding the venue. For instance, a wedding taking place near a forest in late summer could create stunning pictures by having the party wear dark green bridesmaid dresses uk. 

Daphne Satin V Neck Dress in Hot Pink

Daphne Satin V Neck Dress - Hot Pink

Shop dresses for bridesmaids and wedding guests 

The Maids to Measure online shop has a massive range of bridal dresses, dress accessories, and jewellery. We are always getting new dress styles, fabrics, and colours in stock, so our customers always have access to the latest wedding trends. Whatever style of look you are aiming for, our stylists will help provide you with an outfit that makes you look best in a summer setting. We have experience making fitted bridesmaid dresses for weddings at all times of year. Get in touch if you have any questions.