Deciding what to wear to a wedding is difficult enough, but a summer wedding? It requires even more consideration. While you can't bank on sunny skies for the big day, if recent weather is anything to go by, you can assume it's going to be a muggy affair. So to strike the perfect balance on what to wear to a summer wedding, you need to be sure of a few things: 1) that your ensemble won't make you overheat, 2) that it feels comfortable to spend the day in, and 3) that it still feels fancy enough for a special occasion.
Ticking all these boxes is no small feat, but we've cracked it with a bit of help from some of our stylishly blessed friends. From the fabrics to look for to the new silhouettes to try, scroll on to see seven chic suggestions on what to wear to a summer wedding.
1. SOMETHING SILK
Style Notes: Cool on the skin, silk makes for an ideal fabric choice for summer weddings. In her follow-up video post, Kellie Brown styles her 11 Honoré dress with a pair of leopard mules. Perfection.
2. SHEER FABRICS
Style Notes: Sheer fabrics also make for a dreamy wedding guest outfit option. We love the addition of puff sleeves and a full skirt, which Monikh Dale expertly balances out with a pair of strappy sandals.
4. PLAYFUL PRINTS
Style Notes: Summer gives you the opportunity to be more frivolous with your print choices, and nothing will make you stand out at a big event more than a playful motif. Polka dots are always a great option.
5. SLEEK CUT-OUTS
Style Notes: This summer, cut-outs have become very classy, with subtle exposures adorning dresses in unassuming places. One of the Who What Wear team wore this Aje dress to a wedding recently, and it looked incredible.
7. RELAXED SUITING
Style Notes: If dresses and skirts just aren't your thing, trouser suits loan themselves perfectly to weddings. For summer, keep your silhouette loose to ensure you don't get too hot. Pair your suit with a silky camisole underneath—this will make for a sleek top option should you need or want to shed your blazer.