The most important thing is that you don’t want to pull focus from the bride. So wearing white is a no no. The same goes for red. It’s such a strong eye catching color, it’s best to steer clear of it.
Stay away from super mini dresses and plunging necklines or anything risqué. Save that for the Bachlorette party!
You also don’t want to look like you are part of the wedding party. There is no need to try to match the bridesmaids or the mother of the bride. Take this chance to dress up in your own style.
Always check the invitation dress code:
- For black tie an evening gown or cocktail dress is expected.
- For white tie nothing less than a ball gown will be required.
- For lounge suit dress code or informal dress a daytime summer dress, a skirt and blouse or a light suit is expected.
- If there is no dress code on the invitation, I would choose a colorful summer dress or skirt and blouse.
It’s okay to wear black for an evening wedding, but keep it light and happy. Don’t choose a sleek and severe dress. Steer clear of the Little Black Dress as it can be a bit boring and drab.
Jeans are not appropriate to wear to weddings. If the dress code is casual wear slacks! (Unless it’s specifically stated on the invitation…)