What to wear to weddings this year


Sure, you don't want to upstage the bride, but you want to look hot in front of old friends you haven't seen in years. Don't know what to wear? We've got you covered with these pretty summer dresses.

Photo: Courtesy of zara.com

Destination Duds

This strapless stunner screams "Take me with you!" to that destination wedding. The fun, floral print will definitely have everyone talking.

Zara Draped Waist Dress,
$100, zara.com.

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A Criss-Cross Crush

You can't go wrong with a coral dress when it comes to wedding attire. Pair it with nude heels to keep the focus up top.

Banana Republic Havana Linen-Cotton Halter Dress,
$130, bananarepublic.com.

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Delicate Details

Just like Kate Middleton, make navy lace look like it was made for you. This chic shift has wear-me-to-the-next-wedding written all over it.

Adrianna Papell Lace Overlay Sheath Dress in Navy,
$158, nordstrom.com.

Photo: Courtesy of victoriassecret.com

Surf's Up

Wear this fire-y coral frock on the cool shoreline as you watch your friends make their vows—you’ll easily catch the eye of the best man. Wear it with neutral-toned wedges and add some beachy waves to your hair to finish off the look.

Victoria's Secret The Corset Dress in Orange Splash Eyelet,
$70, victoriassecret.com.

Photo: Courtesy of anntaylor.com

A Cool-Girl Combo

We all know you're the perfect mix of girlie and edgy, so why not show it by wearing this femininely fierce dress? The black piping turns it from sweet to sexy, making it the perfect option for an afternoon wedding that leads into an evening reception.

Ann Taylor Garden Floral Dress,
$158, anntaylor.com.

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Boho Chic

Relaxed and flowy, this dress is all about comfort. Its gorgeous shape and marigold hue will have attendees asking where you got it from the moment you step foot onto the wedding grounds.

6 Shore Road Panama Maxi Dress in Sol,
$143, shopbop.com.

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Bedazzled and Beautiful

This full-out party dress, paired with a silver peep-toe or sandal, means you’re guaranteed to get noticed by that hottie at table 10.

Trixxi Strapless Sequin Sweetheart Dress in Pink,
$47, macys.com.

Photo: Courtesy of macys.com

Floor Length and Affordable

Throw on some drop earrings in a jade or bright emerald-green hue. Leave your hair down to give Angelina Jolie a run for her money!

Speechless Strapless Gown with Rose-Waist Detail,
$100, macys.com.









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