The phrase “I have nothing to wear” is very common, when you receive a wedding invitation. We all have to walk that fine line when it comes to deciding what to wear to a wedding reception and this can be a bit confusing. One has to be mindful of certain fashion rules when choosing an outfit.
That’s why we have compiled 7 must-know fashion rules to avoid a wedding day fashion faux pas. Another option is to simply get the perfect wedding guest outfit from our recommended designers.
Obey dress codes
Read your wedding invitation carefully, and follow the rules. Is it a black-tie or semi-formal ceremony? Is there an assigned color theme? What the couple wants should always be considered before making any fashion decision.
If after reading the invitation, you’re still a bit confused about the dress code or color theme, it’s always a good idea to check with the bride or groom.
Don’t wear white
The cardinal sins of weddings. Thou shall not wear white. It’s the biggest wedding day fashion faux pas that can be made by the guest. Only the bride is allowed to wear white. Save that fancy white gown for later.
Don’t wear black
Hunny, you’re going to a wedding, not a funeral. This is excusable only if you have that perfect little black dress to wear. The keyword is perfect.
Don’t try to be the center of attention
Certainly can’t leave this out. It’s important not to draw too much attention to yourself when attending a wedding. Don’t upstage the bride. Although you should still look photo-ready and gorgeous, avoid going too overboard. Anything that is too bright or shiny will take eyes off the bride and put them on you. Don’t be that guest.
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Keep it classy
You are allowed to show some skin, but don’t overdo it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with looking your best and be just a little bit sexy, but moderation is key. Weddings are family events so steer clear of anything too daring. See-through outfits and plunging necklines are a bit inappropriate for a wedding, so save them for any other night out in town.
Denim is a No-No
Denim? Why would you even give it a thought? That’s bad manners.
Regardless of the dress code, wearing denim is a complete no-no at weddings. No matter how casual the wedding theme is, leave that jean at home. Yes, even your favorite designer jeans. Make an effort to dress up. If you’re struggling to compile the perfect outfit with ease, reach for one of your go-to- statement attire.
Wear comfortable shoes
Comfort is key.
If your heels are too tall, your feet will be killing you. Always wear comfortable shoes that complement your outfits. For the after-party, don’t forget to always pack a pair of flats or sandals in your bag to change into later on in the evening. You wouldn’t want to party barefooted. Otherwise, just wear that comfy elevated shoes that will party harder than all your other footwear to the wedding.
It’s also important that you put into consideration environmental factors. Your favorite pair of stilettos does not match a destination wedding on the beach, Nah.
And there you have it! Was this helpful? Let us know in the comment box below.