You’ve got the invite, you’ve plus-one’d, and now all that’s left is finding the perfect outfit and beauty essentials to carry you through (what could be) one hot event — literally. When the weather’s nice and the sun is shining, we all love an outdoor wedding, but we can’t help but fear the outdoor effects: unattractive sweat stains, frizzy hair, runny makeup — you know the drill. Just the thought can leave us hiding in the shade.
This summer, enjoy all that the outdoors have to offer and allow yourself to celebrate that special occasion, confidently. To start, take a stroll through our guide on how to get the perfect look for an outdoor wedding this summer — we’ll help make sure it’s an unforgettable day.
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Pick a dress that's comfortable and made of a breathable fabric like cotton so you can dance the night away without having to worry about unattractive sweat stains. Even the name is appropriate on this Yes You May Dress ($84.99).
Stick with a shoe that isn't too tight and allows your foot extra movement, plus if you’re going to spend the night dancing, you should opt for a wedge over a pointy stiletto. We love these Aldo Harvat platforms ($100) in beige.
You would be surprised at how quickly your bright shadow will fade after a few hours in the sun. Avoid touchups and stick with Tarte’s Amazonion Clay Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow ($19). Because its waterproof and a cream shadow, it proves for a long-lasting look.
Haven’t gotten quite enough time in the sun before your summer weddings and that pale dress you picked out? No worries, just fake a bronzed glow with Hourglass Superficial Waterproof Bronzer ($45) for a sun-kissed look all night long.
There is no shame in shedding a tear at a touching moment during a wedding, as long as your tears don’t leave an unattractive trail down your cheeks. Avoid runny mascara with a few coats of Diorshow Waterproof Mascara ($25) for lashes that will blink the tears away free and clear.
When it come to bags, don’t lug around an ugly clunker to a fancy summer wedding. Opt for a light clutch like Rattan’s ($92) to throw your lipstick in and it will be a lot easier to juggle your champagne all night long.