I personally never know what to wear to special events such as weddings (part in parcel because I never plan ahead). This year and every year forward shall be different! Why? Ordering online. If you are attending a wedding this summer and are as stumped as I have been in the past, look no further than this post for some dress inspiration!
When I think summer weddings I generally think quite light, airy fabrics and pastel colours. However, depending on the bride, the location, the bridesmaids dresses and really what you feel comfortable in – you don’t have to stick with the general or the usual! Let’s the inspiration commence! (For purchase information, click the photos).
The Simple Yet Beautiful Options
Blush pink is always a go to for summer weddings I think. It’s not white like the bride and not too dark that it’s unsuitable for the vibe. I particularly like this dress because: a) it’s affordable b) it’s not too short (unless you are over 6 feet in which case I have more dress suggestions for ya coming up and c) It’s a unique shape that allows you to stock up on wedding cake and hide the ensuing food baby!
I’ll be honest here…I have this dress in two colours and think they are fantastic! If you don’t like the style of the top of this dress in this photo that’s A-OK because it’s a convertible dress that allows you to change the top into many different styles! It can be a strapless dress, you can have a portion around your neck like a necklace-style collar, you can make cap sleeves or just have the strap on one side! The possibilities are endless so for less the 70$ USD you are getting many dresses for a pretty good price!
If you do want to wear white or off-white there is hope! Look for floral patterns to separate your white dress from the brides! This maxi from forever 21 allows you to remain cool in the summer heat during the wedding and affords you the opportunity to play up that new necklace or long braided hairstyle you’ve been dying to try! Again, super affordable this maxi dress can be found on F21 online for less than $40!
For the Adventurous Fashionista
I fell in love with this dress as soon as I saw it! The eclectic yellow graphic print, the maxi length, the empire waistline – every part of this dress is unique and sure to make a statement!
Thinking of making a statement but don’t know where to start? Try a bold colour! Unlike winter weddings, bold colours seem quite acceptable during the summer! This number from H&M eliminates your stress of accessorizing with a beady neckline so you can focus all your time on perfecting the thin wing-eyeliner look you’ve been meaning to learn.
Clearly there is something about in-your-face florals that are striking me today but I think this dress is just gorgeous! The trim around the neckline and shoulders is different from anything I’ve ever seen! If you are looking for a conversation piece so as to avoid talking about your relationship status and what your plans are after college – this is the way to go!