Do you hear that? It's the sound of hundreds of cover bands beginning to tune their guitars and trying to remember the lyrics to "Shout." Ladies and gentlemen (but mostly ladies), it's nearly wedding season.
And if you're single enough not to be the bride and lucky enough not to be a maid, you're likely starting to ask yourself, "What am I going to wear?" A timeless, classic dress that works year-round is of course a safe choice. But if you're feeling more thematic or the occasion calls for something formal, we're here to help. Spring and summer weddings are the perfect excuse to splurge on a fabulous new dress or clutch and show off your impressive sense of style to people you haven't seen in a decade.
Formal Evening: Try a bright, one-shoulder gown. Pull your hair up to show off your shoulders and a fabulous pair of earrings.
City Ceremony: There’s no rule that says your dressy wedding attire actually has to be a dress. A jumpsuit can do the trick if you nail it with the accessories.
Beachside: Pair a breezy maxi dress with metallic sandals that have just the right amount of lift (but won’t sink you in the sand).
Natural Setting: A chunky heel will allow you to navigate grassy fields or barnyard dance floors with ease, and a pretty floral print dress is thematic without being too literal.
Classic Country Club: When the occasion is traditional from start to finish, keep your look understated and easy, but play up your personality with accessories.
Shop the slideshow above for five inspired outfits that are guaranteed to impress at your next wedding, and might even make the bride jealous.