Dressing up for your friend’s summer wedding can be tricky. In a bid to stay cool and light in the humid weather, you might end up looking underdressed. Or you may go all out to look your fabulous best, and end up too warm and uncomfortable at the reception. Balancing the right attire with the need to stay cool and breezy requires you to take some time to put together your look.

The season’s trends include layering long necklaces, straw bags, sneakers, midi dresses, gingham and cherry prints, and statement earrings. You can easily build a look keeping these in mind.

Here are a few tips for you to look fabulous at a summer wedding without compromising on style or comfort.

1) Try Midi Dresses

Midi dresses are in this season and you can go for the polka dot ones that are ruling high street fashion or for the bright hued ones that have appeared on catwalks.

Floral prints and Sicilian themes like Amalfi lemon motifs are also popular with midi dresses this summer.

2) Choose Slip Dresses

Slip dresses never let you down and can be dressed up or down with smart use of accessories. But most women tend to associate it with sleeping in and stepping out in one risks looking over-exposed and risqué. Since slip dresses are by themselves sexy, you can refine your look to suit a wedding by opting for longer hemlines. Also, skip colors like white and black that give the lingerie vibe, and go for bolder hues that are in this season.

For the formal occasion you can team your dress with minimal jewelry and let the dress do the talking. For day look, you can choose personalized & precious necklaces, beautiful statement rings and jazzy footwear .

3) Go for Shimmer

Shimmer and sequins are also in this season with runways of top designers from Gucci, Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu to Halpern featuring them.

Sequins, feathers, glitter and shimmer were seen in plenty on catwalks and seek to bring back the glamor of ‘80s and early ‘90s disco look.

This lovely silver sequin and Swarovski crystal-embellished skirt can be teamed with a classy silk blouse to give off a cool summery yet glamorous vibe. The below the knee length makes it the perfect choice for a formal wedding attire. Raw fabrics like woven leather, jute, linen and washed cotton fabrics are trending this season, so you can consider buying the top in any of these fabrics.

When you wear shimmery or sparkly outfits you can go minimal with makeup, jewelry and accessories. A pair of glamorous heels and a lovely clutch will round off your look.

4) Be Victorian

The Victorian era continues to influence designers and their creative ideas. Smocked dresses, blouson sleeves and ruffles look great on festive occasions and you can stand out in the crowd by going for the right color palette and fabric weight.

Luxe fabrics, detailed blouses, heirloom jewels, rich velvet, heavy lace and extravagant embroidery were seen on Balenciaga, Saint Laurent and Valentino shows.

This velvet dress from Zara stays in tune with the luxurious velvet trend, yet is modern and contemporary in look. You can team up the dress with cat eye sunglasses and brocade pumps to complete the look.

5) Harness the Pastel Power

Pastels are always soothing on the eye during summer. They look great, are summery and help in keeping the soaring temperatures in check, at least sartorially.

The latest trend is to team up pastels in all possible combinations to pack a powerful punch. Ultra pastel combinations that threw lemon, lilac, beige and lavender colors together were seen on catwalks.

This pleated Maje midi dress in light chiffon is the perfect outfit for a summer wedding. You can dress up your look with a luxe velvet tote, metallic leather sandals and minimal jewelry.

Another way to work in pastels into your wardrobe is to invest in pastel accessories. Clutches, totes and cross-body bags in pastel colors are popular this summer.

This beautiful pastel dress puts to work three of the season’s most popular trends – pastels, lovely floral print and luxurious sheer silk fabric. Team the look with minimal accessories and you are ready to rock the summer wedding look.

6) Opt for Low Heels

Thankfully you need not confine yourself to towering party heels this season. Low heels are trending so invest in a pair of jewel-toned mules, sexy kitten heels or embroidered sandals. They serve you well on the morning of the wedding as well as towards evening when the dancing begins.


The most important factor you need to keep in mind while dressing for a summer wedding is that you need to stay comfortable and cool the whole day and, also look your best. Keep the above tips in your mind to choose a great outfit that you absolutely love and also do not forget to enjoy the occasion.


Swara Segal is a freelance writer and blogger by profession. She ardently follows the fashion industry and enjoys doling out tips on the latest trends. She loves discovering exclusive collections of bracelets , earrings, rings, necklace, etc. and has an excellent understanding of the various fashion jewelry designs and patterns. In her free time, she enjoys photographing nature with her cam.

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