What Do I Wear: Wedding Edition

Whether you like it or not wedding season is upon us. With this comes the all to familiar feeling of “what do I wear?”. Then comes decoding the invitation; casual, black tie and semi-formal attire. Here is my little guide for interpreting wedding dress codes, and tips you can apply to any wedding or event.
Black Tie. Black tie is the most formal of all wedding dress codes.  More often than not, black tie weddings are in the evenings so bring on the sequins.  I suggest wearing a long evening gown paired with sparkly jewelry and a gorgeous updo. 
Semi-Formal. You will want to take into consideration the time and location of the wedding. If the wedding is during the day, opt for pastels paired with a pop of pink on your lips. For nighttime, opt for bold jewel tones paired with a red lip.
 Casual. Stick with a natural makeup look and a simple hairstyle. Usually my hair is in a braid for casual weddings. A sundress or a nice blouse and skirt will give you a chic informal look.

Never fail tips
• Don’t know what to wear? Opt for a romantic look.
• Keep your makeup natural and play up your eyes or lips based on the wedding dress code.
• When it comes to hair, a simple updo, chignon, braid or bouncy ponytail can easily finish off a romantic look.
• Nude heels will elongate your legs and make them appear thinner.
• If wearing open toe shoes be sure that your toes are polished.
• When wearing nail polish light pinks and nudes go perfect with any dress code/color.
• A clutch is a must; in my opinion
• NEVER wear jeans.


  1. Lots of great fail-safe tips! Good post idea!

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

    Come say hey at Ducklingtoswan.com! :)

  2. Amen to this post! I was recently at a wedding last month in which three people showed up to the church in jeans and someone even showed up in hospital scrubs! OY! never never never wear jeans to a wedding!!!

    And gosh - Can Kate Middleton get any more gorgeous!?

  3. Great tips! I love Kate Middleton's gown..

  4. excellent tips. I particularly like Reese's outfit.

  5. I love Kate's dress - that might steal the show from the bride!

  6. Love your dress options. I've got three summer weddings and one fall wedding this year. Time to start planning my outfits! Thanks for the tips. Guess I need to rethink my jeans and blouse option...totally kidding!!

  7. omg, the princess looks so pretty in that dress.. she's gorgeous and classy!

  8. Good advice! Love Reese's dress!

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