Summer is by far the busiest season for weddings, and let's face it, the bride has got it easy when it comes to dressing 'on-trend' for the big day. Finding the perfect (and season-savvy) wedding guest dress can however be a bit of a mission. If you're unsure what's hot and what's not in the world of dresses for wedding guests and need some expert dress advice, Team LBD are here to help! Top trends from the SS13 runways are our favourite source of outfit inspiration, and here we present five key trends, each with a matching selection of dresses from Black & white beauty Monochrome is fashion's SS13 buzzword and with this selection of black and white beauties, it's hardly difficult to see why. From Prada's florals and stripes to Marc Jacobs' solely monochrome NYFW catwalk, the runway inspiration for this look is everywhere this season. With this selection of dresses in varying monochrome styles, choose between classy, fun, or glamorous and step out in summer's hottest hues on that special day.

Get the monochrome look: Lipstick Boutique Ivy Dress in Black and White, £70;  Ruby Ray Feather Effect Dress in Monochrome, £230; Gorgeous Couture Bailey Print Dress, £190.

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Pretty in prints Graphic prints may not be the first thing you consider when contemplating a wedding guest dress, however given their runway reign and serious summer style appeal, they're ideal for a fashion forward wedding outfit. Our selection of graphic print gems brings together dresses from esteemed designers Tramp in Disguise, Geeks and Stitches, and Lynnja Wang. If you're a fan of graphic print pioneers Peter Pilotto and Mary Katrantzou, these more purse-friendly designs will have you looking runway ready in a wedding guest dress worth talking about.

Get the graphic print look: Geeks and Stitches Ripple Dress, £134; Tramp in Disguise Ashcloud Dress, £135; Lynnja Wang Nana Dress, £265.

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Floral fancy Floral prints and summer weddings go hand in hand, so if you're the girly type with a preference for prints then this dress offering could take your fancy. With Moschino and Erdem's SS13 runways in full bloom, why not take a leaf out of the leading designer's books and flaunt your figure in florals. Choose between a stylish clash of sequins and florals from Forever Unique, or a more traditional take on the trend from both Bourne and James Lakeland. Whatever you choose, you'll be far from a shrinking violet with these stunning styles.

Get the floral look: Forever Unique Frenchie Sequin Dress, £165; James Lakeland Floral Print Satin Dress, £159; Bourne Ria Dress in Floral, £230. Shop all floral dresses here. Jazz Age glamour  Gatsby glamour has gained major momentum since the movie's recent release, and this 1920s outfit offering has wedding guest written all over it. Dazzle like Daisy for the big occasion and choose between a bright floral sequin clash, understated 1920s glamour, or a flapper and fringe fancy. There hasn't been a better time to indulge in some Jazz Age glamour, and what better opportunity to showcase this striking style than at a summer wedding?! Now, who's in the mood to Charleston?

Get the 1920s look: Lipstick Boutique Blossom Dress in Nude, £75; Rise Fashion Claudia Flapper Dress in Slate, £65; Ruby Ray Beaded Flapper Dress in Navy, £215.

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Lace lovely

Leave a lasting wedding guest impression in lace with one of these sophisticated summer dresses. Lace is not only a perfect choice for a summer wedding, it's also top of the trend list this season. A firm favourite on runways ranging from Versace to Valentino, lace has been reinvented for SS13, incorporating cut-out details, embellishments and 3D elements. These lovely lace dresses from Forever Unique, Darling and Lipstick Boutique take strong inspiration from this lace experimentation, leaving you with an on-trend outfit offering for that special occasion.

Get the lace look: Forever Unique Claudia Dress in Black, £440; Darling Claudia Dress, £79; Lipstick Boutique Melanie Dress in Navy, £70.

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