A perfect dress
So.. you’re sitting comfortable on your sofa minding your own business and suddenly you receive an e-mail. You open up your mailbox and BOOM, it’s a wedding invitation! As a woman, we all have been dreaming about our wedding day since we were little girls, the man we will get married to and of course – the DRESS. Since I’m not going to be a bride any time soon and being in an age where everyone around me is getting married, puts major pressure on girls like me to look their best and find that perfect dress that will score the hottest groomsman. As the wedding season has already begun, it’s time to start preparing. Because the bride to be most likely already has the most gorgeous dress, the rest of us still need a wedding attire. And that’s where the real struggle starts – what is the appropriate outfit? Has a wedding invite left you clueless about what to wear? Don’t worry, it’s most likely stated somewhere in the invitation. White tie, black tie, formal, black tie optional, beach formal, semi-formal, dressy casual, casual – seems familiar? If yes, then you are in luck!
Let’s start from the beginning (at the bottom you’ll find images corresponding to the picks):
The most formal of all the dress codes, which means a formal full-length ball gown in a neutral color is the best way to go.
Compliment the look with dramatic make-up, hair and jewelry. (pick 1 and 6)
Choose a chic cocktail dress or a long evening gown in neutral color. (pick 2, 3, 7 and 8)
Formal or black tie optional
In this case go for a long dress, a dressy suit (even a jumpsuit) or a formal cocktail-length dress in a dark or neutral color. (pick 4 and 9)
This is the perfect occasion to wear a formal summer sundress at tea- or knee-length with flats. Keep your hair and make-up natural. (pick 10)
Semi-formal or dressy casual
A cocktail dress or a dressy top with a nice skirt is your best pick. (pick 11)
This is the one time when you could go for almost everything, but still keeping it nice and classy. Go for a nice summer dress, skirt or pants with a nice blouse. Jumpsuits, play-suits and co-ord’s are also a really nice alternative. For your makeup and hair keep it nice and simple. (pick 5 and 12)
Even though it has been told don’t wear white, black or red as a guest, nowadays this rule doesn’t apply that strongly anymore. For summer weddings a little ivory won’t harm anyone. Red and black would be lovely at the winter weddings. Out of all the NO’s I would never recommend anyone to wear jeans, baseball caps, tank tops, t-shirts, stretchy pants, cargo shorts, flip-flops and athletic clothing or too revealing dresses to a wedding. That will most likely have everyone talking and pointing at you, and not in a good way.
Here are some of my picks from aislestyle.co.uk, a website that has an amazing selection of wedding, prom, cocktail and evening dresses. You can find a perfect dress for every occasion and they even have a maternity section for all of you lovely ladies that are expecting a bundle of joy.
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I went for more flowy sheer dresses with more neutral colors and a nice cleavage. Maxi dresses are still a huge thing and very wedding appropriate. For the more dreary ones out there a nice electric blue or orange dress is a great choice.