25 Dresses to Wear to Your Friend's Summer Wedding

Glamorous gowns to don as a guest at this season's celebrations of love.

The fun part about being a guest at a wedding – as opposed to being part of the bridal party – is you get to choose your own gown!

Bridesmaids' Attire
Photo: John Solano Photography

Whether you're a bride planning your own big day or a bridesmaid helping a friend put together the details of her celebration, love is in the air. It's officially "wedding season," which means you probably have quite a few events to attend in the next few months. The fun part about being a guest at a wedding – as opposed to being part of the bridal party – is you get to choose your own gown!  

We've compiled 25 gorgeous dresses to wear to your friends' nuptials in the coming months – whether they're saying "I do" in a tropical destination such as Hawaii, exchanging vows in a formal ballroom at a luxury hotel, or hosting a weekend-long celebration at a winery. You'll find both long and short options in an array of spring- and summer-approved colors and patterns.

Take a look, and click each photo to shop your favorite gowns!

Theia Komon v neck sheath dress short wedding guest dress ideas“Kimon” V-neck sheath dress, $495 by THEIA; 

For Love & Lemons Luciana Maxi Dress print gown wedding guest dress ideas"Luciana" maxi dress in Ivory Floral, $316 by For Love & 

Peche robe gown by gemeli power revolve wedding guest dress ideas“Peche” robe gown, $253 by Gemeli 

Marchesa Notte cutout tulle fit and flare light blue dress wedding guest dress ideas“Cutout Tulle” fit-and-flare dress, $995 by Marchesa 

Mary Lynn midi dress by NBD revolve wedding guest dress ideas for summer weddings"Mary Lynn" midi dress, $109 (on sale) by 

drew flower print dress jenny yoo wedding guest dress ideas for summer weddings"Drew" floral-embroidered tulle evening dress, $325 by Jenny

marvellous midi dress in light pink bec and bridge revolve wedding guest dress ideas"Marvellous" midi dress, $168 (on sale) by Bec &

twiggy midi dress black deep v neckline the jetset diaries revolve wedding guest dress ideas"Twiggy" mini dress, $140 (on sale) by The Jetset

Hacienda maxi dress in primavera floral print show me your mumu wedding guest dress ideas
"Hacienda" maxi dress in Primavera Floral, $174 by Show Me Your

X REVOLVE THE SLIP DRESS  LOVERS + FRIENDS LOVERS + FRIENDS pink blush coral wedding guest dress ideas
"X Revolve The Slip Dress" in Nude, $298 by Lovers +

sleeveless floral a line midi dress ml monique lhuillier wedding guest dress ideas
Sleeveless floral A-line midi dress, $695 by ML Monique

Eden gown amanda uprichard flower print wedding guest dress ideas“Eden” gown, $295 by Amanda

Likely Driggs strapless short cocktail wedding guest dress idea
"Driggs Strapless Dress" in Peony, $178 by

Stone Cold Fox Moss gown wedding guest dress ideas slit flower print
"Moss Gown" in Ivory Cosmo Print, $361 by Stone Cold

Claire jenny yoo wedding guest dress gown ideas flower print“Claire” floral embroidered gown, $325 by Jenny

off the shoulder maxi gown burgundy wedding guest dress ideas lulus“Off-the-Shoulder Maxi” gown, $106 by

Sequin embellished tulle dress needle & thread net a porter wedding guest dress ideas
Sequin-embellished tulle dress, $620 by Needle &

Joanna August + Lolo V Neck Ruffle Wrap Dress purple wedding guest dress ideas
"Lolo" V-neck ruffle wrap dress in Silver Bells, $285 by Joanna

Bride Cascade Gown TOPSHOP flower print light green wedding guest dress ideas"Bride Cascade Gown," $320 by

Luxe bias frill wrap dress shona joy emerald green revolve wedding guest dress ideas“Luxe” bias frill wrap dress, $295 by Shona

Arabella dress in ruby red self portrait shopbop wedding guest dress ideas
"Arabella" dress, $390 by Self

off shoulder flounce detail dress in mint green wedding guest dress ideas halston heritageOff-shoulder flounce detail dress, $107 (on sale) by Halston

Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman gold sequin formal wedding guest dress ideas
Three-quarter sleeve embroidered sequined gown, $990 by Teri Jon by Rickie

Light blue HALSTON HERITAGE cold-shoulder crepe gown wedding guest dress ideas"Cold-Shoulder Crepe Gown," $375 by Halston

Lily lace plunge fit and flare dress dress the population wedding guest dress ideas
"Lily" lace plunge fit-and-flare dress, $99 (on sale) by Dress the

Learn what not to do as a wedding guest, discover the proper etiquette for attendees, and be sure to follow Inside Weddings on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for more wedding tips and advice!