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25 Dresses to Wear to Your Friend's Summer Wedding

Glamorous gowns to don as a guest at this season's celebrations of love.

The fun part about being a guest at a wedding – as opposed to being part of the bridal party – is you get to choose your own gown!

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Photo: Facibeni Fotografia
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Whether you're a bride planning your own big day or a bridesmaid helping a friend put together the details of her celebration, love is in the air. It's officially "wedding season," which means you probably have quite a few events to attend in the next few months. The fun part about being a guest at a wedding – as opposed to being part of the bridal party – is you get to choose your own gown!  

We've compiled 25 gorgeous dresses to wear to your friends' nuptials in the coming months – whether they're saying "I do" in a tropical destination such as Hawaii, exchanging vows in a formal ballroom at a luxury hotel, or hosting a weekend-long celebration at a winery. You'll find both long and short options in an array of spring- and summer-approved colors and patterns.

Take a look, and click each photo to shop your favorite gowns!

Theia Komon v neck sheath dress short wedding guest dress ideas“Kimon” V-neck sheath dress, $495 by THEIA; saksfifthavenue.com 

Garland Floral Wedding Guest Dress

"Garland Flora" ruffle mini dress in Strawberry Icing, $459 by Needle & Thread; shopbop.com

Reception Dress for Guests
"Reception Dress" in Iris, $170 by Elliatt; revolve.com 

"Ivy" by Sachin & Babi from BHLDN
"Ivy" dress, $248 by Sachin & Babi; bhldn.com

Beaded Silver Column Wedding Guest Dress
"Beaded Column Gown," $395 by Aidan Mattox; neimanmarcus.com

"Luna" Gown by NBD from Revolve
"Luna" gown in Baby Blue, $238 by NBD; revolve.com 

"Nikita" in Mademoiselle by Reformation
"Nikita" dress in Mademoiselle, $248 by 
Reformationthereformation.com

"Cali" Satin Charmeuse Midi Dress by BHLDN
"Cali"satin charmeuse midi dress in Rust, $168 by BHLDN; bhldn.com

Floral Wedding Guest Dress by ASTR The Label
"Multi Ruffle Dress" in Yellow/Purple Floral, from $99 by ASTR The Label; astrthelabel.com

"Ingrid" Dress in Praline by Reformation
"Ingrid" dress in Praline, $348 by Reformation; thereformation.com

"Gaia" Floral Midi Dress by ASTR The Label
"Gaia" floral midi dress in Mustard Floral, from $98 by ASTR The Labelastrthelabel.com

Popover Cocktail Dress by Vince Camuto
"Popover" cocktail dress, $168 by Vince Camuto; nordstrom.com

drew flower print dress jenny yoo wedding guest dress ideas for summer weddings"Drew" floral-embroidered tulle evening dress, $325 by Jenny Yoonordstrom.com

marvellous midi dress in light pink bec and bridge revolve wedding guest dress ideas"Marvellous" midi dress, $168 (on sale) by Bec & Bridgerevolve.com

twiggy midi dress black deep v neckline the jetset diaries revolve wedding guest dress ideas"Twiggy" mini dress, $140 (on sale) by The Jetset Diariesrevolve.com

Hacienda maxi dress in primavera floral print show me your mumu wedding guest dress ideas
"Hacienda" maxi dress in Primavera Floral, $174 by Show Me Your Mumushowmeyourmumu.com

sleeveless floral a line midi dress ml monique lhuillier wedding guest dress ideas
Sleeveless floral A-line midi dress, $695 by ML Monique Lhuilliersaksfifthavenue.com

Eden gown amanda uprichard flower print wedding guest dress ideas“Eden” gown, $295 by Amanda Uprichardrevolve.com

Likely Driggs strapless short cocktail wedding guest dress idea
"Driggs Strapless Dress" in Peony, $178 by Likelysaksfifthavenue.com

Claire jenny yoo wedding guest dress gown ideas flower print“Claire” floral embroidered gown, $325 by Jenny Yoonordstrom.com

off the shoulder maxi gown burgundy wedding guest dress ideas lulus“Off-the-Shoulder Maxi” gown, $106 by Lulusnordstrom.com

Bride Cascade Gown TOPSHOP flower print light green wedding guest dress ideas"Bride Cascade Gown," $320 by Topshopnordstrom.com

Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman gold sequin formal wedding guest dress ideas
Three-quarter sleeve embroidered sequined gown, $990 by Teri Jon by Rickie Freemansaksfifthavenue.com

Luxe bias frill wrap dress shona joy emerald green revolve wedding guest dress ideas“Luxe” bias frill wrap dress, $295 by Shona Joyrevolve.com

Arabella dress in ruby red self portrait shopbop wedding guest dress ideas
"Arabella" dress, $390 by Self Portraitshopbop.com

Learn what not to do as a wedding guest, discover the proper wedding etiquette for guests, and be sure to follow Inside Weddings on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for more wedding tips and advice!

Opening photo by Facibeni Fotografia; From Real Wedding: Romantic Destination Wedding with Blush & Burgundy Hues in Tuscany