The Only Dress You Need To Make It Through Wedding Season

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Lucky are the few who do not have a packed schedule of summer weddings. The rest of us (whose accountants are shaking their heads in despair), are staring down the barrel of a lot of spending. All the more reason to find a versatile dress you can recycle at each event, with the addition of a few smart accessories you probably already own. Here, how to style one dress for four very different weddings.

Adam Katz Sinding

One Dress, Styled Four Ways

Styled For A Destination Wedding By The Water

Whether the ceremony is right on the sand or perched high on a cliff—destination weddings call for practical footwear. Style a vibrant dress with metallic flats to navigate the terrain with grace and be sure to add a wide-brim hat and sunnies to stay cool in the glaring sun.

Diorific Oversized Sunglasses

$486

Dior

Flat Sandals

$30

Zara

Monaco Panama Hat

$118

Bridgit Off-The-Shoulder Mini Dress

$345

Rachel Zoe

Styled For A Cocktail Wedding In The City

For a fancy city wedding, spectacular accessories are key. Look for a pair of tassel-detail sandals, statement-making earrings and a jewel-tone clutch to pair with an anything-but-boring red cocktail dress.

Emily Crocheted Raffia Clutch

$25

Mar Y Sol

Alois Tasseled Suede Sandals

$750

Ursula Tassel Earrings

$188

Lulu Frost

Bridgit Off-The-Shoulder Mini Dress

$345

Rachel Zoe

Styled For A Traditional Wedding In The Country

Cover your shoulders with an embellished cardigan for a more traditional ceremony. If the venue is outside, veer on the side of caution and wear block heel sandals that will work on a grassy lawn or garden setting. Finish with a coordinating lady bag for a polished, put-together ensemble.

Bamboo Classic Shoulder Bag

$2,350

Gucci

Irenee Ankle Strap Sandal

$80

Steve Madden

Floral Embellished Cardigan

$166

Karen Millen

Bridgit Off-The-Shoulder Mini Dress

$345

Rachel Zoe

Styled For A Day-Time Wedding At Town Hall

When in doubt, always go for sleek extras when attending a city ceremony. For town hall, you can't go wrong with a sharp blazer and black ankle-strap pumps. Infuse a bit of personality with festive cat-eye sunglasses.

Estelle Sunglasses

$435

Esperance Pump

$115

Louise et Cie

Technical Wool Classic Jacket

$535

Theory

Bridgit Off-The-Shoulder Mini Dress

$345

Rachel Zoe