Summer Wedding Guest Outfit

Lovers + Friends dress

Around this time of year, you’re calendar is probably starting to fill up with a lot of wedding invitations. Summer is wedding season, after all! You’re so excited to attend and celebrate, until the inevitable question pops up in your mind: what do I wear!?!? 

Wedding guest dressing can be tricky. First you have to decipher the confusing dress code (can someone please define what “semi-formal” means?) and then you need to pick a look that’s gorgeous, but not so gorgeous that it upstages the bride’s dress.

Lucky for you, I’ve attended my fair share of weddings, including one quite recently in Puerto Rico! I’ve developed some go-to styles to look for when picking out my wedding guest outfits. Keep scrolling to see the tried & true styles I gravitate towards!

Lovely Lace

Summer Wedding Guest Outfit

Self-Portrait dress

Lace is an elegant fabric that can take even a single-colored dress to the next level. I adore the inventive lace dresses from Self-Portrait, like the one I’m wearing above, but there are plenty of stylish lace dresses out there.


Flirty Florals

Summer Wedding Guest Outfit

For Love & Lemons dress and Saint Laurent purse

Florals are the easiest way to add some print action to your look. I love that floral prints can be soft & feminine or vibrant & eye-catching, meaning no matter your style there is a floral print out there for you! An added bonus is when you find a dress with a lovely detail like the cut-out back on my For Love & Lemons dress.


Bright & Bold

Summer Wedding Guest Outfit

Alice McCall dress

Ready to stand out from the crowd? There’s no easier way to do it than to don a bright color! Whether it’s a red hot crimson, electric blue, or sunny yellow, there are no wrong choices; pick a color and wear it with confidence!