What to wear to a summer wedding: 8 dress ideas

Summer wedding guest: dress ideas

I have just been to a family wedding in Malta and wore a lovely Laura Ashley pink floral dress. I felt smart and yet really comfortable.

You may have noticed that although I am a real girly-girl, I don’t actually wear many dresses. I love jeans and trousers and opt for these over a dress all the time. So it is really nice to go to a formal wedding and get really dressed up.

There are so many gorgeous wedding guest outfits in the shops and online – and lots of variety!

These days I am always thinking of comfort as well as style. My criteria for a dress is that it has to be knee length (or thereabouts); I actually don’t mind my legs but I don’t want the dress to be too short. I also really dislike anything very strappy – and prefer the dress to be lined.

Here are some of my favourite dresses – from the current online sales – to wear to a summer wedding this season:

Summer dress - wedding guest ideas

1/ LK Bennett at House of Fraser £195 

2/ Phase Eight £120

3/ Betty Barclay at House of Fraser £105

4/ Phase Eight £88

Summer dress ideas - wedding guest

5/ Boden £77.40

6/ Coast £49

7/ Laura Ashley £88.22

8/ Wallis £30

All would look great with heels, a jacket (or smart cardigan) and a clutch bag. Hat is optional.

Perfect, classic looking outfits for sipping champagne on the lawn in the sunshine and then kicking off your heels and dancing way into the night!

Love, Jess x

p.s. All dresses shown above are via Love the Sales and via the House of Fraser sale.

Post written in collaboration.



  1. Kara
    April 25, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    You looked amazing, perfect for a wedding. I am loving number 3, in fact many of them, we never go to weddings as I love the excuse to dress up xx

    • Jess
      April 25, 2016 / 4:16 pm

      Oh I love going to a wedding and selecting a lovely outfit! I would happily wear all of these! xx

  2. April 26, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    Ooooh I love No4 but then I have always loved Phase Eight dresses

    • Jess
      April 26, 2016 / 8:12 pm

      Yes me too – such great quality xx

  3. April 27, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    You looked gorgeous for your wedding in Malta Jess. I love all of these dresses but I have the joy of shopping for an outfit for a wedding in October. I have no idea what to wear for that x

    • Jess
      April 28, 2016 / 10:42 am

      Thanks Tracey – had such a lovely 🙂 October is tricky as it could be warm still or really cold! Good luck xx

  4. May 2, 2016 / 3:58 pm

    A Maltese wedding how lovely! I love your floral outfit and I think I’d go for the teal dress for myself. #StyleIt Yvadney x
    Ps come and check out my new style linky for fashion & beauty mums #MumsThatSlay would love to have your share your posts there

    • Jess
      May 2, 2016 / 5:35 pm

      Thanks will do xx

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