5 rules of what to wear to a weddingI Love / The Edit categories: I Love The Edit
So your friends are about to tie the knot, what do you wear?
Over the last few months, our social calendar has been filled with engagement parties, hens and weddings. These loved-up celebrations are the best of fun, however I’ll be the first to admit that wedding dressing can be confusing.
I’ve started to apply a few rules to make it simpler.
- Think about the time of the year it will be. Weddings can be long events so you don’t want to be boiling hot or freezing cold. I always pack a blazer if the weather is looking a little windy or if we will be near the water where it can be a little cooler.
- Keep it simple. If there is anything you REALLY want to avoid, it is stealing the attention from the beautiful bride. Follow the wording on the invite in terms of the do’s and don’ts for the dress code.
- Avoid white! There is a rainbow of colours that exist in the world out there, don’t complicate things by wearing white to a wedding. I’m also pretty careful to not wear white to the pre-wedding festivities such as the engagement party, pre-drinks or rehearsal dinner.
- Black is ok in my books! Years ago it used to be “taboo” to wear black but it has become pretty commonplace these days.
- Better to be safe than sorry. If the invite says “black tie optional,” I would just err on the side of caution. You really really don’t want to be the only one is something short and tight, so opt for longer dress just in case.
I’m loving these options…
Polished and pretty – safe and stunning.
A little bit different – make a statement with these babies.
On the luxe side – if you have a little extra cash to splash.
Accessories Queen – one cannot possibly ever have enough bags or shoes, right?
La de dah earrings – ’tis the occasion to look a little la de dah!
Bargain hunter – if you’re saving your pennies instead.