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Are separates appropriate for wedding guests?Q. Are separates appropriate for wedding guests?

A. Separates are definitely appropriate for wedding guest attire. Weddings are to dress up for and celebrate a joyous occasion. Separates in dressy fabrics or styles are very stylish and dressy. If you are short or have a few extra pounds choose a monochomatic color scheme (one color or shades of the same color) for your outfit. Pants or skirts in silk, satin, velvet, metallic or sparkles with a flattering top would be awesome to wear at a wedding. If you are tall or skinny separates in different colors can be very flattering. Keep in mind the time of the wedding. You can go a little more glitzy at evening weddings. Any colors but white are acceptable at weddings.

Can I wear satin halter style dress to a July wedding?Q. Can I wear satin halter style dress to a July wedding?

A. Satin is so beautiful and sensual. The best way to determine if a satin dress is appropriate for a July wedding is to determine location, time (day or evening) or whether it is formal or informal wedding. Summer weddings tend to be more casual than winter weddings. However if the wedding is late afternoon or evening or the wedding is formal (the invitation specifies black tie) a halter style satin dress should be awesome for a July wedding. Daytime weddings are usually more informal. Pastel colors, stripes or floral prints in light weight fabrics are more appropriate for summer wedding attire. Weddings are to celebrate and dress up. If the wedding ceremony will take place in a church wear a light weight shawl to cover your arms. If you cannot determine what dress ia appropriate ask the hostess.

 

What color shoes & accessories should I wear with a rose quartz color dress?Q. What color shoes & accessories should I wear with a rose quartz color dress? The event is my daughter’s wedding.

A. What color shoes & accessories should I wear with a rose quartz color dress? Rose quartz color is one of the top 10 colors for spring according to Pantone Color Institute. It is a light pink color with a slight orchid tone. Pantone describes Rose Quartz as a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Perfect color for the Mother of the Bride dress. Colors that would be good for your accessories are silver, gold, pewter or nude. These neutrals in classic styles will allow you to draw attention to your face area. You can also try deep pink, orchid or red shoes and pair them with a matching color purse or a pale pink (rose quartz) color purse. Silver, sparkly (quality rhinestone or diamond) jewelry or a combo of sparkly and pearl jewelry would be very chic with your rose quartz  color dress. Experiment with different jewelry, shoe, and bag combinations.  For example your handbag can be a soft pink color to match your dress and you can wear silver shoes and silver and sparkly jewelry. Pay attention to your hairstyle and makeup.

Can I wear a sundress to a summer wedding?Q. Can I wear a sundress to a summer wedding?

A. A sundress is appropriate for a casual summer wedding provided the weather is hot, the dress is in good taste (not too low, too short or too tight) and it looks good on you. Also a sundress is perfect for beach weddings in the summer. As far as the color, pastels, bright, summery colors and floral prints are popular for sundresses. It is good to have a coordinating color wrap for when the sun goes down. If you are attending a beach wedding you will want to have comfortable shoes to walk in on the beach: flip-flops, sandals or flats. Bring sun screen, sun glasses and a floppy hat to protect from the sun. Simple style earrings or light weight drop earrings are more comfortable than heavy earrings if the wind whips up.

 

Dressing Tips for Wedding Guests

Wedding guests want to look stylish and be in good taste. Knowing what type of wedding you will be attending is the first step. Is it a casual backyard wedding? A beach wedding? A barn wedding? A formal wedding? or a semi-formal wedding?

Start by checking the wedding invitation for any dress code or specific wedding type. If it is a formal wedding it will probably indicate “Black Tie”.  Check where and when the wedding will take place. Answers to these questions will provide clues as to what is appropriate to wear. Today many couples have a wedding site that provides information on the theme or dress code for the wedding.

Weddings are to  celebrate a very special event. For casual wedding venues dressy casual attire is appropriate. A cocktail dress is great for a dressy wedding or semi-formal event. For “Black Tie” (formal) weddings cocktail or floor length dresses are chic. When in doubt a colorful sheath dress can be dressed up or down and work well for most weddings that are not formal. Your shoes should be stylish and comfortable so you can enjoy dancing the night away.

When choosing your wedding guest attire avoid white. White is reserved for the bride and she is the main attraction at her wedding. Some stylists suggest not wearing light colors such as cream, blush, and variations of eggshell in addition to white. You decide based on the outfit you are considering to wear.

Today it seems like anything goes when it comes to fashion. However if you want to be in good taste a good rule to follow for any occasion is to avoid wearing clothing that is too tight, too revealing (sexy) or too short.Save

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