Best-Dressed Guest: Outfit Inspiration for the Summer Wedding Season

Best Dressed Wedding Guest
Best Dressed Wedding Guest

It's finally June, which means warm weather is here to stay and wedding season is underway. Between bridal showers, swanky soirées, and post-wedding brunches, the next couple of months can get really busy for you and your wardrobe (and your checkbook). And with all of those attendee rules-"Don't be a Pippa and wear white!"-it's hard to keep every occasion straight in your style schedule.

That's where we're here to help. Take a look at our top choices for the season's range of wedding events, and snag some best-dressed inspiration for every occasion.

The Shower

Whether it's a tea party with just the gals or a low-key couple's shower, we love the idea of dressing up a pair of crisp white shorts with cork wedges and a blazer. The trick to keeping this look both sailor-chic and shower-appropriate is girly accessories. Try rosette earrings, a bag in a summery-sweet hue, and a nautical blouse that's equal parts feminine and preppy.

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The Bachelorette Party

The bachelorette party is all about embracing your flirty and festive side. While we always love a good party dress, a figure-hugging pencil skirt and a sheer blouse in a look-at-me color adds the perfect mix of mystery and sex appeal. Keep up the loud and playful theme of the night with bold, sparkly accessories and strappy heels.

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The Rehearsal Dinner

The rehearsal dinner is usually a time for the bride and groom's closest family and friends to welcome one another and gather in preparation, so go for a dress that's classy and not too over-the-top. Keep things chic in a sophisticated neutral dress (or skirt and top) with wedges, then add a pop of color with a swipe of coral lipstick and a gorgeous printed silk scarf.

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The Daytime Wedding

The daytime wedding screams fresh femininity, so opt for a mid-length dress that's soft and flowy. Wearing color during the day is more than okay (we absolutely love this coral and turquoise combo!), as long as you balance it with a neutral, feminine pair of heels and handbag.

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The Black Tie Wedding

A black tie wedding is a very formal affair, so if you opt for a cocktail dress, choose one that's no shorter than just above the knee. Get glamorous with peplum shapes, pearl, black, and gold accessories, and don't forget a classic black pump. Add a swipe of red lipstick, and you'll look red-carpet ready.

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The Destination Wedding

A destination wedding is the perfect time to break out a gorgeous boho maxi or breezy pastel dress! Stay both beach-casual and wedding-formal with low-key beaded accessories, dressy sandals, and posh sunnies.

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The Post-Wedding Brunch

After dancing the night away, there's nothing better than slipping into something that's comfy and cute. A cotton maxi and jean jacket should do the trick! Pull the look together with just a few colorful accessories and your everyday bag, and you'll look effortlessly dressed-even if you had one too many glasses of champagne.

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This article was originally published atThe Daily Muse. For more style inspiration, check out:
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About the Author: Molly Borter works in Indianapolis as a fashion blogger for Scarves Dot Net. When she's not creating looks for less, she loves a healthy dose of retail therapy, getting creative in the kitchen, and spending time with her crazy (yet lovable) family. Follow her on Pinterest and Twitter @mtborter.