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The Wedding Guest Edit: Summer Dresses

Do you have a wedding to attend this summer? Maybe you’re planning to sew something and need to make your final decision before time disappears. I’ve got you. I will save you loads of time with a round-up of some of the best dress sewing patterns you could make to wear to a summer wedding. I have shortlisted options across the maxi, midi and mini categories, so there is something for every style of wedding and personal taste!

I browsed quite a lot of online shops to see what they were featuring under this category for summer weddings, so tried to find some options that matched the trends I saw. In terms of fabrication, jewel and bright block colours seemed popular and large-scale florals were trending.

A classic option for a wedding guest dress is the maxi. Suitable for more formal occasions and a length you might not wear often, the maxi gives you coverage and comfort without compromising on the drama.

  1. Sewing Patterns by Masin Daphne Maxi Dressbest for epic landscapes
  2. Chalk and Notch Shay Dressbest for relaxed vibes
  3. Cashmerette Grafton Dressbest for comfort and knit lovers
  4. Sew Love Patterns Joelle Dressbest for trendsetters
  5. Papercut Patterns Aalto Dressbest classic option
  6. Silversaga Patterns Ella Dressbest for romantics

Midi dresses have been on trend for some time now, so are a great option if you want to sew something that you can dress down and wear post-wedding. Style your midi with a clutch and heels for the big day and then a pair of trainers and a crossbody bag for weekend brunches. The midi length is flattering and allows you to show off your shoes.

  1. Tessuti Fabrics Mattea Dressbest for simple elegance
  2. Fibre Mood Cloud Dressbest for evening do’s
  3. True Bias Lora Dressbest for sleeve lovers
  4. Veronica Tucker Odette Dress best for modern vintage vibes
  5. Fabric Godmother Peony Dressbest for every special occasion
  6. Tilly and the Buttons Mabel Dressbest for comfort

And if you fancy opting for a mini or knee-length dress, I have plenty of picks for you too. Shorter-length dresses are perfect for destinations weddings (lucky you!), city affairs or less formal registry office celebrations. You might find that going for a shorter hemline gives your make more versatility and likeliness that you will wear it again – an important factor if you want to make the most of each make.

  1. Maison Fauve Transat Dressbest for destination weddings
  2. Liesl + Co Kyoto Dress – best for mother-of-the-bride/groom
  3. Fibre Mood Trix Dress – best for this season’s trends
  4. Sew Over It Margot Dress – best for classic styling
  5. Liberty Alexa Frill Dress – best for Victoriana vibes
  6. Sewing Patterns by Masin Atlas Wrap Dress – best for a city wedding

And if you want to delve even deeper into wedding-wear options, check out our popular blog post, Aisle Attire: The Wedding Edit.

We shortlisted some key categories across dresses, which tend to be favoured for wedding wear but have also included some jumpsuits, suits and ideas for mother-of-the-bride or mother-of-the-groom outfits. Do give this big-old-blog a read!

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