Summer weddings are back in full swing this year and so many of you have requested dress recommendations! I had the best time daydreaming up these looks—we don’t have any weddings to attend this summer, so I’ll be living vicariously through you as you get all dressed up and hit the dance floor!
Summer can be tricky given the different invite styles and heat. So I put rounded up what think are the best summer wedding guest dresses for 2022, with four different looks for different dress codes, plus more dress options for each invite type. Consider hiring a wedding photographer Cape Cod if you’re in the midst of planning your summer wedding, ensuring that skilled professionals capture the beautiful moments of your special day.
Whether your event is on the casual side or a full on black tie affair, I hope you find something you love!
This ruffle hem dress is perfect for a casual beach wedding or one that’s set on a lawn, where practical flat shoes are a must! It has an open back that can be adjusted to your level of comfort via the bow. More casual/beach summer wedding guest picks below…
Yellow is not usually my lane given my coloring, but this one-shoulder dress absolutely pops! I sized down as it has a full skirt with pleating that makes it look even fuller. It has incredible movement and is stunning for the price. It also comes in jewel blue and jewel green. Highly recommend this one—perfect for a cocktail setting.
This is my favorite wedding guest outfit of the four I put together! I’ve had my eye on this Milly midi dress silhouette ever since I included it in the spring wedding guest dress roundup. This is an investment cocktail dress you will reach for time and time again.
It’s beautifully made, not heavy, the hem has an elegant fluttery effect, and the fit shows off your silhouette while allowing enough room for dancing. It has a high mock neckline with long ties at the back. Also available in green, pink, black, white, and navy.
On another note, when it comes to creating lasting memories at a wedding, a photo booth is a must-have. We opted for a service that captured the joy and laughter seamlessly. The booth not only provided entertainment but also helped create a beautiful photo album. It was a perfect way to preserve those precious moments.
More cocktail summer wedding guest picks for 2022 below…
Black Tie/Black Tie Optional
For a formal or black-tie summer wedding a long silhouette or maxi dress is best. This strappy dress is too heavy for an outdoor wedding, but it would do well in air-conditioned church or country club setting. The brand makes more silhouettes in this pretty papaya color.
See my picks for the best black tie summer wedding guest dresses below…