Summer Wedding Style Tips!

We’re very excited to announce that it’s wedding week at Style Lend. While it might be true that it’s technically always wedding week here, we are taking all of the focus off the wedding party (sorry brides + maids) and putting it on the guests. We know how many questions you guys have and the range of dress codes there are, so we’re going to break it down for you.

What do I wear?

The most important factors to consider when deciding on your attire is: time of year, location and the dress code.

And guess what?

These are all things you can find on the invitation (or at least should be). The date and location is a given, and the dress code is generally listed somewhere on the bottom of the invite.  We are expecting that you know that white or ivory should be saved for the bride only! We also suggest not wearing the bridesmaid color either.

Here are the most possible dress codes and what they mean:

Black Tie

The most formal on this list, but a very popular option. Opt for a long gown (or a really chic cocktail dress). We suggest a dark color, such as black, navy, etc.


Formal or Black Tie Optional

This is a step down from black tie, so opt for cocktail dresses or long dresses.  We suggest if it’s a fall/winter wedding to wear dark colors, and lighter colors for a spring/summer wedding (although dark colors are still acceptable).

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Beach Formal

This is generally for destination weddings, think: formal sundress. We would opt for a flowy dress as it will most likely be hot, but still look formal (do not wear a beach coverup). Have fun with color and patterns! In terms of shoes: flats, sandals, and wedges are all acceptable.



If it’s a daytime wedding, you can dress more on the casual side (think dressy skirt and top) and if it’s a night time wedding, we would suggest a dress (although a really chic skirt/top that consists of darker hues will still do).



This generally means anything goes, but we would still recommend a cute sundress, skirts or fancier pants and to steer clear of denim or shorts (unless mentioned otherwise).



  • Don’t get too wasted! We know there are open bars, overflowing champagne and people toasting every minute they can, but you never want to be that person (you know, the one who forgot the night and spent the night hovering over the toilet).
  • DO party and dance. The bride and groom want you to have fun!
  • In terms of gifts, get something from the registry or write the couple a check (contingent on how much you believe is appropriate in terms of how much you can spend and how close you are with the couple)
  • Don’t wear white/ivory (as we mentioned previously), however you can have white in the dress, it just can’t be the main event.
  • Don’t assume you get a plus one unless it’s mentioned on the invitation. 

Wedding Diaries: The Bridesmaids

If you are a part of a bridal party this season, let us help you make this experience stress-free! The main dilemma of being a bridesmaid is paying for a dress that will you only wear once. So, we want to share with you two tips on how a bridal party can rent dresses from Style Lend, save money, and look amazing.

tip 1: mix and match

Bridesmaid_8782_v2 Choosing a dress that fits everyone’s body type can be difficult. We suggest simply mixing and matching your bridesmaid dresses! It allows flexibility and helps all of your ladies feel confident and gorgeous in a style that fits their body type. By using our color and size filter on our app, you can find a trendy bridesmaid dress that will match the wedding palette, fit your style, and save you money.

TIP 2: the perfect palette

Bridesmaid_8803_v2 Finding the perfect palette creates more color, depth, and style to your wedding party. It can be difficult assigning one specific color. Giving your bridesmaids the option to choose from different hues can be really handy if your ladies not all available to go shopping together. We love the idea mix and matching different shades of a similar color! _MG_8835_v1 We hope these tips help you and your bridal party feel stress-free as the big day approaches! All of these beautiful gowns can be found on our fashion app! Good luck to all of the beautiful ladies on their dress hunt!