Ah, summer weekends: filled with the promise of beach days, lazy nights…oh, and a few million weddings from now through September. But hey, we’ll take any excuse to buy a new dress (or three). Here’s how to be the best-dressed guest at every kind of New York wedding.
8 Dresses to Get You Through Wedding Season in NYC
The Waterfront Venue In Long Island City
Nothing complements skyline views like a classic LBD (and an open bar).
The Low-key Downtown Affair
After nailing your witness duties at City Hall, you’re headed to the West Village for a celebratory lunch. Keep it simple with an effortless wrap dress.
The Dreamy Garden Gathering
It’s not a rule that you have to wear florals and/or ruffles to a garden wedding. But why fight the urge when it feels so right?
The Posh Manhattan Blowout
The dress code is black tie. The champagne is Moët. And your gown is a stunner.
The Hamptons Bash
When the invitation says something nonsensical like “beach formal,” throw on a caftan-esque mini and some sand-friendly block heels and call it a day.
The Rustic Barn Upstate
What goes with fireflies, mason jars and a bonfire? A carefree eyelet frock—that looks just as good with bare feet as it does with heels.
The Converted Brooklyn Warehouse
Dainty and demure? Please. This calls for a killer jumpsuit (that makes your legs look miles long) and a pair of statement earrings.
The Destination Wedding
Your best bet is something made of travel-friendly, wrinkle-resistant material…just kidding. This is your time to wear something totally stunning that’ll shine against whatever exotic backdrop you’re headed to.