Summer wedding guest dresses have been a hot topic in my group chat lately. In the midst of all things 2020, my friend group saw a wave of postponements and suddenly we had quite a few newly engaged friends. Now that we can finally see a glimmer of light for the weddings coming down the pipeline, I’m not exaggerating when I say we cannot wait to celebrate.
So, that brought up our next question in discussion. What are our summer wedding guest dress requirements (for ourselves) in a post-2020 world? For us, a few things were key. First up, comfort. After over a year of living in our comfy clothes, the last thing any of us wanted to do was spend more than 5 minutes in a strapless bra or any other type of undergarment that needs constant adjusting. Second, movement. We don’t want to be restricted by our attire, we want to be able to move in it (especially when we’re able to hit the dance floor again!) And last, we’d love to wear our wedding guest attire more than once and not have it collect dust in the closet. (Pro tip: if you’re looking for another way to avoid the dust collecting problem, give a clothing rental service like Rent the Runway a try. Get 2 months of Rent the Runway’s 8 or 16 item memberships for 40% off by entering RTRFAM21F5F79 at checkout)
While things have changed quite a bit from previous wedding seasons, there are some things within the fashion realm that are still totally in style. Bold floral prints, chic monochromatic ‘fits and stunning two-piece outfits are still calling our names. Plus, the thought of shedding off our work from home attire and getting dressed up again is getting us all excited. And we can’t be the only ones. So, let’s do this thing!
Summer Wedding Guest Dresses and more
This yellow stunner will have you looking like a ray of sunshine no matter where you are.
We can’t tell what we love more, the fashionable pleats or the work of art floral print. What about you?
The ombre trend remains, a la 2021 style!
Now this is how you do pastel separates.
Tip: buy this to wear to the wedding then make it a wardrobe staple. It’s perfect to dress up or down, your choice!
Opting for a more casual look? This tiered maxi dress is perfect for a backyard wedding.
Serve us all the funky fresh florals with this frock!
Because sometimes you need to ditch the slacks for a pair of coordinating culottes.
Retro babes! This one is for you.
I love a good embroidery moment and this is perfection.
Hurry, hurry and add this sleek pleated halter number to your collection ASAP.
Attending a resort wedding? Go from the beach ceremony to the reception in this look with ease.
This look is one part prairie-chic and one part rock and roll. I kind of… love it.
A touch of pretty for the mamas-to-be!
OK, there are a lot of trends happening all at once here but it’s working for us!
Don’t be surprised if this fun dress ends up in your regular rotation.
The print is gorgeous but those sleeves are everything, right?
Pistachio green, just like my favorite ice cream.
Adding this one to my cart riiiiiiiiight now.
I’m getting some real goddess vibes with the flowy hem and that high neckline.
Linen on linen. Our fave.
Bring the (good) drama in this floral wide leg jumpsuit.
Use this dress as your blank canvas and style with your favorite accessories.
I’m keen details, and the keyhole neckline and flutter sleeves instantly drew my attention.
Pink and red is one of our favorite combos and then add pockets to the mix and we’re in jumpsuit heaven.
WHERE ARE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP FOR SUMMER WEDDING GUEST DRESSES? WHAT STYLES ARE YOU LOVING (OR HATING) IN POST-2020 TIMES?