As soon as the sunny weather comes out, the wedding invitations start dropping through the letterbox. Everyone knows that Summer means wedding season! It’s the perfect time to party with your loved ones, and celebrate their nuptials. It also means time to fork out for some new, wedding appropriate clothes. Not just for you, but for your other half too. We’ve got the best fashion tips for men and women. So you can both look dashing on the day.
Firstly, there are some serious wedding guest etiquette rules you should follow. You don’t want to upset the bride and groom on their big day. Here’s the general consensus on what a guest should (and shouldn’t) wear:
- Do dress smart – Unless you’ve been told otherwise, always dress smart to a wedding. That means suits for men and dresses for women.
- Don’t wear white – Women should never wear white dresses to a wedding. It’s an unwritten rule! Steer clear of creams and ivories too.
- Do follow any dress codes – If there’s a dress code on the invite then make sure you follow it. Yes, even if it is fancy dress.
- Don’t upstage the bride – Don’t even attempt to upstage the bride. It’s her day, not yours. All eyes can be on you during your own wedding day.
Ideas for Him
It really is quite simple for men attending weddings. A suit! You want to get something smart and tailored, just like one of the Roger David suits. If it’s going to be sweltering, then you can forgo the blazer. Although it’s a good idea to take it with you, just in case. Ties are also optional, but you must wear either a blazer or a tie. A shirt, with no tie or blazer, isn’t smart enough. Try to avoid looking like you’re going to a funeral in all black, with a white shirt. Opt for pastel colours, like powder blue instead. If you’re feeling adventurous, then go for a fun coloured suit, like dark purple, red or blue.
Ideas for Her
It can be a little trickier to find the perfect wedding guest outfit if you’re a woman. Really, it all depends on what the weather is like and what time the wedding is. If you’ve been invited for the whole day, then you should go for something that transcends day and evening. Try to stick to dresses that are knee length or just above. You don’t want to be walking around in a tight minidress all day. Heels are a must, but take a pair of flats with you to dance the night away. Don’t forget that it’s going to be a long day. Although that tiny clutch bag may look better, you’re not going to be able to carry everything in it. Go for a larger bag that can carry your makeup and other essentials.
Always wear something you’re going to feel comfortable in for the day and night. Just don’t forget that there are going to be a lot of family members there. So stay classy! It’s okay to wear the same thing to different weddings, just try to mix it up with different accessories. And the biggest tip of all? Enjoy it! Someone you know and love is getting married, after all.