Apr 4, 2016
Long gone are the days of traditional weddings. Nowadays, brides and grooms strive to put their own personal touches to the most special day of their lives and share that day with their friends and family. As a guest, it is our job to show our love and support while looking the part and complimenting the special day. We are showcasing 3 wedding scenarios that will have you prepared for whatever climate or terrain while looking your best.
Generally, daytime weddings, before 4pm, are more relaxed affairs but by no means show up in your play clothes. Patterns show up really well with daylight and outdoor settings. Also patterns pair well with wedges, boots or flat sandals. If you choose to wear flats, closed-toe will give it a more elegant look. Don’t forget you can always change your shoes from the reception to dancing boots for the reception, the possibilities are endless!
If the invitation says, Black Tie Optional, please translate to “I’m trying to be reasonable with the family and friends I’m marrying into but I really, really want you to dress this way”. Don’t panic, this doesn’t mean get a floor length gown, the most uncomfortable shoes ever and suffer a night of torture because Black Tie sends you into cold sweats. Think simple, elegant and classic as the criteria for the perfect outfit. Try a dress with a bold color with simple details, then kick it up a notch with a power clutch and bold earrings. You’ll be pleased how a little can say a lot and fit the bill perfectly.
This is a very broad subject, no pun intended. There are beach, urban, mountainous, ranch, just to name a few and they all require a suitcase. Don’t stress, this is easy. Try an outfit that evokes the local culture and surroundings of the wedding. A maxi dress is ‘less-formal, formal’ dress with it’s length, ease to pack and the variety of shoes to pair with, wedges, gladiator sandals, or flats. You want to know the terrain and dress appropriately. It’s no easy feat to trek a beach or ranch in a stiletto. Again, add elegance with a formal clutch and glamorous jewelry.
In short, it’s hard to overdress for a wedding but you don’t want to underdress. The most important thing is have fun and be comfortable while looking amazing in your own way. We got this!
In a pickle as to what to wear? Take advantage of our personal styling services. We can style you from head to toe and we’ll make suggestions on how to wear after the event. We are here for you!