Friday Favorites: Cocktail Dresses for Summer Weddings


Happy Friday! I am lucky enough to be off work today due to Summer hours at the school. I work Monday, then am finished until mid August. Yay! With Summer fully on my mind, I thought today would be the perfect chance to share cocktail dresses to wear to upcoming weddings. A few weeks ago I shared long, neutral dresses for weddings for Summer weddings and promised to share some short options, too so today’s Friday Favorites post is all about cocktail dresses for Summer weddings.

Let’s chat briefly about my dress. I love the bright blue color and all the different layers of this dress! Although the background is white, there is so much of a blue pattern on it that it’s totally wedding acceptable in this bride-to-be’s book. I kept my accessories white an easy by choosing a few go to pieces. I love the fabric of this dress and the price point. It’ sunder $55!! Such a steal.

One of my girlfriends messaged me this week asking if wearing black to a Summer wedding was a faux pas. I don’t think that it is, but my response was simply that it isn’t the most seasonal choice. I wear black year round and I absolutely love it. I think its classic and chic for any occasion. My recommendation is think about the setting. If the entire wedding and reception is outdoors, maybe try to lighten it up a bit. If it’s inside at a nicer hotel in the evening, then black may be more appropriate. I’ve definitely worn black to Summer weddings and for sure will again in the future, but there are tons of other fun options available, which is what I’m focusing on today. Because I know there are some of you who are die hard fans of black, I’m sharing some good cocktail style options for you at the end of the post, so scroll on down.

My other big recommendation for wedding attire? It’s always better to be over dressed than underdressed.

Aren’t there so many amazing dresses?! I’m also obsessed with this one, this one, and this one that I’ll be sharing online today & on the blog, soon. Anddd for all of you who just can’t stray away from black, my favorite picks are below!

Hopefully this is helpful to navigate all your shopping for those upcoming Summer weddings!! Be sure to see my post about long dresses if you need something a little more formal or reach out if you need help finding something else!

Tomorrow is supposed to be clear skies in Dallas and I can’t waiiiiit to lay by the pool! Hope you all have a great, relaxing weekend, too. XO


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