7 Summer Wedding Guest Outfits I'd Instantly Notice

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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.

Shop the look:

11 Honoré Blue Nia Slip Dress (£150)

Gimaguas Day Gold-Hoop Earrings (£60)

Loeffler Randall Emilia Pleated Knot Mules (£315)

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.

Shop the look:

Luisa Beccaria Floral-Print Organza Dress (£2493)

Missoma Beaded Anklet (£85)

Zara High-Heel Sandals with Thin Straps (£30)

3. FANCY SKIRTS

Style Notes: Embellished skirts shouldn't be reserved for party season. Instead, give them a summertime wedding spin with a breezy shirt tucked in.

Shop the look:

Nanushka Rasha Orange Shirt (£325)

Tory Burch Sequin Skirt 665 (£333)

Who What Wear Joy Mules (£50)

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.

Shop the look:

Reformation Amsterdam Dress (£218)

Zara Shoulder Bag With Chain (£30)

Kurt Geiger London Langley Sandals (£99)

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.

Shop the look:

Aje Cascade Cutout Pleated Linen-Blend Midi Dress (£374)

Mulberry Small Darley Oak Natural Grain Leather Bag (£595)

& Other Stories Leather Strappy Lace Up Heeled Sandals (£85)

6. HALTER NECKS

Style Notes: This year marks the return of the halter neck, and when better to wear one than a summer soirée. We suggest styling yours with pastel accessories, just like Grece Ghanem did.

Shop the look:

Monki Square Sunglasses (£10)

Me + Em Fluid Crepe Halterneck Maxi Dress (£250)

Bottega Veneta Mini Jodie Bag in Ice Cream (£1425)

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.

Shop the look:

River Island RI Studio Blazer (£75)

H&M Satin Strappy Top (£18)

River Island RI Studio Pink Trousers (£50)

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