If you're in the process of choosing a wedding dress for your summer celebration, you might feel limited by the warmer weather. Just know that there are plenty of ways to make your garment your own on your special day. To help you find an ensemble that works for your summer event, we've rounded up some of our favorite wedding dresses for warm-weather events. They prove that your look can and should reflect who you are, whatever the temperature.
| Short & sweet |
Who says you have to wear a floor-length gown on your big day? Short wedding dresses can be just as appropriate as more conventional gowns—plus, they're more popular than ever before. Whether you're throwing a casual celebration or just want to make a fashion statement, you've got plenty of options when it comes to wearing a wedding dress that falls above your knees or ankles.
| sheer long sleeves |
There's absolutely a way to wear long sleeves on your summer day—just keep them sheer to prevent them from feeling too heavy. As the following long-sleeved wedding dresses go to show, covered arms can be paired with almost any other design element. For example, lace is a popular fabric choice for the style, but it looks great in other materials, too.
| breezy cut-outs |
There isn't a better season for an open-back gown (another dress element that will keep you cool). If you don't want to commit to the full look, consider strategically-placed cuts out made with ultra-light fabric.
| Off-the shoulder |
If you're tying the knot in the middle of summer, you'll want a style that helps you breathe as much as possible. Sleeves that sit off the shoulder aren't all the same, as the following wedding dresses go to show. Some are draped romantically quite far down the arm, while others are simple and just barely
graze the shoulders.
| Bridal capes |
Recently, we've seen many brides turn heads on their wedding days thanks to fresh, contemporary fashion choices. The latest bridal fashion trend to take off combines new-age style with a romantic twist: Brides-to-be, meet bridal capes.