25 Dresses to Wear to Your Friend's Summer Wedding

Glamorous gowns to don as a guest at this season's celebrations of love.

The fun part about being a guest at a wedding – as opposed to being part of the bridal party – is you get to choose your own gown!

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Whether you're a bride planning your own big day or a bridesmaid helping a friend put together the details of her celebration, love is in the air. It's officially "wedding season," which means you probably have quite a few events to attend in the next few months. The fun part about being a guest at a wedding – as opposed to being part of the bridal party – is you get to choose your own gown!  

We've compiled 25 gorgeous dresses to wear to your friends' nuptials in the coming months – whether they're saying "I do" in a tropical destination such as Hawaii, exchanging vows in a formal ballroom at a luxury hotel wedding, or hosting a weekend-long celebration at a winery. You'll find both long and short options in an array of spring- and summer-approved colors and patterns.

Take a look, and click the links below each photo to shop your favorite gowns!

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"Frankie" silk dress in Tea Garden, $298 by 
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"Rose Dream" Corset Dress by Needle & Thread

"Rose Dream" strapless corset ankle gown in Champagne/Blue Multi, $859 by Needle & Threadshopbop.com
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"Jeany" dress in Sunshine, $348 by Reformationthereformation.com
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"Tango" asymmetrical midi dress in Sage, $225 by Katie May; revolve.com
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"Ivy" by Sachin & Babi from BHLDN

"Ivy" chiffon flutter-sleeve ruffled V-neck dress, $325 by Sachin & Babi; anthropologie.com
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"Luna" Gown by NBD from Revolve

"Luna" gown in Baby Blue, $238 by NBDrevolve.com 
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"Eartha" Dress by ASTR the Label

"Eartha" floral maxi dress in Taupe-Pink Floral, from $168 by ASTR The Label; astrthelabel.com
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"Gaia" Floral Midi Dress by ASTR The Label

"Gaia" floral midi dress in Mustard Floral, from $98 by ASTR The Labelastrthelabel.com
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"Lily" Midi Dress by V. Chapman

"Lily" midi dress in Cashmere Blue, $365 by V. Chapmanrevolve.com
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"Reese" ruffle dress in Moss Green Crisp, $198 by Show Me Your Mumushowmeyourmumu.com

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"Samba" Gown by Amanda Uprichard

"Samba" gown in Dark Green, $321 by Amanda Uprichard; revolve.com
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"Confidence Boost" Yellow Dress by Lulus

"Confidence Boost" off-the-shoulder cocktail midi dress in Mustard Yellow, $64 by Lulusnordstrom.com
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"Uma" floral-embroidered lace dress, $268 by Dress the Populationnordstrom.com
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"Aria" Satin Maxi Dress by Significant Other

"Aria" gathered satin maxi dress in Nougat, $248 by Significant Other; saksfifthavenue.com
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"La Lune" Dress by Shona Joy

"La Lune" bias cowl midi dress in Blue Smoke, $260 by Shona Joy; revolve.com
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"Aimee" jumpsuit, $168 by Susana Monacoshopbop.com

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For more ideas, learn what not to do as a wedding guest, find out if it's okay to wear black to a wedding, discover the proper wedding etiquette for guests, and be sure to follow Inside Weddings on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for more wedding tips and advice!

Opening photo by Facibeni Fotografia; From Real Wedding: Romantic Destination Wedding with Blush & Burgundy Hues in Tuscany