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Got a line-up of summer weddings but no idea how to dress for the occasion? Ever the purveyors of fashion advice (you can thank us later), we’re here to help you select a killer dress for that blessed, sun-soaked occasion.

Apart from getting a tan while waiting for photographs, the best thing about summer weddings is the choice you have when it comes to the day’s outfit. A maxi dress is a versatile option, easily taking you from the formalities of the day to the evening party, and can be styled with glamour and comfort in mind.

Throw a smart jacket over the shoulders as a chic way to seek cover from the evening chill, or accessorise a block colour maxi dress with a statement neck piece, keeping the rest of your look simple. And what’s even better: after the wedding, you can recycle your outfit, ready for your next holiday!

Check out our round up of 10 maxi dresses perfect for summer weddings below, and get RSVP’ing!

M10Strapless pleated gown, £79.99, Mango: Perfect for the wedding guest on a budget, this dress delivers a high-end look with a high street price tag.


Shoulder pad maxi dress, £50, Topshop: Thigh-slit dresses are the sexy way to flash a little flesh this season. Ask Angelina.


By Malene Birger Nadra dress, £505, Zalando: Bring your own sunshine to the wedding party, even if the skies fail you.


Issa embellished silk maxi dress, £321.75, The Outnet: Blue in all shades is the hue du jour for spring/summer 2013, and we love the no-accessories-needed embellished neckline.


LouLou ruffle detail maxi dress, £265, Reiss: Inject the ultimate wow factor into your look with a burst of summer-perfect colour.


Ozlem sequin maxi dress, £250, French Connection: For evening-perfect glam, throw sequins into the mix. Expect spark(le)s on the dance floor.


Diane von Furstenberg Darleena maxi dress, £442, Net-a-Porter: The flattering wrap-effect style of this maxi dress is perfect for curvier frames.


Catherine Deane Orenda dress, £911, My Wardrobe: Dreamy and beautiful, we can’t get enough of the exquisite floral embroidery and floaty pleated skirt.

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Roksanda Ilincic Hamlin tri-colour silk dress, £1,075, Matches: If you’re looking to splurge on a luxe wedding guest outfit, then this elegant number is all you need.


Crochet trim maxi dress, £55, Miss Selfridge: Whimsical and almost bridal, we can’t guarantee you won’t be at loggerheads with the bride in this dress, but its worth giving it a try!

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