What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

It’s official – with the kickoff to summer coming this Memorial Day weekend, wedding season has made its entrance. Whether you’re attending nuptials on the beach or at a black-tie affair, comfort and style is key. Check out these tips for wedding-appropriate fashion at any occasion, and, most importantly, shoes that will keep you comfortable from the “I do’s” to the dance floor.

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these pretty little heels are wedding party ready

Garden Party

Weddings set amidst the flora and fauna of garden are a great opportunity to try a colorful floral print. Choose a dress in a breathable fabric that will keep you comfortable in the heat, and have fun with accessories. Pull colors from your dress to add a pop of color with your purse or earrings. Wedge sandals, like the Riley, will prevent you from sinking into the grass while still giving you a bit of height.

what to wear to a summer garden wedding

Cocktail Cool

For weddings that are less formal than black tie, go for a basic knee-length cocktail dress and add interest with stand-out accessories. Try a statement necklace with a hint of sparkle and fashionable, on-trend footwear. The Draft heel in black features cutout details, leather straps, a peep toe, and a chunky heel that will keep you comfortable throughout the evening.

Black-Tie Affair

Unless you attend formal events often, black-tie affairs can be difficult to dress for. Think outside the black dress box, and go for a soft color that’s wearable any season. This pale pink dress is elegant and timeless and pairs perfectly with a neutral clutch and accessories. Go for a heel, like the Impulse, in a metallic hue that looks formal enough for black tie but is versatile enough to wear more than once.

what to wear to a summer black tie wedding - pretty blush dress with neutral metallic accessories


If you’re traveling a long distance for a wedding this season, bring an outfit that will travel well and take up little precious space in your suitcase. Choose a casual dress in a wrinkle-free fabric like a knit or polyester blend that you can dress up with accessories for the event or dress down for sightseeing. A low-profile shoe, like the Julissa, in a neutral tone with a slight wedge will be wedding-appropriate and comfortable enough to wear throughout your trip.

Beachy Keen

Picturesque weddings by the beach call for a sand-friendly outfit. A maxi dress in an ocean-like hue will look chic and keep you feeling easy, breezy. A coral necklace and whimsical starfish earrings are a fun and subtle nod to the beach theme. Choose a flat sandal with a faux leather upper, like the Winger, that you can easily wash off after walking in the sand.

love this outfit for a summer beach destination wedding

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