10 Dresses To Wear to A Spring or Summer Wedding

By  May 15, 2013

If you’ll be attending a friend or family member’s impending nuptials some time over the next couple months, we’re incredibly jealous — warm weather weddings are so much fun, not to mention especially romantic. You’ll want to dress appropriately for such a special occasion, so it’s important to think about the nature of the event as well as the season it will being held during. Above all, you’ll want to avoid looking like you stepped out of the wedding party… and you most definitely don’t want to wear an ensemble that would upstage the bride. Unless it’s a black tie affair, skip the gown and go with a dress that falls somewhere between the top of your knee to mid-ankle. Cocktail style frocks are your safest bet, and you’ll have the option of choosing an array of types, from strapless to capped-sleeved and fitted to flare, so long as the silhouette remains fairly conservative. Patterns, brights, pastels, and prints are most fitting for a spring and summer ceremonies, though black can be made to work if accessorized with soft hues. In regards to the most fashionable fabric for the event, our 10 picks boast an array of fabrics including light and airy chiffon, colorful lace, statement silk, summer tweed, and structured cotton.

1. Diane von Furstenberg Carpreena Mini Rose jacquard dress, available at Theoutnet.com for $220
2. THEIA Lace dress, available at Theoutnet.com for $195.13
3. Silk Drape Dress, available at Zimmermannwear.com for $350
4. Milly Silk Chiffon Grace Drape Dress in Mint, available at Shopbop.com for $505
5. Alice + Olivia Elena pleated silk-chiffon and tweed bustier dress, available at Theoutnet.com for $222.75
6. Rising Floral Panel Dress, available at Zimmermannwear.com for $685
7. Tibi Leona Strappy Dress, available at Tibi for $440
8. Diane von Furstenberg Sierra Strapless Dress, available at Shopbop.com for $598
9. Tibi Pia Lasercut Strapless Dress, available at Tibi for $795
10. Tibi Long Dress in Solid Silk Chiffon, available at Bloomingdale’s for $625