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10 Unexpected—Yet Appropriate—Pieces to Wear as a Summer Wedding Guest

Wedding attire for guests can feel very limiting—dresses can’t be too short, too tight, or even slightly white! But there’s no need to default to an easy option, like a floral dress that fits traditional criteria. Here, 10 pieces that will transform your wedding look—without upstaging the bride.

  • 10 Unexpected—Yet Appropriate—Pieces to Wear as a Summer Wedding Guest - Summer Wedding
  • 10 Unexpected—Yet Appropriate—Pieces to Wear as a Summer Wedding Guest - Summer Wedding
  • 10 Unexpected—Yet Appropriate—Pieces to Wear as a Summer Wedding Guest - Summer Wedding
  • 10 Unexpected—Yet Appropriate—Pieces to Wear as a Summer Wedding Guest - Summer Wedding
  • 10 Unexpected—Yet Appropriate—Pieces to Wear as a Summer Wedding Guest - Summer Wedding
  • 10 Unexpected—Yet Appropriate—Pieces to Wear as a Summer Wedding Guest - Summer Wedding
  • 10 Unexpected—Yet Appropriate—Pieces to Wear as a Summer Wedding Guest - Summer Wedding
  • 10 Unexpected—Yet Appropriate—Pieces to Wear as a Summer Wedding Guest - Summer Wedding
  • 10 Unexpected—Yet Appropriate—Pieces to Wear as a Summer Wedding Guest - Summer Wedding
  • 10 Unexpected—Yet Appropriate—Pieces to Wear as a Summer Wedding Guest - Summer Wedding
  • 10 Unexpected—Yet Appropriate—Pieces to Wear as a Summer Wedding Guest - Summer Wedding
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    The inspiration: "The New Guard," photographed by Tim Walker, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine April 2013.

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    Balenciaga pants, $804, mytheresa.com.

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    Caroline Constas dress, $1,950, modaoperandi.com.

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    Alberta Ferretti slides, $690, modaoperandi.com.

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    Alexander McQueen dress, $3,998, net-a-porter.com.

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    Carolina Herrera jumpsuit, $5,490, modaoperandi.com.

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    Johanna Ortiz skirt, $3,500, modaoperandi.com.

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    Monique Lhuillier cardigan, $3,995, modaoperandi.com.

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    Luisa Beccaria pants, $2,495, modaoperandi.com.

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    Jimmy Choo shoes, $663, farfetch.com.

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    Mary Katrantzou dress, $1,415, modaoperandi.com.

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