8 Wedding-Ready Looks
Unsure of what to wear for that upcoming wedding? You are not alone, we’ve all been there!! Wedding season is in full swing, so I thought this was the perfect time to create the ultimate wedding guest style guide. I’ve put together eight wedding-ready looks for four of the most common dress codes. From elegant formal ensembles to chic cocktail attire, and even dazzling black-tie options, I’m here to help you navigate the dress code maze… ensuring you look and feel fabulous while celebrating the happy couple! Get ready to turn heads and feel confident in your look! If you see a look you love, you can shop each piece by simply clicking on the graphics below! For even more wedding ready dresses, scroll to the “shop the post” section at the bottom of this blog! Cheers to wedding season my friends!!!
Black-tie attire is among the more formal of dress codes… implying a time for men to pull out their black tuxedo, and for women to opt for a formal, floor-length gown. A common question I get: do I HAVE to wear black to a black tie wedding? No! Unless there is a color code stated on the invitation, opt for any color that matches the season or venue.
A formal dress code is becoming increasingly popular for wedding attires. This indicates a dress code that is slightly less formal than black-tie, while still offering the option for a black-tie look. For men, a tuxedo isn’t necessarily required, but would still be an appropriate option… another appropriate option is a formal dark suit with a tie. For women, this dress code implies either a formal, floor-length gown, midi or knee-length cocktail dresses.
Cocktail attire is the halfway point between semiformal and formal, and has become a very common dress code. More formal than a daytime wedding, but more casual than a nighttime celebration, cocktail attire does not require floor-length gowns or tuxedos. Cocktail attire allows more wiggle room on the length of the dress, ranging from mini, midi, etc.
Daytime attire tends to be more casual, so lighter fabrics, festive colors, and less-formal looks are appropriate. For women, a nice casual dress, sundress, skirt, or jumpsuit would be perfect. Men can leave their jacket at home if desired and opt for a dress shirt and dress pants or khakis.