Tips, etiquette advice and fashion finds for wedding guests.
When it comes to weddings, the most strident fashion rule for guests is, don’t wear white.
But there are plenty of do’s — err, shall we say I do’s? — when it comes to wedding-guest fashion. Here are four tips for looking stylish on the wedding circuit this summer.
Read the invite
The invitation is where you’ll find your dress-code cues. “Black tie” is the fanciest, and is code for tuxedos and formal gowns. “Cocktail attire” translates to suits and party dresses. “Beach” or “garden party” calls for summer suits (or no jacket) and sun dresses, with more casual shoes, since guests may be walking on cobblestone steps or sand.
For more casual weddings, the midi is the new maxi. Look for a breezy style with enough on-trend design details to make it wedding-appropriate, such as a halter neckline or shoulder cutouts.
Don’t love dresses? Jumpsuits are still trending and come in cuts that are more flattering and elegant than ever. For a more formal event, avoid denim and jersey knits and opt for a piece that is more tailored.
Rely on jewelry
Don’t break the bank if you have several events. Find one great dress and remix it through the wedding season by swapping out accessories. A pair of statement earrings is an easy way to add “wow” factor to a simple frock.
Pack dancing shoes
Don’t let a pair of sky-high stilettos keep you from dancing the night away. And avoid the temptation to ditch your shoes altogether. Instead, stash a pair of flats in your bag and swap them out when the music starts.
Set it & forget it
When attending a big summer fete with lots of photo ops, be sure to use a makeup setting spray to keep your hard work in place and looking fresh for hours, even in high heat.