Okay, it’s officially spring, and that means wedding invitations are about to start rolling in if they haven’t already! During these celebratory times, wedding guests are given a lot to look forward to: bearing witness to love birds exchanging vows (so heart-filling!), the buffet, the dancing, and the photo booth, to name a few. But before any of those memorable shenanigans can go down, you first need to decipher the dress code, and that, friends, can be an all-consuming endeavor. We swear wedding guest dress codes can read like a foreign language! With the expert assistance of Stylist Leigh, we’ve created a spot-on ensemble for three common requests so you won’t have to worry about under-dressing nor overdoing it. Now, about that dance floor…
Black Tie Optional
While tux-wearers get off easy on this one, wedding guests planning to fancy up in a dress are left with the question of appropriate length, fabric, and footwear. Customer Care Advocate Abby flaunts an example of how a mid-length dress can make a marvelous statement.
Leigh’s insider tip: Black Tie doesn’t have to mean ballgown! Beautiful details—like the neck, delicate sleeve, and waist ruching on this tulle dress—really up the formal factor. Pair with gold heels and accessories to add even more glam!
Some see “beach formal” as the best of both worlds, while others of you might be scratching your heads over how sand will work with your fancy outfit situation. Valid concern. This is your chance to get ethereal with it and let shiny add-ons heighten the haute factor.
Here’s what Leigh has to say about HR Coordinator Lindsay’s look: A flowy dress with pale colors always feel beachy, just steer clear of white! The longer length of this dress, paired with its sparkly threads and high neckline, give it a formal feel. Add metallic sandals—because no one wants to wear heels on the beach—and accessories to elevate your look even further.
Okay, which is it? We say, a “dressy casual” dress code gives you creative license to put your own spin on something semi-formal. Start with a dress that’s simple but sharp, like Systems Analyst Shruthi did, and let your accessories fill out your ensemble with fun flair.
In Leigh’s words: A shorter-length dress in a neutral color reads casual but classy. Pair it with a block heel for the perfect comprimise between a flat and stiletto, and add bold, printed accessories to give that solid dress your own style!
+What dress will you be wearing as a wedding guest this season?