Wedding season is upon us and with it comes the search for the perfect dress. Today I am sharing some pretty dresses for summer weddings that can be worn again and again and are very affordable. I am not a big believer in spending lots of money on a special occasion dress that ends up hanging in my closet. I always try to think of the cost-per-wear formula when it comes to clothes shopping, which is the price of the garment, divided by the times you wear it. Obviously, you want the number to be as low as possible for your purchase to make sense. My key piece of advice for dressy occasions is to either go for simple and dress it up with makeup and accessories, or go for a statement dress and keep the rest simple. If you choose a statement dress, make sure you have at least a few occasions to wear it to. Choose dresses that are casual enough that they can be dressed down. Here are my top picks for pretty summer dresses for summer weddings:
PRETTY DRESSES FOR SUMMER WEDDINGS
J.CREW FLORAL RATTI DRESS | This dress is a statement maker all on its own. Its bold and beautiful print is all you need to feel completely dressed. The loose fit is comfy and lets you eat all the food. Keep your hair and makeup simple and pair with nude heel and dainty gold jewelry. Done. It is absolutely wedding appropriate, but I can see this at a beach party with flip flops and with a denim jacket and sneakers for a casual outing. Its versatility is key.
WRAP DRESS | When in doubt, go for a wrap dress. It flatters every body type and this solid color can be dressed up with a statement necklace or some other bold jewelry. This particular dress comes in a bunch of colors and patterns to suit every taste.
ONE SHOULDER MAXI DRESS | If you are not into florals or pastels, this one is for you. I love the rick rack piping and the tie front to define your waist. A little something different that can be worn for many occasions.
LACE FITTED DRESS | This is a super budget friendly option on Amazon and the thousands of good reviews seem to back this one up. A good cocktails dress that doesn’t look cheap for under $40.00? It seems to be true here. If you need a last minute option, this can be yours in a couple of days. Also, it comes in lots of colors.
TIERED MAXI DRESS IN LINEN | This is another super versatile option and is perfect for a summer wedding. I love the simplicity, but the ruffle makes it so festive and fun.I just wanna get on the dance floor in this number. A pair of big statement earrings and a shawl will complete this look.
GREEN EYELET DRESS| Can you really ever go wrong with eyelet? I feel like it is a timeless classic and perfect for a wedding. I love this option for an afternoon wedding and the v neck is just the right amount of modest. It also comes in a very pretty pink color as well as white, which, if you are a bride, is perfect for your rehearsal.
STRIPED LINEN JUMPSUIT | This is a great alternative to a dress and feels so “New England” to me. I purchased this last year and have worn it many times, to brunch, girl’s night out and on date night. It is cute and comfy and is fun to pair with a pop of color, whether it is in your shoes, purse or even your lipstick. You can see it in action in this post.
TIERED RUFFLE DRESS | Would you believe me if I told you this dress was under $25.00? Another great Amazon find, this dress comes in a ton of colors and is so pretty. The lavender color really spoke to me. Perfect for a beach wedding this dress will keep you cool and comfy and looking stunning.
BLUE RUFFLE DRESS | Amazon has really been knocking it out of the park with dresses lately and this one is no exception. Under $40.00 and so pretty. It comes in white, blue and black, but I think the blue is the most perfect one for a summer wedding.
PINK LACE DRESS | Another pretty lace option, this also comes in a ton of colors and is under $100. This is appropriate for a dressier or black tie wedding an is so elegant. It is perfection with nude heels and has hundreds of positive reviews.
BLUE FLORAL DRESS | Last, but not least, this floral dress is so pretty for a garden wedding and the colors are so fresh and pretty. It is a faux wrap, high low style, which makes it flattering for almost any body type. The material is low wrinkle, which makes it perfect for travel and you can throw it in the wash. Perfect, if you are attending a wedding with your little ones.
THE PERFECT NUDE HEEL | I have said this before, but will say it again. For a summer fancy occasion, this is the ONLY pair of heels you need in your closet. They elongate your legs, go with every summer dress and jumpsuit and show of your pedicure perfectly. Total shoe perfection.
Personally, I love attending weddings where I don’t have to work and at my age, they have been few and far between lately. That is another reason, I like to save on special occasion dresses. If you are going to a wedding this season, I hope you found this helpful.