Finding The Perfect Summer Wedding Dress

Finding The Perfect Summer Wedding Dress

In just over two weeks’ I am going to be attending my very first wedding. Yes that’s right I’ve hit the age of 27 and have never been to a wedding before (not counting one when I was less than a year old). Most of my friends’ seem to be heading to them every month and finally, my time has come but the worrying thing is I have absolutely no idea what to wear. I’ve not developed that staple wedding dress which can be worn to any occasion with new people, and for someone who wears black 90% of the time the idea of wedding attire has me flummoxed. Of course, I can’t wear black, and for a summer wedding choosing the right outfit is key to make sure I don’t melt away throughout the day, that’s if the sun shows itself and for the day’s sake I hope it does.

As I have seemingly next to no time to shop for clothing I have resorted to online shopping and have probably bought about ten dresses online all of which have arrived and quickly been sent straight back because they’re not appropriate, don’t fit right or just look nothing like the photos on the website. Previously I’d never thought about wearing a maxi dress but after stumbling across some stunning ones on Coast I’ve settled that this, in fact, might be the perfect thing to wear. With a maxi dress, you don’t have to worry about being inappropriate and showing too much flesh, they can be pretty cool but also cover your legs if it’s getting a bit chilly and with all the beautiful colours and floral designs, they’re absolutely perfect for the time of year.

I have narrowed down a few dresses which you can see in the image at the top but I’m really not sure which design to go for so I might have to do the age-old buy five, hope I don’t fall in love with them all and then return the rest.

Do you have a go-to wedding outfit you wear?
This post was sponsored by Coast but all views and opinions are my own


  1. Mummy Times Two
    May 14, 2017 / 11:01 am

    Ooooo these are beautiful. I think my favourite one is the fourth one x

  2. May 14, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    I love all of these, I always panic if looking for a dress to wear to a wedding, I think the best thing is to try them all and see which one you prefer. I managed to get a couple of new dresses by doing this as I could not decide x

  3. Hayley
    May 14, 2017 / 4:39 pm

    I haven’t got any weddings to go to this year but I usually find a nice floaty dress to wear. Usually with florals on!

  4. Elodie
    May 14, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    I personally LOVE the 1st and 2nd option, but then again, I never know what to wear to weddings so you might be better off asking someone else. Ha! x

  5. Mummy's Monkey
    May 14, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    These are all beautiful. I think the 4th is my favourite for a wedding

  6. Hannah Latoya Bond
    May 14, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    Finding an outfit can be tricky. I wore black to my cousins wedding, i do think it’s a great color

  7. Gareth Torrance
    May 15, 2017 / 6:56 am

    Sometimes I’m really glad I’m a guy… It’s so much easier for us to ready for events like weddings… Even for our own weddings…

  8. Healthy & Psyched
    May 15, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    I like the third one with the blue and black. I always feel the need to buy a new outfit for every wedding, but it can get so expensive!!

  9. Emily Leary, A Mummy Too
    May 15, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    I honestly like them all – I think the far right one would work at pretty much any wedding.

  10. May 15, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    Beautiful selection. I can’t choose as I love them all. I’m suppose to be going to a wedding in a few months time so this will give me ideas.

  11. Savi and Vid
    May 16, 2017 / 10:02 am

    I love Coast dresses and I couldn’t pick a favourite but I especially love the first one – like that you’ve chosen colourful ones 🙂

  12. May 16, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    I LOVE the orange and red one. That would look stunning with gold eye makeup xx

  13. Louise
    May 16, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    They are all honestly beautiful. Enjoy your wedding and all I can say is I love Boden for wedding outfits as a lot of them you can wear to other events too, plus they have a sale on at the moment so worth looking at for future reference X X

  14. Kate Veggie Desserts
    May 16, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    Those are all great choices for weddings and I love that they’re maxi length. Have a great time at the wedding!

  15. Becca Talbot
    May 16, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    I really like the last one, though being 5’1 I couldn’t really do the maxi dress thing 🙁 I hope you have a great time at the wedding though! x

  16. May 16, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    I love the last one, I’m off to a wedding next weekend and i’ve ended up with a dress from Sainsburys. I’m only going to the night do but it can be such a struggle especially if you’re going all day. I’ve been to a lot of weddings and I would factor in some comfort / stretch as it’s a long day and nothing worse than feeling all bunched up before the speeches have even been read s

  17. May 16, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    I love maxi dresses, so easy to dress up or down!

  18. May 16, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    I am sure you will found the perfect one in no time, it happened to me last year and as recent as 3 weeks ago when I had to attend both the church and reception hall and had to change outfits

  19. Alison Rost
    May 16, 2017 / 10:52 pm

    Dresses to wear to a wedding can be so tricky! I really like the one with the black top and pretty blue and white skirt. It would show off summer arms beautifully!

  20. Kacie Morgan
    May 17, 2017 / 8:36 am

    I’m going to a Summer wedding too, but to make it even more difficult to find something to wear – it’s an Indian wedding!

  21. May 17, 2017 / 8:47 am

    I love coast dresses! that orange and red one is probably my favourite the cut looks really flattering

  22. May 17, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    I haven’t been to too many weddings, so don’t feel bad 😉 I am particularly loving the last 3 dresses, but the red and coral one is so unique and is gorgeous!

  23. Kira L Curtis
    May 20, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    I’ve not been to a wedding in such a long time and I’m terrible at choosing dresses but I love the summer dresses you choose, I usually go for light colours at a wedding 😀

  24. Angela Milnes
    May 20, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    I love the dress on the far right best. it is a nice shape and the pattern is cute for a wedding!

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