8 Dresses to Get You Through Wedding Season in NYC

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. 

The 21 Most Stunning Wedding Venues in NYC

topshop satin slipdress

The Waterfront Venue In Long Island City

Nothing complements skyline views like a classic LBD (and an open bar).

eloquii striped wrap dress

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. 

house of harlow ruffle maxi 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?

aidan mattox sequin column gown
Saks Fifth Avenue

The Posh Manhattan Blowout

The dress code is black tie. The champagne is Moët. And your gown is a stunner. 

celia dragouni caftan mini dress

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. 

loveshackfancy lace midi dress

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.

reformation jumpsuit

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.

bec and bridge leopard print dress

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. 

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From 2016-2019 Carolyn Kuang-chen Stanley held the role of Editor covering food, travel and all things nyc.