How to Be the Best-Dressed Wedding Guest
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Facing a couple of weddings this summer? Be the best-dressed guest with this indispensable guide or what to/not to wear on the Big Day.
1. Personal best
Weddings are not meant to be parades where guests should wear red carper, cupcake colored or overblown floral dresses. Sticking to your own style without exaggerating is actually the right choice. Vogue experts recommend: “If you always wear black, go ahead, just make sure your accessories are zingy. And if you do decide to wear florals, toughen them up with metallic jewellery or a fierce pair of shoes.”
2. Don't wear white
Even though white dresses are cute, still, wearing white to a wedding should be a no-brainer, but it still bears saying. The bride is most likely the one who’s expected to wear white. There are days, if not even mounts, and much more money invested in her dress, than you as a guest have invested in yours. So, that is the one thing the bride cares about and you don’t want to put a shadow on the dress. Try something neutral, it’s still close to white.
3. Avoid being too casual
There are particular outfits that are simply not acceptable for weddings. You wouldn’t like to appear on the big day wearing denim, rubber flip-flops, sweatpants, or shorts. "If it's something you'd question when you're in the dressing room, it's best to put it back on the rack," said wedding planner Amy Shey Jacobs .
Even if the dress code is "dressy casual", there are still some restrictions."Unless it’s requested, we'd say it's still appropriate to leave the jeans at home," Jacobs said.
4. Head turners
Don’t hesitate with the hairstyle as well and avoid fascinators. Keep it clean and simple, perhaps opt for crystal-frosted hair clips, or try quietly spectacular pillbox hats.
5. Style trips
Take note of the terrain: stilettos won't hack it on gravel, cobbles or grass. Choosing wedges or platforms instead, and a pair of jewel-tone satin flats for when ankle-ache sets in, are all you need to be on the dance floor all night long. Avoid boots at any costs—they always look matronly.