Avoid the temptation to dress more formal than you believe the couple will be. Don’t dress in fashion that screams for excessive attention. If wearing hats and headpieces, the general rule is to not wear one bigger than the Mother of the Bride. If you don’t know the Mother of the Brides outfit, but know her to be petite, then assume she won’t be wearing a big hat, so neither should you. Pillbox, Smartie, Button, and Disc headpieces are as large as a guest should go, unless they know the Mother of the Bride is wearing big. Some brides nowadays will encourage their guests to wear a hat, and you could then go a little bigger since you know lot’s will be wearing them. I would still stick to nothing wider than your shoulders though.
For more inspiration, style advice, and full outfits including the headwear, shoes and accessories then do be sure to read my Blog Spot on Summer Wedding Outfits.
For Winter then read How to dress for a Winter Wedding.
To help you find the dress for a Summer Wedding, I've picked loads out for you below, offering a variety to suit a wide range of budgets. Whether you are looking for the Ultimate Designer Dress, or 'Just need a dress', below you should find the perfect dress for you.
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Below is a gallery of some luxury dresses I've hunted out for you to splash out on.
Below is a gallery of some of this season best dresses, that offer good 'cost per wear' if you are wearing for a few events, but certainly not as expensive as the aspirational -for most- ones above.
Below is a gallery of dresses that will fit most peoples budgets. Suitable to wear to a Wedding this Summer, but won't leave you feeling like you spent all your money on the outfit and can't now afford to pay for the taxi home.