A Bold Summer Wedding Look

Summer wedding season is in full swing & I don’t know about you but I’m a firm believer that a bold dress is the way to go. Obviously, you don’t want to upstage the bride but I don’t think there’s too much harm in going a little over and beyond with a fun wedding guest look. Read on for a few of my tips in finding the perfect bold yet still subtle look! 


The moment I stumbled across this palm print dress on ASOS, I knew I had to have it. It’s bold. It’s summery. It’s sexy. It’s perfect. What I love most is how ideal it is for a summer wedding. Although the print isn’t necessarily subtle, the colors and classier neckline keep this dress just the right amount of #woah to get you plenty of compliments without pissing off the bride. 

Thinking of taking your next wedding guest look up a notch, check out some of these tips for the perfect mix of total babe + totes appropriate: 

ONE: Don’t be afraid of color. 

Staying from white is a no brainer (unless requested by the bride) but that still leaves all the colors of the rainbow. Depending on the time & attire requirements for the ceremony, don’t be afraid to play with color. Rather than leaning towards blush or beige (#guilty), try bright yellows, bold reds or royal blues. You can also have fun with prints. Anything floral is definitely a winner for summer and you could event play it up with bold stripes or gingham. If the wedding is more formal, try a bold hue like violet or hunter green in solid sheath. 


TWO: Try a fun neckline. 

If a more neutral color is your thing, you can go bold and han fun with a cooler neckline. I am obsessed with the asymmetry of this dress and am totally inspired to grab even more chic cuts for my wardrobe. Whether it’s a plunging neckline, open back or cut-out situation, there are so many options out there! Check out some of my favorites below. 

THREE: Exaggerate the details. 

I feel like this year has been the year of the sleeve.  Bell sleeves. Ruffle sleeves. Off the shoulder sleeves. I mean the list goes on. They instantly make any dress that much more chic and help you stand out just a tad. Stay away from the overly dramatic but don’t be afraid to take the sleeves up a notch! If the longer sleeves aren’t your thing, try the fluttered skinny strap styles or classic cap sleeves. And it’s a little too warm for sleeves at all, go with an exaggerated maxi style dress. Go for a longer train, a thigh slit or fuller skirt for a romantic, timeless look! 





Photos by Gossett Photography


  1. 6.22.17
    Ava said:

    Great dress and looks wonderful on you! Keep adding a pop of color to your looks. Love it!

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