No matter what people say about weddings, no one can disagree with a good party. Wedding season, usually lasting from May until September, is filled with such parties. The bar is flowing. The food is usually good, but if not, there’s the table wine. People are dancing. Nothing but good times had by all. Now, I love all of that plus the lovely couple that have brought us all together, but I would have to say that one of my favorite things is dressing up for the festivities. There are a couple of etiquette rules to getting dressed for a wedding, but for the most part it’s what makes you feel sassy and happy. This season I was all about maxi dresses or shorter, fun, chiffon dresses with some kickin’ shoes.
Here are a couple tips when searching through your closet drawing a blank as to what you should wear.
1. Never, ever, EVER wear a white dress to a wedding, or to any wedding festivity for that matter (bridal showers, bachelorette parties, etc.). There are oh so many more colors that you can choose from to wear, just don’t wear the one color that the bride has the right to own for her time.
2. Wear something that you can dance in. You don’t want to be the only one that can’t dance because your dress is too short or your skirt is uncomfortable. And while I’m on the dancing topic, make sure your outfit looks good with amazing heels you are wearing as well as a pair of flats when your feet start screaming at you more than the song ‘Shout’!!
3. If you are bringing a date, matching them is something fun to do. That is more of a traditional rule but I feel like it should apply today because so many traditional rules are being kicked to the wayside now-a-days. Now, I’m not saying creepy matchy matchy like a mother putting her twins in the same outfit. Pick a dress and the most prominent color in the dress should be the color of their tie.
The only one of these rules that is not in any way shape or form avoidable is obviously the first. Other than that, find a cute and fun dress that you feel awesome in and just go with it. Confidence in any social situation is key. So if you don’t feel comfortable or confident in your outfit, you sure as hell won’t seem confident with much else!
As for accessories…it’s really all up to how flashy you want it. Being a gypsy at heart, bigger is better. Statement necklaces with more of a simple dress will turn heads.
Here are a couple of outfits that I have worn in the past!
Always remember to have fun with it. Not every cute dress is going to be found at an expensive store either! Many of my cutest outfits have come from Tj Maxx, H&M and JcPenny! So look around and have an open mind!
Have an oh-so chic week, loves!
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Great post! The wearing white to a wedding thing has always bothered me! I know it’s an old-fashioned rule but a lasting one. I feel like I wouldn’t appreciate if someone wore the officially color of sanitary to my wedding… you might as well wear a tiara, too! 🙂 I just started my blog http://www.cupofcharisma.com — I really like your structure and would love an opinion. I look forward to seeing your posts!
Thanks so much! Oh I completely agree. All of the attention should be on the couple and most importantly the bride!
Great, I’ll have to check it out! I’m so glad you enjoyed it.