The Best Dress Fabrics For A Summer Wedding

Hey summer brides!

We know choosing the right dress is already a daunting task in itself. Your mind is probably spinning with each detail from the perfect style all the way to what shade of ivory or white, but don’t forget to consider what type of fabric you’ll be spending your special day in.

If you’re getting hitched in the summer months you’ll want something a bit more lightweight and breathable so you can enjoy your day from beginning to end. Don’t forget about your girl squad too, choosing the right dresses for your besties is just as important. So take a good look at these easy breezy fabrics that are just right for a summer wedding.


Natural Silk Dupion

The most widely know silk, natural Silk Dupion is a favourite among traditional brides. Its natural sheen and elegant texture are sure to make a showstopping summer style.


Imogen Xiana Photography via Style Me Pretty


With its well-known sheen, this gorgeous option moves softly and seductively while still looking sophisticated. The perfect lightweight option if you’re leaning towards a more formal vibe for those summer evening I do’s.

Via Enzoani 


This sheer, flowing fabric is usually layered over other materials adding an extra layer of romance to the overall look. Draping dreamily, this option is perfect for a breezy beach wedding.

Wilderly Bride via The Knot 


One of the most durable silk fabrics, crepe drapes beautifully while maintaining a clean and crisp appearance.  Unlike some of the other options, crepe is not usually paired with other fabrics making it a lighter option for your warm-weather nuptials.

Via Essence of Australia


This gorgeous option will be your go-to if you’re looking for a bit more structure without giving up a lightweight feel. You’ll be feeling like a princess in this romantic option that’s typically used to enhance the fullness of ballgown skirts.

Hayley Paige via The Knot 


Layers of tulle can create ultimate romance for an ethereal summer wedding gown. This sheer, open net fabric is famous for its use in tutus and creating voluminous layers for a full skirt. This light and delicate option, you won’t have to give up your vision of being a princess in the summer heat.

Tamara Gruner Photography via Style Me Pretty 



Photo by Sweet Ice Cream Photography on Unsplash

Ally Vogl

Ally is the Content and Social Media Exec here at WeddingDates HQ. Beyond being obsessed with all things weddings, she loves a good cup of coffee and splurging on beauty products.

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