It’s no wonder so many couples choose summer for their wedding date — this season lends itself to romance and whimsy. Nature blooms into life and produces a magnificent backdrop for a wedding.
If you’re invited to a summer wedding, you may be wondering what you should wear. From color to length, how do you choose an outfit you’ll love while dressing appropriately for the event? This guide will help you narrow your choices to find the perfect attire.
First, Consider the Dress Code or Venue
Sometimes, the wedding invitation will list the dress code, such as formal or semi-formal. Couples may also indicate the dress code on their wedding website, should they choose to have one.
If attire is not mentioned, don’t panic. See where the ceremony and reception are being held. These locations set the tone for the event.
For example, if the wedding is at a farm or beach, assume more casual dress such as a sundress and wedges. If the reception takes place in a ballroom, formal attire — a floor-length or cocktail dress — is your best bet. If you’re still unsure, don’t be afraid to ask the soon-to-be-married couple. It’s better to know beforehand than feel uncertain in your wardrobe choice.
Once you know the dress code, it’s time for the fun part — shopping.
Colors and Prints
The dark, drab days of winter are gone, so reflect this with your clothing. Embrace the change of seasons with flirty colors and prints. Summer offers countless possibilities, from ethereal pastels to vibrant hues.
Here are some options that embodies the summer:
- Blush or nude tones
- Bold prints
- Canary yellow
- Coral (said to be universally flattering)
- Pastels (lavender, seafoam, mint, peach, lemon, etc.)
- Emerald green (great for an early spring, and summer weddings)
It’s All in the Details
Ditch the DressWho says dresses are your only option for a summer wedding? Opt for a jumpsuit, one of 2019’s biggest trends for womenswear. Not only can jumpsuits be figure-flattering, but they’re comfortable and ideal for summer’s temperature fluctuations.
LayersSummer can go from warm to brisk within hours. Here’s your chance to layer while making a statement. Will part of the wedding be outdoors? A cropped leather jacket over your outfit creates structure and a bit of edge. A shawl, in contrast, is a lovely, classic choice.
i agree! you can never go wrong with pastel colours. id accessorize it with jewelry to add a bit of boldness to the overall look. i found some nice options at iconicjewelry.com and brilliant earth. any more recommendations? my sister is marrying next summer and this concept is just perfect