Happy #fashionwednesday! As we continue on with the trend of this week (WEDDINGS), today’s post is my easy guide to classic wedding attire. It can be hard to determine what is and is not appropriate to wear to a wedding, so I’ve broken it down for you in a few easy questions you can ask yourself! Take this quick quiz as wedding season approaches to make sure you look and feel amazing the whole night long (but not more amazing than the bride, of course). Let’s jump into this.
Question #1: Is it WHITE?
I know. This SHOULD be obvious. However, people still commit this fashion fauxpaux every year despite the constant reminder it is SO not cool. When it’s YOUR wedding, you can wear white. Otherwise, leave it to the bride. It’s her day, after all!
Question #2: Is it more suited for the bachelorette party?
Wedding dress should be classy. While that doesn’t mean you can show a little bit of skin, if the dress is better suited to a night at the bar, it probably doesn’t belong at a wedding. If you can see your bra, that is a no-no. I know we all wear them, and there certainly isn’t anything shameful about them, but they are underwear. And this is, in fact, a wedding.
Question #3: Could you also wear it to your backyard barbecue?
Dressing up for a wedding should be expected. Skip the causal tee shirt dresses and go for something more formal. This should also be a no brainer but I see it ALL the time. Jean skirts, flip flops, cotton tees…no thank you!
Question #4: Does it completely disregard the dress code on the invitation?
Most couples will happily include a a dress code on their invitations for your viewing pleasure. Be sure to keep that in mind — even if it is dressier than you would like, it’s their day and you should definitely respect it.
Question #5: Can you wear black?
The answer to this question is YES! Tons of people think black is taboo, but considering it is one of the most flattering colors and so easy to find dresses in, it is TOTALLY okay! The dress I’m wearing is perfect for a summer wedding. I added some cute, bright earrings to mix it up. Its fun, cute and still fancy (but not fancy enough to outshine the beautiful bride).
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Here’s the deal. It isn’t hard to dress appropriately for a wedding, but somehow people still manage to ignore age old rules to dressing for a wedding. Take a leaf out of this handbook and look amazing at your next wedding.
Let me know in the comments below what you think of this checklist. Do you agree or disagree? I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!
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