Post # 1
My husband is a groomsmen in a wedding in Chicago next month. What should I wear to the wedding? I don’t want to look like a plain jane while he wears a nice tux but I don’t want to look like I am trying to be part of the wedding party either! Plus, I am from the south and it’s a lot warmer here than in Chicago. Help!!!!
Post # 3
I would just wear a nice cocktail dress while trying to stay away from the wedding colors.
Post # 4
can’t go wrong with a little black dress.
Post # 5
I would look at the formality of the wedding, as well. Fiance was in a wedding a few years ago, and I had the same reaction. However, I also assumed that their wedding was going to be really fancy because the brides father is a banker and she always seemed like she came from a well off family…..
Well, while this is true, apparently they don’t have expensive tastes when it comes to weddings. It was a nice wedding, don’t get me wrong, but it was much less formal than what I planned for, and even what the invitations suggested.
If it’s at night, I would go with a LBD or a nice cocktail dress in colors that are nowhere near their wedding colors, just to avoid Bridesmaid or Best Man matching. To keep from looking too plain, add some really fun accessories and have your hair done really nicely. This will “dress you up” but not have you in a fancy dress. Plus, if you feel overdressed, you can always ditch the accessories 🙂
Post # 6
I would ask what the wedding colors are and what color the bridesmaid dresses are (if this is possible) then try to coordinate but not MATCH with that. Our officiants girlfriend wore a really cute yellow dress (our colors were yellow,green and brown and our BMs wore brown) and I thought it was nice because he was wearing a yellow bout! And then another friend of ours whose husband was a Groomsmen wore a green cocktail dress and it worked really well.
Post # 7
I would stay away from a LBD, simply because there are many brides who don’t think it’s appropriate to wear black to a wedding. In some circles, wearing black is as much of a faux pas as wearing white. Of course, other weddings it’s fine to wear black and even the bridesmaids wear black, but you won’t know that ahead of time without asking. Better to go with something in color.
Like you would at any wedding, try to gauge how formal the event will be by looking at the wording and style of the invitation, the time of the reception, and any details from the website. (Or, since your husband is obviously close to the groom, just have him ask!) Then try to match the formality of the event without overdoing it. You probably can’t go wrong with a cocktail dress that you are comfortable and feel good in, as long as it isn’t flashy -or white!