Monday, March 28, 2011

Dressing for a wedding (that's not your own)

Plenty of us have our dream wedding gowns in mind from the time we're little girls, but how many of us have thought about what we'll wear to our friends' weddings? Unless you're in a bridesmaid's dress, picking out the perfect outfit for a friend's nuptials can be quite the challenge.

When it comes to wedding attendance, avoid going too formal. Don't wear a floor-length gown - anything that elegant should be reserved for the bride. You don't want to look like you're trying to show up your friend at her own wedding, so pick something demure and flirty. A knee-length gown with a modest neckline is the perfect semi-formal dress for all occasions, and you'll be sure to re-wear it to another social event before too long.

Additionally, you should shy away from colors and prints that are too attention-grabbing. A bright red frock or a lime green gown might look like you're trying to outshine the newlyweds, which won't go over well. If you know the wedding colors, try to pick something that fits the theme. If you don't, stick to tried-and-trusted neutrals, like pastels, champagnes and - of course - black. Don't wear white! That's for the bride only.

Whatever you wear, the bride and groom are sure to be glad you could make it to their special day.

Check out our Guest of the Wedding department. Some pretty suggestions....

1 comment:

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