what to wear at a wedding this year
Wedding season is fast approaching and even though some of these big events might have to be postponed to later in the year, you can make up for this time by already thinking about what to wear and get prepared. It can be tricky to decide on an outfit when you want to look amazing but still appropriate while being able to have fun in your gown.
Remember it isn’t your day so you shouldn’t steal the show but you can definitely pull off a striking dress to be remembered in. There are some basic ground rules to follow so you don’t end up rushing to your friend’s big day in a sartorial panic. Follow these dressing dos and don’ts to be the best-dressed guest and enjoy an intimate ceremony just as a high-class celebration in style and with zero wardrobe stress.
The key is to consider the type of wedding you will be going to, whether it’s a casual city wedding, a religious ceremony with the whole extended family or a big party in the countryside that the bride and groom-to-be will have spent months planning for all their friends. No matter what, it’s definitely going to be a day to remember and you also want to look at your best on the pictures.
Dress for the theme or vibe and it’s always a good thing to check in with the bride on the dress code if you’re unsure. You wouldn’t want to arrive underdressed at a swanky event or be wearing strappy stilettos when you have to attend a reception in a field. Here are a few outfit ideas to start planning and look forward to when you’ll be reunited with your friends and family.
A floral dress is always a wedding go-to and will look nice in any situation, especially if you’re going for a ceremony in the nature. Make sure the hemline isn’t too short to be respectful of the people getting married but don’t hesitate to be playful with prints and colours. With such a statement staple, just add a pair of nude sandals and a few accessories such as gold earrings combined with a nice hair-do. A basket bag will get you in a pastoral vibe from the start.
For a masculine-meets-feminine look, pair an effortless slip dress with a neatly tailored blazer to look stunning while also covering your shoulders during religious ceremonies. Avoid white no matter what but you can play with hues of cream, champagne and peach that lighten up any look. Add a pair of pump to give you height but make sure they’re comfortable enough to be dancing all night long.
If you want to switch up your dress and still make an entrance, look for a striking pastel suit. Keep the rest of your look fuss-free by adding white accessories (this way you won’t get in trouble with the bride) and sparkling silver earrings that will enhance the color of the ensemble.
If you prefer a more structured look, opt for a high-impact gown in colourful lace. The dress will make its magic so don’t overdo it with accessories. Stick to flats rather than heels and slip a timeless shoulder bag and silk scarf over your shoulders. This will tone down the statement dress until you can show off at the after party!
If you’ve been invited to a wedding in an exoticdestination, plan an outfit that is comfortable and breathable. Wear a wrapmidi skirt in a romantic print with a cream puff shoulder top that both hit thesweet spot between beach cover-up and polished chic. Elevate the look with achoker and a pearl shoulder bag, while barely-there sandals with a small heelwill add to the hippie-chic vibe.