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 NYC wedding.
The Waterfront Venue in Long Island City
Nothing complements skyline views like a classic LBD (and an open bar).
French Connection ($158)
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 Posh Manhattan Blowout
The dress code is black tie. The Champagne is Moët. And your gown is a stunner.
Yigal Azrouël ($200, rental)
The Rustic Barn Upstate
What goes with fireflies, mason jars and a bonfire? A carefree floral maxi—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 miles long) and a pair of statement earrings.
The Hamptons Bash
When the invitation says something nonsensical like “beach formal,” show up in a breezy off-the-shoulder number and a sun-kissed (faux) tan.
The Dreamy Garden Gathering
It’s not a rule that you have to wear cutout lace to a garden wedding (at gorgeous Wave Hill, perhaps). But something about it feels so, so right.
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.