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Classic A-Line

When dressing for a wedding, there are a few things to consider. One of the most important things is to dress appropriately for the occasion. But when picking out wedding guest dresses for summer you might not be sure how formal an event might be. A classic a-line like this option is made in a breathable fabric and can also be dressed up or down depending upon the venue.

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trendy green gingham sundress for wedding guests
Photo: J. Crew

Gingham Cool

We're crazy about gingham's return to summer! We're seeing this timeless fabric emerge everywhere from decor to dresses. This sundress would be ideal for an outdoorsy, casual event. Accessorize with cooler-than-cool sunglasses and espadrilles.

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The New Basic

Particularly if you have a calendar full of weddings to attend this summer, you're going to want a dress that you can wear to more than one event. This classic, sexy sheath dress can be accessorized to create different looks, and once wedding season is over, become a staple you will wear often.

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Flirty & Floral

Another tip to dressing for weddings is that while it's fine to wear something fun and flirty, it also shouldn't be over-the-top attention grabbing. You don't want to look like you are trying to out do the bride. This floral sundress is the perfect sort of option with its darling style and sweet fabric.

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long floral sundress with blouson bodice and strappy back
Photo: BB Dakota

Summer Maxi

No one wants to wear shapewear in the middle of summer at an outdoor wedding. Give yourself a break from the Spanx and wear something light and lovely. This maxi dress is relaxed and loose, and its blouson bodice is very chic.

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long navy wedding guest dress with eyelet lace details
Photo: Michael Kors

Summer Nights

Will the event go from afternoon to evening? Summer nights out on the patio are perfect for memories, but not necessarily a short skirt. When you want to be a little more covered up against the evening chill, find a pretty navy dress like this one with eyelet lace detailing.

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boho wrap dress with sleeves
Photo: Free People

Destination Chic

Boho style is huge right now, and we think this wrap dress would be a great choice for a destination wedding on the beach. A little more trendy than the usual sundress fare, it's an option that you can wear long into autumn.

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black lace dress with scoop neck
Photo: Andrew Gn

Updated LBD

This lace patterned black dress is absolutely adorable, and a perfect example for our next piece of wedding guest dress advice. It's totally fine to wear black to a wedding, so long as it doesn't seem like the type of dress you would wear to a funeral. In other words, a dress like this one with a lively pattern and on-point style is absolutely fair game.

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Party Dress

Not all wedding guest dresses for summer need to be casual. Wear an elegant party dress like this floral fit and flare to a more formal wedding. Pair it with strappy heels and a statement cuff, and wear your hair up to show off the neckline.

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Sparkling Navy

This navy and silver dress is a little bit ballerina and a little bit rock 'n' roll, and we love it all. Ideal for a ballroom wedding, it is also comfortable enough to dance the night away.