5 Outfits To Help You Shine At EVERY Summer Wedding

One of the perks of rocking bridesmaid status is that your outfit is already planned, for better or worse (hopefully you haven't racked up 27 Dresses by this point, ha!). But seriously, it can be so tough to decipher that ceremonial dress code — you obviously never want to outshine the bride, but you not-so-secretly do want to come in a close second. Us, too.
So, this wedding season, we want you to toss the confetti, sip some champs, catch the bouquet, and bust a move on the dance floor without giving your ensemble a second thought. That's why we styled the most excellent looks for every kind of love affair. Whether you're heading to a swanky black-tie event or a breezy backyard BBQ, we've curated five ravishing outfits for prime aisle-side style. Even if you've been a closet commitment phobe until now, we promise these sophisticated stylings will have you saying I Do in a flash.
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The Artsy Occasion
You shouldn't shy away from wild accessories or hues at a wedding that aims to be bold. Part of the fun of these kind of nups is the visual feast, so why not blend right in with what the bride had in store?

Clockwise from top left: Preen Scuba Printed Stretch-Jersey Dress, $505, available at Net-A-Porter; Dannijo Ophelia Earrings, $345, available at Dannijo; Kelly Wearstler Serpent Clutch, $895, available at Kelly Wearstler; Zara High Heel Sandal, $89.90, available at Zara; Kjaer Weis Cream Blush, $54, available at Kjaer Weis.
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The Beachside Bash
You definitely don't want to leave home without a warm sweater to avoid the seaside chill, and don't forget your sunnies for optimal bride-viewing! Just in case the ceremony's actually on the sand (usually they've got some sort of carpet going on), we recommend packing some flops in an oversized clutch.

Clockwise from top left: Madeleine Thompson Draped Cashmere Wrap, $525, available at Net-A-Porter; Topshop Fluro Dip Hem Dress, $96, available at Topshop; Gypsy Warrior Circle Cat Sunglasses, $20, available at Gypsy Warrior; Rossana Fani Isabella Handmade Beaded Necklace, $165, available at Farfetch; Sigerson Morrison Sandals, $450, available at Shoescribe.
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The Casual Backyard BBQ
These weddings always end up being the most fun because everyone tends to let their guards down and focus on what really counts. Rock a comfy shift dress, a blousy blazer, and exceptional accessories, and you're ready to cut a (grass) rug!

Clockwise from top left: Reiss Issey Cornflower Blue Relaxed Shirt Jacket, $360, available at Reiss; Herve Van Der Straeten Wide Ribbon Cuff, $690, available at Bergdorf Goodman; Mango Geometric Print Dress, $59.99, available at Mango; BCBG MAX AZRIA Harlow Satin Envelope Clutch, $78, available at BCBG MAX AZRIA; Camilla Skovgaard Intriciato Stiletto Sandal, $516.99, available at My Wardrobe.
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The Black Tie Affair
We're enduring fans of the pantsuit, and you're sure to stand out from the sea of same ol' regalia rigamarole in this AllSaints getup! Add some "diamond" danglies, a satin shell clutch, and rouge gloss for just the right amount of feminine pop.

Clockwise from top left: Stella & Dot Petra Fringe Earrings, $59, available at Stella & Dot; All Saints Brompton Jumpsuit, $295, available at AllSaints; Daniele Ancarani Closed Toe Heel, $252, available at Shoescribe; Yves Saint Laurent Vernis A Levres Flossy Stain, $32, available at Bloomingdale’s; Lanvin Hard Shell Minaudiere, $1490, available at Barneys.
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Going To The Chapel
When you're church-bound, you've gotta bring a little demure to the dressing table, without looking totally prissy at the reception later. Play with fun color combos and strap on those skyscraper platforms — they bring you closer to heaven, after all!

Clockwise from left: Oasis Peplum Belted Dress, $115, available at Oasis; Anthropologie Willemstad Necklace, $58, available at Anthropologie; Essie Bazooka Nail Polish, $8, available at Essie; Dorothy Perkins Silver Mirror Side Bar Clutch, $29, available at Dorothy Perkins; Carven Coral Suede Heels, $720, available at Ssense.
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