Best of Summer Wedding Attire

Once spring and summer hits, it means wedding season is in full swing. Chances are, there’s probably at least one on your calendar for this season. Being in the midst of wedding planning myself, wedding wardrobes are currently front and center on my mind – including what dress code will be (casual, black tie, etc.) and picturing all of my guests – and what they’ll be wearing – on my big day!

When planning a look for attending a wedding, there’s a few things to take into consideration. Firstly, is it formal or casual? Take tips from how fancy the wedding invite is if you can’t decide! The time of day can also play into the factor – the later at night it is, I’ll usually opt for something in a maxi style or with long sleeves. Lastly, if nothing else just follow one simple rule: don’t wear white!

No matter if the wedding you’re attending this season is in the backyard or a ballroom, I’ve rounded up three of my favorite styles to wear to a wedding to keep you looking as chic as possible while mingling and dancing all night long!

Lace Dresses

There’s nothing more sweet and innocent (yet subtly flirtatious) than a lace dress. If you’re feeling uber feminine, opt for a style in a pastel hue.


Wanting to give your wedding look some edge this season? Try a masculine twist on a formal look with a jumpsuit instead of a maxi dress.

Floral Dresses

There’s nothing wrong with donning this classic summer print all wedding season long. Try playing with dress lengths, slits, and silhouettes to keep your look interesting! You can find my high-low hem floral dress here.


Photos by Ryan Sides

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  1. 19 June 2017 / 11:55 am

    I keep looking again and again at your beautiful images as I am so enchanted by how stunning that dress is and you in it. The photos are perfection and I think you managed to create a wedding guess look that could fit both a casual and formal event. It is the fusion of both worlds in a very sophisticated and elegant way.

    Adrianna |

    • 19 June 2017 / 1:26 pm

      Thank you so much for your sweet words! xo – Marianne

  2. 19 June 2017 / 1:34 pm

    Loving this ladylike look on you!

  3. Anonymous
    19 June 2017 / 10:09 pm

    Happy birthday!

  4. 19 June 2017 / 10:50 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous! The dress is so dreamy and perfect for a summer wedding!
    Grey Canvas

  5. Siffat Haider
    23 June 2017 / 2:56 am

    Great guide, girlfriend! I have a few weddings to go to in the upcoming months, so I’ll definitely be be taking cues from you. I love the dress you’re wearing, it’s so elegant and ladylike – perfect for the charming Charleston backdrop where you shot these pictures!

    • 26 June 2017 / 9:04 am

      Thank you so much Siffat! I felt so special wandering around the streets of Charleston in it (even if I wasn’t headed to a wedding)! xo – Marianne