So you've mailed in your RSVP, bought the gift, booked the flights, and blocked off your weekend in Google Calendar, but there's still one pesky little detail that's been nagging at you—the dress (assuming you go that route). With a packed summer of weddings, it can be tempting to leave the question of what to wear to the last moment, but believe me: If you're going to buy a new outfit, now's the time to do so because there are some seriously good sales happening.
With retailers offloading their spring merchandise to make room for a new season, you'll find discounts of 30%, 50%, or even more at places like Nordstrom, Net-a-Porter, and Shopbop. So if you've had your eye on a lacy Self-Portrait number or a shimmery DVF slip, scoop it up while it's on sale—and still available in your size—and presto! One less thing to stress about.
Read on to shop 16 dresses for every kind of summer wedding, all very much on sale.
The lingerie-esque lace trim is appropriately romantic for the occasion.
We love the asymmetrical neckline on this Adeam number.
This shape is so easy to wear, and it's in the perfect shade of dusty rose.
This dress is so versatile that you can totally get away with wearing it to work parties and winter events, too.
Similar: Self-Portrait Shoulder Knot Mini Dress ($475).
Long sleeves can work for summer, too—just choose a style that's strategically sheer.
Wear your hair up for a chic take on the LBD.
Slinky, sequined, and so perfect for an upscale evening wedding.
This print is sure to get you dozens of compliments.
Take a cue from the most iconic yellow-dress moment in recent history—Beyoncé's "Lemonade" video, of course—and style this with platform sandals (maybe skip the baseball bat, though).
This classic peplum dress has major Jackie O vibes.
This shade of tangerine orange looks amazing with darker skin tones, and the shape is more interesting than your everyday slip dress.
Similar: Alexander McQueen Off-the-shoulder Gathered Jersey Gown ($2,127)
When the dress code calls for black tie, why not embrace the chance for a little sartorial drama (and at half off, too)?
Fit for a princess (or your co-worker's outdoor nuptials).
The long sleeves and delicate lace are demure, but the low neckline and figure-hugging fit say otherwise.
Self-Portrait has mastered the art of the wedding-guest dress. This one can be dressed down with a denim jacket for date night, too.
Pair with some simple silver sandals and channel the lead in a '90s rom-com.