“Dressing well is a form of good manners.” -Tom Ford
Dressing for a wedding can be a bit of challenge especially when the invite doesn’t specify a dress code. But sometimes with a bit of information, you can definitely know what to wear and what not to. Here are a few tips to help you decide what to put together for the special celebration.
Let the location of the wedding dictate your outfit. If it’s a beach wedding, you might want to consider an elegant summer night outfit and consider the sun, sand, and water. If there’s also an obvious theme of the wedding, you can also dress accordingly and have fun with it!
Consider the time of the event. For daytime weddings, bright colors and tasteful prints are very appropriate. As for nighttime weddings, try opting for darker, neutral colors with a bit of formal accessories to dress it up.
If your invitation says “White tie” or “black tie,” it’s very important to know what this means. White tie weddings are extremely formal. Think of dressing up for the oscars or a dinner ball. Men should wear a tux with formal black shoes and women should wear a formal, full-length ball gown. Think glam and dramatic for hair and accessories. As for black tie weddings, they’re one level down from a white tie wedding. Men can also wear a tux with a black bow tie and women can wear a chic cocktail dress or long evening gown.
When dressing for a wedding, you should never try to outshine the groom and bride on their special day. And that means not wearing white to the event. Only if the invite states it’s a white party wedding, then it’s only okay to do so.
Even if the invite says casual or daytime, you should never wear jeans. Always dress your best and avoid dressing too casual. Even if the invite states a dressy casual wedding, try opting for a dress shirt and slacks for the guys and a cute romper or dress with sandals for the women.