So, you’ve been invited to a wedding and now you need to piece together a wedding guest outfit. Planning your wedding guest attire can be exciting and fun but there are few unspoken rules to keep in mind. For instance, most women already know not to wear white to another woman’s wedding.
The colour white is traditionally left for the bride to wear, although many brides opt for off-white colours these days. Here are some more rules to keep in mind when planning your outfit.
Avoid Casual Clothes
Wouldn’t it be great if you could turn up to a wedding in your comfiest sweats and slippers? It’s a long day and formal wear can start to feel uncomfortable after a while. Unfortunately, one of the golden rules is that wedding guests dress their best.
You may even want to avoid that dress you’ve got at the back of the wardrobe that you’ve worn a few times. This is an opportunity to dress to the nines and put your best foot forward for the lovely couple.
In addition to finding an outfit suitable for the event, you should also accesorise it. Most women’s wedding outfits require a heel but flats can be acceptable, depending on the location. For instance, if the couple are getting married on the beach, flats are sensible.
You should also look at necklaces and earrings for women that can help to enhance the outfit. You may need to carry a clutch or shoulder bag for your personal belongings too.
Consider The Theme
The couple getting married may have already given you a dress code for their wedding. This can help you to narrow down what you want to wear. However, if there is no dress code, there will still be simple clues to what you can expect the theme to be.
Look at the venue and the surroundings. Look at the design and colours on the wedding invitation. Avoid dressing in these colours as they are often reserved for the bridal party.
Avoid Revealing Attire
It’s the bride’s wedding day so wedding guests should do everything they can to not upstage her. Along with avoiding white, you should also avoid wearing anything too revealing. For instance, nothing with holes or rips in.
Cleavage is unavoidable at times but it should be tasteful. Make sure the material you choose isn’t too clingy or transparent. Wear an under layer if the material you choose is thin.
A wedding is not the right time to be competitive about what you wear. Be respectful of the couple’s wishes and choose your outfit accordingly. If you’re attending a wedding from a different culture, it can help to do some research beforehand.
The last thing you want to do is cause offense on someone’s wedding day. If you’re really unsure of what to wear, ask someone close to the couple for advice.
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