Figuring out what to wear to a summer wedding can be frustrating. You are so glad that your friend has finally found love, but couldn’t they have found it when the temperature was a little milder. Is this the Summer of Love – Baghdad Edition? In celebration of love, you must get dressed, look chic, and stay cool calm and collected in the summer heat all while watching your friend transform from your friend into a wedding monster capable of demolishing a small Japanese city.
Regardless of the time of year, any wedding is an occasion to get dressed up, so you want to always dress nice. If there was ever a time to put on a dress, this is it. You can transform almost any summer dress into proper summer wedding attire by swapping out your flip-flops for heels and adding a cardigan, shawl, collarless blazer, or bolero jacket to the outfit.
If the wedding is during the evening, then determining what to wear to a summer wedding will require a slightly more formal look. You may be able to get away with the same summer dress, but you will want to dress it up with more dramatic accessories such as a chandelier earrings or a large cocktail ring and swap out your regular handbag for an evening clutch. Additionally, you may want to wear darker colors. For a day wedding, you may wear a pale blue. However, in the evening a bright blue or midnight blue might be more appropriate.
For those of you who prefer to wear to wear separates, you can wear a simple tank top or shell with a skirt and it will provide almost the same look as a dress. This is a great option for someone whose body is not proportional. If you are pear shaped, meaning the lower half of your body is wider than the upper part of your body, (Can I get a “Hallelujah” from the pear shape women congregation?), then separates may be the way to go.
This is also great for women with an upside down pear body shape, meaning the upper half of your body is wider than the lower half of your body (Can I get an “Amen” from the women in the upside down pear shape congregation?). If you fit into one of those two body shapes, wear the darker color on your problem area.
In figuring out what to wear to a summer wedding, remember:
- A dress is always best.
- If you can’t do a dress, try body shape appropriate separates.
- Choose colors appropriate for the time of day.
- Carefully consider your outerwear for the event.
- Accessorize properly.
If you can remember these tips, you will be cool, calm, chic, and collected at your next summer wedding event. Now all you do to is practice saying, “I know it is your big day, but… “, and dodge the Chiavari chair that will subsequently be hurled at your head by the blushing bride.