Are You Ready for Wedding Season?
According to Brides.com, wedding season begins in the spring and ends in the fall, generally. So, do you know how to dress for a wedding? There are some unwritten rules and social norms that you should at least be aware of. Therefore, I’ve put together some great tips to ensure you are dressed appropriately and have a great time.
1. Match Your Dress to the Location and Time of the Wedding
Is it an outdoor/daytime wedding? Choose a lightweight, airy material in a light color or floral print. You could choose a long maxi dress as long as it’s made of a lighter material that feels appropriate for the setting.
What about an evening/indoor wedding? Wear a cocktail dress in a bold color or weightier fabric. If you prefer full-length dresses, an indoor wedding at an upscale location could warrant a fancier evening gown. I personally would opt for a cocktail dress as they are more versatile than a full-length gown.
2. Don’t Show too much Skin
No one should look at you and think, “What is she wearing?” The last thing you want to do at your friend or family member’s wedding is to become the center of attention. If you feel the need to show skin, make sure to only focus on one body part. Love your legs? Then choose a mid-thigh cocktail dress, but make sure you aren’t showing too much arm or chest. Want to accentuate your chest? Then make sure your dress falls to your knees or below to balance all that skin.
3. Choose Low to Mid-Height Heels
It’s the worst when you wear uncomfortable shoes to a wedding because then you won’t want to dance or mingle nearly as much as if you were wearing comfortable shoes. Plus, you don’t want to be the girl who’s walking around barefoot, that’s just tacky. Choose a low to mid-height heel so you still look stylish but you’re comfortable enough to dance and mingle with your friends.
4. Don’t Wear White, Ivory or Nude Colors
You can pretty much wear any color to a wedding, but steer clear of shades of, or anything resembling, white. I would even stay away from blush and nude colors; you never want to show up the bride. Also, most people suggest choosing a color other than black because black usually signifies funerals. I personally think it’s OK to wear black, especially if you have a favorite LBD. If you do decide to wear black, just make sure to jazz it up with a pop of color in your shoes, handbag or accessories.
5. Bring a Shawl or Sweater
If you are attending an indoor wedding with air conditioning or an outdoor wedding in a climate that has fluctuating weather, make sure to bring a sweater or a shawl to keep you warm. Especially if you’re wearing a strapless or sleeveless dress, having an extra layer on hand is smart to get you through the wedding ceremony and reception.