36 Stunning Summer Wedding Dresses

There are swoon-worthy styles for every budget and venue.
Silk strapless gown with ruffles on neckline and train
Ashley Kiely - The Knot Contributing Writer.
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Ashley Kiely
Ashley Kiely - The Knot Contributing Writer.
Ashley Kiely
The Knot Contributor
  • Ashley contributes fashion and lifestyle wedding content to The Knot.
  • Ashley is a freelance editor, writer and brand consultant.
  • Before going freelance, Ashley was the Fashion Editor for PeopleStyle magazine.
Updated Feb 21, 2022
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You've decided on a summer wedding, and now it's time to find a bridal gown that matches your summertime wedding style and venue. The options may seem endless, but we're here to help. We've rounded up a stunning selection of summer wedding dresses that'll be perfect for your warm-weather nuptials.

Whether you're planning a breezy seaside affair, a tented garden wedding or a formal black-tie soiree under the stars, there's a wedding gown for you. Thin straps and strapless gowns in light fabrics are always a great choice for a warm and sunny wedding day, but that doesn't mean they're your only option. There are gowns with high necks and airy sleeves that can be worn comfortably in higher temperatures, too. So, no matter the weather, you can still have your dream dress for a summer wedding.

Ahead, see our favorite 36 summer wedding dresses that'll have you ready for your big day. And, once you've sufficiently scrolled through the styles, be sure to check out The Knot Marketplace to find bridal salons in your area where you can work with a bridal stylist to select and try on summer-ready gowns in person.

Grace Loves Lace Aura Gown

Satin gown with cowl neck and spaghetti straps

Slip into this textured satin gown with a cowl neck for your summer nuptials. The fit-to-flare silhouette has an asymmetric skirt seam that'll give the sleek and sexy dress gorgeous movement. Plus, there's a back tie detail on the gown that you can style several ways.

Alexandra Grecco Emmett Gown with Floral Overlay

Strapless gown with floral applique overlay

This gown combines a simple matte crepe strapless sheath gown with a detachable illusion tulle overlay to create a breathtaking bridal look. The airy tulle features 3D floral embroidery, which gives this shoulder-baring style a whimsical feel.

Jenny Yoo Ashton Gown

Sleeveless A-line gown with pockets and boat neck

If you gravitate towards dresses with a conservative boat neck, this style is a lovely choice for a summer wedding. The timeless bridal gown has a higher neckline, but it also offers a plunging deep V open back and breezy illusion cutout sides for steamy summer days. Plus, the full circle skirt is lightweight, and it has pockets—which is always a plus.

BHLDN Odalis Gown

Crochet dress with V-neck and cape

Available in both standard and plus sizes, this lace gown is the perfect pick for a boho summer bride. The combination of the plunging V-neckline, open back and flutter sleeves makes it ideal for a warm-weather wedding.

Amsale Ryder Gown

Silk A-line gown with spaghetti straps and pleated skirt

This silk faille spaghetti-strap ball gown with a full pleated skirt is effortlessly elegant. Pair the dress with a cathedral-length veil and classic stud earrings for the ceremony, and switch in floral statement earrings for the reception.

Claire Pettibone Delphine Gown

Lace gown with high neck and slit

For those brides looking for a gown with a sophisticated high neck, here's a style that'll work well for the summer months. This dress is the perfect balance of elegant and sexy with its combination of a halter neck and feminine floral lace with a sultry open back and a thigh-high slit.

DB Studio Satin V-Neck Tea Length A-Line Dress in White

Tea length dress with V-neck and pleated skirt

Shorter hemlines are a stylish and practical option for a hot summer wedding. This satin A-line tea-length dress with a V-neckline will help you beat the heat and show off your wedding shoes. Plus, the party dress has handy side pockets for your phone and lipstick.

Elizabeth Fillmore Natasha Gown

Dress with crepe skirt and tulle bodice with cold shoulders

This gown is a prime example of a long sleeve style that works well for a warm-weather wedding. The pleated tulle, ruched V-neck bodice with spaghetti straps and the silk crepe skirt are sleek and modern, while the cold-shoulder airy sleeves bring romance and drama to the dress.

Danielle Frankel Rosalie Gown

Organza gown with puff sleeves and straight across neckline

Brides who want to channel Elizabeth Bennet on their wedding day or are obsessed with Bridgerton will fall in love with this utterly romantic short sleeve organza ballgown. The dress's cloud-like puffed sleeves, empire waistline and flowing skirt make it a dreamy style that'll take your significant other's breath away.

Galia Lahav Eddie Gown

Fitted dress with plunging neckline and floral beading

Sheer side cutouts, a plunging sweetheart neckline and a low cutout back—there's a lot to love about this lace wedding dress for summer "I do's." We are also particularly fond of the embroidered straps and sweeping cathedral-length train.

Rime Arodaky Anouk Gown

Chiffon gown with peplum bodice, deep V-neck and slit

You'll stun from every angle in this chiffon gown. The peplum and deep V at the front and back are lined with lustrous pearls, while the airy chiffon train on this gown will have picture-perfect movement when the summer breeze rolls through. The high slit will give your shoes a chance to shine, too.

Galvan London Windmill Gown

Silk dress with lace panel cutouts in skirt and spaghetti straps

All eyes will be on you in this slinky gown made of rich silk satin. The plunging neckline, lace panels and the skin-baring design at the back will keep you cool as you dance the night away.

Justin Alexander Garrison Charmeuse Column Dress with Sweetheart Neckline and Sarong Skirt

Strapless charmeuse column dress with high slit

This chic charmeuse column dress is a great choice for a modern, minimalist bride getting married by the ocean. The elegant strapless sweetheart neckline and sarong-style skirt make this style ideal for a beach wedding. Add pearl drop earrings and a pair of barely-there heeled sandals to complete your on-the-water wedding look.

Houghton By Katharine Polk Camille Gown

Strapless lace gown with dramatic tier

Show off your shoulders in this feminine and romantic lace wedding dress. We can't help but picture this French guipure and Chantilly lace-tiered gown (with a corset bodice) set against a garden backdrop with blooming flowers.

Kelly Faetanini Ren Gown

Lace fit and flare gown with deep V-neck and bell sleeves

If you're looking for a long sleeve wedding dress for a summer wedding, this style—with all-over floral beaded embroidery—is a perfect pick. The fit-to-flare gown's airy lace puff sleeves, deep V-neckline and low back are a winning combination for a warm-weather wedding.

Lela Rose The Augustine Gown

A-line gown with draped neckline and spaghetti straps

It doesn't get more classic than this A-line wedding dress with a slightly draped neckline. The thin straps and low scoop back make this gown a lovely option for brides who want to show more skin but don't want a strapless style.

Lulus Elegance White Lace Embroidered Rhinestone Strapless Maxi Dress

Strapless sheer lace bustier bodice with tulle skirt

Elegant and affordable, this strapless, floral lace gown (with a sheer bustier) is a stunner. The sparkly clear rhinestone detailing will reflect the summer sunlight beautifully.

Sottero and Midgley Marlow

Tulle gown with floral applique overlay and spaghetti straps

A princess dress for your fairytale wedding, this gorgeous gown with beaded lace over beaded sequin tulle will look just as great at the beach as it will in a ballroom. Some of our favorite details are the illusion bodice with a plunging V-neckline, the scoop back with a keyhole and the beaded spaghetti straps.

Markarian Arabella White Swiss Dot Gown

Tiered silk gown with thin ruffle straps

You'll look like you're floating down the aisle in this charming gown. The silk dress has a bustier-style bodice, a scoop neckline and a tiered skirt with a small train. A Swiss dot tulle overlay with ruffles on the shoulder straps and at the waist gives the dress a playful, summery vibe.

Reformation Rachelle Dress in White

Ruched midi gown with puff sleeves

Brides looking for a more casual wedding dress will love this midi-length style with a ruched bodice and puffy sleeves. To complete your summer bridal look, add fresh flowers to your hair, slip on wedge espadrilles and carry a woven top handle bag.

Madeline Gardner Signature Amorita Gown

A-line gown with floral embroidery and spaghetti straps

You'll dazzle in this A-line gown with a V-neck, spaghetti straps and a flowing skirt. The wedding dress has three-dimensional floral appliqué on a glitter patterned tulle, which will sparkle in the sun during the day and in the candlelight in the evening. The beaded thin straps and the neckline trim of the draped bodice also add shimmer to this standout style.

Odylyne The Ceremony Sophie Gown

Silk strapless gown with ruffles on neckline and train

Make an entrance in this glamorous silk gown with dramatic ruffles and a flirty high slit. Consider sweeping your hair back into a low bun to show off the eye-catching neckline.

Vera Wang Yvette Gown

A-line strapless gown with tulle skirt and organza bodice

Have your princess moment in this strapless wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline and an open back. The combination of the soft tulle with the organza bands creates a unique ball gown that'll really wow your partner and your guests.

Pronovias Baobabs Gown

Macrame bodice with deep V-neck and full chiffon skirt

Attention summer brides: This flowy chiffon and textured macramé lace gown is the ultimate beach wedding dress. If you're not going barefoot, style this stunning sleeveless style with sand-friendly shoes, like a chic pair of flat sandals or a low block heel sandal.

Sareh Nouri Royal Highness Gown

Strapless silk dress with A-line skirt and slit

If you're after a more structured ball gown for your summer wedding, take a look at this regal style. Crafted in Italian stretch mikado, this gown's strapless sweetheart neckline and high-slit make it a beautiful choice for a wedding taking place in the warmer months of the year.

By Watters Marmelade Gown

Lace column strapless dress with peplum bodice

This feminine and romantic dress will look just as lovely at a seaside wedding as it will at a vineyard. The lace gown's corseted bodice with delicate straps and a peplum waist lends itself nicely to warm-weather "I do's."

Jenny Packham Kenzy Gown

Slip dress with illusion cap sleeves and beading

This beaded gown with cap sleeves is ready for a celebration. If you're planning a Great Gatsby-esque summer wedding or you love a bridal gown with a vintage feel, then this could be the one for you.

Claire Pettibone Anais Gown

Lace and silk strapless gown with organza flowers

Made with light layers of lace and silk, this timeless dress is truly romantic. Hand-beaded organza flowers add a magical touch to this strapless sweetheart gown. It'll look divine with your gorgeous bouquet of blooms.

Kelly Faetanini Jasmine Gown

Floral lace dress with illusion V-neck and flutter sleeves

This darling A-line gown in georgette with lace appliqué is a pretty pick for brides who desire a dress with sleeves. The sweet flutter cap sleeves bring a breezy summer feel to the romantic gown.

Lela Rose The Addington Gown

Off the shoulder mini dress with floral applique

Show some leg in this charming floral Guipure off-the-shoulder mini dress with full sleeves. We love it for a more casual summer wedding paired with a blusher veil or a bridal headband.

Rosa Clará Beatriz Gown

Column gown with lace straps and detailing on bodice

This lightweight sheath dress with a square neckline has beautiful lace detailing on the top of half of the gown and the straps. A detachable flowing train will add a touch of drama for your walk down the aisle, and you can remove it before you hit the dance floor.

Anne Barge Martini Gown

A-line lace dress with halter neck

You'll want to twirl all night long in this halter gown with embroidered Baroque lace. The backless A-line dress is a nice blend of contemporary and traditional.

Jenny Yoo Shiloh Gown with Appliqué in Ivory/Ivory

A-line dress with tulle skirt and V-neck applique bodice

Keep it light and airy on your wedding day with this stunning tulle wedding dress featuring a V-neck and delicate spaghetti straps. The embroidered semi-sheer floral appliqué bodice has a cummerbund that defines the waist before layers of soft tulle create a full A-line skirt.

David's Bridal Collection Short Sleeve Chiffon Plus Size Wedding Dress

Chiffon gown with flutter sleeves and embroidered belt

Available in white or ivory, this short-sleeve gown made of lightweight chiffon has a fairytale feel to it. The subtle beading detail brings a touch of shine to this romantic wedding dress.

Grace Loves Lace Behati Gown

Two dress dress with long illusion sleeves and maxi skirt with floral overlay

If you're hosting a tropical beach destination wedding, set your eyes on this two-piece gown designed in lightweight burnout silk. The maxi skirt will look gorgeous gliding on the sand as you walk down the aisle. However, our favorite details are the silk ties at the back with freshwater pearls.

Anne Barge Cherie Gown

Tea length strapless dress with organza vines

Floral organza vines adorn this sleek strapless stretch faille midi dress. Complete your elegant summer wedding ensemble with a pair of pointy-toe pumps, sparkling earrings and dewy makeup.

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