The months of spring and summer are traditionally chosen by many couples for their wedding ceremonies. If you have friends who are hosting such an event this year, you would need a spring or summer wedding outfit. At the start of the season, we decided to shop around to explore wedding guest dress ideas. We present our special selection below, along with some basic principles for choosing an outfit for a wedding and the missteps to avoid.
One of your best friends is planning her wedding this summer and you just received the invitation to this happy event? Now is the time to choose a wedding guest dress! But then, before embarking on shopping, you should know a few principles for choosing the ideal wedding guest outfit..
What color for a wedding guest dress for spring and summer ?
If there is one color of wedding guest dress that is almost absolutely to be banned, it is white. The immaculate color being reserved for the bride’s outfit, we will especially avoid stealing the role of star by selecting a wedding dress in this color. !
Enhance your look with a little dress in pastel tones and lace by Nordstrom
Good to know: there is one small exception to this principle. It applies to cases where the bride has chosen another color for her ceremony or party dress. In this case, you have the option of betting on white. We still recommend that you share your idea with the bride and ask her opinion..
How to wear light colors at a party in spring or summer
Pink is ideal for a spring and summer wedding guest outfit, adopt this dress with mid-length sleeves by Zara
Yes, but spring and summer are seasons when we usually wear light colors. How to Avoid White While Staying in a Spring or Summer Shades Palette ?
Bright colors and a floral pattern for a party full of laughter with a Dolce signature outfit & Gabbana
There are two possible solutions to solve this problem. The first would be to bet on a wedding guest dress in a light shade with a floral pattern. Whether the print is in bright or bright tones, you’ll have a season-appropriate look that’s perfect for a party.
Chic and elegant this short sleeveless outfit in metallic tones by H&M !
The second option would be to select an outfit for a wedding guest in pastel shades. It would be a great way to stay in the season’s color palette and keep up with the latest trends in wedding attire..
Can we wear a black dress at a wedding ceremony or reception ?
The little black cocktail-style dress, an ideal option for an official party, idea by Michelle Mason
Don’t have time to go shopping right now and are counting on your little black dress? No problem ! Short or long, the black dress is no longer banned from parties and wedding ceremonies. It makes your figure more feminine and elegant, and it makes you feel comfortable! What better for your best friend’s special day ?
Give a feminine and poetic touch to her short dress with lace, model by Zara
If you decide to go for an outfit in black, feel free to add a few pops of light or bright colors. In short, take advantage of the accessories that you have in your wardrobe to give your outfit a little more pep. !
A black lace outfit for a poetic and daring look at the same time by Urban Outfitters
Different models of black dress are suitable for different situations. So a romantic themed wedding is the perfect setting for a dark dress with lace..
The daring black dress for a glamorous wedding by Topshop
For an official celebration, we would rather bet on outfits in dark colors and sleek silhouettes..
Can we wear a bright colored wedding dress for women? ?
The bright red asymmetrical outfit is ideal for a romantic wedding, model by Les 3 Suisses
Speaking of bright colors, let’s say a few words about wedding outfits in shades of red, green, yellow and blue. Unless expressly requested by the bride and groom (which should appear on your invitation), these colors are a good choice for your wedding guest dress.
Do you like bright yellow? Opt for a dress with feminine bustier, Victoria Beckham version
Short or long, the dress in bright shades will make you shine all day long. And even a long time later, in the wedding photos !
What a vintage themed wedding guest dress ?
The elegant dress is ideal for all silhouettes! For a spring wedding, we fall for a model by Cushnie Et Ochs
Your friend has chosen a theme for the organization and for the decoration of her special day. So she asks you to wear an outfit that matches this theme. In this case, we would have to find a way to comply with its demands. !
For a vintage wedding, opt for a mid-length guest wedding dress by Nordstrom
Themed weddings are fun because they give us a bit of the vibe of a themed costume party. Yep, if the bride has decided to center her special day around the vintage theme, you are probably going to have to choose a retro dress..
Light tones and chic silhouette for a retro wedding with this model by Asos
So choose a silhouette and a length adapted to the chosen period. Complete your look with the right hairstyle and accessories.
What wedding guest outfit for a bohemian chic or romantic party ?
A unique bohemian chic wedding guest dress by Anthropologie
For a bohemian chic themed wedding, adopt a hippie style look! The long dress in light tones is ideal for the occasion. Do not forget to imagine a thematic hairstyle supplemented, possibly, by an accessory in the shape of a flower.
Floral and satin pattern for a long romantic style model by Anthropologie
Another popular theme for spring and summer is romantic weddings. This occasion invites you to find a dress that is feminine and chic at the same time. Here again, opt for light colors and floral prints, to associate with a poetic hairstyle with braids or bun.
How to choose a wedding guest dress in pastel tone ?
Feminine lace and fine pleats for an outfit in pastel blue by H&M
The pastel wedding is a beautiful option for a summer and spring party since these colors rhyme with those of nature. If you need to choose an outfit for a pastel themed party, be sure to find out what color the bride and bridesmaids will choose..
Strapless models seduce us for a summer wedding, idea by Asos
Armed with this essential information, try to find a pastel shade that wouldn’t make your dress too close to the bride’s in terms of color. In short, follow the principle that the bride is the star of the day !
What outfits for a country or seaside themed wedding ?
Floral prints seduce us even when they’re in cool tones, like this model by J. Crew Collection
The country wedding usually takes place in a rustic and relaxed setting. Organized in the countryside, this party gives you the opportunity to put on a dress with floral prints.
For a seaside party, treat yourself to a wrap dress in navy shades by Tory Burch
As the name suggests, the classic seaside themed wedding is celebrated near the sea and sometimes even on the beach. In some cases, it could take place on a terrace and a swimming pool. This frame invites us to wear romantic and relaxed outfits that take up patterns of the natural landscape.
Lace dresses with thin straps are ideal for hot days, model by Mango
If you want to stay in the wedding theme, therefore choose an outfit in colors and marine patterns. You can never go wrong with shades of blue, gray and white.
To avoid white, we choose light beige, Nordstrom version
Beige is a complementary color to blue in many marine-style decors. So this is a great solution for those who do not want to wear cold colors !
Some tips for choosing the right wedding guest dress depending on the place and the season
In spring and summer, we want a colorful dress, Asos version !
The choice of a wedding guest dress and the accessories that go with it will take the season into account. Spring is certainly associated with light materials and chic silhouettes, but the month of April is still cool.
Provide long sleeves for a celebration that takes place in April or May, idea by Zara
For this reason, you could wear an outfit with long sleeves. Depending on the model chosen, don’t forget to bring a jacket or scarf for the evening.
Some tips for a chic and comfortable look in summer
In spring, we allow ourselves a short dress with long sleeves in dark tones by Madewell
The color of your dress won’t just depend on the bride’s outfit and the theme; also take the season into account. If you are going to attend a wedding in July and August, avoid the color black. It attracts the sun’s rays and may be uncomfortable on the hottest days of the year.
The lace, soft is feminine, figure on this original and sexy model by Style Bop
During the warmer months, wear a sleeveless summer wedding guest dress that will allow you to move more freely and enjoy the party despite the heat..
The cocktail dress in dark tones adapts to a female guest wedding outfit, idea by H&M
There is one exception to this principle: it applies to cases where the wedding party takes place in the evening, at sunset. Dark colors and cocktail dresses in black and dark blue are fully permitted for these cases..
We fell in love with this short light beige lace dress by Sandro
In summer, wear natural, light colors and materials. Outfits made of artificial textiles will stimulate sweat and may ruin your party.
Adapt the model of her wedding guest dress to the framework of the ceremony and the party
Are you invited to a marine wedding? Go for the color blue with a long dress model signed Alex Perry
Some themed weddings are organized in original and unusual places that match the decor of the party. Your invitation will inform you of all the details about the location of the ceremony and party. This information will be useful for you to choose a silhouette and a length adapted to the occasion..
Some principles for choosing a wedding guest dress for a church ceremony
For an outdoor party, we fall for this little yellow sleeveless dress by Anthropologie
Is your friend planning a church ceremony? In this case, a few specific rules should be taken into account. The ceremonies celebrated in church require a rather classic outfit, even somewhat rigorous..
For official ceremonies, we favor classic tones with a model by Brock Collection
Here, no dress too short or silhouette too tight. Also plan to cover your shoulders (a scarf, a shirt), if necessary.
For official ceremonies and glamorous celebrations, we put on a star dress signed Les 3 Suisses !
Given these constraints, church wedding dresses require some creativity. You should choose a model suitable for the official ceremony that you can quickly transform for the following party..
What bag and shoes for a wedding guest dress in spring and summer ?
To shine with a rock’n’roll look, opt for an asymmetrical dress by Topshop
In terms of accessories, choose a clutch or handbag, particularly suitable for casual parties with a rustic or bohemian chic theme..
Floral prints in bright and light tones, an ideal option for spring and summer by Jill stuart
If you have decided to wear an understated outfit, opt for a clutch adorned with shiny sequins or patterns in bright tones..
The little black dress comes in a daring and ultra feminine version Rebecca Vallance
As for the shoes for a wedding guest dress, you decide in advance if you are comfortable with the heels. If so, we will opt for classic pumps, in a color that complements the outfit.
The dark dress, chic and functional version, ideal for a casual wedding by Babaton
Otherwise, you can always afford a pair of trendy and comfortable ballerinas. It would be a great solution for those who don’t like to wear heels or who would like to be able to dance the night away !
Hot days invite us to wear a short wedding dress in soft tones by Zara
Sandals are a possible choice for the months of July and August, as long as the party theme allows it. You can wear open sandals with a hippie chic or romantic style outfit, especially if the party is in a natural setting and out of town..
Choosing the right jewelry for a wedding guest outfit
Short dress ideal for summer in khaki shade by Les 3 Suisses
Moreover, the jewels are to be selected according to your desires and according to your type of outfit. Choose simpler accessories for a dress in bright tones or lace. Conversely, allow yourself original jewelry to complete a discreet outfit !
Cozy and cute wedding guest outfit for dancing the night away by Urban Outfitters