Play Up Your Shape: Summer Weddings

Hear those bells in the distance? It’s that time of year again. You know: The time when weddings start to fill our summer calendars! Whether you’re headed to an outdoor extravaganza, a formal affair, or something in between, we know you’ll want to look — and feel! — your very best. That’s why we’ve compiled 6 great tips for making the most of your legs, shoulders, and waist. Read on for wedding guest outfit ideas that are guaranteed to show off (or play down) what you want. And, don’t forget to closet the ones you love! After all, it’s never to late to start planning looks for all of your upcoming Summer Wedding events.

1. Shoulders

Play Them Up:

If you love your shoulders, highlight them with this chic, on-trend cut-out shoulder detail. A cold shoulder cut-out shows off a bit of skin just where you want it and has the bonus of drawing the eye upward, creating a longer silhouette.

FLORAL COLD SHOULDER BODYCON DRESS Yours Clothing Floral Cold Shoulder Bodycon Dress

Play Them Down:

If you’re shoulder shy, try a flowy dress with a built-in capelet. Keep your shoulders covered while keeping cool under a sheer piece of chiffon. (Bonus: This look really flutters on the dance floor — hello, dramatic reception photos!)

CAPELET DRESS IN DAHLIA City Chic Capelet Dress in Dahlia

2. Legs

Play Them Up:

If your legs are your favorite, a flirty mini dress is a must-have. We love the flouncy a-line skirt on this one, which further emphasizes your gorgeous gams.



Julian Taylor Fuchsia Fit Flare Dress with Keyhole

Play Them Down:

To take the emphasis off your legs while still feeling the breeze of the summer evening, try a whispy handkerchief hem. The multi-length layers provide the coverage you need without weighing you down. City Chic Layered Keyhole Dress in Raspberry

3. Waist

Play It Up:

Try a fit & flare silhouette. The cinched-in nature of this shape plays up your proportions and show off your waist perfectly. For an added illusion, the pattern scale difference between the top and the bottom further draws attention your waist, and the built-in black belt drives the point home!


FIT & FLARE DRESS IN PEACH FLORAL Taylor Dresses Fit & Flare Dress in Peach Floral

Play It Down:

A slouchy shift dress is the dream look for anyone who wants to keep their waist under wraps. The straight shape gently skims over curves. The layered hem on this one also adds a bit of extra movement.


LAYERED POLKA DOT DRESS IN BEIGE SL Fashion Layered Polka Dot Dress in Beige

Whatever your shape, we’ve got tons of gorgeous looks for you to choose from. Check out our favorite Summer Weddings looks to start closeting now!

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