12 Pre-Fall Dresses to Pre-Order Now for Summer Weddings

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Steven Klein

This Pre-Fall season, fashion labels are finally designing for the balmy months of May through August, when the clothing will actually be in stores. Yes, that time of year that has so widely become known as wedding season. Lucky us, a number of designers, Altuzarra and Erdem chief among them, are offering charming, fun dresses created with wedding receptions in mind. Perhaps they took inspiration from the prevalence of last summer’s high profile weddings, like that of W’s own Giovanna Battaglia, which took over everyone’s Instagram feed for days. These wedding guests needed not one, but three, four chic looks for the weekend. Needless to say, this summer is shaping up to be more of the same, and these 10 dresses are sure to be on the globe-trotting social set’s wish list.

Steven Klein

Model Kate Moss wears Vera Wang’s silk lace dress.

Courtesy of Chloé

A peach-tone dress by Chloé is perfect for late spring weddings.

Courtesy of Altuzarra

This Altuzarra dress is the look to wear for your friend that insists on a formal garden party.

Courtesy of Dior

For the wedding-goer who wants to wear black, no matter what the season, there is this Dior constellation-inspired sheer dress.

Courtesy of Erdem

Buying an Erdem dress to wear for a summer wedding (or fall wedding, or winter wedding) is par for the course. Buying a chic floral pant look for Erdem for a summer wedding is genius.

Courtesy of Giambattista Valli

A long-sleeve floral from Giambattista Valli is a great choice for spring wedding locales that haven’t warmed up as much as the bride had anticipated.

Courtesy of Gucci

Wearing white is still a no, but wearing chic bold Gucci patterns is a yes.

Courtesy of Monse

Kick off your heels in this polka-dot dress from on-the-rise New York label Monse.

Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

Pointelle dresses, like this Oscar de la Renta sapphire-hued one, is a soft and easy look for an outdoor reception.

Courtesy of Roksanda

For the wedding-goer who craves a look dramatic enough to rival a bride’s, there is this floral beaded color-blocked number from London-based label Roksanda.

Courtesy of Rosetta Getty

This updated one-shoulder dress from Rosetta Getty is a nice way to do modern, no-fuss gingham for a high-summer casual wedding.

Courtesy of Valentino

Ladylike florals from Valentino are a summer-wedding must.

Courtesy of Warm

For the laid-back upstate wedding, a printed dress from the Nolita label Warm will do just the trick.