How to dress for a wedding: 13 Style Panel Tips for being the best dressed guest this summer

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As the weather gets warmer and the hemlines get shorter, the wedding invitations start rolling in. That’s right: Summer wedding season is upon us once again. And while we love an excuse to go shopping, how to dress for a wedding is a question us bona fide wedding attendees are still having difficulty answering.

How does one find the perfect balance between demure and daring? A wedding, after all, is a multi-generational affair that demands a timeless, and semi-conservative look. No pressure. For the bride-to-be, the wedding day is her day to shine. So how do you, the guest, make a statement without stealing her spotlight?

Florals, one of spring’s most coveted trends, is a classic fail-proof print that guarantees a perfectly feminine look—without matching a member of the wedding party. Erdem showcased the dainty print in a variety of soft sorbet hues on his Spring 2013 runway. A bold floral à la Hawaiian Tropic is just as ideal and fitting for the scorching temperatures to come. Designer Antonio Berardi has proved he knows a thing or two about how to dress for a wedding with his selection of bold hued summery frocks as seen on the Spring 2013 runway.

For more advice on how to dress for a wedding, we turned to our Style Panel members. And advice we got! 13 of our panelists share their tips on how to look cool and comfortable all ceremony and reception long. Sharing our love for prints, Canadian Fashionista’s Amber Desilets recommends a perfectly feminine floral dress while Velvet & Vino’s Becky Kung likes to spice things up in bold vertical stripes. When it comes to colour, Suburban Faux-PasKrystin Lee can’t say no to a classic LBD, but chooses metallic pumps to up the fun factor. On the opposite end of the rainbow, One Chic Mom’s Iva Grbesic chose a bold, off-the-shoulder red dress as her summer wedding frock of choice. If there is one thing all of our style panelists can agree on when it comes to how to dress for a wedding it’s that you should NEVER wear white!

Question 52: Now that summer’s wedding season is here, how do you dress for a wedding? Read the answers now! »

Or jump to: BARBARA ANN SOLOMON, TORONTO | BECKY KUNG, CALGARY | AMBER DESILETS, LONDON | KRYSTIN LEE, TORONTO | KAYLA SHORT, HALIFAX | LEAH GUST, TORONTO | KD FAUSTINO, CALGARY | CHRISTINA CRAVERO, TORONTO | NICOLE WILSON, TORONTO | AMY NELSON, CALGARY | DEANNE MACRAE, MISSISSAUGA | IVA GRBESIC, TORONTO | CARA MCLEAY, VANCOUVER

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