With the start of the wedding season in a few weeks, I thought this was a good time to give some tips and advice to help you put together some Killer Outfits for these joyous celebrations. As always in fashion, age plays a role in deciding what to wear … but you will be surprised how far down on this list this consideration stands.
First consideration: dress code or no dress code.
There are six dress codes that a couple could have for their wedding guests. To understand this, I use information that can be found on invitations on dawn’s website.
Dress Codes – what to wear
- Casual – casual attire, which corresponds to the Season of the year
- Cocktail Dress / Semi-Formal / Dressy Casual Cocktail Dress
- Topics clothes – From Few determined (see # 5 Vintage below)
- Formal attire / black tie Optional – a floor-length dress or evening Trouser suit
- Black Tie Evening Dress
- White tie ball gown in full length
If there is a dress code that limits your options, but still offers room for a lot of imagination! If there is no dress code, you can proceed with the next consideration.
Second thought: wedding theme or style
There are many themes / styles, but I will mention the eight most common. Understanding the theme / style can help you decide what you want to wear if the invitation does not include a dress code.
Theme / style (most formal to most casual classified) – suggestions on what to wear
- Classic, or traditional cocktail dress to long dress
- Contemporary or elegant cocktail dress or Jumpsuit with wide leg
- Romantic or backyard / vineyard – cocktail dress or Jumpsuit with wide leg
- Industrially inspired by one of the above
- Vintage-based on the era the couple chooses
- Rustic or Country, summer dresses, casual dresses, or Jeans in full-length and a lace blouse
- Beach summer dresses, casual dresses in full-length swimsuit with Sarong
Your possibilities are endless-use these suggestions to get your creative juices flowing.
Third consideration: time of day
A general rule of thumb is that the clothes become more formal during the day until the evening.
Now you can narrow it down even further and start thinking about the details of the garments and putting together ideas for the accessories.
Fourth consideration: adaptation to bad weather
No matter which Outfit you choose, make sure you have a second choice in case the weather gets bad or you have a throw or scarf … even an elegant umbrella that will help you weather!
Fifth consideration: what are the wedding colors?
If you know the colors the couple has chosen for their wedding, you can wear something that suits them well. In general, you do not want to adjust the colors exactly if you are not part of the wedding party. Something that is a few shades lighter or darker than one of the colors or a simple pattern, the one or more of the colors, both are a good choice.
Sixth consideration: what do you look best at?
This one is a bit tricky, because although you want to look good, you must never bring the bride or bridesmaids on stage. This is the day of the bride to shine and her bridesmaids with her, so consider what looks best about you, and then change it a little. This could mean that instead of a figure-hugging and very short high-heeled dress, you choose either a figure-hugging dress just above the knee-length dress and a heel, or a slightly loose-fitting dress that is short with Killer high Heels. Another example would be to wear a slightly higher neckline with a low-cut, off-the-shoulder jumpsuit with a low-cut back. The modifications are endless …