We are half way through the month of June which marks the kickoff to the famed wedding season. I have been a part of way too many weddings, and I can tell you that my favorite weddings tend to be in the colder months. While I live and love my home state of Texas, there’s nothing cute about sweating through wedding season.
That being said, there are loads of cute cocktail dresses that will look amazing while also keeping you cool during the hotter summer months. Wedding guest styles have really evolved over the past few years, and there are just a few rules to always keep in mind.
- You are not going to the club. It is perfectly fine to go for shorter dresses for a nice June wedding, but I have seen some dresses that would be dangerous in the event one must sneeze. I will leave it at that.
- No one should be able to visualize your “bikini body”. I really hate that phrase, but what I hate even more is seeing women go for skin tight wedding dresses. Combine this with the heat of the summer, and you’re just not going to enjoy the day.
- Don’t go overboard with the summer prints. While florals and other fun patterns are splattered on all sorts of cute and fun dresses, I find it incredibly inappropriate to go for really intricate and loud patterns. It is not your wedding day. Many guests tend to forget this.
- Always have a shall handy. You never know what the dress code is in the venue, whether it is a church, synagogue, mosque, or otherwise. It never hurts to have something to cover your shoulders, and you never know when you may have to pull out that shall.
I have been to a few weddings recently, and I have personally gone for pale pink both times. Wearing light colors will keep you cooler in those outdoor weddings, and it lightens up the mood for summer weddings.
Dress: Kate Spade
Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo
I personally love this dress because the sequins pack a punch without being overkill. Click here to shop the look.
Dress: Kate Spade
Handbag: Salvatore Ferragamo
Kate Spade is a great go-to designer whether you’re a bride or a guest. Both of my looks are Kate Spade, and even better, they were both purchased on sale!! I went with understated pumps on both occasions to complete my look. I am not a fan of crazy platforms as a wedding guest, but the key is to find a great pair of pumps that won’t kill your feet after a few hours. Whether you are on the dance floor or not, it is not acceptable in my view to go barefoot during a wedding…especially during the summer. No explanation necessary. 🙂
When in doubt, keep it simple and light. You can’t go wrong.
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