Before the invitation even hits your letterbox, the first thought you get when someone close to you is getting married is — ‘What am I going to wear?!’
The ‘what am I going to wear’ predicament can go one of two ways.
An ominous cold sweat washes over you, and a chill runs down your spine as you plead for the strength to pull together an outfit that doesn’t scream Prom Queen 1999. Or you’ll squeal with pure glee because you get to buy something new.
Let’s face it, it’s not like you’ll wear something you already have. And, if you’re at that age group where everyone you know is getting married, it’s unlikely you’ll wear the same dress twice. Be honest now!
Aside from dodging the out-of-date prom queen outfit, there are the dress codes to consider. What do they even mean?
And what about the type of wedding? Garden, casual, beach, formal, church, cocktail, destination, it’s a minefield.
What’s worse is going to a store and being coerced into a hideous frock by a pushy sales assistant who tells you ‘you look, like, totes amazeballs’ when you really look like a Christmas ham.
For me, it’s affordable online shopping all the way. No need for ensuring I have shaved my legs before I go to the shops. It’s simply click and ship!
Even though the best dress in the room will certainly be worn by the bride, it is still important to dress appropriately according to the type of wedding. After all, the bride and groom or their family are paying a fortune for this soiree – so you too should put in a bit of effort to look the part! Worry no more; here are fantastic ideas to help you know what to wear to a wedding. We also have some tips to avoid arriving full tilt cocktail when the invite called modest church followed by a civilised soiree.
What to Wear to a Casual Backyard Wedding
Just because the wedding is casual and in a backyard, it does not mean guests can rock up in jeans and a muffin top. A simple and comfortable dress paired with stylish flats and low key accessories with set the tone perfectly. Check these out!
What to Wear to a Garden Wedding
As with a casual backyard dress, you can also wear elegant but comfortable dresses when you attend a garden wedding. Here are our choices.
What to Wear to a Traditional Church Wedding
A traditional church wedding calls for class and modesty. Step away from anything that looks like a Kardashian might wear it. Look here!
What to Wear to a Semi-Formal Wedding
A semi-formal wedding usually means a knee-length dress — unless you are under 25, still have banging pins, a pert posterior and your dress choice is nothing short of amazing to make up for the lack of fabric. Get inspired by these choices!
What to Wear to a Formal Wedding
Formal and black-tie weddings are usually to be attended with a floor-length gown. All I’m hearing is cha-ching. A gown needn’t cost you an arm, and a leg, or your firstborn child. Here are some luxe looks for less.