Spring and summer are the perfect time of year for a beautiful wedding. The warm weather and allows couples to host beautiful events al fresco in gorgeous outdoor soirees. Nothing is more fun and beautiful than dancing the night away under the stars (or string lights) on a summer’s night. It’s simply romantic.
Dressing for a wedding in the warmer months is always so much more exciting and a lot easier than winter months. The dresses are flowier, more skin can be shown and there are a ton of great options. From softer pastel hues, to bold colorful dresses, bright colors prints and more, there’s something for everyone.
Here are some of the best spring-summer wedding guest dresses for your next wedding you have to RSVP to this season. Or if you’re attending a warm weather destination wedding, any of these would work based on the dress code! From formal wedding guest dresses, semi-formal, go-to cocktail dresses and even more laid back pieces for those casual beach weddings, this post has you covered!
30 Spring Summer Wedding Guest Dresses
When it comes to making many of these dresses work for certain dress codes, it all comes down to accessories. A metallic strappy high heel makes things feel more elegant and formal attire appropriate. Yet an espadrille and rattan clutch will allow the dresses to feel more beachy and casual. Accessorize appropriately based on the dress you choose and the dress code on the wedding invitation.
Thaddea Maxi Dress by Amanda Uprichard
For a garden party wedding, this is the perfect floral tiered number. The pretty chiffon fabric is ideal for a wedding and I just adore the tiered skirt. Wear it for a garden party wedding or a beach wedding for something easy and breezy. Casual wedding guest dress codes can be tricky so opt for a nice floral dress when in doubt.
ELLIATT Gwenyth Dress
If you have a black tie summer wedding to go to, I am loving this hot pink stunner. It’s the perfect fit for a black tie event. And you don’t have to shy away from bold colors if it’s black tie. Trust me, you can do it! Just add a simple black clutch and strappy heel and you’re all set. Don’t forget to follow some of these black tie wedding dress code rules.
Tropical florals, ruffles and a unique neckline, this dress was meant for the spring summer wedding guest dresses season. Floral dresses are a go-to for summer events and these pretty tropical colors are a fun twist. I also love a maxi dress for a wedding as it feels instantly fancier. Add a straw clutch and a nude sandal to complete your look.
So many pretty details on this Hyacinth House dress. Flutter sleeves, cut outs, and a big fun bow in the back. It just screams summer party! The bright fuschia color is so fun for a summer wedding. This dress is fairly versatile and can be worn to multiple dress codes from casual beach, to cocktail attire.
Cinq à Sept Raya Dress
Lilac is such a hot color right now and this maxi wedding guest dress is simply beautiful. The cowl neck is stunning (it’s even in the back too!). The ruffle slit is sexy and flirty. This dress could be worn to a semi-formal wedding for summer easily.
Staud Landscape Dress
This might be a personal favorite in this roundup. It’s the sweetest little mini dress with a square neck and full skirt. Wear this to any wedding that is cocktail attire. Add a pearl bag as they did here, or a rattan one for something a little more casual for day time.
Anthrolpologie Atsu Bow Dress
Make a statement without overtaking the bride in this bow detail maxi dress. It comes in a few colors, but this soft peach is perfect for warm-weather outdoor weddings. The looser fit will keep you comfortable in the heat at a black tie event.
Anthropologie Delfi Collective One-Shoulder Pleated Ombre Dress
The whole, you can’t wear red to a wedding rule, I think is bull shit. Wear red. And this is just technically a third red, so anyone who wants to argue with you about it is wasting their time. Add a metallic sandal to this dress for the comfiest pleated one shoulder look for a spring summer wedding.
Sau Lee Penelope Gown
Slip dresses are a classic choice for an event, but adding in a fun color like this beautiful yellow, along with that gorgeous back is a real fun way to wear it. This is a true gown and can be worn to a black tie formal wedding.
REFORMATION Juilette Dress
Reformation is a favorite place to shop for dresses for any and all occasions. But the Juliette dress is a classic that they almost always have in various prints and colors. It’s classic, fits beautifully, and is great for summer weddings. It’s a midi length fit with spaghetti straps and a nice high slit. PS check out my sizing guide here.
Vida-b Dress by Saloni
It can be hard to find short-sleeved semi-formal or cocktail dresses for summer weddings. This soft floral flutter sleeve dress is perfect if you want a little bit of coverage.
BB DAKOTA Ombre You Say Dress
This ombre rainbow pastel dress is dreamy, affordable and so sweet. It’s under $100 and is the perfect little easy midi slip dress style. I love the ombre rainbow colors and would be a dress you can truly wear over and over again in so many ways.
PETAL & PUP Amred Dress
When in doubt, go with florals for summer. This floral midi one shoulder dress is great for any and all summer weddings. The tiered ruffle skirt is cut at an angle making it feel more interesting than just a classic midi. You can even swap out the belt for something more special for an evening look.
Cult Gaia Charlize Cut Out Midi Dress
Cult Gaia always makes really beautiful statement dresses. And typically with unique and interesting cut out details. This off the shoulder, open back, midi dress is a really fun dress for a summer wedding. Wear for a destination wedding attire to cocktail attire.
Lost + Wander Peony Delight Dress
Pretty sorbet floral print will look stunning at a casual beach wedding. Pair with a wedge sandal or espadrille and let your hair down with beach waves. This is the ideal casual wedding guest dress for summer weddings.
TED BAKER Mirelia Floral Printed Pleated Dress
A little something fun and different from Ted Baker. Pretty florals paired with pleats. This soft pink floral print is stunning for a semi-formal wedding. The criss cross neckline is unique and adds something different to the dress.
CINQ A SEPT Faye Halterneck Dress
For a more classic color combination, black and white is always a good choice. I’m loving this pretty little dress with the unique halter style and straps. Wear with strappy black heels for a simple and classic look.
Richilier Eyelet Palm Midi-Dress
Farm Rio truly makes the perfect spring and summer wedding guest dresses. They all feel so special and have unique detailing. This rich blue eyelet dress with beaded straps is a showstopper and a work of art.
Sachin & Babi Riley Ruffled Off-Shoulder Chiffon Gown
Easy adn breezy is the name of the game with this ruffled off the shoulder chiffon gown. Wear with a wedge or strappy metallic sandal, you can get away with this at a few different summer wedding guest dress codes. The bold colorful print is perfect against your sun-kissed skin for summer events.
REFORMATION Tagliatelle Dress
I love this linen dress from Reformation and have a similar version here. Linen is only going to be appropriate if you are heading to a casual afternoon wedding, beach or destination wedding. While this fit and silhouette is very cocktail attire-approved, the linen fabric lends itself to be much more casual. If attending an afternoon cocktail wedding, this may be a good fit though.
AMANDA UPRICHARD Riesling Dress
Simplicity is sometimes best. When you don’t know what to wear, a simple column style dress is easy and classic. This comes in a few colors and is just so stunning. Dress it up with beautiful statement earrings and a fun clutch.
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH Drama Ruffle Maxi Dress
Yes, Abercrombie is the PERFECT place to shop for a wedding guest dress for spring and summer. So many great pieces and this dramatic pleated dress is just perfection. I tend to gravitate towards more basic and classic dresses, but this beautiful pleated and one shoulder dress is a stunner for a wedding guest dress.
VICI COLLECTION Floral Pleated Dress
This under $100 party dress is one of those pieces you’ll wear more than once. Wear it to a summer wedding with a high heel and straw clutch. You could also add a little straw or woven belt to it to dress it down for everyday.
Reformation Andee Dress
If you’re attending a black tie, or black tie optional wedding, this is the dress. It’s so simple, yet stunning. I love this neckline and open back and a long flowy feminine skirt that you can twirl all night in. Plus, it comes in lots of colors, but this gorgeous lilac is great for summer weddings and events.
NBD Dolores Midi Dress
This fun layered midi dress is so unique and stunning. This could possibly be worn to a black tie event because it is just so stunning and a great length. I love the lace detailing that shows a little more leg even though it’s a tea length dress.
ELLIATT Cassini Dress
A one shoulder look is perfect for spring and summer. Show off a little more of that sun kissed skin with this option. I love the ruching details and wrap detail of this dress. It’s going to be super flattering on. Comes in a few colors too!
Sachin & Babi Sloane Taffeta Double-Bow Pleated Midi Dress
Sometimes you just want to wear a little black dress. And that’s okay! Just try to aim for more summery or lighter fabrics. And looser fits so you can breathe a bit if the ceremony or reception is outdoors. I love this double bow dress in black. But it also comes in a totally hot Barbie pink that is so fun!
REFORMATION Sianna Dress
I am a sucker for Reformation dresses and they always deliver when it comes to what to wear to a summer wedding. These gorgeous silk florals are finished off with a sweet off-the-shoulder detail. This could definitely be worn for a semi formal spring wedding or cocktail attire.
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH Asymmetrical Midi Dress
All the ruching for the ultimate flattering midi dress. This little A&F number comes in a few colors and prints to choose from. The ruching details are super flattering and the high slit is simply sexy!
ASOS LUXE Super Ruffle One Shoulder Mini Dress
How freaking fun is this dress? I love it so much. The tiered ruffles and one shoulder mini silhouette is so fun and different. Pair it with metallic heels for a true party look. And if the wedding invite says festive, this could be a really fun option!
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