wedding wear

Wedding wear can be tricky. You know how magazines and blogs, etc. always come up with cute ideas on what to wear? I don’t find them helpful. Mostly because my question is normally, “Can I wear this dress? Is it appropriate?” Wedding attire rules have changed so much over the years that even black can be worn now (gasp!). Basically, in my opinion, you can’t give someone a thumbs up or down on what can be worn to a wedding unless you know the bride. Because what she thinks is appropriate is really what matters and some people are more lenient than others on colour, cut, etc. But always, ALWAYS, play it safe if you have doubts. There is nothing worse than everyone staring at the girl in the blue minidress instead of the bride because you can almost see her derriere. All that said, there are a few tips I have learned that I find helpful:

Colour is a great way to experiment or make an outfit more interesting. Even with a demure dress, colorful shoes can make or break a look. Don’t use a wedding to try out a new style or look, as there are always lots of pictures and you don’t want to stand out for the wrong reasons. And lastly, you don’t always have to wear a dress! Some great dress pants (like these, with a more appropriate top) or a skirt and top mixed and matched can help you through wedding season without blowing the bank.

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dress, shoes: Zara (similar; similar, save) | jewelry: Forever 21

Had such a great time this weekend. I love weddings. Came home yesterday with some new friends, a slight tan, happy memories and too many mosquito bites. Have a lovely day!

ph/Christie Horsman



  1. Caitlin MacLean
    05.21.2013 / 7:12 pm

    you look stunning!!

  2. 05.27.2013 / 10:06 pm

    That dress is so cute! I agree with you on the color thing and another tip would be to wear a comfortable, loose but not too big silhouette as you’ve done here too. Weddings usually involve multiple courses and you don’t want to miss out just b/c you’re afraid of how you’ll look in a too-tight dress!

    • 05.28.2013 / 7:17 pm

      Absolutely, you want to be able to eat and drink without worrying!! Great tip lady!!

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