A black velvet dress is awesome! Velvet is usually a heavy fabric but there are many new light weight stretchy velvet fabrics today. If your black velvet dress is made with a light weight velvet fabric it is appropriate for a formal black tie wedding in September. It would be inappropriate and very uncomfortable to wear an outfit in a heavy velvet in warm weather climates. A cocktail or floor length dress with velvet trim would be fabulous in September or warm weather for a black tie wedding. Once upon a time velvet was for the holiday season, now it is acceptable to wear all year around. Velvet jackets, cover ups and accessories such as shoes, belts, etc. are more popular in warmer climates. Use common sense and check the weather when deciding if your black velvet dress is appropriate for the event.
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?
What Should the Wedding Guest Wear?
Be a stylish wedding guest! Weddings are to celebrate, occasions to dress up. The wedding invitation provides the information to help you decide what to wear. Daytime (morning and afternoon) weddings are more casual than evening or formal weddings. Today any color is appropriate with the exception of white which is reserved for the bride.