What Should the Wedding Guest Wear?

Wedding Guest
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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.


For daytime weddings a knee-length dress or skirt suit or a pants outfit in a dressy fabric is appropriate. Any dress that is above mid-thigh is not in good taste, and way too short.

For evening or black tie weddings floor length or cocktail dresses or  dressy pants and top outfits look stylish. Today cocktail dresses  are considered more modern than long dresses for black tie weddings.

As far as accessories, don’t go over do the top with jewelry. Shoes that you can dance in or stand on your feet in for several hours are the best choice. They don’t have to be frumpy. A dressy pump or slingback style shoe in suede, patent leather or metallic looks like party time. Handbags should be small. A smart clutch, just big enough for your essentials is perfect.

Tip: Never wear anything too tight, too short or too low-cut.