31 Beautiful Dresses to Wear to Your Next Summer Wedding
Need to refresh your wedding guest wardrobe? These cute dresses will have you all set for summer celebrations.
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Scored an invite to watch someone you love tie the knot this summer? Consider your outfit taken care of. We've searched the web for this year's best wedding guest dresses for the summer, no matter the location, dress code, or your personal style. We're here to make figuring out what to wear to a summer wedding easy peasy—leaving you a little extra time to find a fierce pair of shoes to match (and buy the perfect wedding gift too). These summer wedding guest dresses are the season's hottest picks—all you have to do is decide which one you love the most.
Where to Buy Summer Wedding Guest Dresses
Good news: There are lots of great places to shop for cute summer wedding guest dresses online. We're sharing some of our favorite websites to browse that'll help you get a head start on being the best-dressed guest.
- Rue La La: On the hunt for a bargain? Avid thrifters will appreciate Rue La La's incredible sale prices and curated boutiques that make shopping for designer fashion a breeze.
- Lulus: Lulus is hands down one of our favorite places to shop online for pretty much any wedding-related event. You'll find a variety of stylish guest attire for under $100.
- Rent the Runway: Who said you have to buy a new outfit? Rent the Runway is an eco-friendly alternative that'll give you access to tons of designer styles. Keep reading to see some of our favorite summer wedding guest dress ideas from the site.
The Best Dresses to Wear to a Summer Wedding
We've scoured the web so that you don't have to and have listed our favorite fashion picks of the season. So what are you waiting for? Check out the most stylish summer wedding guest dresses (and jumpsuits) of 2022 right here.
1. Sunshine yellow midi dress
Attending a daytime summer wedding? This cheery ruffle dress is a fitting tribute to bright days and joyful occasions. Wear it with flat or wedge sandals for an outdoor wedding, or if you'll be indoors, grab a pair of sexy stiletto heels. The sweet Swiss dot midi is available in sizes XS to XL.
Lulus Next to You mustard yellow Swiss dot ruffled midi dress, $68, Lulus
2. Ruffled summer dress
When shopping for a dress to wear to a summer wedding, don't shy away from bold details. After all, summer is the season of bright colors and daring prints. Statement ruffle shoulders add a flirty texture to this gorgeous floral maxi, which is available to rent in sizes 0 to 16. Pair it with simple but elegant accessories (think: classic stud earrings and a pendant necklace) to complete your formal ensemble.
Ieena for Mac Duggal ruffle shoulder gown, from $90 to rent, Rent the Runway
3. Slip wedding guest dress
There are lots of beautiful dresses you can wear to a summer wedding as a guest, including options that are equal parts functional and fashionable. This cleverly designed slip dress is bra friendly thanks to the thoughtfully cut neckline and back. The harmonious navy and orange color combination will look stunning at any time of day. It's available in sizes XS to XXXL.
La Femme Apéro Gala dress midi, $310, La Femme Apéro
4. Dainty lace summer dress
If the invitation states a dress code of "black-tie optional" or "cocktail attire," we've got you covered. This sleeveless lace style definitely fits the bill. Plus, it comes in a variety of summer-ready pastel shades. It's an especially on-theme design for guests at a garden wedding and comes in a range of sizes (XS to XXL).
ASTR The Label lace A-line midi dress, from $90, ASTR The Label
5. Sleek satin jumpsuit
Who says you have to wear a dress for a wedding? A jumpsuit is another cocktail reception-approved outfit idea that'll suit your next summer celebration. This jumpsuit's dusty pink hue is super on trend this season and the side leg slits add a subtle statement. It's available in a size 2 up to a size 16. Silver or yellow gold accessories will look equally stunning.
ML Monique Lhuillier Doutzen V-neck jumpsuit, $320, BHLDN
6. Sage wedding guest midi
Not quite over the cottagecore trend? We're right there with you. This sustainably produced plus-size midi is such a cute dress to wear to a wedding, especially in the spring or summer. With puff sleeves, a sweetheart neckline, ruched bodice and nature-inspired print, it checks all the boxes. You can add it to your cart in sizes 14 to 24.
Reformation Lacey dress ES in Juniper, $248, Reformation
7. Convertible wedding guest jumpsuit
If you're looking for a casual summer wedding guest outfit, consider it found. This chic, convertible jumpsuit looks as comfy as it does stylish. Soft, stretchy fabric meets functional pockets and a flattering wide-leg silhouette. Choose from nine colorful shades and sizes XS to XL.
Free People Dani convertible one piece, $88, Free People
8. Unique summer coord set
Don't be afraid to jump on your favorite current trends when buying a wedding guest dress for the summer. This eye-catching set combines two things we're loving right now: matching separates and colorful minimalism. The bright pink hue will fit right in at a daytime cocktail reception (and the tea-length skirt has pockets!). Both pieces are available in sizes 0 to 14.
Sachin & Babi Darcy top in Shocking Pink, $195, Sachin & Babi; Sachin & Babi Leighton skirt in Shocking Pink, $295, Sachin & Babi
9. Tropical summer maxi
When it comes to formal summer wedding guest dresses, full-length gowns are an easy way to follow the dress code. But there's no reason your outfit has to be plain and simple—formal summer dresses for weddings can still make a statement! Between the one-shoulder design and bright, tropical print, this Badgley Mischka gown (available in sizes 0 to 22) is utterly striking.
Badgley Mischka floral one-shoulder gown, from $105 to rent, Rent the Runway
10. Blazer wedding guest dress
The best dress for a summer wedding is the one that makes you feel most like yourself. If you prefer bold and edgy over traditionally feminine details, try a blazer wedding guest dress. This double-breasted design comes in a light lavender hue that's perfect for the summer months. It's available in a size 12 to 24 as well as smaller sizes.
Saint Genies plus ruched hem button-through blazer dress in lavender, $64, ASOS
11. Minimalist summer midi
If you're in search of a cocktail dress for your next summer wedding, we've got you covered. Pair this understated midi with your best stiletto heels and you're good to go. The best part? A black maxi is a year-round wardrobe staple, so you can wear it to special occasions all the time. Petite, regular and tall lengths are available in sizes XXS to XL.
Abercrombie & Fitch asymmetrical one-shoulder maxi dress, $150, Abercrombie & Fitch
12. Vintage-inspired summer dress
The dress code is an important guideline, but following it shouldn't stop you from wearing something that emanates your individual style. If you're looking for something a little more unique, try this gorgeous mini dress with a retro wallpaper-inspired floral print. It's an excellent pick for casual summer events, whether you're looking for a wedding guest dress for June, July, or August. Plus, it's made from 100% linen, which should help you keep your cool under the hot sun. Shop sizes XXS to XL.
CAMI NYC Meri dress in Wallpaper Floral, $385, CAMI NYC
13. Elegant wedding guest dress
Finding the perfect dress for a summer wedding can be tricky, especially if your preferred style is a little more conservative. Warm-weather attire often calls for shorter lengths and thin spaghetti straps, but those aren't the only options. Being mindful of the materials you choose is another way to ensure the sun doesn't melt your good mood. This light maxi is made from cool satin and boasts beautiful design features, including balloon sleeves, an empire waist and a button-down front. Pick up this formal summer wedding guest dress (with sleeves!) in plus sizes 14 to 24.
ELOQUII Myrtle full-sleeve maxi dress, $150, ELOQUII
14. Sultry wedding guest gown
Here's another statement-making dress for a summer wedding that you can rent ahead of the special occasion. The corset bodice is one of our favorite trends for 2022, and it looks absolutely stunning on this floaty, floral number. Rent it in sizes XS to XL (and order a back-up size for free in case you need to size up or down).
Katie May Senorita bustier gown, from $45 to rent, Rent the Runway
15. Pretty polka-dot midi
In search of a classy summer wedding guest dress that's fit for a cocktail party? Look no further. Dainty floral lace, spaghetti straps, and an asymmetrical trim combine to create a look like no other. Rent it in sizes 0 to 14 for a period of four or eight days.
Sau Lee polka dot Lucy dress, from $33 to rent, Rent the Runway
16. Versatile wedding guest dress
Sometimes the best summer dress for a wedding guest isn't inherently summery. This chic black midi dress will look great at celebrations all year round and it can easily be accessorized to suit a formal or semi-formal dress code. How's that for a versatile summer party dress? That classy one-shoulder detail is subtly stunning. It's available from Nordstrom in sizes XXS to XXL.
Dress the Population Tiffany one-shoulder midi dress in Black, $148, Nordstrom
17. Airy summer maxi
The relaxed silhouette of this pretty pink outfit is equal parts stylish and comfortable. Wear it to a casual daytime wedding with your favorite accessories. It's also a great summer dress for wedding guests attending a beach celebration. Just make sure you wear practical shoes—wedges, flats or a sturdy block heel will prevent you from sinking into the sand.
Dondolo Juliette pink floral Daphne dress, $215, Dondolo
18. Streamlined wedding guest midi
We're pretty much obsessed with anything eco-friendly brand Reformation has to offer, and their trendy summer wedding guest dresses are no different. Anyone who appreciates streamlined, sophisticated style will love this minimalist look with delicate spaghetti straps and an eye-catching leg slit.
Reformation Ingrid dress in Celadon, $278, Reformation
19. Sunset-tone summer dress
Looking for a dress to attend a late summer wedding? This orange-hued satin midi is the perfect transitional piece between summer and fall. Whether it's a country celebration or nuptials on the beach, there's a place in your lineup for this stunning outfit.
House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE Rosito midi dress, $248, REVOLVE
20. Romantic wedding guest gown
This long summer wedding guest dress is bursting with romantic details, from the blush pink hue to the floral lace overlay. The deep V-neckline and hidden leg slit add a subtly edgy element. Plus, the slit is an excellent opportunity to show off your favorite strappy sandals or peep-toe heels. (Don't forget to pick out some coordinating nail polish!) The dress comes in a range of sizes, from XS to 3X.
Lulus Stolen Moments dusty pink lace-up lace maxi dress, $89, Lulus
21. Structured summer wedding jumpsuit
Can you tell we love a jumpsuit moment? This on-trend 'fit will have any summer wedding attendee feeling like a fashion icon. The slim-fitting corset bodice and straight-leg pants look sharp and sophisticated. Pair it with a cropped black blazer and stilettos for a formal event. The jumpsuit comes in sizes 0 to 12.
ASOS DESIGN mesh bandeau corset detail jumpsuit in Black, $68, ASOS
22. Sparkly summer mini
If there's ever a time to break out the sequins, it's at a wedding. Thanks to its shorter length but elevated design, this shimmering mini is an excellent choice as a daytime or evening summer wedding guest dress. The statement cowl back creates a stunning silhouette. You can buy it in sizes XS to L.
Retrofete Mertzi dress in Pastel Pink, $835, REVOLVE
23. Skater wedding guest dress
If your favorite part of a wedding is hitting the dance floor, opt for a dress that'll let you do just that. This above-the-knee skater dress leaves plenty of room for movement so you can get your groove on. It'll also look pretty darn good on the 'gram, so remember to take pictures before you let loose. Available sizes include XS to XL.
Rachel Parcell eyelet puff-sleeve minidress, $188, Saks Fifth Avenue
24. Flirty summer midi
Muted pastels meet pretty florals on this mock wrap dress from Show Me Your Mumu. The ruffled neckline and subtle asymmetrical trim add a sweet finishing touch. This romantic pick would make for a nice backyard wedding guest dress paired with block heels and simple jewelry. It comes in a range of inclusive sizes from XXS to 3X.
Show Me Your Mumu Jess ruffle midi dress, $198, Show Me Your Mumu
25. Trendy floral mini
There are so many lovely dresses you can wear to a summer wedding. This floral appliqué style can be dressed up for a semi-formal affair with heeled sandals and statement shoulder-duster earrings. Again, thanks to the versatile black hue, you can easily rewear it for special events later in the year. It comes in sizes 0 to 12.
Eva Franco halter swing mini dress in Black, $190, Anthropologie
26. Bodycon wedding guest dress
Like we said, the best summer wedding guest dresses reflect your personal style. If you like to go big on color but prefer a simpler silhouette, this vivid teal mini dress will turn heads in all the right ways. Shop sizes XXS to 3X to find your best fit.
Lulus Forever Your Girl teal blue bodycon dress, $46, Lulus
27. Cutout wedding guest midi
Speaking of simple silhouettes, we love this streamlined but unique midi. Cutouts at the waist give the illusion of a two-piece ensemble (without the fuss of having to keep track of two separate items of clothing when you're doing laundry). The dress is available in sizes XXS to XL.
Abercrombie & Fitch boatneck side cutout midi dress, $130, Abercrombie & Fitch
28. Charming summer wrap dress
Wrap dresses are a popular choice for wedding guests, and it's easy to see why when they look this cute. And this classy summer wedding guest dress doesn't just look good—it's also made from lightweight chiffon that'll help you stay cool and comes in a wide range of sizes (XXS to 3X).
Ivy City Co. Lillie dress in Dusty Rose, $78. Ivy City Co.
29. Asymmetrical summer midi
Want to make a statement? It doesn't get much bolder than the bright yellow hue and draped sleeve of this fancy midi dress. It's a stylish option whether you're looking for an indoor or outdoor summer wedding guest dress. Rent it for four or eight days in sizes 4 to 16.
Solace London pleated Lila dress, from $80 to rent, Rent the Runway
30. Bold floral maxi
We're obsessed with the gradient purple hues on this long summer wedding guest dress, which comes in sizes M to 6X. With a romantic print and flowy skirt, this breezy maxi can easily be dressed up or down to suit a semi-formal or casual celebration. It's all in the accessories.
Torrid chiffon floral black button-up maxi dress, $86, Torrid
31. Metallic summer wedding jumpsuit
Getting dressed up for a wedding isn't just about looking good—it's about comfort too. If it's an outdoor event, you'll want to make sure you wear something light and breathable. (Trust us, it can get hot out there!) This classy metallic number has a breezy wide-leg silhouette and short dolman sleeves. Shop it in plus sizes 14 to 24 or smaller sizes.
Adrianna Papell plus-size pleated metallic knit wide-leg jumpsuit, $149, Adrianna Papell