What to wear to a wedding?
As promised in my last article, I am here to tell you what to wear to a wedding to be a real star!
For me being invited to a wedding had always been a pleasure, just in those times when my mother decided what I should wear! Once I grew up, the questions that started haunting me (I bet they’re haunting you too!) became: “What do I wear?” and “How much will that dress cost?”. Then, I started studying and I got to the bottom of it!
The problem of the dress to wear is really terrifying, try to deny it! Whether it’s winter or summer, there’s nothing to do: choosing a wedding dress is a real dilemma.
There are many options and the first two are the most fatal: skirt or trousers? Then all the others come from these: elegant or casual chic style ? Short or long dress? Skinny pants or palazzos?
Women never want to look out of place and we would like to feel comfy everytime, but how to do it to a wedding? If the bride and groom don’t specify a particular dress code, if we do not know how is the location, how can we guess the right look?
Let’s overcome all these obstacles together, following these little suggestions to be the perfect guest at a wedding.
Find out how to dress up to a wedding!
- The first thing you need to fix is thebudget. My suggestion is to don’t fall in love with a dress that you can not afford. I don’t want you to feel bad for any reason.
- The second thing to do is to understand the wedding style. It’s essential that you take in consideration the location of the event.
How to dress at a wedding: the location
A wedding can be sumptuous, elegant or very easy and casual.
A religious ceremony demands an elegant, sober and respectful style. It would be better not showing up with mini skirts and excessive transparency. This doesn’t mean that you can’t give a glamorous and personal touch to your outfit. Just adopt decorum and discretion.
A civil ceremony is already less demanding. Is the wedding site an historical villa, a roof-garden or a beach? You need to focus the set of the ceremony in order to be adapted to the situation, because each location requires an appropriate style. At the historic dwelling, you will gofor a more formal solution, while for the modern roof a well-defined dress and for a beach wedding something less important.
How to dress at a wedding: the dress
Once you figured out how the location and the wedding style look like, choosing your dress will be easier! You will have to wear that lucky dress for many hours and you will have to move a lot in surprisingly adverse weather conditions: hot heat, monsoon rain or lethal cold.
You must feel comfy in it. Therefore, it’s better to invest a little more on comfort rather than on the style that can disturb you.
If the wedding is during the day, choose short dresses, at most up to the knee in soft colors, floral or vivid patterns, which blend perfectly with the light of the day. In the evening, however, you can also choose long formal dresses!
I won’t say no to pants or suits if you feel better in them. Play with colors, which are always worthy of the event!
How to dress at a wedding: colors
Those accepted have always been: pastel colors, flowers, pearl grey and blush pink. Orange, coral, emerald green, yellow, lavender and ocher are also acceptable. Black and white is admitted, as it’s very elegant, as well as blue.
Avoid as much as possible to dress in black at a wedding, it isn’t a color that inspires joy, but I recognize the fact that it can be very elegant. NEVER dress in the same color as the bride’s dress.
How to dress at a wedding: shoes and accessories
A few articles ago I told you that this year shoes have become a very revolutionary element: they are the touch of class that will distinguish you. They’re all colorful and completely stand out from the rest of the dress. Better to put wedges and flat shoes aside during the ceremony at least.
Keep in mind, however, that you always have to have a comfy pair of shoes with you! I bet you won’t choose a stiletto heel for a location with cobbled alleys? If the night before the wedding day it will rain, the garden, which hosts the reception, will be damp and wet and could literally sink you with all your heels!
Regarding your accessories: choose them in order to harmonize them with the dress you will wear. A simple and one-colored dress can be accompanied by richer accessories. On the contrary, if the dress is flashy and well decorated, you will prefer more discreet decorations.
Useful links to choose what to wear at a wedding
Here is a small list of links that, in my opinion, will help you a lot in your search for the perfect wedding dress not spending too much 🙂