What to Wear When You’re Not in the Bridal Party

What to Wear When You’re Not in the Bridal PartyIt’s officially wedding season, and you know what that means… You need to stock your closet with some fabulous wedding-ready outfits! If you’re a bridesmaid or groomsman, you don’t need to worry, because you know exactly what the bride wants you to wear. But what to wear when you’re not in the bridal party? There are a few rules to consider, like you shouldn’t ever wear white or ivory as a wedding guest. It’s important to consider the location of the wedding and the requests of the couple, too.

Avoid white or ivory

The biggest wedding fashion faux pas is wearing white or ivory. It’s best to avoid any dress that is predominantly white or ivory, even if it’s patterned or printed. It’s better to play it safe, and wear a different color. Why risk offending the bride? This is the bride’s day to stand out in her white or ivory wedding dress.

Dress for the weather

If you’re attending a Texas Hill Country outdoor wedding, make sure you dress for the weather. Consider that a summer wedding may be hot and sunny so you should wear minimal layers. A fall or winter wedding may require a shawl or wrap to stay comfortable outside.

Honor the hosts’ requests

It’s important to respect the couple and follow their requested dress code. If the invitation calls for a black tie wedding dress code, then men should be in tuxedos or black suits with black ties. Women should wear a full-length gown or high-end cocktail dress. On the other end of the spectrum, if you know the couple is laid-back and having a relaxed wedding, don’t show up in a ball gown. You’ll look and feel out of place, and draw unwanted attention.


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