What to Wear to a Summer Wedding
A ceremony that takes place in a scenic orchard or backyard garden calls for on-theme floral looks, preppy extras and footwear that won't sink into the lawn.
BB Dakota Laurent Dress, $105, Shopbop.com. J.Crew Marci Patent Wedges, $198, Jcrew.com. Rachel Rachel Roy Clutch, $69, Macys.com. Marc by Marc Jacobs Large Heart Sunglasses, $110, Cusp.com.
Off to a destination wedding? Lucky you. Run with the exotic locale and pick a floaty dress in a fun print or pattern. Flat sandals are a must for sandy ceremonies—as are ray-blocking shades, of course.
Tibi Layla Ikat Long Dress, $565, Tibi.com. Loeffler Randall Filippa Mignon Flat Sandal, $295, Loefflerrandall.com. Serpui Marie Snake Minaudiere, $297, Shopbop.com. Tom Binns Classic Tear Drop Earrings, $198, Shopbop.com. Michael Michael Kors Haleigh Round Oversized Sunglasses, $99, Bloomingdales.com
Festive Nighttime Wedding
Celebrating a couple who loves to party? Go for a minidress in an electric color. You can really have fun with your accessories here, too—try something embellished or otherwise sparkling.
Thakoon Addition Silk Hip Band Dress, $530, Saksfifthavenue.com. Aldo Filson Heels, $90, Aldoshoes.com. Whiting and Davis "Crystal" Mesh Clutch, $148, Nordstrom.com. Dannijo Frances II Cuff, $645, Dannijo.com
Black Tie Wedding
When black tie attire's required or even just optional, your safest bet is a streamlined dress that grazes the floor. One bold piece of statement jewelry (whether of the fine or costume variety) will amp up your entire look. Remember: it's always better to err on the side of overdressing.
Zimmermann Strapless Draped Maxi Dress, $396, Shopbop.com. B Brian Atwood Lenoire Metallic Fringe Sandals, $297.50, Shopbop.com. Rafe New York Sirene Minaudiere, $395, Zappos.com. Crystal Circle Necklace, $135, Jcrew.com.