What to Wear to a Wedding


If you’re struggling with what to wear to an upcoming wedding, have no fear – I’ve got the information that will help you learn what’s appropriate to wear, no matter what type of wedding you’re attending.

What you wear to a wedding will usually depend on what the invitation says. For example, if the invitation says “casual,” that doesn’t normally mean you can throw on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt and be good to go. Throw on a simple dress or a skirt and a semi-dressy shirt, and don’t be afraid to accent the outfit with a pair of silver chandelier earrings or a bold brooch (especially if the outfit is neutral.)

For formal weddings, (i.e., the invitation says black tie), wedding guests are expected to be dressed to the nines. For these weddings, you’ll want to choose a floor-length formal gown. Never, I repeat, NEVER choose a gown that will take attention away from the bride, however – that’s a wedding faux pas you simply cannot make. Instead, choose a formal gown that you can see yourself wearing again. If the bride-to-be is holding a destination wedding, what you wear will depend on the destination! For warm climates, choose an outfit that’s cool and lightweight – don’t be afraid of a little color, either!

For cooler weather, the last thing you want to do is wear a skin-bearing dress – do you really want to freeze at the wedding? In this case, choose a dressy pantsuit or skirt-suit combination like this one; you’ll be relatively warm and stylish for a destination wedding in a colder climate. While choosing what to wear to a wedding can be a mind-numbing task, with these tips you’ll be armed with everything you need to know about choosing an appropriate outfit.

If you’re still in doubt – ask the bride! She’ll be able to tell you exactly what you should wear.

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