When I worked retail, any white summer dresses were immediately grabbed by brides-to-be who wanted to wear a short, white dress for their rehearsal dinner or bridal shower. Although white is a stylish color option in the summer, it isn't necessarily something you will be reaching for on a regular basis. Instead, embrace the idea of "something blue." There are so many shades of blue that you will be able to find one that complements your complexion and personal style. Blue is also an easier color to wear outside of the heat of summer and since it isn't white, you might even be able to wear it as a guest to another wedding this season. Now that is practical.
However, if you really want to wear white, I love these two-piece sets from Banana Republic because each part can be worn separately for added versatility after your party is over.
If blue feels too out of the box for you, but you don't want to wear head-to-toe white, light metallics such as silver and rose gold will ensure that you literally sparkle at any event that you attend. A metallic dress is also the perfect piece to keep in your closet for last minute cocktail party emergencies. For an afternoon event, try pairing a metallic skirt with a white blouse and a colorful statement necklace.
What other style issues do you face during wedding season? Share your thoughts in the comments and I will be sure to answer them so you can look and feel great on the dance floor.