As soon as you get into your twenties- especially your mid-twenties- every summer becomes wedding season. Whether its a cousin, an old friend or a new at least one wedding will happen, as it has for me for the last four years. And every single time I am left with the question of what to wear. So below are some of my pointers and then a ton of cute different dresses if you don’t want the hassle of finding your own.
1- Make sure to follow the dress on the invitation– If the bride and the groom specifically state that the wedding is black tie optional then I strongly encourage you to follow what they say. Its never fun to be the person who sticks out like a sore thumb because they did not bother to read the invitation. If the invitation is silent about the dress code then I always recommend wearing what you would want people to wear to your wedding.
2- Jumpsuits are okay– The jumpsuit has really evolved and with a cute pair of heels can definitely be worn to a wedding. So if dresses are not your thing then a jumpsuit is a great dressy option.
3- Wearing (some) black to a wedding is now allowed– My friends and I recently had this discussion and came to the conclusion that some black in your attire for a wedding is okay. For example if you have a dress (like I did above) that has a black background and a pattern on top then that is fine. Also if it is a black tie wedding more and more guests are keeping it simple and chic with a beautiful black dress.
4- NEVER EVER WEAR WHITE– I do not care if the bride dresses her bridesmaids in white (which I have actually seen at two weddings now) DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT, take that as an invitation for you to wear white as well. I would also generally state that this applies to off white colors as well. Its the brides day and even if she is a calm person in the stress of the moment she might be very very unhappy with you.
Revolve.com- Flynn Skye Bardot Maxi Floral Fireworks– $198
Lulus.com- All Mine Navy Blue Floral Print High-Low Wrap Dress– $76
Tobi.com- ZeZe Maxi Dress (Blue, Grey and Rose)-$72
Lulus.com- Happy Together Royal Blue Floral Print Lace-up Dress– $54
Tobi.com- Take it Slow Skater Dress (Black, Green and Wine)-$30 (normally $60)
Tobi.com- Katrina Taupe Crepe Jumpsuit $51
Lulus.com- Thinking Out Loud Royal Blue Backless Jumpsuit– $49