Choosing your outfit as a guest of a wedding can be difficult enough, let alone choosing what to wear when it’s HOT out! You want to look adorable (hello cute guy in the bachelor party!), be appropriately covered up (this is no time for your Vegas dresses!), but still be comfortable enough to sit through a ceremony and then dance the night away.
First, let’s break down some basic rules of wedding guest attire:
1) NO White EVER!
White accessories, or detailing on a dress are ok, but absolutely no more than 20% of your outfit can be white!
2) When in doubt, cover up.
Not sure if the bride’s super conservative grandmother is going to be there, bring a light cardigan or something to cover your bare shoulders, at least during the ceremony.
3) It’s better to be over-dressed than under-dressed.
This is a classic rule that I live by in everything I do. I’d rather err on the side of a little more dressed up, than stick out like a sore thumb and be totally under-dressed. People notice the under-dressed, they admire the over-dressed.
4) Don’t be afraid to ask!
Sometimes you truly have no idea what to expect from the wedding or the venue (Is there going to be grass? Is it all outdoor? Is it conservative?), so if you’re feeling stumped, contact the bride or someone in the wedding party that you know. Of course, don’t wait until the night before the wedding to ask these questions!
Now that we’ve covered the basics, here are a few of our favorite pieces for what to wear to summer wedding!
Nikibiki Camel Sleeveless Contrast Line Dress
This dress is perfect because this neutral camel color that let’s you wear any jewelery or shoes you choose! It’s covered up enough to maintain modesty at the wedding but still sleeveless to keep you cool. The black contrast line down the side adds a slimming effect and a little something special to the dress to make enough of a statement! Perfect for a daytime wedding but could totally work for an evening wedding, throw on a black blazer for nighttime warmth and structure.
I’m totally loving the subtle detail added in the texture of the dress. The deep v-neck is great for adding a little sass to the outfit without going too far! Dress up the look with a fabulous pair of statement earrings and throw on whatever color heels you’d like. Want to dress it down for a daytime wedding? Throw on a skinny colored belt and pair with strappy wedges.
It’s like the fashion and style gods were smiling down on us when they decided to blend statement jewelry right into the creation of the dress! This dress is perfect for a black tie optional wedding. The slightly shorter hemline works well with the higher up neckline. Put your hair up in a chic chignon with some simple diamond post earrings and you’ll be dressed to impress.
Ok so until recently, I would have said sequins are a total no-no for weddings, but I was at a wedding a couple weeks ago where multiple guests were rocking sequins and I have to say, I fell in love with this look for a wedding. The only rules, the sequins have to be a subtle matte sequin, or have to be worn sparingly. Pair them with a classic shoe like a black pump, or a nude wedge sandal, and no extra jewelry aside from very, very simple pieces! The hi-low skirt on this dress totally balances out the sparkle up to. We definitely recommend trying the sequin look for a summer wedding.
Now we want to hear, what are you rules for summer wedding fashion? What are you go to styles? What are your no-no’s? Share with us in the comments below or over on our Facebook page!