08/05/2013 08:42 pm ET Updated Oct 05, 2013

Crack the Dress Code for Summer Weddings

While weddings have come to be an inevitable part of the summer social calendar, this year, wedding guests are facing a new challenge.

A recent trend has brides and grooms prescribing unique and quirky dress codes, leaving guests scratching their heads and asking the dreaded question, "What am I going to wear?"

We've put together a few favorite looks for some of the more popular, yet unconventional, attire requests seen on wedding invitations this summer, demystifying those dress codes that leave you clueless.

Follow this breezy style advice and you are sure to look your best -- whatever the dress code!

For nine years, Julie Sabatino, founder of The Stylish Bride, has cultivated an expertise in all there is to know about wedding-related fashion and shopping in New York City. Julie is the innovator behind the industry of "Wedding Fashion Styling."