Summer brings many things: warm weather, beach vacations, tan lines, and of course, wedding season. These joyous occasions are always a cause for celebration, but before the cake is cut and wedding bells ring, a great dress to wear to the special event must be found—and we know it's not easy. Here's a little inspiration: We rounded up 18 dresses fit for all kinds of weddings, be it daytime, formal, or outdoor nuptials. Click through the gallery to shop the styles, including (from left to right) designs by Tory Burch, Sandro, Tibi and Reiss.
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Contrasting plum panels spice up a classic little black dress.
3. Diane von Furstenberg
Nothing says sophisticated summer like a sherbet ombré sleeveless dress in a classic silhouette.
Both sexy and elegant, this high-low dress with floral laser cut-outs is fit for the dance floor.
You'll be pretty in pink in this sugary sweet frock.
6. Lela Rose
Stray away from solids with this artfully woven tweed dress in shades of purple, teal, and pink.
7. Tory Burch
This feminine lace design in a teal hue can go easily from day to night.
Make a statement with this flowy bright red design.
This sweeping floor-length gown with its subtle high-low hem is both elegant and fun.
Bold blue with a dash of black peplum make this a great evening ceremony option.
Show off your shoulders with this asymmetrical shift dress in punchy raspberry.
Stick with a classic shape but go for a bright hue with this sleeveless shift.
13. Betsey Johnson
Upgrade a simple gray A-line dress dress with an embellished yellow collar.
You'll beat the heat in this simple silk dress in a bright emerald hue.
Hit beachside nuptials in a printed silk halter gown.
Look as radiant as the bridal bouquets in this bright silk dress.
17. Cynthia Rowley
Be the life of the reception in this tiered confetti confection.
Dark florals pop on a white background won't compete with the bride's look.