What to wear to a summer wedding


What to wear to a summer wedding

Summer weddings are finally returning, hurrah! Whether your diary is filling out with your nearest and dearest's micro-weddings, or more lavish destination weddings, if there is one thing for certain, it is that when it comes to dress codes, it is time to go all out. So what to wear to a summer wedding? After months in hibernation, now is the time to wear bright, summer-fresh block colours that scream celebration. Keep it stylish in our new range of lightweight silks, satins, fine knits and just the right amount of sparkle.

Whether you are attending a formal city wedding, a relaxed countryside event, a carefree beach party or a casual civil ceremony, we have some great dresses for wedding guests. We think cocktail lengths are perfect as they work for every event, and allow you to move and dance the night away. Co-ords are also a fabulous option as they can be reworn down the line, as a set or separately. And when it comes to summery colours, we think cobalt blue, emerald green, mango yellow, peach and tangerine are the colours to go for this season. So get summer ready, and prepare for celebrations. Find our tips and suggestions on what to wear to a summer wedding below. Sunshine optional, but recommended!

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Beach wedding guest outfit

{{ £750.00/€925.00/$1,095.00}}

Make a barefoot entrance to remember, for the ultimate beach nuptials. You will be a golden guest in our mango-hued Terrazza dress of dreams. A summer showstopper, this dress is crafted in lightweight textured silk flowing from a halter necklace made of onyx beads. Pure Capri yellow silk cascades in a long floaty skirt with an asymmetric hem to the floor. This magical dress will take you from long lunches on the Riviera to midsummer nights celebrating special occasions in style, forever holding special memories in its very fabric..

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Summer wedding in the city

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A must-have for any summer wardrobe, the versatile Cabana dress has it all. Crafted from luxe striped silk in Capri lemon yellow , this wrap style comes with long cuffed sleeves and a perfect calf-length, belted at the waist with a chic sash. We think this dress is ideal for a summer wedding in the city, and its golden hue brings joy and delight to the wedding party.

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Chic destination wedding

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Also available in bold cobalt blue, the Cabana is equally suited to an elegant destination wedding, from the Amalfi Coast to the Hamptons, Portugal to Thailand. The citrus-fresh and azure colour ways evoke the essence of the summer months, drenched in sunshine, whilst easily transitioning to mid-season in the city thanks to its tonal tailoring.

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Tropical party wedding

{{ £795.00/€925.00/$1,050.00}}

A sun-drenched showstopper, this halter style transitions effortlessly from Winter escapes to delicious Summer days. Crafted from luxurious silk jacquard in rich jade green, the dress features a marbled resin ring at the base of the throat - a chic necklace detail that makes jewelry unnecessary. Meters of lightweight silk skim gracefully over curves before flowing into a generous skirt. Its bright colour way evokes tropical shores and will work equally well for a relaxed wedding in the sun, to future exotic vacations.

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Formal city wedding

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Seemingly simple but exceptionally flattering, this asymmetric knit dress comes in a luxurious Italian yarn that is stretchy and silky, giving a glossy polish to the figure beneath. An elegant twist at the shoulder creates an effortless drape, and the compact knit provides great support throughout the body. Available in fashion-forward metallic orange, vibrant jungle green and classic back, the Persephone dress is a classic style with a beautifully modern feel. It wouldn’t look out of place as a fabulous cocktail option for a formal city wedding.

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Elegant civil ceremony

{{ £575.00/€650.00/795.00}}

Built for a modern lifestyle where comfort is as important as beauty, this exquisitely crafted dress enhances the female form to make every woman look and feel her best. Silky, stretch yarn is body-hugging but also supportive, smoothing over any lumps and bumps to achieve a beautifully polished finish. Elegant lines at the waist mimic corset seams, while a sophisticated ruffle at the hem adds movement with every step. The Atalanta Dress uses Italian yarn made from pre-consumer recycled materials. Available in richly saturated colours like deep emerald green, this ankle-skimming dress is ideal for a chic city hall ceremony.

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Rustic chic in the countryside

{{ £625.00/€700.00/$895.00}}

Evoking a carefree sense of nostalgia, this chic co-ord is crafted from featherweight micro-pleated satin in delicious apricot. Loosely tailored with a structured shoulder, billowing sleeve and plunging neckline, the blouse is tied at the waist with an effortless scarf knot. The super soft texture is sumptuous, tactile and eminently covetable whilst the loose, cinched silhouette is ultra-flattering. Pair with the matching maxi-skirt for a confident celebration of summer. We can picture this matching set for a beautiful country chic wedding, but it would work equally well for garden parties and a day at the races.

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Wedding after-party

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A glistening cocktail number, the Delirium dress was made for modern naiads. Crafted from chiffon embroidered with translucent paillettes in zesty mandarin orange, it is cut on the bias for a classic ‘90s silhouette. Cropped at the ankle and cut with a low V at the back, it is a minimalist take on magpie dressing. Shimmer away to moonlit wedding after-parties in this unforgettable iridescent slip.



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Alizé Wilkinson


Alizé manages communications and content at Galvan. Over the past 12 years, she has worked in the fashion, jewellery and arts worlds, following a stint as a writer for Le Monde. Born in France, she lives in London with her British husband and two toddler daughters. As well as a growing collection of slip dresses, Alizé collects embellished knitwear, vintage textiles and international magazines. Her other interests include Marc Chagall, Gustave Flaubert and periwinkle hydrangeas.

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