Dress Like the Perfect Wedding Guest

With warm weather on the horizon, that can mean many exciting things to look forward to! One of my favorite spring/summer events happens to be wedding season! Finding the perfect look for a wedding can be tough, especially when the invitation does not specify a dress code! Never fear, I’ve put together a 3 series wedding guest guide to help find the perfect look!

If the invitation does not specify the dress code, there are a few things to look for when determining the perfect look.

  1. Event time. Typically you can expect an evening wedding to be a dressy affair. Think about incorporating heels, darker shades, and even a bold lip.
  2. Event location. Take notice of where the ceremony and reception are being held. Do some research if you have to! You can almost always bet a ballroom wedding will require suit and dress (I’d lean towards warmer shades of fabrics and something with sleeves or a jacket; large spaces are usually cold in the summertime!) For outdoor weddings, be mindful of the shoes you chose! It’s safe to assume you’ll be walking in grass so opt for a wedge or chunky heel. Be modest at traditional church ceremonies – nothing worse than showing up in a short, form fitted dress (PS you should never wear a club dress to a wedding, seriously.).
  3. The couple. How well do you know the couple, their expectations, and taste? You can assume a lot from just knowing the couple which will help you plan!

Now what to wear!? Let’s assume you received an invitation for a late afternoon ballroom wedding. Go for warmer colors (you can never go wrong with black!) and accessorize with heels and a clutch. Play up your makeup with a bold lip or smokey eyes and finish the look off with an at home blow out. Pops of colors add a summer feel and breezy fabrics will keep you cool on the dance floor!

 

Formal Wedding Outfit ideas

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Ally Fashion lace up dress
$39 – allyfashion.com

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Lipsy blue lace top
$51 – lipsy.co.uk

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Tie shirt
choies.com

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Simone Rocha a line midi skirt
$730 – tessabit.com

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Fergalicious shoes
smile.amazon.com

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J.Crew tassel earrings
$78 – jcrew.com

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Michael Kors chain earrings
$140 – fashionette.co.uk

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Lime crime lipstick
dollskill.com

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Until Next Time,

B.K.

 

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