I’ve done posts on wedding dresses…and what to wear while shooting weddings…but I realized I’ve never done one on what to wear to a wedding. As a guest. My brother got married last year and had an amazingly beautiful black tie wedding. So many people were asking me what to wear to a black tie wedding and I realized I wasn’t even sure. Well let me tell you…I got a lesson in what to wear to every type of wedding from my very knowledgeable, now sister-in-law. So I thought I would share the goods with you. I broke it down into three categories: Day weddings, evening weddings, and black tie weddings…
I feel like daytime weddings are getting more and more popular. I’ve even heard of…and love the idea…of a brunch wedding. If you are going to a daytime wedding…you can have a little more fun with colors and lightweight fabrics. And of course killer jewelry. 🙂
Evening weddings are a little fancier…but not quite black tie fancy. You can rock a hot dress in a shorter length or something bright but with a nicer fabric. And as you can guess…fabulous heels are a must.
Black tie is always where I had the most trouble. For guys it means a tux…but for girls the line is so blurry. At a black tie wedding it is completely appropriate to wear a floor length dress…but not mandatory. You can wear a knee length dress as long as you dress it up to fit the black tie guidelines. If you’re going for a shorter length…make sure you find high quality fabrics, more sophisticated silhouettes, and pair it with some sparkly jewelry.
Now I seriously have the shopping bug. 🙂 I will not online shop. I will not online shop. Happy Fashion Friday!