Wedding Dress Code: Cocktail

What to Wear to a Summer Wedding: Cocktail Dress Code

As part of my summer wedding blog series, I’ve chosen the best dresses, shoes and accessories to wear to a wedding with a cocktail dress code.

A cocktail dress code usually includes shorter dresses (knee-length and up) that are more elegant than casual. One of the most popular cocktail dress code choices is the “little black dress”.  Usually a cocktail dress code allows for brighter colors and patterns options, whereas for formal or black tie events, you should opt for darker and simpler colors. Here are some of my picks below.

wedding cocktail dress

Top row: LuLu’s Green Strapless Dress | ModCloth Lace Dress | Romwe Pleated Dress | Topshop Peplum Dress | ASOS One-Shoulder Dress

Bottom row: BCBG Clutch (similar) | Poetic License Heels | Lola Rose Drop Earrings | Stella & Dot Pearl Necklace | Jessica Simpson Nude Pump | Kate Spade Metallic Clutch | Stella & Dot Chandelier Earrings


View the rest of my “Summer Wedding Series” posts here.

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  • morgan @ {xoxo, me}

    I love the blue lace one and the light blue/tealish one! And I think you could wear both of them for other occasions as well which is always a plus in my book :) Great finds!

    • Rachel

      Thanks Morgan! I agree with the versatility- it’s the worst when you buy a dress for a wedding and can’t ever wear it again.

  • Diana

    I love the red and the dark blue one. But the others are also great.

  • Seekingstyleblog

    Love that blue lace one!

    xo Jennifer

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