Dressing for a wedding is different from any other formal event where we want to look our best. You have to consider choosing a dress that doesn’t upstage the bride and take the attention away from her on her special day. Below are a few do’s and don’ts to help you choose the best outfit for your next wedding.
Consider the venue
The location of the wedding will give clues about what you should consider wearing. A formal ceremony will have a more modest dress code than one in a barn; it’s best to know the venue so you can adjust your outfit appropriately. Don’t forget your shoes — a wedding is an all-day affair that includes dancing. Make sure you have on shoes (or bring extras!) that you will be comfortable in.
The taboos surrounding wearing black to a wedding have been completely erased with modernity. Wearing black is completely acceptable and may save you a shopping trip if you have a trusty, well-fitting LBD in your closet. Make sure to jazz up your outfit by accessorizing and choosing a killer pair of shoes.
Wear Something Comfortable
Choosing an outfit that you are not comfortable in will make the day a nightmare for you. You should always consider your body type when choosing an outfit; if it’s ill-fitting, you won’t be confident and will be stuck in your head about how you look. Plan your outfit ahead of time to know whether you feel good in it or should look for something else.
Consider the season
If the invitation does not state a dress code, consider the season when choosing an outfit. If it is a summer/spring wedding, light and airy pastels would be a great choice for your outfit. If it is an autumn/winter wedding, you will be able to get away with wearing dark jewel-toned outfits.
Don’t wear white
This one is self-explanatory, unless the bride and the groom ask, avoid at all costs.
Avoid things that are too short/revealing
A general rule of thumb is that if you can wear something to the bar, then you probably can’t wear it to a wedding. All eyes should be on the bride and groom, you don’t want to distract from that.
Don’t go casual
When in doubt – always go with dressy. It’s better to be at a wedding overdressed than under-dressed and feeling out of place.
Avoid wedding colours
Don’t wear the same colours as the wedding colours as you will clash with the bridal party. These might be evident in the invitation, but if you are unclear you can always make sure with the bride. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
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