(Closed) What to wear as a guest to a wedding

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think you should go for a below the knee dress.. not too short as to be too revealing, but not too long to be too formal. Color wise, I think a neutral is best, like a nude or a light brown.. or even a patterned dress! 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

@jade01:  Good, bc I love photos, as well. 😀 Keep in mind the country club will be air-conditioned (though it’s likely they’ll have the ceremony outside to really utilize the beautiful view).

If I were you, I’d go with festive bright colours (whether softer or more jewel-toned). I’d also keep the fabric fairly light and fluid. These are all just to give you general ideas:

Semi-formal:

Formal (Daytime):

Formal (Evening):

Black-Tie:

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am wearing this to my brothers summer wedding. The dress is a light summer dress but I am able to add to it to make it look more formal.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

check out white house black market, nordstroms, macys, ann taylor

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@jade01:  Definitely ask the guy to find out what the dress code is: black-tie, black-tie option, cocktail, semiformal, country club casual, etc.

I’ve been in wedding where the guys wore tuxes, but the bridesmaids wore short dresses, so I definitely would not assume a long dress is required.  You will stand out if the bridesmaids are wearing short dresses and you are wearing a long dress!  Springtime in Florida to me screems short colored dress – trendy since its in Miami.

I would probably wear something like this based on your description:

  or 

(By Ralph Lauren available at Macys & Bloomingdales)

By Nicole Miller

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Or even a hi-low dress if you are trendy enough to pull that off! (I am not sadly).

 

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