4 Tips for Wedding Guest Attire
I got this dress on super sale a year ago at Dillard’s. It was originally priced at $150 and I caught it at $20! I literally had no clue where I was going to wear it when I bought it, but when you see a $20 dress that’s this cute, you HAVE to buy it! A whole year later, it was still hanging in my closet with the tags on. I have a couple of weddings to attend this year, and I figured this dress is perfect for the occasion.
I think it’s safe to say that wedding season is officially upon us, and they are probably one of my most favorite events to dress for. At one point, my husband and I were attending a wedding about 6-8 times a year, and since I’ve been to so many, I think it’s safe to say that I know just a tad bit about what you should and should not wear to one. Granted, the things that I am about to say should be common sense, but you have no idea how many side eye/WTF moments I have while attending one. I’ve decided to put together 4 things to consider while deciding your outfit for someone’s wedding.
1. On this day, the color white is not for you.
Ladies, it’s not. And don’t even try to get away with it by wearing ivory or cream. It’s all a shade of white and it’s disrespectful to the bride. You may think that no one will notice, but you can be assured that you’re definitely the talk of wedding and certainly not in a good way. Unless the bride requests for you to wear white, just don’t do it.
2. Try to keep the goodies tucked away for this occasion.
There is a such thing as showing too much at weddings. Now, I’m in no way a prude but if you decide to go the sexy route, try to keep it modest. You can show a little cleavage, but let’s try not to show the whole rack. If you’re walking and you have to constantly pull your dress down because it’s rising up in the back, it may be too short.
3. Follow the attire that is stated on the invitation.
I’m not sure if people don’t read or just don’t care. If the invitation requests formal attire, formal attire is what you should wear. If you are not sure, there are a ton of resources online that can guide you. If you’re thinking about rebelling and disregarding what is stated on the invitation, just don’t go. The bride has probably put a lot of time and effort into planning this day out so it would be rude to opt to do your own thing. I visit this site often when I’m having trouble deciding what to wear to a wedding.
4. It’s better to be overdressed than under dressed.
If the invitation does not state the preferred attire, this is the best way to go. Just think… if you show up under dressed everyone will look at you wondering why you wore that. You don’t ever want to be the one under dressed for the occasion. If you want to be the talk of the party, this is not the way to go. However, if you show up overdressed, everyone will think how nice you look and you can hit the dance floor, carefree. Every time that I’ve shown up overdressed to something, my thought is, “Well I’m overdressed, but dammit I look good!”
Now, I'm no wedding expert, but these are all things that I think about while deciding what to wear. I've linked a few of my favorite dresses for this season below that are perfect for attending a wedding. Thanks for stopping by! Until next time!