What Should I Wear For… A Spring/Summer Wedding

If you’re attending a Spring or Summer wedding, daytime or night, a bright and cheerful dress with a hem that hits mid to lower thigh -or longer, like tea length, a midi or maxi length, is a good place to start. Unless the wedding has a specific dress code, a color or theme, and/or is black tie, any of these dresses would do just fine. If it’s an evening wedding or in early Spring, you’ll need a light cardigan, wrap, or even pashmina to keep the chill away.

What to wear to a Spring or Summer wedding What to wear to a Spring or Summer wedding

What to wear to a Spring or Summer wedding What to wear to a Spring or Summer wedding

What to wear to a Spring or Summer wedding What to wear to a Spring or Summer wedding

What to wear to a Spring or Summer wedding What to wear to a Spring or Summer wedding

What to wear to a Spring or Summer wedding What to wear to a Spring or Summer wedding

What to wear to a Spring or Summer wedding What to wear to a Spring or Summer wedding

What to wear to a Spring or Summer wedding What to wear to a Spring or Summer wedding

What to wear to a Spring or Summer wedding What to wear to a Spring or Summer wedding

What to wear to a Spring or Summer wedding What to wear to a Spring or Summer wedding

What to wear to a Spring or Summer wedding What to wear to a Spring or Summer wedding

* All dresses found at nordstrom.com dress shop

Unless you have a favorite boutique, a large department store like Nordstrom is going to offer the most bang for your buck. They’ll have dresses under $100 and up to $500 to fit any budget, with a variety of choices to fit your style.

Another tip: Opt for brighter colors for day and darker colors for night. Evening affairs are always a little bit more dramatic, so you can dress the part!

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

54 Comments

  • Underfunded Heiress

    April 24, 2009 |

    Great pics! The first one is my fav. Ooh, I would love to see your picks for wedding dresses! I am looking for something simple, sexy and classy. I am not too into weddings and I Loved your story about your vegas elopement. I think we may elope 🙂 Hopefully in the Greek Isles!

  • Bambola

    April 24, 2009 |

    GORGEOUS! I love the teal & the salmon/watermelon ones, the colour & the style are just stunning.

  • freeTEYme

    April 24, 2009 |

    i love everything you picked specially #3, #4 and #5 (totally #5). Happy Friday Maegan!

  • Carla

    April 24, 2009 |

    I never know what to wear to a wedding. Such a weird concept of dressing up during the day. These are pretty. Carla

  • Elizabeth Marie

    April 24, 2009 |

    Ohhh I love that little green number! xo

  • Belinda

    April 24, 2009 |

    Very nice dresses. The third one is especially nice. Check out the brides and bridesmaids dresses at http://www.WeddingDressMarket.com

    There are even wedding dresses to rent.

  • Katy

    April 24, 2009 |

    Those are beautiful. I actually have the dilhema of finding a dress to wear to an evening wedding, my problem, a post partum body!
    xo
    Katy

  • Jasmine

    April 24, 2009 |

    i wish i had a wedding to go to! i’m kind of in love with the sleeves on that first dress.

  • Carlotta

    April 24, 2009 |

    it’s hard to choose, so many gorgeous dresses!!
    my fav. are bright colored ones, the bright green is adorable 🙂

  • diamondsinchampagne

    April 24, 2009 |

    1,4, and 8 get my votes. Gorgeous choices

  • Brunch at Saks

    April 24, 2009 |

    Love the dresses! So hard to choose! I love 4 🙂

  • Jules

    April 24, 2009 |

    Love the dresses! #s 12, 14, 15 are my favorites!

  • Penny

    April 24, 2009 |

    LOL,I was just going to send Namine a link to this post!And then I read that she was your inspiration.I thought it was a bit of a big coincidence.

  • Sue Jacquette

    April 24, 2009 |

    I just love summer dresses. Totally got me in the mood! It’s supposed to be in the upper 80s this weekend, so I’m going to break out the dresses!

  • Teresa

    April 24, 2009 |

    These are all perfect. The first and the last are particularly fabulous.

  • Namine

    April 24, 2009 |

    Thanks for finding these!! I see to never find anything at nordstorm and then you post it and I see a few I like!! Thanks!

  • Erin

    April 24, 2009 |

    I love them all but I love the bright green one the BEST!

  • Morgan

    April 24, 2009 |

    GREAT collection. Love them all!

  • brooke

    April 24, 2009 |

    i am completely in love with almost all of these dresses…but that second one…i may just have to invest…i don’t have a wedding to go to until september…but i may just have to bradshaw it up in this small town i live in and wear it just to go the grocery!

  • healthy ashley

    April 24, 2009 |

    Oh I love them all!!

  • Lissa

    April 24, 2009 |

    Well you’ve certainly given us a lot of choices for a wedding. I’ll choose the pink bubble dress with the bling! Thanks for doing all the work for us!

  • -city-love-

    April 24, 2009 |

    i love # 3,4, and 8! i have a wedding to go to, but its not until november 🙁

  • Megan

    April 24, 2009 |

    My favorite is the 3rd one.. so pretty!

  • The Beauty File

    April 24, 2009 |

    I love wearing dark colors even though summer weddings call for the opposite so I love the navy/black stripey one & the dark lacy one!!

    Happy Weekend!

  • [Tara]

    April 24, 2009 |

    That silvery, layered number is incredible!

  • scarlethue

    April 24, 2009 |

    some really great choices there. I love the pink satin one with the sort of sari wrap waist. Chic but comfortable, it’s the only way to go.

  • Pretty Little World

    April 24, 2009 |

    I’m completely smitten with that first dress — I would buy that one without any event to go to!

    Gorgeous picks!

  • Jayci

    April 24, 2009 |

    I love 2, 8, 10, & 13. I don’t have any wedding to attend to in the near future, so I may just have to come up with a different excuse to make a few purchases!

  • Snarky A.

    April 24, 2009 |

    Fabulous dress selection!

    Happy weekend!

  • The Rest is Still Unwritten

    April 24, 2009 |

    That’s a lot of options! That makes it harder to decide!

  • Pop Champagne

    April 24, 2009 |

    Oooh I really like the 3rd dress!

  • Tara Gibson

    April 24, 2009 |

    love them! The navy blue dress has such an adorable silouhette!

  • Mrs. Priss

    April 24, 2009 |

    ooh lordy, that green Nanette Lepore dress… AMAZING.

  • Kellie

    April 24, 2009 |

    Ahhh too many great choices!
    Top 3:
    Silver ruffles (4th one I think)
    Long orange
    Flowered w/ silky blue bow belt

    Gorgeous!

  • Savvy Mode SG

    April 24, 2009 |

    i’d be happy to take any of those dresses.

  • Julia

    April 24, 2009 |

    My favorite: the sea foam frock! Ah yes, that would be perfect!

  • yours truly dear

    April 24, 2009 |

    ooh, i lovve the navy one with black stripes. fabulous!

  • Jules

    April 24, 2009 |

    amazing choices – i love them all!

  • drollgirl

    April 24, 2009 |

    oh some of these are so rad!!!!!!!!! grey, navy — dying over these!!!!

  • [email protected]

    April 24, 2009 |

    I vote for the orange maxi dress, or the short geometric dress below it.

    Awesome picks!

  • PS~Erin

    April 24, 2009 |

    Oh wow. Such great choices! My faves are the long orange one (love it!), the shimmery gold one, and the zigzag patterned number.

  • paper-doll

    April 24, 2009 |

    the navy blue & black spaghetti strap dress is my favorite!!! i can imagine the perfect accessories to accompany it too.

  • Chrystina

    April 24, 2009 |

    Basically Im totally in love with the first dress and then a few down from that, the dark navy blue solid colord dress… so beautiful. I think I need to go search for them right now!! Haha.

    I have a lot of weddings to go to this summer so Im loving this post!!!

  • Hanako66

    April 24, 2009 |

    These are all lovely…I can totally picture you in the orange and white maxi!! I’m off to find that pretty blue number……

  • clorivak

    April 24, 2009 |

    OMG…I want to cry…I want well over half of those dresses like really BADLY.

  • aGm

    April 24, 2009 |

    These are awesome! I need a dress to wear for a wedding in late October, any ideas??

  • Chris

    April 25, 2009 |

    Oooh, some very pretty selections! I like the shapes of the dresses too 🙂

  • alissa

    April 25, 2009 |

    love the first one and the navy/black stripe! very cute – great post!

  • Kelli

    April 25, 2009 |

    Great choices and I couldn’t agree more with you about Nordstrom. They always have something fabulous!
    I love browsing the site just for inspiration… and I guess a bit of lusting. 🙂

  • hautepocket

    April 25, 2009 |

    ohmygoddresses!

    I love what you’ve done with your site. I’ve been gone for awhile but I’m BACK now!

  • Emma

    April 26, 2009 |

    maegan…your blog just makes me want to SHOP!
    Love this guilty pleasure.

  • Miss Eve

    April 26, 2009 |

    It’s hard to pick, I love them all. Great selection!

  • Lyndsy

    April 27, 2009 |

    Love that first blue dress A LOT!!! Color is perfect and the white belt a total dream!

  • Heidi Renée

    May 4, 2009 |

    Oh my goodness, I was just clicking around when I saw this post. I love… LOVE! the black lace Nicole Miller dress. I know it would look awful on me… perhaps I’ll go shopping this weekend and prove myself correct.

    Anyway, I know this is an old post and leaving my very first comment here might be bad blog etiquette, but I can’t help it. That dress is too good. I just moved to California, so I’ve been looking for some California bloggers to add to my list. I’m so glad I found you!