Wedding season is in full force, and whether you've got a date or you're going stag, use your next wedding invite as an excuse to add a new formal dress to your warm-weather wardrobe.
With summer's hottest months approaching, the key is finding a dress that's both fancy, free-flowing and gives you plenty of breathing room in the August heat.
From lace to chiffon, maxis to minis, we give you bright and whimsical formal dress options that will keep you feeling cool and looking classy from the ceremony to the cake.
This one-shoulder maxi dress features crossover panels that create a softly draped skirt for a look of ultimate easy, breezy elegance.
Light floral lace, delicate scalloped edges and an alluring cutout back give this body-skimming silhouette a lovely ladylike appeal.
An asymmetrical side peplum detail gives this red hot mini-sheath a dramatic and glamorous touch, making it totally black tie appropriate.
In a vibrant ocean coral hue, this sleek and simple strapless gown flatters the feminine form in a graceful and polished to-the-floor style.
5. Aqua Strapless Gown — Floral Print, $147
With dreamy movement, this watercolor-print gown is the epitome of summer-chic. You'll be comfortable enough to hit the dance floor all night long!
This chiffon number is another shorter style that is also polished enough for a formal event. The sweetheart neckline and pleats give the dress a playful and flirty touch.
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