It’s that time of year again, love is in the air and your calendar is likely filling up with ‘save the dates’ and invitations to watch your family and friends say ‘I do’ this summer. Saying yes to being a part of their special day is typically a no-brainer, however finding the right outfit to makes you look and feel the part often takes a little more consideration.
Location, location, location. Whether you’re witnessing your nearest and dearest get hitched on a white sandy beach, at a countryside winery or keeping with tradition and tying the knot at a church, you’ll want to consider the venue as you search for the perfect fit. A barefoot beach wedding gives you the opportunity to experiment with shorter lengths and more relaxed silhouettes, whilst a ceremony at the chapel calls for your Sunday best.
Once you’ve settled on the formality, it’s time to pick a colour or pattern that not only compliments you but ties in with the aesthetics of the day. If the happy couple haven’t specified on a colour scheme, a good tip is to use the invitation to guide your colour palette. Although nothing says summer quite like a crisp white, it’s best to steer clear and leave that to the bride!
Curating the perfect outfit can feel overwhelming. Here we’ve compiled a list of our favourite summer wedding looks to inspire your wedding style this season.
Saying ‘I do’ with a romantic beachside ceremony is the epitome of a summer wedding. With the sun on your skin and the sand between your toes, it’s the perfect opportunity to explore pastel, summer hues and shorter styles. Since you’ll likely be barefoot for the ceremony, opting for a mini or midi length will mean you can fully immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings, without worrying about standing or tripping on your dress. Make the most of the beautiful weather and relaxed vibe with cut outs and spaghetti straps. Keep jewellery delicate and minimal – and complete the look with a woven wide-brimmed hat.
Pastel colours and flattering cut outs are the perfect pick for a beachside ceremony. Pictured left is the Lupita Dress from Alamour The Label. Lean into summer with a backless mini, like the Simone Dress, pictured right.
A winery wedding often combines chic aesthetics and elegant sophistication, with manicured gardens, endless greenery and beautiful estates. Romantic floral patterns and sweeping A-line skirts will seamlessly take you from the afternoon ceremony through to a night on the dance floor, whilst making you look and feel your most confident self. A two-piece set is perfect for the warmer months, showing some skin whilst keeping in with the elegant theme of the day.
The floral pattern and sweetheart neckline of the Jamila Dress (left) oozes romance. The two-piece style and lightweight chiffon of the Fleur Midi Set (right) breaks up the pattern and is perfect for those warmer days.
Although we love a boho inspired beach wedding or ceremony in front of rolling green hills, but something extra special is evoked from the tradition of tying the knot in a church. Whether it’s the humble local chapel or a grand cathedral, traditional church weddings usually call for a modest, formal dress code. Depending on the formality of the ceremony, venue and couple, covered shoulders and a higher cut neckline are styles to look for when choosing an appropriate ensemble, however, don’t be afraid to opt for a sleeveless number for a more laid back occasion, especially in summer – a light shawl can be a great accessory to adorn your shoulders during the ceremony and removed at the reception.
For more traditional ceremonies, the Genevieve Dress (left) from Alamour The Label features sheer sleeves and a modest neckline. The classy cut and satin fabric of the Juliet Dress (right) looks stunning paired with a simple gold heel and statement earrings.
Now that you’ve RSVP’d to those summer nuptials, it’s time to find the perfect outfit to celebrate in style.