Be Happy, Feel Beautiful
While some of us swoon over the mere thought of a summer romance, other Blissful Belles are living the dream by hosting their nuptials during these magical months. Summer weddings have a way of transporting us right back to the days of seventh grade crushes…everyone is giddy with excitement, showing off a permanent grin and twinkle in their eye. As beautiful as these events are, it’s important not to get so caught up in love that you totally lose your fashion sense. Summer heat calls for light fabrics and cuts that show off your tan—but don’t cross the line! Use these samples as your guidelines for how to give off an elegant vibe rather than looking like you’ve shown up for a high school pool party.
One of the great things about attending a special occasion in the summer is getting to wear bright, beautiful colors. Make a statement with this Aqua dress, $168,which comes a violet and coral shade. The modern silhouette and fabric is perfectly breathable for an outdoor ceremony. Pair this frock with strappy nude heels to make the color of the dress pop and elongate your legs. Throw on your favorite jewelry and you’re good to go!
For a chic understated look, we absolutely love this Laundry by Shelli Segal dress, $295. The muted color is accented by beading along the deep V pleats that complete the top of the dress. Strap on a pair of simple summer heels along with silver or gold jewels (or both—who says you have to pick just one?) to finish off the look.
If the wedding you’re attending is a little more casual, or if you’re simply looking for a rehearsal dinner outfit, don’t be afraid to tone down your look. For a more conservative, casual option, (brunch with the bride, bridal shower) try something like this floral print dress by Anna Coroneo, $300. This beautiful shift dress is one you can throw on and go—don’t even worry about accessorizing other than studs and your purse. You can even wear flats and still look fabulous.
All of these options will keep you cool while you look your best, so get out there and celebrate!