We’ve all been there. A wedding invitation lands in our inbox, and the first thing you do is panic over what to wear.
Sure, it’s easy enough for some people – they’ll throw on a dress they already have lying around their house or an elegant suit. But if you’re not one of those lucky few who always has the perfect outfit at hand, how are you supposed to impress? We’re here to help! Here are tips that will make sure your attire is elegant and stylish at any type of event!
1. What are you wearing to the wedding, and why are you choosing it
First and foremost, you want to make sure that you are wearing something elegant. This is not the time to be flaunting your individuality, but rather it’s an opportunity for you to dress apart and fit into the wedding party as good as possible without becoming too flashy in what you wear.
In order to find this middle ground between being individualistic and fitting in with the rest of the women at the wedding, you can go through some magazines or pictures from previous weddings online, also, elegant mother of the bride dresses could do the thing for you as well. When looking at these images, pay attention first to how well all members of each bridal party dressed – were they matching? Were any two dresses similar enough that people will start wondering if there was a mix-up (and thus assume one person didn’t have much fashion sense)? If so, how many?
Once you’ve got a sense of what the general theme is for this wedding (and whether it’s elegant or flashy), then turn to your own wardrobe and see if there are any dresses that fit within those themes. This doesn’t mean they need to be identical in terms of color – after all, brides often wear white – but rather just similar enough that people won’t think you’re trying too hard and stick out like a sore thumb.
If none of these options work for whatever reason (you don’t have suitable clothing at home already or feel uncomfortable dressing up), then I suggest finding some elegant pieces from around town that can serve as something new without being too unconventional.
2. How much time do I have before the ceremony starts
Knowing how much time you have before the ceremony starts means knowing how long you can take to get ready. If there’s just enough time for a quick shower, then it may not be a good idea to wear an elegant dress with lace detailing and layers of tulle because this will require more than half an hour in the bathroom!
You should also consider what shoes go well with your outfit choice, as heels add another fifteen minutes to getting dressed.
If you have plenty of time, though – say, two hours or more – then by all means go ahead and try on that elegant dress! Just make sure everything is perfect: hair done up like Audrey Hepburn’s, light makeup, even if it’s still early morning. With such little effort needed (gotta love the modern miracles of hair rollers, dry shampoo, and liquid eyeliner) you’ll be ready on time.
3. What type of attire is appropriate for this event?
When going to a wedding, the best thing you can do is dress elegant and classy. You don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard or that you are attempting to be more noticeable than the bride herself. This means wearing long dresses in neutral colors such as black, white, gray, or blue, so it doesn’t stand out next to your fiancé’s bridal party. If possible, avoid wearing bright colors because they will clash with the elegant theme of weddings.
For shoes, pick something simple yet elegant; no need for high heels since this is not an evening event! Flat sandals work perfectly fine if they match with your outfit color choice (black flats might be better than nude flats). For makeup, keep things light and simple, with minimal eye makeup and a light pink or nude lip color.
For accessories, you want to keep it elegant yet simple as well. Keep your jewelry pieces understated by wearing only two at the most – an elegant watch that matches with your outfit’s colors (silver is always safe) plus one other piece such as earrings/a necklace/a bracelet in neutral colors so that they don’t clash against the bridal party dresses /with any of the wedding decorations/.
For hairstyles, choose something elegant; buns are perfect, but make sure not to wear them too high on your head since you do not want to look like a princess bride! If possible, go for low updo’s instead because they are more elegant than tight buns.
5. Am I overdressed or underdressed for this event?
When you are unsure about what to wear, it is always best to dress up a little bit more than the average attendee. You do not need to be at all flashy or elegant, but just put in an extra effort and look nice. If everyone else wears jeans and t-shirts, then try wearing something that will make your outfit stand out from the crowd (but still appropriate). It’s better to err on the side of caution; if you’re too underdressed for this event, no one will notice or care as long as you don’t come in ripped pants or underwear showing through your slacks!
6. How can I make sure that my outfit stands out
Last but not least, make sure that your outfit is elegant. This does not mean that you have to dress in a fancy gown, however. In fact, wearing something more casual like an elegant top and skirt ensemble can look great at the wedding if done correctly.
Many women tend to be worried about standing out when it comes time for them to get married or attend another person’s wedding.
The best way to avoid this type of situation from occurring would be going shopping with friends who are also attending the event, so then you will all know what looks good on each other before anything else happens.
Additionally, make sure that whatever clothes you decide upon do not clash against each other’s outfits because it may end up being very embarrassing for everyone involved.
The type of attire you choose for a wedding is important. You want to make sure you show up in the right clothes and not offend anyone or be embarrassed yourself by wearing something inappropriate. Ask your friends who have been to weddings before what they’ve worn, check with the bride about dress code requirements, and look at pictures from previous ceremonies if possible so that you can get an idea of what would work best for this event.
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