We all have been there or will be there at some point in our lives.
You get the invitation in the mail saying you are invited to celebrate the marriage of Mr. and Mrs….. If you are like me and my husband you are so excited because you actually get to get all dressed up and have a fun date night, often without kids. But it’s been so long since you attended an event like this and you struggle with what to wear or if you even have anything to wear. Long are the days of us being in our 20’s where we had several dresses hanging in our wardrobe ready and waiting for next wedding invitation to make our mailbox. As much as we enjoyed going to weddings, at some point you just get wedding out. Believe me, you love your friends, but it seems that we all, and I mean we all, got married around the same time. Of course, we attended all of these weddings because it’s so special, you end up having a great time, and you kind of expect them to attend yours.
Now that we are past the days of a weekend full of weddings we can now enjoy attending the occasional wedding or two that comes our way every so often. I do love to dress up, and this can be stressful for some and fun for others.
Just so you know I am as formal as you get when it comes to wedding attire, you should dress according to the time and invitation formality. Maybe that’s the stylist in me or the southerner….probably both. Either way, Here are a few tips on how to dress the part for your next wedding invite.
1- We are going to start with ” Black and White Tie” These two are the most formal of all wedding dress codes.
Now, these are not that common anymore but you certainly need to understand as a guest what to wear.
You should wear:
A formal dress. Keep your dress in neutral colors – stay away from bright color tones. You might even find a dress with some detail. If you opt for something simple then try adding a clutch or accessories for a little-added detail.
2- The invite says: “Formal” or “Black Tie Optional”
(Wear a long dress, cocktail dress, a dressier romper would be an exception as well. Keep your colors neutral and classic and accessorize.
3- Beach or Outdoor
Dress to impress, but also dress for the elements (sun, sand, scenery, and water). Anything you’d wear to a nice restaurant on a summer day is appropriate.
(A summer sundress, Maxi dress, skirt or romper Still keep it a little dressy.)
4-“Semiformal” or “Dressy Casual”
Depending on the time of the event, you’ll want to dress somewhere between formal and casual. Wear darker, more formal hues for an evening wedding. Opt for light colors and fabrics for a daytime wedding.
(A cocktail dress or a dressy skirt with a blouse or a nice pants suit.)
Pinterest is wear I found these gorgeous outfitshttps://www.pinterest.com/pin/524317581595475530/
Dress nicely, no matter what. Even if the wedding is casual, you should dress nicely out of respect for the bride and groom. Jeans, shorts, t-shirts, and flip-flops are seldom appropriate unless called out by the invitation.
(Wear a summer sundress, maxi dress, skirt or pants with a nice blouse.)
6- accessories save time and money-
Another tip that I have in case you are in a major fashion slump is to find your little black dress that you have hidden in your closet and change up the style with some accessories. For example- Necklace, clutch, and a fun pair of heels. The same goes for all wedding attire, accessories can really change up a simple style. We can’t always go shopping so just invest in small pieces and use what you have hanging in your closet. I promise, no one will ever know you wore that dress, skirt or suit with those simple changes.
Please visit Pinterest if you like all of the outfits I featured on my bloghttps://www.pinterest.com/pin/567031409311060692/
Whether you have been to several weddings in the last two years or if you are just getting started. Enjoy yourself, your style and all that the wedding has in store. And remember, the day is all about the bride you can still look amazing but lets allow the bride to shine that day.