We may already be heading to the end of summer, but as you know, it’s still high wedding season. We all have to attend a wedding at this period, every year, and it’s difficult to decide what to wear. So as a lover of weddings, I’m here today to give you some do’s and don’ts on what to wear to a wedding, along with some inspiration on outfits you can pick for every occasion.
So here we go:
- Do: Wear something formal for the occasion.
Don’t: Underdress. No jeans, no sweatpants (!), no flip flops etc.
- Do: Wear something colorful – it’s the perfect season for it.
Don’t: Wear white. A huge cliché, but it’s true. Let the bride be the only one wearing white.
- Do: Keep it classy. Wear a beautiful summer dress (midi length and below) if you’re a woman, and a nice pair of pants, and a bright-colored shirt if you’re a man.
Don’t: Show too much flesh. You’re going to the church after all, show some respect!
Outfit ideas according to the occasion:
What to wear to a family wedding: Something formal to show that you’re a close relative, without overdoing it. Try to stay away from sequins and taffetas (too passé and unflattering in most cases).
What to wear to an island wedding: If there is walking in narrow island streets or a beach involved, try staying away from heels. Wear a beautiful pair of flats instead, and make the outfit more formal by wearing a maxi dress and beautiful jewelry.
What to wear to a city wedding: In this case, you can definitely go for high heels (if you’re comfortable in them) and an above-the-knee dress. More points for you, if there’s lace involved.
What to wear to a wedding, where you’re the “plus one”: In most cases, you probably don’t want to draw the attention of the rest of the guests and you prefer to lay low. You can definitely get away with a less formal outfit (but formal enough for a wedding of course) and let your accessories do the talking. Color blocking isn’t for such cases, unless of course, you don’t care about drawing the attention.
I hope you found my suggestions helpful. Have a nice time at the wedding!