Bridesmaids in Summertime

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Summer weddings are gorgeous and fun to attend, but staying cool in the height of the season can be a challenge for a wedding party. Finding suitable bridesmaid dresses for the heat can help ensure your bridesmaids stay happy and cool in the summer sun. 

Here are a few tips and tricks when deciding on a summertime bridesmaid dress. 

Opt for Lace

Lace is versatile and can be used in many different themed weddings. From bohemian to garden, lace provides an elegant layer of light material that will give your bridesmaids a little extra for the ensemble.

Floral Patterns

From vintage to barn themes, you can’t look past a beautiful floral design when it comes to a bridesmaid dress in the summer. While this style is normally reserved for spring seasons, floral can be a great way to match outside garden themed weddings.  They are very popular in tea-length dresses and cocktail style which will help keep your bridesmaids cool.

Go with Pastels

Pastels are becoming more popular, which means they are now available in different styles and designs for you to choose. When it comes to picking a color for your bridesmaids, you can’t go wrong with gorgeous blues, pinks, greens, and purples in pastel colors. With different shades, you can ensure your wedding will have a nice soft feel but also allowing your bridesmaids to express their own style while feeling cool and breezy. It’s a win-win.


Being stuck in a heavy dress while standing directly in the sun is the worst. Skirts can provide comfort for your bridesmaids to beat the summer heat. It is a big necessity to make sure your bridesmaids aren’t overheating. A classic skirt like a cocktail length that lands right above the knee will help your bridesmaids stay cool. Cocktail dresses and skirts are also versatile and can be matched with summer themes whether it is a rustic barn or an elegant garden wedding.

Capped sleeves

Capped sleeves can add extra protection from the direct sun when it comes to an outdoor wedding. While strapless or thin straps seem appealing it can often leave bridesmaids sunburnt. Capped sleeves can also ease the fear of needing to hide those tan lines from the bachelorette weekend before.

When you’re faced with the decision of picking the perfect bridesmaid dress, look into some of the above tips. You can make sure your bridesmaids are happy and cool for your summer wedding.