Style Tips For Wedding Guests 

So, you got invited to (another) wedding. Before you go shopping—in your closet, online, or in stores—there are a few things you should consider. Think of your wedding guest look as an elevated version of your everyday style. If you love wearing a specific silhouette like an empire waist or a longer maxi length, look for those styles when you’re shopping. Think about how you want to look and feel. Classic? Fun? Modern Chic? All three? Below I’m sharing a few tips that I like to follow when I’m shopping for the perfect dress to wear to a wedding. 

Crack The Dress Code 

More than likely, the invitation will clearly state the dress code for the day—and there’s a big difference between beach formal and black tie. Decoding the dress code for a weddingshouldn’t be as difficult as it sometimes is, but with some quick research, you’re well on your way to figuring out what’s appropriate and what’s not. A few of my favorite cocktail party dresses are theSt. Barts Sheath DressThe Hamptons Fit And Flare, and Kaia Fit And Flarein tossed floral. I tend to gravitate toward something with a little extra flair, like a special detail or a more sophisticated fabric. Either way, I choose something that I love and feel confident and comfortable in.   

Wear The Right Shoes

One of the biggest mistakes you can make is breaking in a pair of heels the same day of the wedding. It almost guarantees you a one-way ticket to blister town. Ouch! If you’re anything like me, you’re going to spend most of the night on your feet dancing, so wearing a pair of comfortable heelstops the list of importance. Also, make sure you’re factoring in the location, as well. If it’s a beach wedding or a ceremony on the lawn, it’s probably best to leave your stilettos at home.  

Find The Right Fit

One way you definitely don’t want to spend the night is tugging on your hemline or fixing your straps. You want to celebrate love and have some fun! Make sure you’re wearing something that’s not only comfortable, but also fitted perfectly for you. If that means you have to pay a visit to your favorite tailor, then so be it. I am a firm believer in wearing clothes that fit and flatter. 

Choose Something You Love

This tip should be a no-brainer, but I had to include it! So many people end up buying dresses for weddings that they put in the back of their closets, never to be seen or worn again. Why not buy something that you’ll actually want to wear again? If you don’t love it, don’t buy it. (Consider this the golden rule of shopping.)

These are just a few tips that I follow whenever I RSVP “Yes” to a wedding. Share your tips for getting wedding guest ready in the comments below. I can’t wait to read them! 

 

XO, Jude

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