Wedding guest attire!

One of my top picks for this wedding season are long flowy pattern dresses. Shop the look here:https://www.lulus.com/products/mandala-daydream-blue-print-maxi-dress/284142.html

It’s May which means you probably have some weddings scheduled this month or next or every month this summer if you are me! It’s such a fun time to see friends, celebrate love, maybe get out of town, do some dancing, and get dressed up!

However, I think there are a few do’s and don’ts for attending weddings concerning attire. These are loose do’s and don’ts but we have all been to that wedding where a guest broke the cardinal rule: No girl shall wear white except the bride. So, to save you any troubles this season I’m going lay them right out there.

I’m obsessed with off the shoulder dresses and coral so this dress from Forever 21 is a home run for me! It has the new off the shoulder sleeves that do NOT ride up! Way better! Shop the look here:  http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=promo-wedding-shop-guest&ProductID=2000139768&VariantID=

 

 

Do:

Dress up! Don’t go casual if it is not listed on the invite as casual. It’s actually disrespectful. It’s much better to be overdressed than underdressed.

 

Do:

Match the venue or theme. Vineyard think flowy and long (maybe floral!). Vegas think short and colourful with some sparkle. Black tie think something long and slinky: I like red or black for these occasions. Barn wedding? Maybe more casual and comfortable! An off the shoulder dress with wedges would work wonderfully!

This was a dress a got for a New Years Eve wedding from H&M last year.
This is a great summer red dress alternative also from H&M! Only $69.99 found here: http://www.hm.com/us/product/68222?article=68222-A&cm_vc=SEARCH

Do:

Match your date. But don’t go overboard. Think subtle. Tie, bowtie or handkerchief. Personally, I think shirt is too much.

I love this bright colour, the cut. and think it would be perfect for almost any venue this summer!  Find it here: http://us.asos.com/asos/asos-open-side-kimono-sleeve-maxi-dress/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=7568056&clr=Hotpink&SearchQuery=maxi+dresses+for+women&pgesize=36&pge=0&totalstyles=2184&gridsize=3&gridrow=3&gridcolumn=2

Do:

Stand out. Do your research. Be excited about your outfit! I love colour! I love pattern! There is no need to blend in and be a wallflower (please tell me you know the meaning of that lol). It’s not everyday you get to get this dressed up! Embraced it!

I love a dress with a high slit and long sleeves! It’s a great balance!

Do:

Be comfortable! This is literally my #1 style tip above all else! And to feel beautiful! You just have to manage it in style! Find something that can work for both! Find a dress/pantsuit/outfit that is true to who you are and that you can dance the night away in! If you are uncomfortable you won’t enjoy yourself! If your hemline keeps riding up, your heels are killing you, your bra is peaking out your mind is not going to be on enjoying yourself!

This is a beach coverup from Victoria Secret I threw over my Lulus dress. Great for chilly evenings! I love wearing wedges to summer weddings especially ones outside because they don’t sink into the ground and they are comfy!

Don’t

WEAR WHITE. WEAR BEIGE. WEAR OFF WHITE. It’s never okay and it makes it seem like you want to be the bride or the centre of attention!

Don’t

Wear something you would wear to work, the club (It is a formal event so lets treat it that way), or date night (unless your date nights are significantly fancier than mine). This is the time to splurge on a new outfit that is gorgeous! Or I love the idea of borrowing one from a friend that you have been eyeing! Also vintage stores always have great finds for a more unique look!

These wedges from Asos are perfect for just about any dress, I love the lace up detail and the beige colour! Way more comfy than regular heels too! Only $56! Shop them here: http://us.asos.com/asos/asos-team-player-tie-leg-wedges/prd/7431538?iid=7431538&clr=Natural&cid=10266&pgesize=30&pge=0&totalstyles=30&gridsize=3&gridrow=5&gridcolumn=3

Don’t

Forget the details! Earnings, shoes, and bag are just as important and fun to shop for and to add to your ensemble as the main piece. In fact sometimes I work my way out! I start with statement earrings and find things that would go with them!

 

These come in 5 colours! I love the blue! Super into pom poms this season! Shop them here:  https://www.baublebar.com/product/31808-havana-pom-pom-earrings?sku=31911

Have fun with your outfit but more importantly have a fun evening and take it all!

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