Wedding season is a year-round affair in the South. And because we know it’s often more than the main event, we teamed up with our friends at fashion rental site Rent the Runway to bring you a month of setting-specific looks to get you through an action-packed wedding weekend. This week, country weddings.
We’re seeing barnyard nuptials popping up everywhere. While the event calls for more formal attire, the location says otherwise. We’ll meet you right in the middle with flowery prints, loose silhouettes, and feminine shapes.
For the bridal brunch
Go for: Sweet & Flowery
The dress: Although this is one dress, it appears as two separates cinching at the waist, accentuating the smallest part of your body. The casual style of the midi skirt gives this number a fresh look that brings the formality down. Cynthia Rowley Ashley Dress, $70
For the rehearsal dinner
Go for: Country sweet
The dress: Most country weddings take place outdoors, and in the heat of the summer, a light dress is a must. This maxi provides all the right coverage without a heavy fabric weighing you down. The elegant sweeping silhouette balances out the sweetness of the butterfly print. Erin Fetherston Floral Flutter Maxi Dress, $85
For the wedding
Go for: Classic with a fresh twist
The dress: The sateen fabric is dressy, while the soft pink and apricot print brings this classic shape right down to backyard wedding level. Since the tea-length hits you right at the calves, elongate legs with a pair of strappy flesh-colored heels. Cynthia Rowley Nilo Dress , $70
The accessory: The pearly finish of this purse adds a traditional feminine touch to your weekend wardrobe. Franchi Kira Floral Minaudiere, $30
Show off your wedding-day style using #SouthernWeddings, and follow @renttherunway on Instagram for more party-dressing ideas.