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How to Pick the Perfect Dress for a Summer Wedding

Angelina Peña

Posted on May 26 2016

It's summertime, which means your Facebook feed is about to be—if it already hasn't been—absolutely flooded with pictures of proposals and engagement rings and blushing and gushing couples: a.k.a. it's "wedding season." We at Mulberry Muse are here to help you pick out the perfect dress for this wedding season!


What To Wear:

  1. Summer colors (e.g. cobalt blue, exotic orange, sunny yellow, candy apple red, crisp white, seaworthy coral, tropical pink, Kelly green, etc.)

  2. Pumps or sandals for an indoors wedding/reception

  3. Wedges or flats for an outdoors wedding/reception

  4. Something sexy but tasteful (like a sundress for a morning/afternoon ceremony and a cocktail dress in the evening)

What NOT To Wear:

  1. White (for obvious reasons)

  2. Black (unless it's with a pop of color for an evening venue)

  3. Heels for an outdoors wedding/reception (trust me—your heels will be determined to get stuck in the grass and mud)

  4. A revealing, low-cut dress (remember, sexy but tasteful)

Want more helpful tips?

  1. No matter how intimate or quaint the ceremony is, typical summer attire, like tanks and shorts, is just not appropriate.

  2. A metallic pair of pumps or sandals complements any colorful summer dress, and for more nature-toned dresses, put on nude- or blush-colored shoes.

  3. Bring a small clutch or wristlet so that you can carry a little bit of powder (to freshen up your makeup in the summer heat) and some lip gloss (to keep your lips looking nice and hydrated).

Mulberry Muse is your online closet for summer wedding apparel! Here are our top ten dresses to wear at a summer wedding:

Fringe Handkerchief Dress by Mara Hoffman

Crepe Trapeze Dress by Mara Hoffman

Sleeveless Pleated Dress by Wai Ming

Emmy Dress by Wai Ming

Cowl-Back Self-Tie Silk Dress by Haute Hippie

Thelius Asymmetrical Dress by Greylin

Sissy Floral Dress by Mcginn

River Walk Dress by Leona by Lauren Leonard

Sophia Dress by Burning Torch

Pink Stripe Silk Dress by Amanda Uprichard

Pair these dresses with a small metallic gold clutch:

Lou Lou Crossbody Bag by Mario Valentino

Mini Mac Clutch by Rebecca Minkoff

And finish your look with some strappy stilettos for a ballroom affair, metallic gold peep-toes or flesh-toned sandals for an inside venue, or sandstone-colored wedges for a garden or beach wedding!

Outing Sandal by Stuart Weitzman

Gold Metallic Leather Pump by Cole Haan

Janene Sandal by Vince Camuto


Novasi Sandal by Vince Camuto

Taylor Wedges by Cole Haan

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