Summer Wedding Guest Dresses

It’s officially wedding season, and I’ve got requests pouring in for spring wedding guest dresses, so Caroline and I are teaming up with Nordstrom today to share some summer wedding style inspiration with you.

Summer Wedding Guest Dresses from Eliza J and Astr The Label

After going years without attending a wedding, I have three weddings coming up this spring and summer, so I’ve actually been on the hunt for wedding guest attire myself!

I started my quest for spring wedding guest dresses at Nordstrom because they have such a wide selection of styles and price points. I can almost always find what I need in their dress department.

The perfect summer wedding guest dress: Eliza J Cap Sleeve Floral Print Sheath Dress

While I enjoy shopping in store, it can be overwhelming when you’re looking for something specific. I actually find it easier to find what I’m looking for online because I can drill down by style, price point, color, etc.

Nordstrom even has a whole section dedicated to wedding guest dresses, so that’s where I started.

The dress I’m wearing in this post is starting to sell out, so here are a few other styles that would look great with the accessories I paired with it, as well as a few jumpsuits:

This cap sleeve floral print sheath by Eliza J was one of the first dresses to catch my eye. The combination of teal, pink, and royal blue is unexpected, but it works.

The perfect summer wedding guest dress: Eliza J Cap Sleeve Floral Print Sheath Dress

I love the way the ruching is designed with flattering draped folds, and it’s stretchy and comfortable and so easy to slip on and go.

There’s a hidden zipper in the back, which keeps the dress simple and understated, and allows for a perfect fit. This dress runs true to size; for reference, I have it in the 8.

The perfect summer wedding guest dress: Eliza J Cap Sleeve Floral Print Sheath Dress

My first inclination was to pair this dress with nude shoes, but I love the striking contrast these bright pink shoes create.

There’s just enough pink in the dress to pull it all together, but these pumps are definitely a little bit unexpected, which is fun — especially for a special occasion.

I also found the perfect accessories at Nordstrom. These hammered metal drop earrings in the bold geometric shape add just the right amount of drama without competing with the dress.

They’re part of the new Kendra Scott summer collection, which is full of bold and beautiful pieces that can be dressed up or down. I love that I can wear these with casual outfits as well.

And this gorgeous bracelet is another piece from Kendra Scott’s summer collection. It comes with 4 different stone options, and I love the modern details — the abstract petal shape, subtle ridges, and easy hinge closure.

I was tempted to go with the Ivory Mop because it’s so versatile, but I couldn’t resist how well the Azalea Illusion complements my dress.

Finally, the white glazed leather clutch with optional drop-in chain strap is the perfect bag for all of your formal summer events, or it can be easily dressed down with jeans and a cute top for those occasions when you want a small bag.

I love this classy, colorful look for a spring or summer wedding, but it can also be worn for other occasions as well.

The perfect summer wedding guest dress: Eliza J Cap Sleeve Floral Print Sheath Dress

My Outfit Details:

Eliza J Cap Sleeve Floral Print Sheath Dress // Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps (similar color) // Nordstrom Leather Clutch // Kendra Scott Lawrence Bracelet // Kendra Scott Gia Drop Earrings

Caroline also found the perfect dress at Nordstrom for the weddings we have coming up. She immediately honed in on this gorgeous lace midi dress by ASTR the Label.

The perfect spring/summer wedding guest dress: ASTR the Label Lace Midi Dress

This dress comes in a myriad of colors, but she was drawn to the lavender, which I think is a beautiful complement to her fair coloring.

It definitely runs small, as indicated on the website. She’s typically an XS, but she’s wearing a medium in this dress, and it’s a great fit.

She paired her dress with a pair of nude patent pumps she already had in her closet, but I can also see this dress with a pair of strappy sandals.

Her pumps came from Nordstrom just a few months ago, but they seem to be gone now. This pair is similar, and these are cute too.

She kept her accessories simple with gold hoops and a tiny gold pendant.

The perfect spring/summer wedding guest dress: ASTR the Label Lace Midi Dress

The pièce de résistance, however, is this adorable Kate Spade rattan bucket bag. Isn’t it such a sweet complement to her lace dress?

It was definitely a bit of a splurge, but with several special occasions coming up, as well as church and other events, I know she’ll get a lot of use out of it.

Caroline’s Outfit Details:

 ASTR the Label Lace Midi Dress// Kate Spade New York Mini Rose Rattan Bucket Bag  / similar pumps (sandal option) // gold hoops // similar pendant

If you have a wedding or other dressy event to attend this summer, don’t forget that Nordstrom offers free shipping and free returns, and if you need your order quickly, you can always opt for the store pickup option. It’s super easy, and they’ll even bring your purchases out to your car for you if you text them before you arrive.

Summer Wedding Guest Dresses from Eliza J and Astr The Label

Thanks to Nordstrom, we are wedding ready! How about you? What events are you shopping for right now?

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photos: Alison Cornell