Your beaded sheath dress sounds fabulous. Definitely a simple, formal, black, beaded, sheath dress that is knee-length or midi length would be awesome for a November wedding. Black dresses are appropriate for wedding guests and weddings are occasions to dress up and celebrate the happy event. Your husbands dark grey, pin stripe suit sounds très elegant and will look great with your black beaded sheath dress. For semi-formal events women usually wear cocktail dresses. For formal events women can wear floor length or cocktail dresses. In fact cocktail dresses are considered more modern for formal events by women today.
Is black hosiery current if one chooses not to go bare legged with a LBD? It is for a semi formal event.
Black or sheer black hosiery are the most current, chic and trendy stocking colors to wear with a LBD (Little Black Dress) to a semi-formal event. A very understated black hose with tiny dots will also work with a simple style black dress. Avoid any black stockings that are flashy (prints and heavy lace or fishnet styles) if you want to look elegant and be in-style. Not all fashion divas (those under 30) agree about wearing sheer neutral color pantyhose / stockings anywhere. In fact many younger women have never owned a pair of sheer nude / neutral color stockings. However, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Windsor wears them when out and about attending important events. Celebrities such as Carrie Underwood, Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Rhianna and Selena Gomez wear sheer neutral color pantyhose on stage. The good news is that you look more polished when wearing stockings. To be safe go with black or sheer black hose with black shoes to semi formal or formal events with a LBD.
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?
How to Dress for a Wedding: Men’s Suiting Guide for 2017
When it comes to dressing for a wedding, there can be a lot of stress that goes into the final outfit decision. Is what you chose too dressy? Not dressy enough? There is so much to be mindful of that it can become a bit overwhelming and sometimes even make you not want to go at all.