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Summer weddings: What to wear, from the ballroom to the beach

Lace is sweet and a soft mint hue

Lace is sweet and a soft mint hue makes it even sweeter; $35.64 at Asos.com. Photo Credit: asos.com

Dressing the part as a wedding guest can be tricky, but we've picked some of the season's hottest styles, from maxidresses to prints and lace, for every type of summer soiree. -- By Meghan Giannotta

Beach wedding Have fun and still look
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Beach wedding

Have fun and still look elegant at seaside summer weddings in a colorful maxidress in a light, breezy fabric. This Tracy Reese maxi is $398 at Lord and Taylor and Lordandtaylor.com

Fade into the sunset in this Ombre Horizon
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Fade into the sunset in this Ombre Horizon dress; $178 at anthropologie.com

Channel the ocean with this wave patterned sea
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Channel the ocean with this wave patterned sea blue dress for a chic beach wedding look. This halter top Laundry wave dress by Shelli Segal is $295 at Lord and Taylor and Lordandtaylor.com

Stay cool for vows under the sun in
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Stay cool for vows under the sun in this BCBGMAXAZRIA Mina one-shoulder dress in a light coral hue; $228 at bcbg.com

Vineyard wedding Delicate lace and blush tones
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Vineyard wedding

Delicate lace and blush tones set the mood for a rustic yet romantic vineyard wedding. This LC Lauren Conrad dress will be available for $68 at Kohl's stores and kohls.com in August.

The flowing sleeves on this light pink rose
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The flowing sleeves on this light pink rose textured dress makes it perfect for a wedding set in a vineyard or garden; $189 at Macy’s and Macys.com

Lace is sweet and a soft mint hue
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Lace is sweet and a soft mint hue makes it even sweeter; $35.64 at Asos.com.

Give lace a sexy, nighttime twist in black
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Give lace a sexy, nighttime twist in black with a form-fitting shape. This lace inset dress is $138 at Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com

Daytime wedding A more casual summer wedding
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Daytime wedding

A more casual summer wedding is the perfect time to play with lengths, prints and colors. This Trina Turk dress is $298 at lordandtaylor.com

This lace paint flared dress combines summer's best
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This lace paint flared dress combines summer's best prints, textures in colors in an understated way; $228 at Anthropologie and anthropologie.com

This Rebecca Taylor one shoulder dress is easy
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This Rebecca Taylor one shoulder dress is easy and versatile, transforming from daytime cool to nighttime chic depending on your shoes and accessories; $395 at RebeccaTaylor.com

An old classic, back and white is fresh
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An old classic, back and white is fresh again this summer. Try this striped flare dress with strappy black heels, or add a pop of color; $98 at Loft and loft.com

Keep cool in a palette of white and
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Keep cool in a palette of white and light blues. This Batik print strapless dress is $89.90 at The Limited and Thelimited.com

Black tie wedding Pair this perfectly draped
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Black tie wedding

Pair this perfectly draped BCBGMAXAZRIA Simone cutout dress from BCBG with metallic heels and accessories for a sleek summer night look; $338 at bcbg.com

This beaded strap satin Aidan Mattox gown is
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This beaded strap satin Aidan Mattox gown is simple, cool and perfectly tailored; $395 at saksfifthavenue.com

Formal yet summery in pale yellow, this Badgley
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Formal yet summery in pale yellow, this Badgley Mischka embellished cap-sleeve gown is on sale for $533.99 at lordandtaylor.com

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