Dresses to Wear to Summer Weddings

May 25, 2017

ASOS Navy Off the Shoulder Dress I wit & whimsy

I thought as I got older I’d have less weddings to attend each year but here I am with another four on my calendar for 2017! I’ve been in a wedding party eight times and been to countless bachelorette parties so I do know a thing or two about getting wedding-ready so today I’m sharing a ton of dresses for any summer weddings you may have!

As soon as I bought this dress, I knew I’d wear it to a wedding and I also ended up donning it last Friday evening for a special dinner.

Dresses To Wear To Summer Weddings

ASOS Navy Off the Shoulder Dress I wit & whimsy

Picking out dresses as a wedding guest can be a little tricky as personally I want those I purchase to be able to work for other occasions, too! The below options are for those of you in the market for dresses to wear to weddings or other special summer soirees this season.

One thing I’ll say is that I think it is important to consider the wedding characteristics as you plan your ensemble. Are the bride and groom more laid back? Are the families hosting the wedding more formal? What’s the venue? Will you be spending anytime outdoors? Consider all these aspects before you purchase your dress (and corresponding shoes!) Know the dress code before you go and you can always shoot the bride and groom a text to confirm in case you’re unsure.

ASOS Navy Off the Shoulder Dress I wit & whimsy

Without further delay, below you’ll find my picks in a variety of categories that’ll hopefully be helpful no matter what kind of wedding(s) is on your social calendar this year. Whether it is a black tie wedding or a casual wedding, you’ll find options in the below selects.


Wear these dresses to a wedding and then re-style them for plenty of other events after. I have gotten so much wear out of certain dresses that I buy for weddings and I’m all about changing up my styling of my hair or accessories to make the dress work for other occasions. 

What to wear to summer weddings I wit & whimsy

Beach Wedding:

Have a beach wedding or a destination wedding this year? Here are some more laid back, casual dresses in floral prints and lightweight fabrics that are perfect for beach weddings taking place in warm weather.

What to wear to summer weddings I wit & whimsy

Black Tie:


Have a black tie wedding to go to this summer? I love a maxi dress in a beautiful fabric for a black tie event but also fabrics like lace or with a bit of shimmer are great options to amp up the fancy factor for a black tie wedding.

What to wear to summer weddings I wit & whimsy

Under $100:


On a budget? Look no further than these dresses that are all under $100. No matter your style – I found affordable options of maxi dresses, puff sleeve dresses, mini dresses and more.

What to wear to summer weddings I wit & whimsy

Splurge Worthy:


Want to go really all out? These dresses are splurge-worthy and you’ll love having them as a special ocassion dress up moment. They have special details like shimmery fabrics and I personally always think a little black dress that makes you feel great is a worthwhile investment.

What to wear to summer weddings I wit & whimsy

Of all the ones included I really loved a few in particular. This one would make such a statement in any room, this dress comes in multiple colors and could be re-worn for showers, cocktail parties and more, this dress looks more expensive than it is and I love the length and this dress is so unique looking with such pretty detailing (it could also be dressed down with a denim jacket and flats.)

So many great options to keep you well outfitted all summer long as you attend weddings!

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