Summer weddings are always fun, especially if the weather is great. But a summer wedding guest outfit needs some consideration of the environment before choosing what to wear. Summer weddings typically tend to feature the outdoors whether the reception is being held outdoors or the reception party is outside. Maybe it's a destination or beach wedding: you need to consider what is appropriate and what you'll be most comfortable in.
Like any event, there are do's and don’ts when it comes to a wedding. Straying away from white and neutral colours like ivory or off-white is a safe choice (unless asked to wear these colours). Sometimes, the bride may ask guests to wear a certain colour, style or what not to wear which can be the decision much easier, but if you haven't been advised then you need to make a judgement call on what is the best choice for summer without drawing too much attention to yourself.
What is the best colour to wear to a summer wedding?
If you're attending a summer wedding or a destination wedding you're not going to want to wear heavy fabric and you are more likely to avoid long-sleeved dresses that aren't lightweight materials. You want to be comfortable not only in what you wear but with the weather, after all, no one wants to spend the day dripping in sweat!
The great thing about summer is you can go bold. Hot pinks and red can work well for a summer wedding, especially an outdoor wedding. Pastel colours are also a great colour and floral prints work well and are always a safe choice. As a wedding guest, it's always safe to choose a dress that has colour whether it's pastel, bold or printed but you don't want to choose a dress that is going to turn heads on the bride's big day.
Our range of dresses covers everything from bridesmaid dresses, occasion dresses and wedding guest dresses. Here are our top picks of wedding guest dresses that are fun, comfortable and safe for a summer wedding.
For the ultimate cool-girl dress, our Allegra Dress from our new Ego Edit is dreamy in lilac and a great sleeveless dress that will keep you cool in the summer whilst being stylish. The contemporary square neckline has tie shoulders that are adjustable. For a modern wedding guest outfit, this is our ultimate favourite for wedding guests and can be perfectly styled with a simple updo hairstyle and some statement earrings.
If you're not wanting a sleeveless dress but still want to be wearing something lightweight our Hatty Print Dress is perfect for summer. Crafted from chiffon, our Hatty dress is luxuriously lightweight with quarter length flute sleeve. The floral print maxi dress has a cinched waist with tie detailing in the back. Great for dancing the night away.
A summer wedding outdoors, or a beach wedding can really benefit from bold and bright colours. Our Margot hot pink wrap dress from our new satin dress collection is another lightweight dress choice that is great for a summer wedding and doesn't need bold jewellery to elevate the look. The dress benefits from the perfect amount of sheen and stretch and the wrap dress skirt is floaty and works well for all shapes and sizes.
Keeping with the bold colours, our Stella Hot Pink Dress is a great sleeveless, simplistic dress for a wedding that can be styled with a jacket, minimalistic jewellery or a classic bun. The Stella Slip dress has adjustable straps and will keep you cool throughout the night without compromising style.
If you love our Stella dress but prefer softer colours, our Stella Dress is also available in Lilac. The lilac satin dress is a beautiful summer colour that works for all summer settings whether you're attending a wedding on the beach, outside, or at a church, you can't go wrong with lilac.
Need Help finding the perfect bridesmaid dresses?
Planning a wedding and perfecting every little detail can become stressful and things may not always go to plan. At Maids to Measure we stock a range of styles which are available in a variety of colours so if you have found the perfect colour you will be able to choose the perfect bridesmaid dresses. You may even choose different styles of bridesmaid dresses in the same colour. You can shop our full range of bridesmaid dresses online or book a personal stylist appointment where we can help you find the perfect dresses.