What does primetime summer wedding season mean to you?
If you go by the weather and the calendar, summer has always been that lovely stretch between Memorial Day and Labor Day. But when you go by recent trends and statistics, the most popular months for weddings are June and August (they tied for second place), while October took the top spot.
So how does that affect summer wedding dresses? In our opinion, it doesn’t—the most important thing to us is that you’re wearing your summer dream dress, whether it’s early, mid, or late summer, and even early fall before pumpkin-spice latte season hits!
We’ve put together dresses for any bride and every budget. From delicate slip dresses for hotter temperatures to formal gowns for air-conditioned ballrooms, these wedding day styles celebrate your endless summer loving.
Lovely in Linen Wedding Dress
When it comes to the perfect material for a hot summer wedding, linen tops the list of breathable fabrics, and creamy white linen takes the wedding cake for beautiful bridal fashion!
This simple, short-sleeved, flowing dress features high-quality linen and a tie wrap closure that flatters your waist. This lovely style is available in many sizes, and it has other plus points, including convenient side pockets!
Are you wondering, “why linen?”
Well, it’s good to know that linen comes from the flax plant, so it’s a natural fabric, and its uniquely woven fibers create more airflow for stylish comfort.
Tie on This Sexy Tulle Reception Gown
Bring the summer indoors at your reception in this sweeping tulle gown with a plunging V-neck.
The long tie straps are adjustable for a great fit, and the high slits on the lining of the dress let you kick up your legs in this sweet and sexy look.
A-Line Bridal Dress with Lacy Boho Sleeves
You’ll look gorgeous in this boho, backless dress with lovely lace sleeves, an A-line silhouette, and a brush train that reaches the floor and sweeps behind you.
The built-in bra support is a plus for summer brides, and we like the color choices here: a cool white, creamy ivory white, or a light nude champagne tone like a summer glow!
White Wedding Dress in a Chic French Style
A combination of delicate layers of lace over the nude-colored lining makes this wedding dress sheer perfection for a boho beach bride!
We especially like the scalloped lace on the corseted bodice—while it’s revealing, there’s a very romantic quality to this look.
Dress That Flows with Flutter Sleeves
This creamy white casual wedding dress is simply stunning!
The V-neck front and back nicely accentuates your collarbone and shoulder blades, and the cold shoulder cutouts with fluttering sleeves are universally flattering details for brides.
It’s a beautiful choice, and not to mention a confidence-booster of a look for your summer nuptials.
Beautiful Back on This Boho Gown
“Sexy minimalist” is the theme of this beautiful gown with its classic deep V-neck, form-fitting mermaid shape, and a short train that pools around you.
But the uniquely elegant factor is also evident with the low cowl back, and that vertical button detailing is just gorg!
Super-Stunning Summer Wedding Dresses
Here’s a dress for the minimalist goddess in you.
There’s no need for over-embellishments with this Bardot-style dress hugging your curves: check out the back detailing with the triangle cutout above the zipper. Get ready to wow your guests in this bridal look!
Lightweight and Lacy Tulle Gown
Sexy can be sweetly deceptive, as we see in this fairy tale of a bridal gown. You need very few (if any) additional accents to pull off this stunning look.
The lacy bodice seems to be floating on your bare body, but the nude lining provides coverage and confidence.
That airy skirt flows like a dream, and we love how the model is styled here with long flowing hair and chic statement earrings.
Romantic Wedding Dress with Endless Summer Ruffles
We went into super-duper-freakout over this stunningly unique boho wedding dress!
The maxi length is so comfortable, and those ruffles that go on for days make this a yummy look.
There’s an elasticized waistline for further comfort, and the front and back are the same, so you can wear it either way (although the front offers a bit of a deeper V-neck).
Lastly, this garment is unlined, but with the quality of the material and design, we don’t foresee any significant issues.
Unbelievable Fairy Tale Ballgown
You’ll feel like a boho princess in this lacy tulle confection with the most striking back detail of fairy wings and pearly buttons.
We adore the embellished bodice, the frothy off-the-shoulder tulle, and that over-the-top skirt on this gown.
There are countless formal ballgowns for brides during the summer wedding season, but this gown offers something unique. So if you want serious drama and unforgettable romance in a bridal look, this could be yours!
Silk Halter Dress Makes a Statement
Ballgowns are captivating, but you can get equal drama in a short, silky wedding dress perfect for a civil ceremony.
There’s a sexy vintage-80s quality to this halter gown with a long keyhole neckline, open back, and elegant puffed sleeves.
The crepe de chine fabric is highly twisted yarn produced from silk, so the dress is dense (not see-through) while also being breathable and lightweight. This is all-around a very practical choice!
A Boho Wedding Dress and Shorts!
We love sheer crochet lace details on a boho wedding look, which drew us to this gorgeous maxi dress with a thigh-high front slit. But there’s a sexy surprise too…
The surprising detail you get here is the lining of mini-shorts underneath the dress; how fitting for a summer celebration!
High-Low Wedding Dress Is a Slice of Heaven
There’s something so regal and heavenly about a dress with a high-low hemline, and when the overall length is shorter, like this delicate chiffon look, you get to dance and twirl on your big day—what could be better than that!
Other details to love about this dress are the low V-back, and the vertical button embellishments (we’re seeing that a lot; it’s a thumbs up from us), and the bodice is equally gorgeous with some lacy coverage and added sparkle at the waist.
Fabulous Fringe Mini-Wedding Gown
Rustic rodeo cowgirls, we have not forgotten about your summer wedding dreams!
Check out this satin mini-gown with a cool square neckline. It’s got a super-short sheath silhouette that’s fully lined and fabulous—and that’s before we even mention those boot-scootin’ boogie fringe sleeves!
Make a Love Match in This Mini Wedding Dress
This satin-blended, minimalist wedding dress has the chic athletic feel of a tennis outfit!
The low back is striking, and the big accent here is that stunning bow just beneath your waist that drapes into a gorgeous train for a touch of glamor.
Vintage Style Short Wedding Dress with Attitude
The super short length of this satiny wedding dress has a very “now” attitude, but there are vintage details here that add plenty of elegance too.
We’re talking about the tulip waistline with a sweet side bow and the beautiful lace overlay with flutter sleeves separate from the built-in bra lining.
We think this dress, with its shorter hemline, is a fun choice for a garden wedding!
Classy Corset Wedding Dress Like a Beautiful Bouquet
All wedding dresses come in women's US size 2-4-8-12-16-20, and costume made.
A flowing A-line dress with a corset back is a classic wedding dress design, and the mid-thigh side slit on this bridal look doesn’t detract from its timeless romance either.
But that’s not the only sheer detail about this dress—its most stunning feature is the sheer organza floral accents lining the semi-sweetheart neckline!
Beautiful A-Line Dress with a Sheer Belted Waist
You’ll feel like a goddess in this flowing A-line wedding dress. We love the hint of transparency through the delicate chiffon fabric overlay, adding glamor to a romantic silhouette.
The most unique and striking features here are the deep V-neckline, the sheer lace belt effect on the waist, and those lacy sleeves with scalloped edges that will fit your hands like a glove.
By the Sea in This Boat Neck Wedding Dress
This dress has a West Coast vibe, which makes sense because it’s made with pride in California!
The designer calls this style the “Ari.” It’s a beautiful boat-neck dress crafted from light organic cotton and long-stem rose lace, and it looks like a dream to wear.
The Ari is fully-lined in a nude tone fabric and features a train with hand-cut lace motifs. In addition, the designer provides an easy-to-follow measurement guide for every bride-to-be, so you can be confident your measurements are precise, and this gorgeous summer wedding dress will fit you like a second skin.
The Day Is Yours in This Hourglass Mermaid Wedding Dress
This stretch lace dress is soft and comfortable to wear, and while it provides coverage and confidence, the hourglass silhouette means it’s also the perfect balance between romantic and sexy.
The mermaid train is a perfect length to sweep behind you, and this dress has a full stretch jersey lining in off-white or light nude.
Wedding Dress for the Bride and Mommy-To-Be
Congrats if you’re getting married and expecting a bundle of joy too!
We’ve got a beautiful wrap dress here that’s perfect maternity wear for the bride-to-be, including a full stretchy bodice and soft lace overlay that will look and feel gorgeous. So celebrate your new life in this wedding dress!
Get You to the Church in This Cathedral Train Bridal Gown
You may be getting married in a church, but the super-stunning train on this dress is fit for the world’s best cathedrals!
This Cinderella ballgown confection is made possible with fabrics like taffeta, satin, chiffon, and tulle. Of course, the gown also features gorgeous lace accents, and there’s even luxurious velvet in this look.
A-Line Wedding Gown either Lace-up or Zipper
Here’s another gorgeous ballgown-style dress with short off-the-shoulder sleeves and a lacy bodice that accentuates you nicely.
We like the choice you get here—you can style this gown with a lace-up back (super-dramatic!) or have this dress made for you with a zipper (super-convenient!). Have fun deciding!
Long Sleeves and Lace on This Sweetheart of a Wedding Gown
Brides are raving about this boho-chic wedding dress, and it’s easy to see why!
The style is incredibly flattering for every beautiful body (the size range is XXS to 4XL), and that wide sweetheart neckline puts a feminine focus on the collarbone, making it easy to accent with a simple statement necklace.
This floor-length, ivory-toned dress has a stretch fabric lining, and you can let it flow naturally or add a slim satiny belt. Either way, this dress is yours to cherish.
A Wedding Gown That’s Two in One
TV ratings for award shows may have been plummeting in recent years, but one thing that fashionistas still look forward to is cutting-edge award show styles!
This fabulous wedding gown takes glamor inspo from a hot awards show trend: the dramatic cape dress. You will feel like royalty (or Supergirl!) when you get married in this style, and the cape is easily removable during your reception.
More to Love with This Two-Piece Wedding Dress
We’re ending our fun “summer wedding dress list” with an equally fun look for the season: a lacy two-piece bridal look!
The gorgeous skirt features a sweeping brush train, but we have to give major props to that sweet crop top. With easy-breezy short sleeves and a built-in bra, this is a look that you can easily wear again!