This blog features 24 outfits for summer wedding guests.
Weddings in the summer are beautiful.
The flowers are all blooming, the sun is out, the birds are all chirping and the weather is warm – sometimes a little too warm.
What do you wear as a summer wedding guest when the weather is a little too warm?
I’ve got your back.
Here are a few breezy and beautiful outfits that you could wear as a summer wedding guest.
What characterizes a good outfit for a summer wedding?
Well, first off it needs to be cool.
You don’t want to be sweating and crying when the vow exchange comes around.
Next, a summer wedding outfit should be colorful – or not, it’s totally up to you and the dress code.
Whatever you do, make sure not to look better than the bride – it is her day after all.
Another “cool” element to a summer wedding outfit is your shoes.
Open-toe shoes are the way to go if the weather is warm.
Also, wear your hair up if you can – this will make you even cooler.
Here are a few ideas of cool, colorful – or not-colorful outfits that you as the guest could wear, I hope it helps!
1. Everyone loves a matching set
This striking orange matching set is perfect for a summer wedding – cool and colorful.
Who says that you have to wear a dress to a wedding?
Come on, it’s 2024.
A color-coordinated set is just as formal as a dress.
Plus, I find it more comfortable. Whatever you feel best in, you should wear. Also, love her open-toe low heels.
2. Show off those curves
You’ve got them – so flaunt them.
This color is GORGEOUS.
The off-the-shoulder aspect of this dress would make it cooler than one with sleeves, so will the slit.
Nice and breezy.
Also, note that her hair is up – this would make it even cooler.
3. Cooler than Barbie
This simple little pink satin dress would be perfect for a summer wedding.
This material looks light and airy – just what you want on the warmer wedding days.
The added floral pattern on this dress adds a touch of color – color is what summer is all about.
4. Strappy dresses paired with sunnies
This outfit is easy and elegant.
Paired with a strappy heel, you’ll look hot but you won’t be getting hot.
This floral detail is so dainty and cute.
5. Floral off the shoulder dress
This dress is for ladies who love ruffles.
The thin material and off-the-shoulder style will make sure that you are cool and comfortable at your summer wedding.
This guest’s slicked-back hair adds elegance to the outfit.
6. Classy and elegant
What’s not to love about a simple black jumpsuit?
You look put together without much effort – a bonus is that black is super slimming.
I love the messy bun updo.
7. Lady in Green
This emerald green boob tube dress is so chic.
It’s elegant without trying too hard.
These platform black heels are a cute addition to this outfit and the high ponytail just completes the look.
This outfit is giving “retro chic” – so trendy at the moment.
8. Fitted waist dresses
I adore the fitted dresses that then fan out like this one.
It is so slimming and elegant.
This color is also gorgeous.
Did you know that humans associate the color blue with cold – maybe you could trick your brain this way.
Because the dress is flowy on the bottom half, it will help with not getting too warm – exactly what you need at a summer wedding.
9. Painting the town red
This dress is everything.
I love the bold color and this guest is knocking it out of the park.
Her up-do completes this look by showing off a little skin and the oversized earrings are a fun addition.
Don’t be scared to play around with your accessories – if you like a big hoop then wear a big hoop.
This dress may not be the coolest but this color would bring that happy summer feeling.
10. Pleated in pink
Here’s another playful color.
The pleats on this dress will make it extra flowy and extra cool.
The slits in the waist area will also add that extra bit of coolness.
Her open-toe heels are a good addition to the outfit – I like how she has gone with a neutral color for her shoes to not distract from her dress.
11. Ruffles, layers, and pleats all in one
You may not necessarily think that this dress would be cool, but the thin material and flowy design will keep
you cool enough.
This color screams summer and her oversized floral earrings are a cute touch.
This outfit is stunning.
The design of this dress is so slimming!
I LOVE how it’s cinched at the waist and then flows out AND has a slit on the side.
The circle on her shoes matches the circle on her belt – this ties everything in.
13. Going back in time
Did we just travel back in time with this dress?
This dress is GORGEOUS.
It’s giving Marilyn Monroe.
All this guest needs now is a pair of white, low heels that almost look like pumps.
14. Little black dress
Simple and elegant.
Black is so slimming.
I love the little purse that she’s paired with this outfit.
This is the perfect outfit if you’re attending a classy summer wedding.
15. Bold patterns and colors
Bold. colorful, playful, and perfect for a summer wedding.
I love the layered effect of this dress.
The tie on the top leaves the back open – keeping you nice and cool.
I love how the tie is so long so that it blends with the rest of the dress.
16. Tying the knot
The length of this dress is perfect for warmer weather – and you can show your tanned legs off.
Again, open-toed shoes are the way to go for a summer wedding.
The shoulder ties of this dress are super cute.
It makes the dress a little more feminine.
This color is neutral and the material looks super “cool”.
I love the oversized sunglasses – keep these in mind if it’s an outdoor ceremony.
17. Keeping it classy
This emerald green satin dress is super classy and elegant.
The added clutch and hanging earrings take this dress to the next level.
There’s no way that she’s getting hot in this dress.
18. Retro Layers
Here’s another layered dress that you could take inspiration from.
I love how this dress creates movement – that’s a fun way to add some personality to your outfit.
The black wedge heels paired with this dress is a good way to do.
To me, wedge heels are just so much more comfortable.
The cut of this dress is also gorgeous – I love the “v” neckline and that it closes at the top leaving the back open.
19. Simple and Sleek
Here’s another super elegant dress.
The nonfitted style will keep this guest cool so she can have a good time – and it looks like she is from that gorgeous smile.
I love the detail on her open-toed heels.
20. Cute lilac dress with frills
This simple lilac dress is fun and classy.
Fun because of the ruffles and classy – well, what’s not classy about this dress?
These shoes are a great addition, but if it were me, I would choose an open-toed pair.
21. A Pop of Color
Don’t be afraid to wear something colorful, unless the dress code says otherwise.
Pants and a blazer are becoming more trendy for women.
Try choosing complimentary colors when matching colors in a set.
22. Ruffles, Ruffles and more Ruffles
Ruffles must be trending!
Or maybe everyone just loves them?
Either way, they are a fun little addition to your outfit.
23. Stunning Satin
Can we just take a moment for this dress.
This is simple elegance at its best.
The open back would make this dress cool enough for those warm summer weddings – there’s another tip: open-back dresses or blouses.
24. Tres Chic
Here’s another simple and elegant black dress.
I love the length on this one, it’s classy and sexy at the same time because you’re showing off a little leg.
These heels that this guest has paired this dress with are gorgeous – they’d also be super cool.
The cinched waist effect gives this guest a stunning hourglass figure.
Well there you go – 24 breezy outfits for summer wedding guests.
I hope that you have drawn inspiration from this blog and that your outfit is hot – not in the literal way of course.
Until next time, have fun at that summer wedding!