The Fuss Free: Wedding-Guest Dressing Guide

Oh, sweet summertime. The season of doing. Embarking on weekend trips, swimming in Lake Michigan, or going camping. Everyone has their summertime jam (you can find me at the beach nearly every weekend). But even though our ideal plans might be different from one another, I can pretty much guarantee we all have one summer engagement in common: a dreamy Summer Wedding.

Family member, long time friend, or you’re a plus 1- you made the guest list. So what are you going to wear? Usually, the invitation gives you some fashion direction (black tie vs. casual), but there are still several possibilities.

Here are three wedding guest dress silhouettes that will lead to compliments galore.

1. The Short and Flouncy Dress

Easy, breezy, and absolute perfection. The shoulder cut-outs make this traditional sundress a little bit trendier than usual. I love the contrast of the yellow dress with black accessories. It makes the dress seem a little edgier than originally intended. You really can’t go wrong with this simple silhouette. Bonus: the flowy material means you can help yourself to that second piece of cake.



2. The Flirty Little Lace Dress

This dress will have your date saying “oh là là.” Lace is the perfect material for a summer wedding. It’s romantic and fancier than an everyday cotton dress. But it’s still comfortable. I’m loving the dark blush color of this simple wedding guest dress. I think this dress color and material would also be beautiful as a maxi dress. Don’t you think? If you want to make this flirty dress a little trendier, then try adding a classic choker.


3. The plunging maxi dress

This one is my absolute favorite. As a woman struggling to reach that 5’5″ height marker at the doctors, I thought I’d be swimming in a maxi dress. “Surely, a long dress would gobble me whole,” I thought to myself. Nope. Absolutely wrong. I think I look minimum 5’10” here. Right? If you’re worried about looking like a shorty in a maxi, then be sure to grab one with a plunging neckline and pair it with some sky-high heels.

Do you have a summer wedding booked this year? What are you wearing to it?

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