Summer weddings are filling up our calendars and we’re all on the hunt for wedding guest outfits for all the different invites we’ve received. Whether you’re looking for a wedding this year or next, it’s never too early to start looking!
What To Wear To A Summer Wedding As A Guest
Not sure where to start with looking for a plus size wedding guest outfit? Whether you’re searching for what dress to wear to a summer wedding or looking for an alternative option, we’ve done the work for you and put together the ultimate guide to what to wear for a summer wedding.
Summer weddings mean you can opt for something more floaty, brighter and lighter as the temperature increases.
Whether you’re heading to a more formal church wedding, a relaxed barn wedding or you’re heading abroad, we’ve got every event covered.
What To Wear To A Summer Church Wedding
Church weddings tend to have more of a formal dress code following a traditional wedding arrangement.
The fabric of a garment is an easy way to instantly smarten up any outfit, opt for thicker crepe fabrics that have more structure to regular jersey fabrics which carry a more casual appeal. Whether you’re a dress kinda gal or you feel more comfortable in a suit and trouser combo, we’ve picked out two of our top picks for a formal summer wedding.
Featuring a flattering wrap front to highlight your chest and cleavage, this wrap dress offers an effortless floral print with a belted tie fastening and fit and flare skater skirt. Opt for white and pink accessories to keep the lighter and brighter tone of your look.
Another pink number we’re obsessing over for guests who want an alternative option to dresses. If you have multiple weddings coming up, this is a great way to switch up your outfits between each wedding.
A matching blazer and trouser set will always come in handy beyond the wedding too. You can mix and match the blazer with all your bottom half options. If you’re opting for the complete set, keep your top simple and your accessories low-key to get the suit take centre stage.
What To Wear To A Summer Wedding Abroad
Jetting off abroad for a wedding this summer? The temperatures are bound to be hotter so you’ll definitely need something floaty and light to keep you cool.
We’ve picked out two dresses you can pack in your suitcase and be the best dressed guest there whilst keeping cool and comfortable.
Ticking all the tropical boxes, this sleeveless dress was made for a wedding abroad. The stretch jersey fabric gives the loose and floaty appeal you’re looking for in hotter temperatures. Detailing with a v-neckline and twist knot detail under the bust, polish off your look with simple heels and acessories for a statement dress.
Looking for something a little more formal but will still keep you cool? We love everything about this bardot skater dress. From the bright pink and red floral design down to the sweetheart bardot neckline to the puff sleeves and skater style, we’re obsessed.
If you typically have a pear shaped body, the bardot neckline will highlight your top half helping to widen narrow shoulders – bonus right?
What To Wear To A Summer Barn Wedding
Barn weddings tend to be more relaxed with a countryside vibe to them, especially if the bride and groom have the ceremony there too. Frill detailing on dresses with smaller prints is a great way to channel this theme, giving a floaty effortless appeal.
This paisley printed dress matches the barn theme perfectly with a boho vibe to the design. Featuring a flattering wrap front, frill hem and short flared sleeves, throw on a lightweight cardigan when the evenings get cooler. Whether you’re there for the whole day or attending the evening reception, this dress works for both guests!
Another floaty, frill dress that matches the theme but still wedding-appropriate. Show some shoulder with the bardot neckline featuring a floaty overlay and dipped hem with frills. The shirred detail comfortably cinches you in at the waist, defining your silhouette effortlessly.
What To Wear To A Casual Summer Wedding
There are a lot more options for weddings, with many couples taking their own route and swaying from the traditional day. After all, it’s their big day so they should celebrate how they want to however that may be!
A more casual dress code means you have the option to opt for something a little less formal but still look presentable, it is an important day so jeans still don’t make the cut!
This milkmaid style dress offers a bold stand out design perfect for summer weddings. The large floral print instantly gives a casual appeal compared to smaller ditsy prints. Designed with a square neckline, short statement puff sleeves and midi length hem, we love how our girl is wearing it with lilac accessories enhancing the tone in the dress. This is a great tip to bring out a more low-key tone in a print!
If you’re looking for something a little shorter, this shirt dress can be worn beyond the big day too. The belted tie fastening cinches you in at the waist whilst the loose floaty knee length skirt will keep you cool if the weather is set to be scorching. The lightweight floaty fabric brings the casual appeal you’re looking for also.
What Shoes To Wear To A Summer Wedding
You’re going to spend a lot of your time on your feet so you want to make sure you’re wearing something comfy that you won’t regret wearing through the day. If you don’t wear heels very often, keep in mind these tips and tricks when shopping for heels:
- Make sure you’ve got a padded insole – the sole of your foot is where the aching will be so any extra padding will help reduce this
- Block heels are key for comfort and easy to walk in – especially if you’re new to wearing heels opt for something with a lower block heel
- Keep it neutral so they’re guaranteed to go with your outfit – you don’t want to clash your dress with your shoes so it’s best to keep it neutral and let your outfit do the talking
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