Summer weddings are very popular, and along with the bride, even the guests attending the wedding are in need of tips and pointers regarding what to wear and what to avoid. The best thing about having a summer wedding is that you have a humungous variety and styles to choose from, and the length of the dresses can vary. If the wedding is during the day, you can wear short and casual dresses, whereas, if the wedding is at night, you could get into a stunning maxi and look fabulous. The length of the dress is not very important during the hot summer months, as comfort is the key factor that needs to be focused on. Style and comfort walk hand-in-hand, so it is best to be comfortable while making a style statement at a wedding. You can play around with bright colors, accessories, shoes, makeup, and jewelry, to make your attire look trendy and fabulous. One basic key point to remember while dabbling in different styles, is that, the final outcome should look glamorous, graceful, and decent. Given below are a few styles of summer dresses that you can wear for weddings, either as a guest or the bride-to-be.
For the Guests
Dress Styles and Materials
To begin with, you have you the basic types of dresses - maxi, short, and bridal gowns. Guests can wear nice graceful maxi dresses in beautiful summery prints, or even one-colored dresses in bright, vibrant colors. Wedding dresses look best in classic white, or shades like ivory or champagne; but colored wedding dresses are becoming a bit of a fashion statement nowadays, especially during the summer months. Bold, bright colors like turquoise, red, and yellow, are in vogue, whereas, pastel shades are also making an entry into the bridal trousseau preferences.
Short length wedding dresses are a huge hit with younger brides-to-be, and are also very comfortable and elegant. Tea-length wedding dresses are good picks for beach weddings. Long gowns with a high waist, V-shaped neckline, and a sleeveless pattern, make lovely plus size summer wedding wear. Princess style dresses in soft colors, with thin straps, are a favorite amongst brides. Using frills and laces which add a touch of glamor to the outfit. Belts and bows are other accents that you can have added to your dress.
Guests can opt for casual colorful summer dresses. Dresses of any length, teamed with the right accessories, look fabulous and very classy for a summer wedding. Bohemian-styled maxi dresses have made a comeback into the fashion world this summer, so you could give these dresses a try. Going in for a strapless gown is a smart way to stay comfortable in the summer. You can also pick a thin-strapped or single, cross-strapped dress instead. Avoid wearing heavily sequined dresses, or very dark-colored dresses, because you will feel stifled in them.
The fabrics that you can use are cotton, chiffon, crepe, or any natural fabric. You can also wear satin, georgette, or silk by adding a pure cotton lining to your dress, so that you don't perspire too much in the dress. Always try to go in for materials that breathe and those that are comfortable to move around in. Light pastel shades or bright eye-catching hues, teamed with breathable fabric, and a beautiful dress, is every woman's dream dress for any summer occasion.
For a wedding, especially one that is during summer, you can't really do much as you will feel suffocated with heavy jewelry. The best choice is to go simple and light, where accessorizing is concerned. A beautiful pair of dangling earrings, or even simple studs, paired with a delicate neck-piece, bracelet, brooch, and a simple studded hair-pin, is all you need to give your entire get-up a touch of sophistication and style. Your jewelry should complement your dress and your shoes. On your feet, you can wear a nice pair of sandals, heels, or wedges, in a color that go well with your dress. Your makeup should be natural so that it does not look bad if and when you start perspiring. A nice bright shade of lipstick, mascara, liner or kohl pencil for your eyes, is more than enough to give you that simple yet sultry aura.
Dressing up for a summer wedding is easy and hassle-free. All you need is a nice light dress that has been tailored well, a beautiful pair or shoes, simple accessories, and natural makeup, and you are good to go.