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Fashion Trends You Need On Your Radar If You're Planning A Fabulous Summer Wedding!

We spoke to celebrity fashion stylist Kelly Augustine to find out what trends she's falling in love with this bridal season!

Wedding bells are ringing louder than ever! Since before we can remember, celebrities have all flocked to the warmer seasons to tie the knot with luxe ceremonies. Just ask Ciara and Russell Wilson who hosted a fairytale wedding in July 2016!

From opulent destination weddings to fabulous beachfront ceremonies, summer weddings never cease to amaze us—especially when our favorite stars splurge on over-the-top affairs that keep us talking for weeks. We especially love to see lovebirds step outside their comfort zone and walk the aisle with vibrant fashions and eye-catching accessories that glitter and dazzle in the summer sun.

On the topic of fashion, we decided to highlight some of the biggest summer wedding must-haves of 2022. To reduce the stress of planning your dream day, we spoke to celebrity fashion stylist Kelly Augustine to find out what’s currently on her radar for summer weddings. We even threw in a few trends we are falling in love with this bridal season!

  • Colorful Wedding Dresses/Suits

    After years of observation, we noticed that brides and grooms are more likely to push outside their comfort zone with vibrant fashions and eye-catching accessories when their venue is surrounded by tropical and nautical themes.

    A summer wedding must-have on Augustine’s list is definitely color. Colorful wedding dresses are so much fun,” the content creator explains. “We’ve been through so much the past two years, we deserve some color!”

  • Sneakers With Wedding Dresses

    Attractive young woman in wedding dress putting on sports shoes and smiling while sitting on the sofa

    With so many sneaker choices on the market, the possibilities are endless when choosing the perfect kicks for your wedding ceremony. Augustine is personally a big fan of the growing bridal trend, which she highlighted in Gabourey Sidibe’s BRIDES feature back in May.

    “I’m really loving the trend of sneakers with wedding dresses,” the fashion stylist shares with BET Lifestyle. “Being a girl from NYC, the mix of formal and chill is my sweet spot.”

  • Jewelry With Natural Stones & Pearls

    Make a statement on your wedding day with bold and eye-catching jewelry. This summer, natural stones like turquoise and pearls are guaranteed to be showstoppers.

  • Fabulous Sunnies

    Bride and groom sitting in convertible

    If you are hosting an outdoor reception, don’t forget a pack a pair of fly shades to rock all day long. To jazz things up for your wedding, look for sunglasses with stylish frames that can easily be customized with bling for extra pizazz.

    OTRA- Virgo Sunglasses, $60.00 | LENSDIRECT- Holly Sunglasses, $94.00 | PETA + JAIN- Blair Sunglasses, $69.95 | DIFF- Becky II Sunglasses, $92.00 | TKEES- Faro Sunglasses, $95.00

  • Flesh-Tone Undergarments

    You can never go wrong with undergarments that perfectly blend in with your skin tone. Augustine offers this advice for Black/Brown brides looking to find the perfect shade, “I would advise brides to search out Black-owned undergarment businesses/designers like Nubian Skin, Nude Barre, and Love, Vera—just to name a few.”

    She continued, “For Danielle Brooks’ wedding, designer Gbemi Okunlola of Alonuko made a mesh top to Danielle’s gown that melted into her skin. Only we know ourselves!”

  • Resort Fashions For The Honeymoon

    Young couple relaxing on hammock at beach

    (Photo: Getty Images)

    Colorful and trendy resort clothing can instantly liven up your honeymoon! You can never go wrong with buying apparel that is both attractive and comfy for your first BAEcation as a married couple. We are especially in love with flowing maxi dresses, breezy floral two-pieces, fun PJs, and bold print swimwear. Don’t forget to pack some sexy lingerie in your luggage!

    NAKED WARDROBE- Ring The Alarm Midi Dress, $86.00 | ANAONO- La' Babydoll Negligee, $29.00 | PACSUN- PacSun Floral Outline 15" Swim Trunks, $33.25 | BLUEBELLA- Marseille Wired Basque White, $86.00 | YANDY- Luxury Queen Monokini, $22.95 | CALPAK- Ambeur 3-Piece Luggage Set, $495

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