While wedding is all about celebrating love and happiness, a little fashion never hurt anyone. It can be a great opportunity to get all dolled up and cute, and as long as you’re not wearing anything white that will offend the bride, you can totally show off your style. Need some suggestions on how to pick your outfit and make sure it stands out in the crowd? Take a look at our tips and suggestions!
Consider the venue
A city wedding requires a completely different outfit than a beach wedding, if only for the sake of practicality. A polished suit will look very out of place on a breezy beach, and a casual maxi dress might come off a little too informal on a country wedding if you don’t style it appropriately. The venue makes all the difference, so see what the invitation says, and pay special attention if there is any mention of a specific dress code.
Stick to comfy shoes
Stilettos might looks amazing, but they won’t be your best friends on a wedding, especially if you plan to stay all day. Between all the standing around while mingling, dancing, and walking, you might not get a lot of chance to lounge around in sky high heels, and you’re bound to regret the decision after you start developing blisters after a few hours. Instead, you can always pick flat shoes, or you can also compromise by simply picking kitten heels or something with a wedge that won’t put so much pressure on your feet. There is a ton of stylish things to choose from, and for a summer wedding we like to pair leather sandals with our outfit because they’re a very chic way to complement it.
Pick something with a print
A good print does half of the work for you, and choosing something in bright colours is an easy way to stand out. Picking a dress will make it even easier to be the fashion diva of the wedding, and as long as you keep your accessories simple, then there’s no way you can overwhelm your outfit and look tacky. Prints are great, and the trick is to find the right cut and shape for your body type. If you’re a curvy gal, please don’t feel somehow limited in your fashion choices. You can find plenty of great plus size dresses with fun prints that will look amazing on you, and you don’t always have to go for something black, particularly at a wedding. Play around with colours, and it’ll make you the star of the party (right after the bride, of course).
Consider a suit
Suits are great, but men really aren’t the only ones who can pull them off at a wedding. There’s nothing sexier than a pantsuit in a modern, bright colour, and it definitely doesn’t have be a boring choice. Just imagine a soft pink linen suit, a silk camisole, and a pair of pearl earrings to go with it all. Delicate and ladylike, without any fuss. If you want something a little sexier, you can pick a slim red suit and style it up with low black heels, but do bear in mind that you should never go overboard on a wedding. Show some skin, but keep it demure and tasteful.
You can’t go wrong with a long dress
If you’ve been invited to a black tie wedding, then an evening dress is definitely a great choice. If you’re not sure what kind to pick, bear in mind that fit-and-flare dresses flatter almost every body type. As for the colour, choose something in deep gem tones if you want to make a statement, or something bright pink or yellow if you prefer a summery vibe.
Unless it’s a beach wedding, it’s probably a good idea to avoid plastic jewellery. While stylish, it can often give the outfit a more casual vibe, and that might not be something you want. Simple gold and silver pieces are universally good, and if you want it to be a little more modern, you can always go for rose gold or bronze.
Finally, remember that the best kind of guest is the one who’s having fun at the ceremony! Smile and enjoy the day, and let your fashion speak for you.
Author Bio: Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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