How to pick the right dress to attend a summer wedding

If you are wondering whether you should opt for a dress with a contemporary cut, an ultra-glamorous gown or something in between, here are some of our top tips for getting your wedding guest look right every time.

For garden weddings

An elegant maxi dress with a fitted bodice is an ideal choice for outdoor ceremonies when the weather is warm. This versatile style can be dressed up with heels, statement jewellery and an elegant clutch or dressed down with flat strappy sandals to suit a variety of wedding styles. This means you can get away with pulling a Kate Middleton and recycling your look without ever feeling as though you are becoming an uninspired outfit repeater.

For formal weddings

Yes, it is possible to wear black to a summertime wedding, providing that you are attending a relatively formal occasion and you plan to ensure that your silhouette has an element of fun and vivacity. A chic off-the-shoulder style has just enough added interest to keep it from looking too reserved and you can add as many playful accessories as your heart desires.

For party-focused weddings

If you are attending a wedding that is primed to be the party of the season, you can’t go wrong with a bit of sparkle. For a fun and flirty look, a bejewelled mini dress will go down a storm, particularly when paired with metallic heels and some well-chosen, understated jewellery. Alternatively, if refined glamour is more your style, a flowing maxi dress with sparkling embellishments will glimmer beautifully beneath the disco lights. If you are ready to browse, a range of beautiful wedding guest dresses can be viewed on websites such as

For black-tie weddings

It can sometimes be somewhat intimidating to receive an invitation to a black-tie wedding; however, there are many more sartorial options available to you than you might initially assume. A romantic halter-neck maxi dress will turn heads for all the right reasons, while designs with refined bows or other embellishments will add extra interest to your look.

For day to night weddings

The versatility of a classic shift dress is unparalleled. Not only can it be dressed up or down with ease but also you will almost certainly get plenty of wear out of your investment long after the wedding season has ended.