The Best Summer Wedding Guest Dresses (Beach, BBQ, Ballroom + Everything in Between!)



Wedding Guest Dresses for Summer

Wedding season is back!

After so many brides and grooms put their weddings on pause during the last year, the invitations have finally started rolling out again and party planning is in full force.

If you’re fortunate enough to have a summer wedding to look forward to, here are some colorful, fun and event-worthy dresses to check out!





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Want to win the award for Best-Dressed Guest?

Then check out some of these seriously stunning summer wedding guest dresses!

From flowy to floral, to casual backyard BBQ to exotic destination, here are all styles and price points of wedding guest dresses for the summer season.


Dresses to Wear to a Summer Wedding





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Best Summer Wedding Guest Dresses (2021)


For a Summer Beach Wedding: Amazon


Trust us, we know weddings are expensive – even as a guest.

Between the showers, the gifts, the transportation and lodging, being a wedding guest can be a pricey proposition… and that’s before you even think about the outfit!

Luckily, there are some really stunning wedding guest dresses out there that don’t cost a fortune, like this pretty ruffled option from Amazon.

It has a draped neckline, long balloon sleeves and a billowy silhouette that will make you look graceful and chic.

This summer wedding guest dress would be perfect for casual affairs, beach weddings and backyard get togethers!

V Neck Printed Mini Dress

Sold on Amazon

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For a Rustic Summer Wedding: Lulus


I’m all about matching an outfit to the occasion.

If you’re attending a rustic summer wedding, say at a barn or backyard, then you’ll want something comfortable for the outdoors. 

Try this red hot jumpsuit!

It has a flattering strapless top half, with a flirty flared hemline, and wide leg pants, to make your legs look miles long.

It’s simple, but packs a statement!

Red Jumpsuit

Sold on Lulus

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For a Casual Summer Wedding: Lavender Brown


This gorgeous hot pink dress from Lavender Brown just screams fun.

I love the cowl neck, A-line mini dress silhouette and vibrant silk fabric. Grab a cute mini dress like this if you’re MO is to dance the night away!

Pink Mini Dress with Cowl Neck

Sold on Zappos & Amazon

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For a Summer Garden Wedding: Reformation


Attending a summer wedding in a garden or beautiful outdoor area?

Then try a feminine dress like this pretty midi option from Reformation.

It’s available in a number of different styles and lengths, but I particularly love this smocked bodice. There’s a ruched panel at the pack to ensure a perfect fit, and thin delicate straps you can adjust ,depending on your height.

It’s strapless bra friendly, while the below-the-knee lined skirt is event appropriate. So pretty and perfect for summer!

Reformation Summer Wedding Guest Dresses

Sold on Nordstrom, Reformation, Net A Porter, Shopbop & Farfetch

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For a Summer Outdoor Wedding: M.M. LaFleur


If you’re attending a wedding during the day, try this sleek and structured dress from MM LaFleur.

It has a sheath dress shape, which is flattering on all different body types, and a waist tie belt, to cinch everything in.

We especially love this stunning green color!

M.M.LaFleur Wrap Dress

Sold on Zappos & MM LaFleur

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For an Indoor Summer Wedding: Bec and Bridge


I’m obsessed with silk slip dresses lately, and this gorgeous option is on my list for an upcoming wedding.

It’s available in all different neckline styles, so you can find the perfect option for your body shape, and has a really flattering cut to drape nicely as you move and walk.

I love the cowl neckline, diagonal seam skirt, and thigh high slit. Best of all, the asymmetric neckline and scoop back is just conservative enough to easily wear a bra underneath.

Silky Slip Dress

Sold on RevolveThe Iconic

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For a Summer Country Club Wedding: Bardot


For a formal summer wedding, say at a hotel or country club, dress to the occasion with a sleek black midi dress.

This sleeveless option from Bardot would be perfect.

It has a lace panel corset, to highlight the narrowest part of your torso, while adding interest with the peekaboo floral lace inserts.

The straight skirt is elongating and because it’s black, this is a dress you could easily re-wear for multiple non wedding occasions!

Bardot Black Lace Midi Dress

Sold on Zappos, Nordstrom, Revolve, Bloomingdales & Amazon

Check the latest reviews and see all color options here





For a Summer Yacht Club Wedding: Milly


I always love a ‘Pretty Woman’ style dress (you know the scene at the polo match).

This beautiful maxi dress is modern, feminine and elegant – and would be perfect for a summer wedding by the water.

It has a full length maxi skirt, a classic polka dot print, and tiered ruffles that sway and move as you walk!

Milly Polka Dot Midi Dress

Sold on Zappos, Nordstrom, Saks, Revolve, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorfs & Amazon

Check the latest reviews and see all color options here





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