18 Gorgeous And Breezy Summer Wedding Dresses 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - December 11, 2023

Summer is the most popular season for weddings, and it's for good reasons too. With so many beautiful wedding locations to choose from, stunning floral selections available, warmer temperatures, and longer days while you can bank on the weather (mostly), you can make the most out of an outdoor venue.

If you are planning on saying "I do" this summer, we have curated a list of gorgeous summer wedding dresses for summer brides. Whether you have a beachfront wedding, a rustic barn wedding, a majestic garden wedding, or a luxurious castle wedding, we may just have your dream wedding dress below.

Before we dive in, let's take a look at what you should look for in a summer wedding dress.

What To Look For In the best wedding dress for warm-weather nuptials?

Summer months can get a little toasty, and no bride wants to melt like a popsicle on their wedding dress. It's best to look for material that will keep you cool as you walk down the aisle and dance the night away. Breezy fabrics like cotton, linen, and lightweight lace are great material options as they are lightweight and breathable, allowing heat to escape.

You probably also want to avoid anything with long sleeves or have a high neckline. And while a short wedding dress is an unconventional choice but is a stylish and practical choice for the summer.

18 Best Summer Wedding Dresses For Your Wedding Day

Zimmermann Rhythmic Fluted Gown

Walk down the aisle in these floral and romantic silhouettes. It features abstracted digital floral prints, structured ballet-inspired silhouettes, and edgy finishes that offer a punk-inspired take on the Australian brand's feminine aesthetic. Complete the look with beautiful white or bold color shoes and some statement accessories.

To Be Loved White Embroidered Lace Trumpet Maxi Dress

Your perfect forever can begin with this Lulus Luxe To Be Loved White Embroidered Lace Trumpet Maxi Dress! Gorgeous white lace features intricate floral embroidery and three-dimensional appliques throughout, layers above a light nude liner to form a sultry plunging neckline with a sheer mesh insert. With a fitted bodice with supportive boning, padded cups, and adjustable spaghetti straps, it provides you with a sultry silhouette that's sure to wow on your wedding day! Figure-skimming shape throughout the waist continues to a maxi skirt that ends with a trumpet hem and a glamorous train at the back. Not to mention, the extra layer of tulle at the bottom adds a little drama.

Alexia María Silk Faille Strapless Minidress with Convertible Skirt

Nothing beats a versatile and beautiful dress that allows you to go from gown to mini dress in a second, especially during hot summer days. This Alexia Maria dress is a convertible strapless dress with a removable overskirt with bow detail cut from silk faille that will make sure your dress maintains its shape.

CULT GAIA Raisa Feather-Embellished Cutout Gown

Perfect for a fashion-forward bride, this Cult Gaia Raisa Feather- Embellished Cutout Gown balances cool, coastal ease with flirty femininity. The Raisa Gown is artfully adorned with ostrich feather embroidery from the skirt cascading to the hem. Crafted from silky satin fabric and lined in polyester. It drapes down from the bust in thoughtful cutouts that flatter the small of the waist. Thin shoulder straps reveal an open back. The rear strap is adjustable, and the skirt sits on the hips.


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Chapman Calla Lily Gown

Everyone will be speechless when you walk out in this V. Chapman Calla Lily Gown. This stunning wedding dress has a boned lace top with a back grommet lace-up closure and a wrap skirt with button closure. A sheer set-in waist is accented with panels of supportive boning before flowing into a wrap maxi skirt.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Paloma Feather Evening Gown

Simple, elegant, and sophisticated. This BCBGMAXAZRIA Paloma Feather Evening Gown is a stunning wedding gown. You can wear a statement layered necklace or a long necklace with a deep V-neck. The lavish feather accent the skirt as it cascades to a floor-length, forming a beautiful fitted silhouette.

Floral Appliqued Tulle A-Line Gown

This Floral Appliqued Tulle A-Line Gown From Jovani wedding dress offers a dreamy and boasts undeniable glamour in a chic silhouette. This simple and elegant dress uses floral applique to embellish the bodice presented in a V neckline and an open scoop back. It is made with tulle fabric, and the A-line silhouette is added with a high slit

Sherri Hill Off Shoulder High Slit Dress

Sexy and stunning, this Sherri Hill Off the Shoulder High Slit Dress is a fashion-forward statement piece. Embellished with beads and floral lace appliques, the corset bodice showcases a cold shoulder, lace-up back, sweetheart notch, and an off-shoulder neckline adorned with soft feathers. The sheath skirt is tailored in a stunning asymmetric high leg slit flourishing a high-low hem that will keep you cool in hot summer weather and completed with a sweep train. Mesmerize the wedding guests with your sophisticated flair in this Sherri Hill masterpiece.

Willowby by Watters Whitney Gown

If you have been dreaming of a princess ball gown, then you must check out this Willowby by Watters Whitney Gown. The gorgeous dress features botanical appliques fluttering across this gown's V-neck bodice and flowing into a feather-light, Swiss dot tulle flowing skirt. Slender straps bedecked with pearls and dainty covered buttons imbue an air of romance.

Bronx and Banco Stella Bridal Gown

For brides searching for a dress that's appropriate for the ceremony, reception, and after-party, look no further! This asymmetrical dress is versatile, comfortable, and classic—and features a unique neckline and padded shoulder on one side. It is lined with non-slip silicone grip lining, so there won't be any wardrobe malfunction at your wedding.

LoveShackFancy Celestia Silk Gown

Perfect ethereal style dress for a Boho or laid-back bride, this Celestia Gown is crafted from 100% silk organza, making it one of the best wedding dresses to wear for a summer celebration. The overlaid with custom crocheted floral lace gives the gown a stunning texture. The extra special drop-waist dress has flower-adorned straps, a shaped lace v neckline, and is fitted through the bodice to the hip before flowing to a full sweep, floor-length skirt with a ruffled flounce at the bottom.


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Katie May Eden Rock Mini Dress

Katie May's Eden Rock Mini Dress is a play and chic design for a fun bride. While short wedding dresses are unconventional, they will keep you cool and stylish on your wedding day. The modern mini dress with an oversized bow and gorgeous train can make you feel like a modern princess. Complete the look with some wedding sandals for the perfect beach wedding.

Sachi And Babi Audra Gown

Celebrate your favorite love story with Sachi And Babi Audra Gown. Audra is elegant and sophisticated, and this ballerina-style dress is perfect for a ceremony, reception, and after-party. The tea-length dress with softbox pleating is adorned with jewels at the strap. With their virtual fitting room, you can determine if this dress is right for you. Perfect for a modern bride!


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Dress Loreen

Are you having a beach wedding or a garden wedding? Dress Loreen is a perfect choice. The floral detailing coupled with off-shoulder sheer sleeves and sweetheart neckline will leave you feeling like the belle of the ball. This partly transparent dress features a snow-white flower set and making it perfect for the summer heat to escape through so you can stay cool all day and night long.


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Danielle Dress

This Danielle Dress is not only flattering, and it sure makes a statement as you walk down the aisle. Drenched in scores of sequins that catch the light beautifully. The silhouette was cut from sequinned fabric whole the top was cut from satin and offered a nice ruffle detail on the shoulder. It offers a nice floral appliqué detail on the tummy region. 

Kept My Promise White Beaded Embroidered Tulle Gown

Kept My Promise White Beaded Embroidered Tulle Gown from Lulus Luxe Bridal Collection is the easiest vow to keep! With its affordable price tag and stunning design, you may want to snag this before it is gone. The sheer bodice offers padded cups and supportive boning, and the gorgeous gown is decorated with a breathtaking blend of beads and embroidery that form a vine-like design that flows down across the waist. Endless layers of tulle make up the full A-line maxi skirt, lending a full ballgown silhouette. A canvas garment bag is included for storage and protection so you can store the dress away after your wedding day.

Phase Eight Annalise Beaded Wedding Dress

This Phase Eight Annalise Beaded Wedding Dress will make for a breathtaking entrance! The unique-looking tulle dress is expertly hand-beaded with floral appliques and embellishment that will have your guests wanting a closer look. This sleeveless style features a tulle skirt for plenty of movement with a romantic maxi length. A beautifully beaded belt finishes this bridal style.

Tadashi Shoji Embroidered A-Line Gown

A picture-perfect day starts with Tadashi Shoji Embroidered A-Line Gown. Sheer light nude mesh, with floral embroidery and intricate beading, shapes an illusion of plunging v neckline, fitted bodice, and sleeveless. The stunning beading and embroidery continue into the waist before flowing into a maxi skirt with floral lace at the bottom. 

About the author

Emily is a fashion consultant, designer and creative director with more than 15 years experience creating, designing and developing clothing & jewelry. From managing pageant shows to turning concepts into actual designs, she has experience with almost all fabric types and jewelry designs and is in touch with the latest fashion trends.