Eeek! How exciting is it to be invited to a wedding? You get to celebrate love between people that you adore and as a bonus get to spend an amazing time with family and/or friends. Besides picking an epic gift and just gracing everyone with your fabulous presence, you have to find the perfect outfit that adheres to dress codes and abides by wedding rules (hang on, there are rules?). Luckily you stumbled across the ultimate guide to picking your wedding guest outfit and celebrating the wedding in style;
WEDDING DRESS CODES
Let’s start by explaining some dress codes that may have been referred to on your invite;
White Tie- As formal as it gets. Very strict dress code, heels and a long formal gown. Rarely is used anymore.
Black Tie- Most. Floor-length fancy dresses and full suits. Heels are still preferable
Formal- You can still never be overdressed but can be a little bit more relaxed if you would like.
Semi-Formal or Cocktail-You can rock your shorter hemlines such as knee-length dresses.
Daytime or Casual- The most relaxed of all the dress codes, think going out for dinner or a nice brunch. Sundresses and sandals/flats are totally acceptable. Even a nice blouse and a skirts or suit pants can work.
OUR TOP DRESS PICKS
Our Willow, Belle and Lily Gown
WEDDING THEMEs & Venues
Different weathers, longer dress and shorter dresses.
Summer, flower brighter dresses.
Winery, longer fancier dresses.
Match the seasonal colours.
Daytime weddings are usually more casual than nighttime weddings
You will probably already know this but just a lil old reminder don’t wear white. Please and thank you. The bride will appreciate it!
Try and cover your shoulders whenever possible
Avoid showing too much skin/rips and holes or cleavage
Generally stay away from full on sparkle
Don’t wear anything too short
Adding a touch of sparkle and shine to your formalwear can bring it all together and create the ultimate statement, check out our blog post here for more ideas. These are our top picks for you;
Our Artemisia Hoops, Angelou Bracelet and Lovelace Earrings
HIRE A DRESS
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Still not convinced? Here are 5 reasons to Hire instead of Buy your next formal dress:
What is your favourite dress code? I love any excuse to dress up and going all out in Black-Tie.
Have a lovely day,