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  • Wedding Guest Guide: What to Wear to a Wedding

    June 21, 2019 4 min read

    It's wedding season, and you're going to need the perfect special occasion dress! Although this time of year is filled with fun celebrations, family, and friends, knowing what to wear to a wedding can be daunting. Here we'll give you some rules to follow as well as some tips to make sure you're suited for the occasion!

    3 Basic Rules

    Rule 1 Avoid White or Cream: Some brides may not care, but just in case it's always respectful to avoid wearing white and cream colored dresses.

    Rule 2 Take Cues From the Invitation: By paying attention the the invite, you should be able to gather information such as the location of the wedding or any attire request! A bride may ask that attendees wear cocktail or formal attire. If no attire information is provided, knowing where a wedding is located is a great place start when thinking of what to wear!

    Rule 3 It's Better Safe Than Sorry: If you're unsure about how formal or casual a wedding event is, it's always better to overdress!

    Traditional Wedding

    When it comes to traditional weddings it's safe to go for a more conservative look! Always look at the invite to see where the ceremony is located to get an idea of what type of dress to pick. Maxi dresses are always in style and a classic choice for weddings! We love a good mini dress, like our Sweet & Sincere Blue Dress, that features short sleeves and a square neckline. Once you've found the perfect dress for the occasion, pair it with simplistic jewelry and heels. If dressing for this particular occasion isn't quite your original style, take the opportunity to experiment and make it your own!

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    Destination Wedding

    A trip, family and friends, and a brand new dress? Sign us up! A destination wedding is the perfect occasion to show off your fun fashion sense. The first step is to know the destination and then go with the flow from there. A stunning maxi dress, like our Spring Break Dress, is the perfect choice for a wedding on the beach! Try our Bloom Forever Mini Dress for a beautiful tropical wedding. Usually at a destination wedding you can go for a more bohemian chic or casual look, but make sure you get a feel for what the bride and groom want before making any final decisions.

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    Courthouse Wedding

    A courthouse wedding is the time to show off your sophisticated style! Just because it's more small-scale, doesn't mean you can't dress up. In this situation it's always safe to think business casual if you're unsure of what to wear. Our Breakfast at Tiffany's Blue Knee-Length Dress is the perfect example. It is a beautifully sophisticated dress that's perfect for the occasion! If you like something a little more fun you could try our Apple of Your Eye Dress that's the perfect pop of color. Not only are these dresses perfect for a courthouse wedding, but they could also work well for many other events so don't be hesitant to go all out and get the one that's been calling your name!

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    Outdoor Wedding

    Flowy, delicate dresses are the perfect vibe for a gorgeous outdoor wedding! Whether it's at a garden, in the mountains, or in an adorable backyard, you can't go wrong with soft, neutral colors that'll work well with your surroundings. Our Sound of Music Taupe Dress is a showstopper! You could even wear something with a soft floral pattern like our Mint Condition Green Mini Dress that is so flirty and fun! Pair any of these dresses with minimalistic jewelry and heeled sandals to be the best dressed guest!

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    Formal Wedding

    A formal wedding is the perfect time to go all out and treat yourself! If the bride and groom are asking you to dress up, have fun with it. Our Abstract Love Pink Maxi Dress is a prime example. You'll look red carpet ready with its deep v-neckline, side hem slit, and beautiful abstract pattern. If you'd prefer something a little less out there our Expensive Taste Mini Dress, that features classic details, could be a good option for you! Try matching with your plus one to look like an unstoppable pair. Take a night to feel like your fanciest self at your next formal wedding event!

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    We hope that the next time you are wondering what to wear to a wedding that you'll be able to find the perfect look! If you'd like to view more dresses that might fit your event, check out our Spring Bridesmaid Dresses collection and our Special Occasion Dresses collection. Have some fun, and enjoy the wedding season!


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    Lexi Pearson

    Lexi recently moved to Utah from the beautiful state of North Carolina. She is a huge fan of Sodalicious and her adorable Corgi Tucker. She spends most of her free time going to Target with her boyfriend, watching Friends, or reading a good book.

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