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Stunning Summer Dresses

It's time to turn up the heat, and you can do just that with these dresses fit for a summer wedding! This season can be a great chance to opt for breezier fabrics, shorter skirts and strapless styles, so you can make the most of the sun.

White gown with short sleeves and all over floral lace with a sheer back panel

White gown with short sleeves and all over floral lace with a sheer back panel

It is summer, the season of weddings, and if you’re busy planning your own summer ceremony for this year or next, the time will fly by. We’ve picked out our top 20 summer wedding dresses that are ideal for all sorts of celebrations, from a marquee by the sea to a grand hotel with manicured lawns. The warm weather of this season really opens up the possibilities in terms of what you can wear, be it short sleeves or no sleeves at all! Short wedding dresses can be perfect too, and give you the chance to have fun with your footwear and accessories.

In that same vein, be sure to check out some of our other edits that may spark your interest! From floral bridesmaid dresses to tea-length wedding gowns that may equally suit your summer wedding.

There are thousands more wedding dresses to browse through, with one for every style, in our bridalwear section.

1. Briony Gown - €1,052.45, BHLDN

Short sleeved gown with a silky finish, a train, and delicate applique details
The simplicity of this gown is hard not to love, as is its silky satin finish. The shoulders, under the bust, and above the train feature delicate metallic appliques, giving it an extra romantic feel. Plus, the open back and short sleeves make it well suited for weddings in warmer months.

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2. Poppy Embroidered Wedding Dress - €585, Phase Eight

White gown with short sleeves and all over floral lace with a sheer back panel

We love the floral lace all over this short-sleeved gown. It reminds us of the lushnesses of summer, with all the trees and foliage in bloom, making this number ideal for a summer wedding. Plus, the sheer back of this contemporary dress can help keep you cool.

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3. Darita Puff Sleeve Midi Dress With Fixed Wrap Front - €216, Ted Baker

Woman wearing sandals and a white midi dress with puff sleeves and a delicate white floral detail

Breezy and beautiful, this white dress has a subtle floral texture that would look gorgeous at a more casual and bohemian wedding celebration. Plus, there's nothing stopping you from wearing this out again, maybe for a romantic anniversary dinner date!

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4. Lina Lace Insert Wedding Dress - €649, Whistles

White dress with a train and high neckline, lace details on the back, and buttons on the back

How gorgeous are the lace details on this otherwise understated dress? Add thin straps and you have a gown fit for a summer soiree. This summer wedding dress is a blend of contemporary and classic designs, making it ideal for a variety of wedding themes.

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5. V Neck Drape Maxi Wedding Dress in White  - €207, Chi Chi London

Woman holding a pink rose wearing a Grecian style dress with a V-neck, scoop back, back sheer panel, and spit leg

There is something almost Grecian about this gown, yet with a modern twist. It has a slit along the side, a dress detail that you can probably only pull off in the summer months. This sleeveless gown also has a gorgeous sheer panel that complements the cowl back. We had trouble deciding which side of this beautiful dress to show you!

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6. Rudi Silk Dress  - €530, Reformation

Woman with long hair wearing a short white silk dress with long sleeves and a fitted bodice

Thinking you can't wear sleeves in the summer? Think again! This dress may cover your arms, but its short length balances it out, making it cooler for summer celebrations. Plus, let's face it, this mini number is made for dancing the night away with your love!

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7. Sandrine Bridal Ivory Satin Bardot Maxi Dress  - €113, LIttle Mistress

Woman holding flowers wearing a Bardot-style dress in white

Talk about a romantic look! This floor-length gown has a Bardot-style cut with off-the-shoulder straps. All that's missing is a field full of flowers to run through to complete the picture.

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8. Premium Embroidered Organza Midi Dress - €325, Coast

Woman wearing a short-sleeved gown with floral lace details in stripes

The floral details on this organza dress give it a timeless vibe. It can be delicate touches like these that make all the difference for your wedding-day look, helping to make it both romantic and memorable. The light and breezy organza material is also ideal for summer, so you can stay comfortable.

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9. Bettina Gown - €1,843.70, BHLDN

Woman wearing an all-over lace gown with a sheer corset

Summer is the season of sheer accents, like the corset-style bodice of this all-over lacey gown. The best part of this stunning summer wedding dress? The sleeves are detachable to give you two looks in one!

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10. Glitter Tulle Minidress - €594, MyTheresa

Short mini dress with ruffles and long sleeves with a V-neck

Looking for an edgy look? This mini dress has a fluffy frill to it that gives it a rocker vibe and can help you create a unique wedding look. It would also be ideal as a reception dress for dancing the night away at your summer wedding. 

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11. Lace Sweetheart Wedding Dress with Train - €351, Chi Chi London

Woman wearing an all-over-lace dress with off-the-shoulder straps and a sweetheart neckline

If traditional is more to your taste, we think we're onto a winner with this gown. With lace, off-the-shoulder straps and a train, this dress is perfect if you want to go for a classic nuptial look. 

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12. V-neck Drawstring-Detail Dress - €49.99, H&M

Cream-coloured dress with a peephole in the front and thin straps

While, simple and more of a day dress, you could easily elevate this look with a veil or headpiece, jewellery and shoes! It's a great option for an affordable summer wedding dress.

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13. Lenka Embellished Gathered Lace and Chiffon Gown - €860, TheOutnet

Model wearing long ivory wedding dress with lace cap sleeves, ribbon belt around waist, and keyhole cutout around neckline

With a long, sweeping tulle skirt complete with train, and sequin embellishments, this lace gown can help make your wedding look really bloom! The keyhole detailing is stunning while also making the gown breezy and ideal for summer.

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13. Santorini Midi Dress - €207, Revolve

Summer can give you a lot of freedom in terms of sleeves with the warm weather making it possible to even go without them! What we love about this midi dress is the one-shoulder, with the puff sleeve providing a red carpet-worthy look. Add the handkerchief hem and floral design, and you've got a totally unique summer wedding-day outfit.

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14. Rea Sweetheart-Neck Cotton-Blend Lace Dress - €2,980, Matches Fashion

Woman wearing a lace dress with a bow around the bodice, sweetheart neckline, and spaghetti straps

When the warmer months hit, it's time to break out the spaghetti straps! This dress goes all out in that regard, with three straps for each shoulder. It gives this otherwise classic gown, with its sweetheart neckline, lace, and bow, a modern touch.

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15. Daya Strapless Gathered Embellished Tulle Bridal Gown - €1,154, The Outnet

Woman wearing a strapless gown with floral details along the hem and the bodice

THEIA has outdone themselves with this fairytale-worthy wedding dress that's perfect for a summery wedding! It has lovely floral details, yet remains understated and relaxed. We can already picture the wedding portraits in a lush countryside field.

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16. Shell Cup Detail Satin Maxi Dress - €179, Coast

Model wearing ivory spaghetti strap maxi dress with scallop texture on cups of bodice

Planning a wedding on a beach? This figure-flattering gown has seashell-inspired cups, along with a classic cut and summer-appropriate spaghetti straps. Playing it up with accessories is sure to be fun, too.

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16. Marilyn Bridal Ivory Halterneck Maxi Dress - €121, Little Mistress

Woman wearing a halterneck white dress with a form-fitting cut

The warmest season of the year is a great chance to wear a dress with a halterneck! This form-fitting gown lets your arms bask in the sunshine while you say "I do" and is just short enough to let you really play around with your footwear.

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17. Lisle Gown - €954.86, BHLDN

Woman wearing a white dress with lace and a V-neck

Sparkle all through your summer wedding with this sleek sheath dress. The v-neckline and open back give this number a super sleek finish, while the heavy beading and sequins make it feel special occasion-worthy. It's perfect for letting your accessories do the talking, or take a modern approach with minimal finishing touches.

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18. White Chiffon Polka Dot Midi Dress - €53.99, Quiz

Dress with polka dots and puff sleeves and a V-neckline

Polka dots are playful and fun, making them ideal for a summertime wedding in cheerful warm weather. This dress has romantic puff sleeves and a gorgeous V-neck that help give it a wedding-worthy look, with charming polka dots all over.

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19. Chania Silk Dress - €480, Reformation

Woman holding a purse wearing a silky wedding dress with a cutout in the back

This silky dress is sexy and summery! While the front is beautiful too, we had to show you the back, which has a centre-back cutout. Add some sheer lace details and you have a wedding dress sure to give you the wow factor.

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20. 16Arlington Clianthus Feather-Trimmed Crepe Dress - €2,018, Matches Fashion

Woman wearing a short white dress with feathers and crystal details

With feathers and crystals, this dress is made for dancing! Be it June, July, or August, it'll add a bit of fun to the wedding celebrations and look amazing as you enjoy the band or DJ's beats. Talk about shaking your tail feathers!

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