Last year, I had the difficult task of figuring out what to wear to an outdoor summer wedding. In Kentucky. Hello, humidity! While searching for summer wedding guest dresses, it was tough to balance finding something I felt was wedding appropriate while also keeping me relatively cool and comfortable.
Keep reading to see the dresses I bookmarked as top contenders– including the dress I actually chose to wear and felt comfortable in all day. Plus, these summer wedding guest dresses are all under $50 from Amazon!
A great compromise between cocktail and floor length, this ruffle dress features double asymmetrical features: a one-shoulder ruffle top, mirrored by a high-low skirt.
Another take on the one-shoulder trend, this pleated dress is flowy and lightweight while still giving you the length most feel comfortable wearing to a semi-formal wedding.
This floral lace cocktail dress offers a shorter length while maintaining coverage on the shoulders and upper arms with a scoop neck and short sleeves.
This option can be dressed up or down with the right accessories, but would be perfect for an outdoor wedding with more casual backyard vibes or at the beach!
Talk about versatile– wear this one as a square neck or off-shoulder dress! This flowy cocktail dress features a tie back bow and will probably hit mid-thigh or knee length, depending on your height.
A personal favorite of mine for summer, this cotton dress is extremely breathable and comfortable to wear in the heat. It definitely gives “cottagecore” vibes, and would be perfect to wear at a beach wedding.
While I don’t typically suggest satin for humid environments, this is such a cute slip-style dress for warmer temps. A bit more form fitting, this midi dress flares out at the bottom and features a square cowl neckline.
8. Halter Maxi Dress *
* This was my personal choice for the summer wedding I attended! It was lightweight while being a sturdy material that really surprised me with its quality. The fit is incredibly flattering with an A-line silhouette and halter neck that ties in the back. It’s available in a ton of different colors and patterns for any summer wedding style, from formal to beachy.
When you want the look of a cocktail dress, but the feel of your favorite t-shirt, this is the dress to pick! This wrap style dress is made of a comfortable jersey-like material that’s light, slightly stretchy and comfortable in the heat!