21 Formal Summer Dresses for Wedding Guests

I’ve always been that girl my girlfriends call up for the old “what do I wear to this wedding” advice. They know I’ll give honest input and be a gentle reminder that dressing for a wedding is a balancing act between overboard and understated. You don’t want to outshine the bride (white and red are almost always off limits), yet you don’t want to be so plain-jane that you don’t feel confident and sexy. There’s definitely an art to dressing for a wedding that’s not your own. With that in mind, here’s a little spring/summer inspiration as we kick off the wedding season. Good luck with the hunt for the perfect dress!

dresses-style-1-06062015-kyFeatured Dress: Jay Godfrey Caught in View Gown via Rent the Runway

dresses-style-2-06062015-kyFeatured Dress: Galvan Madison Gala Gown via Rent the Runway

dresses-style-3-06062015-kyFeatured Dress: Orange Blossom Gown by ML Monique Lhuillier via Rent the Runway

dresses-style-4-06062015-kyFeatured Dress: Monique Lhuillier via Rent the Runway

dresses-style-5-06062015-ky Featured Dress: Fallen Rose Petal Gown by Monique Lhuillier via Rent the Runway

dresses-style-6-06062015-kyFeatured Dress: Yucatan Coast Gown by Nicole Miller via Rent the Runway

dresses-style-7-06062015-kyFeatured Dress: Blush Academy Gown by Jill Stuart via Rent the Runway

dresses-style-8-06062015-ky Featured Dress: Alberta Ferretti Cascading Roses Gown via Rent the Runway

dresses-style-10-06062015-kyFeatured Dress: Kelsey Liquid Vinyl Gown by Nicole Miller

dresses-style-11-06062015-kyFeatured Dress: Fame and Partners Floral Watercolor Gown available at ASOS

dresses-style-12-06062015-kyFeatured Dress: ASOS Fishtail Maxi Dress

dresses-style-13-06062015-kyFeatured Dress: Minted Silk Gown From Anthropologie

dresses-style-14-06062015-kyFeatured Dress: Corundum Tourmaline Gown at Rent the Runway

dresses-style-15-06062015-kyFeatured Dress: Marina Gown by Tracy Reese via Anthropologie

dresses-style-16-06062015-kyFeatured Dress: Adrianna Papell via Nordstrom

dresses-style-17-06062015-kyFeatured Dress: Marchesa Notte via Rent the Runway

dresses-style-18-06062015-kyFeatured Dress: Origami Bow Maxi Dress by ASOS

dresses-style-19-06062015-kyFeatured Dress: Kate Lace Maxi Dress by ASOS

dresses-style-20-06062015-kyFeatured Dress: Cold Shoulder Wrap Maxi Dress by ASOS

dresses-style-21-06062015-kyFeatured Dress: Petite Kimono Sleeve Maxi Dress by ASOS

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