Weddings are back in a big way. One only has to scroll through Instagram or Facebook for 30 seconds to feel like everyone you know is attending a wedding, getting married, or in the midst of planning their upcoming nuptials. If you’re prepping to attend a wedding in the next few months, you’re likely looking for a fabulous dress to rock during the event. Wedding dress codes can be notoriously tricky, and there’s a fine line to walk. Arriving too casual at a black tie affair is a big no-no, but so is showing up in a ballgown to a beach ceremony.
Lucky for you, I’ve curated some show-stopping dresses for a number of different wedding dress codes and occasions. Take a look so you’ll have the perfect ensemble no matter where the wedding takes place:
Great for: formal, black tie weddings
This show-stopping dress gives new meaning to “pretty in pink”. With bow-tied shoulders and a bubblegum pink hue, this is a great statement maker. Dress it up with heels and dramatic earrings.
Great for: a beach wedding or casual outdoor venue
The simple palm leaf design is tropical without going overboard, making this dress a great choice for a beach wedding or casual outdoor venue. Use your accessories to dress up or dress down the dress based on the venue locale (and don’t wear heels if you’ll be walking on sand!).
Great for: a romantic venue
This dress gives me Romeo & Juliet romanticism, making it wonderfully suited for a beautiful garden reception, winery, or other dreamy venue. You can wear the sleeves on or off the shoulder depending on what suits your style.
Great for: a daytime ceremony
This floral print dress from Antwerp-based brand Bernadette is such a unique option that brings swinging 60s style. It will look great with kitten heels and an embellished headband for a retro-inspired look.
Great for: a fall wedding
Floral prints are a great option for a wedding outfit, but as we head into fall, pastel hues may not make the most sense. That’s why I’m obsessed with this Caroline Constas wrap dress that features elegant florals in rich, autumn-approved colors like marigold.
Great for: a city wedding
I think slip midi dresses are endlessly chic, which is why they make for a great choice for an urban wedding venue. A colorful jewel tone adds another level of cool, and this style of dress is simple enough for you to play around with your accessories—or match the energy with minimalist pieces; either way, you’ll look amazing!
Great for: a formal, traditional wedding
Nobody does romantic dressing better than Erdem, and this long-sleeve midi dress is perfect for a traditional wedding. This dress is full of elegant touches like a ruffle neck, semi-transparent sleeves, and pleats, all printed with a Victorian-inspired floral print.