Dressing Tips for Wedding Guests

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

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