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Romantic, destination, black tie, beach chic. Just a few ways to describe a summer wedding and its fitting dress code for its guests. It seems as though once you graduate from college and slowly enter your mid-twenties that a furry of friends, relatives and acquaintances decide to get married. Consequently, you’re flooded with invitations popping up as early as January/February for summer weddings. Those usually start at the end of May and end conveniently at the end of September, just to make sure you’ve got every Bank and National Holiday booked out. Charming, isn’t it?

While we’ve by now learned how to tick the terrifyingly “will not attend” box, because it’s simply not socially acceptable to expect to attend every.single.wedding, one thing we haven’t yet mastered is what to wear on the special day. The one aspect we take into consideration most, and so does the bride! is the weather forecast – though it’s easier for men to dress because all it takes is a tux for black-tie or a linen suit for a more relaxed celebration, us women on the other hand, have the tendency of over-thinking the whole outfit situation and end up poring over every single wedding adequate dress, skirt, top and bottom ensemble we could possibly come across.

Once the weather is sorted, we like to make a quick scenario dressing – will I attend single? Am I trying to impress my +1? Am I on the lookout for a future husband? Or will this simply be a joyous celebration amongst friends filled with tequila shots at 2am? Whichever option will suit you best come next wedding, keep in mind that the right outfit can be a total game-changer. Not solely due to the fact that you possibly splurged a chunk of your pay-check on said outfit, and hope to wear it a second time – but also because you never know who you might encounter! Lastly, but this goes without saying, you definitely want to make sure not to take away the spotlight from the bride.

Now you’re probably thinking this sounds a hell lot more complicated and time-consuming than you first imagined upon opening that elegant invitation, so we made the job easier for you and researched all potential wedding guest looks that will be both fitting for the summer, but also suitable for any other occasion. Furthermore, we went ahead and divided the looks into separate categories, to make matters even breezier!

Walk, don’t run – here are 5 types of wedding guest looks that will suit any wedding from seaside South of France to a countryside Ojai Valley wedding in California.

THE STAND-OUT WITHOUT STANDING OUT

THE CLASSIC STYLE

THE FLORAL FEMININE LOOK

THE HOW TO MATCH YOUR MAN LOOK

THE WANTING TO IMPRESS LOOK

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