7 Summer Wedding-Guest Outfits I'd Instantly Notice

Deciding what to wear to a wedding is difficult enough, but a summer wedding 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, you need to be sure of a few things: your ensemble won't make you overheat, it feels comfortable to spend the day in and 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 stylish friends. Scroll on to see seven chic suggestions for what to wear to a wedding during summer.



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Style Notes: Cool on the skin, silk and satin 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. 

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Style Notes: Sheer fabrics (e.g., tulle and mesh) also make for a dreamy wedding-guest outfit. We love the addition of puff sleeves and a full skirt, which Monikh Dale expertly balances out with a pair of strappy sandals. 

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

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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. 

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Style Notes: This summer cutouts have become very classy, with subtle exposures adorning dresses in unassuming places. One of the Who What Wear team members wore this Aje dress to a wedding recently, and it looked incredible. 

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Style Notes: This year marks the return of the halterneck and what better time to wear one than a summer soirée? We suggest styling yours with pastel accessories just like Grece Ghanem did. 

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Style Notes: If dresses 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.

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Next up, Wedding Season Has Arrived: 12 Places to Shop for the Best Bridesmaid Dresses

This post was originally published on Who What Wear UK at an earlier date and has since been updated. 

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.