Along with warmer weather and sunshine, summertime inevitably brings lots of weddings. Whether you’re a guest of the bride or the groom, Scout & Molly’s Boutique has all of the summer dresses you’ll need for wedding season, whether it’s a casual affair or a more formal fete. Here are some of our favorite types of wedding dresses for guests, for every type of ceremony and reception. Always remember to follow the do’s and don’ts for guests, and you’re sure to have a wonderful time.

Casual Weddings

Summer is the perfect time of year for outdoor weddings, whether it’s at the beach, a rustic barn, or a public park. Since these types of ceremonies are typically more casual, it’s the perfect opportunity to wear a breezy, floral maxi dress. Or you can show off your tan in a shorter summer dress, like this loose-fitting one from Show Me Your Mumu. If you’re wearing a casual dress for a summer wedding like these, don’t be afraid to step up your accessory game. Scout & Molly’s Boutique suggests adding a glittery clutch, strappy sandals, statement earrings, or a stack of bangle bracelets. If you know you’re going to be outside, we also recommend wearing flat sandals or comfortable wedges, so your heels don’t get stuck in the mud or sand!


Semi-Formal Weddings

Semi-formal weddings are a great chance to buy a summer dress that you can wear again in a more professional setting. These two dresses for summer weddings would be just as appropriate in a boardroom as they would be at any warm-weather wedding. Choose a floral print that’s set against a darker background, like this black A-line dress. You could also choose a single-color dress in a sophisticated hue, like this stunning emerald green one. Keep the semi-formal look going with a few pieces of classic jewelry, and elevate the look with a pair of chic high heels.

Formal Weddings

If you’re shopping for summer dresses exclusively for a formal wedding, Scout & Molly’s Boutique suggests going all-out with a cheerful color or all-over lace print. We love this off-the-shoulder lacy dress from Fifteen Twenty, complete with on-trend bell sleeves, but remember to get it in a different color if you’re a guest. Add an extra pop to the look with a pastel clutch, neon sandals, or colorful jewelry. We also think that this little white dress would make a perfect summer wedding dress for a casual bride! For something even more colorful, we’re all about this coral dress from Trina Turk. A cold-shoulder summer dress style like this one is flattering on almost every body type, and the ruffles add some formal flair. In addition to coral, we love aqua, royal blue, and yellow for summer dress colors.

This guide should give you plenty of inspiration as you prepare for this year’s wedding season. Just remember never to wear white! Get more tips and style advice when you visit a Scout & Molly’s Boutique location near you.

Posted on June 15th, 2018