The warm weather is here, and with it comes the season for nuptials — and your best excuse to buy romantic, flirty frocks for the occasions! Not all brides are created equal and as a result wedding styles are wide ranging in style. Headed abroad for a destination beach wedding? You’ll probably want to wear something different than you would for a wedding soiree at a five star hotel in London. We’ve hunted down four romantic dresses that will fit the bill no matter what type of wedding you’re headed to this summer. These are pieces you’ll want to break out of your closet again and again for years to come.
If you’re headed to a wedding for which the bride plans on carrying daisies down the aisle, or if you’ll be standing barefoot on a white sandy beach, this hippie inspired dress from Free People is just the thing. The gauzy fabric is forgiving and can easily be rolled up in a suitcase, making it the perfect frock for a destination wedding. We love this look with a side braid, a belt, and a pair of chunky espadrilles. The perfect dress for a boho chic affair.
The Pippa Dress is appropriate for so many parties, including weddings in the garden. We love the tailored fit, which gives an hourglass silhouette. If you only want to buy one dress to wear to multiple weddings this summer, this would be the one. It transitions easily between chapel, reception, and dance floor; between casual and formal weddings. Dress it up with a chignon or a French twist, sparkling jewellery, and patent pumps. Dress it down with a cardigan and a pair of sandals. It’s the summer alternative to the little black dress.
If you’re like most of us, it’s a rare occasion for which you get the chance to don an evening gown. Formal weddings are a fantastic opportunity to play princess in long, floor length gowns like this one from BCBG. The subtle sweetheart neckline is flattering on everyone, as is the full, sweeping skirt. This gown is also ideal for bridesmaids in weddings with neutral palettes. Since the dress is such a statement piece, we suggest keeping everything else simple — a sleek updo, diamond studs, and a pair of pale slingbacks, and you’re done. Although this gown is an investment, it’s so lovely that you might begin looking for more occasions to put it on!
Who says romance has to be upscale? Some of our favourite weddings have been in pubs, on farms, and even beneath bridges. For fun, casual weddings, we think that this lace dress is the perfect prescription. With just a hint of tulle in the skirt, you’ll get to unleash the ballerina that lives inside of you. In fact, a pair of ballet flats and a top knot would be darling with this frock! If you want something a bit dressier, add gold bangles and jewel toned pumps, and you’ll be sure to turn more than a few heads.