They say all you need is love? That saying hold true this past weekend when my little brother got married to the love of his life.
The day was filled with family, fun, and of course fabulous fashion!
But whether you’re a man or woman, dressing for weddings are tricky – full stop. First there is all this lingo for the dresscode – semi-formal, casual, formal and on it goes. Then the type of wedding – is it a beach, farm or destination wedding? And just for the final touch – you know these wedding photos are gonna pop up everywhere on social media – so no pressure there, right?
Well, I’m here to help make sure you look pretty fabulous when attending your next wedding – as a guest of course!
4 THINGS YOU SHOULD KEEP IN MIND WHEN SHOPPING FOR YOUR DRESS:
1. STAY AWAY FROM SOLID WHITE
It may sound old-fashioned but good manners are never gonna go out of style. Yes, the bride may be super-chilled, yes she may not notice your dress on her special day, but trust me on this one – there is no reason to wear solid white to a wedding. People are just going to think you’re trying to upstage the bride, the bride might turn into a bridezilla and hate you for making her dress look “dirty” because her dress is off-white and you’re looking like Snow White. You get the picture…
2. THINK ABOUT MOVEMENT
You’re probably gonna take a spin or two on the dance floor – think about how your dress is going to move. a Fit and flare dress (like mine above) is always a good choice – I just love that the dress twirls when I dance – making me look much more elegant on the dancefloor.
3. CONSIDER COMFORT
Yes, comfort is not a style! I know! But you must consider the comfort-level of your dress. No matter where the wedding is taking place you’re going to be in that dress for a while. Think church, then canapes, then speeches, dancing – if you’re uncomfortable or in severe pain you won’t enjoy the evening even if you look pretty. Make sure the dress fit – remember no one can see the size you’re wearing – if you are more comfortable in a 12 than in a 10, please buy the 12! You are going to be way more comfortable and still look pretty as a button.
4. COLOUR COLOUR COLOUR!
You can never go wrong with a pop of colour! I went for a soft coral – it stands out in the crowd without being overwhelming. Choose a colour that you know flatters your skintone and haircolour. Remember there’s gonna be lots of photos taken and with the right colour you’re already a step in front of the rest of the wedding-crowd.
7 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER EVER EVER EVER WEAR TO A WEDDING!
(items below are all beautiful but just not suitable for weddings)
1. Solid white
Here comes the bride.. No wait, it’s just a guest! You do not want to be that person? Stay away from solid white, especially white lace.
I don’t care if they are Havianas, pretty and comfy – they are not suitable for a wedding. You don’t have to wear heels, but there are a lot of other options out there. Pretty sandals, wedges (for a beach wedding), or the trendy block-heel is all comfy but stylish options.
3. Bra-straps showing.
It’s called UNDER-wear for a reason. Underwear is good – just don’t wear it as outerwear.
I don’t care if you’re a casual girl – it’s only supermodels who can (maybe) make denim look formal – we normal humans can’t make denim work for a wedding. Full stop.
5. Animal print
Nothing justifies you looking like a leopard on your friends wedding. Tomorrow you can once again rock your leopard-print dress but it’s just not appropriate for weddings. So tame your inner tigress and choose something more subtle.
Which brings me to my next point – stay away from neon! You are not in highschool anymore and you don’t want to blind people on the dancefloor. You are not competing with the disco-ball (hopefully not hanging on the dance-floor, but you never know). You don’t have to go all girly (roses and soft colours), of you’re not a girly kind of person but there are many stylish ways and colour options.
7. Sexy and sequins
Of course you can look sexy, I’m not saying wear a shapeless sack of a dress – just tone down the sexiness a little bit. One element of sexy is enough. Choose one feature and show it of – I chose to show of some shoulder. Please do not do cleavage AND a low-cut back AND a short dress – you get the picture?
Limit the bling to accessories – I added a bit of bling to my outfit with my clutch.
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With these do’s and don’ts you will (probably) outshine the bride on her wedding day – in a good way!
Stay tuned for my next blog – all about where to shop for my look plus more fabulous wedding fashion.