What to Wear to a Wedding: The Dos, Don’ts and Outfit ideas

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Spring/summer is the time of the year when wedding invites keep on coming in thick and fast and thinking of what to wear to a wedding can be a bit stressful for some of us. Since weddings come in different themes such as beach or outdoor weddings it’s best to dress up according to the wedding theme.

Wedding is a celebration of two people choosing to unite their lives together so the least you can do is not to look like you’re going for a business meeting or a funeral.

The Don’ts

When it comes to wedding attire avoid wearing something skimpy, black, pantsuit, jeans & a t-shirt, tiara, prom dress, white or anything loud. Also make sure your hemline is slightly above the knees and not too short.

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Avoid wearing black save your little black dress (LBD) for some other occasion by opting for other prints such as floral, polka dot, stripes, and digital & geometric prints dresses.

Wedding style tips: The Dos

Here are a few simple wedding style tips on how not to upstage the bride. The high streets have amazing statement necklaces & accessories which will pretty up a plain simple outfit. You can also incorporate a little jacket, blazer, fascinator, cardigan or shawl and other accessories such as scarf, clutch bag into your outfit. 

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If you’re wearing a white dress make sure you have checked with the bride and she is okay with you wearing it. Make sure your choice of white dress is different from the bride’s dress and if she’s wearing a simple white number choose another colour as you don’t want to upstage the bride or to be mistaken for the bride; you will thank me for this.

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For a beach wedding pair a breeze summer dress with sandals and a fascinator for stylish look. You can pair a wrap dress with a sequinned jacket and heels for a classy look. You can team up a printed skirt with a sheer blouse and high heel sandals. Structured or ladylike silhouettes dresses are also perfect to wear to a wedding. For a wedding you can wear a peplum dress or peplum top and a skirt with heels for a classy look. You can also pair a maxi dress with a shrug, clutch bag and sandal heels.

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