What to Wear to A Summer Wedding This Summer – The Best Dressed Wedding Guest Looks

It’s WEDDING SEASON, everyone!! and that means… it’s shopping season. I’m always getting asked for dress recommendations for guests attending weddings, so I wanted to round up my top looks for this Summer  – for all of the different types of weddings – including all the dresses I’m buying for all the weddings I’m attending this year!

Whether you’re looking for the best dresses for a destination wedding, an elegant wedding guest look, or the best black tie attire, I’m here to help.

The main thing to remember when it comes to dressing for different wedding themes and dress codes, is stay away from white, ivory, or anything that can be confused with a bridal color. Other than that, have fun with your wedding looks! (You can shop by clicking the photos!)

Here are my picks for the ultimate wedding guest looks for this Summer 2020

Black-tie wedding

Wondering what to wear to a black-tie wedding in the summer? Here are the best wedding guest dresses for a black-tie wedding 

Always a fan of this Jay Godfrey gown – I wore it to the TPG Awards in NYC last year!


Katie May Surreal Gown in Black 

Lovers + Friends Lambella Gown in BlackBCBGMAXAZRIA Plunging Hi Low Gown in Black

Lovers + Friends Winston Gown in RedBCBGMAXAZRIA Cut Out Colorblock Gown in Rosso

LIKELY Rudina Gown in CoralLIKELY Maxson Gown in Scarlet

NBD Scorpio Season Gown in Hot Pink

Amanda Uprichard Channing Gown in Electric Teal Bronx and Banco Olympia Gown in Cobalt



Black tie optional wedding

Wondering what to wear to a black-tie optional wedding in the summer? These elegant semi-formal dresses are a great option for black tie optional weddings.

MAJORELLE Gia Gown in Hot Pink

Parker Black Roxanne Dress in Garden Party

Amanda Uprichard Queens Gown in Lipstick

Norma Kamali Diana Gown in AcidLovers + Friends Pryce Gown in Green

BCBGMAXAZRIA High Low Halter Gown in True Blue NBD Floreena Gown in Yellow

NBD Tere Mini Dress in Bright CobaltJay Godfrey Kerr Dress in Magenta

Bronx and Banco Eva Midi Dress in Fuchsia

Katie May Leo Gown in BlackBCBGMAXAZRIA Eve One Shoulder Dress in Black

Amanda Uprichard Amalia Gown in English LavenderYumi Kim Dream Maxi in French Rose Royal

Destination Wedding Guest Dresses

Wondering what to wear for a destination wedding? Whether you’re attending a wedding in Mexico, the Bahamas, Hawaii or Bali, these are the best destination wedding guest dresses for fun, tropical elegance.

Poupette St Barth Tamara Wrap Dress in Blue PalmLovers + Friends Noah Wrap Dress in Lime Green


MISA Los Angeles Faizah Dress in Teal Multi

Currently OBSESSING over this dress, which I bought for a destination wedding guest dress. I think it’s the perfect dress for a destination wedding. 

MISA Los Angeles Melany Dress in Burgundy Floral

I love this dress for a beachy destination wedding. I see this dress looking fuego at a Mexico wedding in Cabo or Tulum, or somewhere else South of the Border like Colombia

Lovers + Friends Eve Gown in Rose Violet

I love the color of this dress for a destination wedding because it pops! So cute. 

Only in Dreams Navy Blue Floral Print Maxi Dress

I love this dress for a beach wedding guest – and the best part is that it’s under $100.

MAJORELLE Manda Gown in Yellow

I love this yellow beauty for a warm climate destination wedding! It’s long and formal-enough without looking out of place on a beach.

Lovers + Friends Orchid Dress in Lucky Charm

This emerald color is everything. I could see it being good for a Friday night welcome party outfit as well. 

Carolita Yellow Floral Print Long Sleeve Maxi Dress

Evening of Splendor Hot Pink Surplice Maxi Dress

Love this color for a little pop in a tropical destination. Only $58 on Lulus

ASTR the Label Janine Dress in Lavender & Pink Floral

This beautiful tropical print dress makes for a great destination wedding staple. Love the colors and love the fit and flare style. 

Lovers + Friends Ahamani Gown in Meadow Floral

I love this dress for a Napa Valley wedding – especially in the Spring! Or anywhere in California really. Such a cute, feminine print. 

LIKELY Rudina Gown in Coral


MISA Los Angeles X REVOLVE Micaela Dress in Orchid


LIKELY Lois Dress in Blue & Pink MultiMINKPINK Pretty Wild Maxi Wrap Dress in MultiParker Nolen Dress in Teal Magnolia

Show Me Your Mumu X REVOLVE Meghan Wrap Dress in Pink CrepeLovers + Friends Xael Gown in Golden Rod

L'Academie The Marie Midi Dress in Lemon YellowLIKELY Decklin Dress in Fuchsia Rose

Summer casual

Adorable casual but still elegant looks for attending a summer wedding

MISA Los Angeles X REVOLVE Micaela Dress in OrchidNBD Chancy Midi Dress in Pastel Yellow

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Free People Under The Moonlight Maxi Dress in PinkTularosa Lily Dress in Yellow Dolly Floral

Susana Monaco Ruffle Strap Dress in VioletImage result for rosie dress hot pink



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