Summer weddings are just so special. You can have the wedding or reception outdoors without worrying about the rain that may ruin the day, all whilst managing to incorporate summer activities for your family and friends. But when you're a guest attending, you face a tricky dilemma: what to wear! Apart from minding the couple's specific attire requests, you also have to consider the venue and time of the event. Well, fret not because we're here to help. We've got five easy fail-proof looks for you when attending a summer wedding.
Look 1: Beach
Avoid wearing floor-length gowns and heavy fabrics. Opt for tea-length or midi dresses in lightweight textiles. Skip the heels, too, and slip on slides instead!
IMAGE Renegade Folk, Zara, Rustans
Zara Dress with contrasting ribbons, P6995, Greenbelt 5; Lilly Pulitzer Gold crossbody bag, P7950, Rustan's Department store; Renegade Folk Magnetized in gold, P1840, UP Town Center
Look 2: Garden
Don't be afraid to wear the expected: floral prints. But don't go for the cliche palette of pastel hues. You can go a bit darker provided your florals are in bold and bright colors. Slip on block heels instead of stilettos. You don't want to sink into the soil, do you?
IMAGE Adora, Charles & Keith, Mango
Mango Floral wrap dress, P3995, Greenbelt 5; Chloé Faye bag, Adora; Charles & Keith Lucite heel mules, P2399, SM Megamall
Look 3: Indoors
You have a little more freedom when it comes to an indoor setting. Go for that column dress with a little flounce, and don't forget to wear a belt to accent your figure. Plus points if you choose a light colored dress to stave off the summer heat.
IMAGE H&M, Topshop, Pull &Bear
Topshop Ruffle trim maxi dress, P7876, Topshop.com; Pull & Bear Detailed crossbody bag, P895, SM Aura; H&M Sandals, P999, SM Megamall
Look 4: Morning
Morning ceremonies are expected to have a brunch reception, an unpleasant time to be outside as the temperature is at its highest. So don't be scared to go for a two-piece ensemble. If you're wary of wearing a sleeveless top, opt for a blouse that has loose sleeves.
IMAGE Mix and Mozie, Pull &Bear, Charles & Keith
Rica Rico Maita skirt in Maroon, P3500, Miz and Moxie; Pull & Bear Tulle top, P1395, SM Aura; Charles & Keith Curved heel stiletto, p2199, Power Plant Mall; M&M by Ken Samudio Sandra Clutch, Miz and Moxie
Look 5: Evening
Evening affairs call for more elegant attire, but summer nights can feel too humid so keep the hems short and the sleeves loose.
IMAGE Zara, Rustans, Miz and Moxie
Zara Crossover velvet dress, P2295, Glorietta 3; Christian Louboutin Triloubi large calfskin spike, P63,375, Rustan's Department Store; So Fab! Dionne ankle strap heels, P1499, Miz and Moxie