When it comes to warm-weather bridal gowns, sometimes it seems like it’s all been done. From sweetheart necklines to barely-there spaghetti straps to even high-hem lengths, the approaches to summer wedding dressing can easily become a bit overdone and not-so-modern—which is why we enlisted the help of renowned Style Me Pretty founder and editor Abby Larson to give us her picks for the prettiest summer wedding dresses ever.
From light, sheer fabrics to experimenting with color, Larson has shared her top five tips for how to instantly upgrade the pretty-factor of your wedding dress this summer. Read on to learn from her wedding wisdom!
1. Play around with embellishments.
A little touch of sparkle adds instant glam to any gown.
Catherine Deane Jewel-Belted Silk Lace-Sleeve Gown ($3,130)
Jenny Packham Open Back Long-Sleeve Beaded Gown ($6,725)
If you’ve ever dreamed of walking down the aisle as a glittering gray goddess, this is the dress for you.
Sophia Kokosalaki Ortygia Lace, Tulle and Silk-Satin Gown ($3,845)
We love the romantic cutout shoulders on this gown.
Zac Posen Hand Painted Tulle Strapless Ruffle Skirt Gown ($5,995)
If there’s one day you’re allowed to wear something unabashedly dramatic, it’s your wedding day, right?
Kate Moss for Topshop Embroidered Tulle and Crocheted Lace Dress ($360)
There’s something very endearingly medieval about this gown.
5. Try an illusion neckline.
An updated look on the strapless dress, an illusion neckline creates a look that's on trend, yet classic.
Reem Acra Lace Inset Draped Silk Georgette Dress ($3,995)