While it may be rare, there does exist one more label on the wedding invitation that may give you pause, white tie.
Basically, if you see this on your invitation, you need to be in a formal. That means a long evening gown. The men will probably be in tails and there may even be gloves involved. Think an invitation to the White House.
I know your maxi dress is a long dress but this does not qualify as a formal. And as much as I loath the LBD, this is the time to dust off that black formal that you keep in your closet for such emergencies. This is a dress that can be worn again and again.
The same rule as for the black tie invite applies: be careful not to look like a bridesmaid in a pastel dress with no detailing. Make sure you have a clutch and not a clunky mom bag. Wear your nicest jewelry. Think elegance!
Thanks for a great wedding week!
I’ve posted many a time about what it means when the invitation says “black tie.” You can read more about that here
What’s the short version? Don’t show up in your cotton daydress. Put on the jewelry that you feel is a little too fancy for work or the playground. DRESS UP. You should feel comfortable in a cocktail dress.
One other thing to keep in mind. Solid color dresses may wind you up in the bridesmaid category. So be weary. Also, NEVER wear a white dress to a wedding. The End. 🙂
A military wedding can mean different wardrobe choices. There are informal military weddings. Most military wedding I’ve seen have meant the men are in their “dress blues” or “blue or white mess dress” which means they are in their fancy uniforms.
If this is what the guys are wearing, don’t show up in your maxi dress. When the men are wearing something sharp, now is not the time to look frumpy.
For a military wedding, I think something with structure is appropriate. I like these retro inspired dresses with the full skirts. They have seaming and shape up top and are a little flirty and feminine on the bottom.
A little bit of the same structure he’s wearing, a little bit girly. A perfect match to salute that arch of swords!
It’s wedding season and many of you have weddings coming up to attend. What to wear? This week, I’ll give you five outfits to wear depending on your wedding destination.
Today’s wedding is casual. It can be hard to know if the wedding is truly casual, especially when some venues can be either casual or more formal.
Take for example, a beach wedding or a wedding that takes place in a barn. Either place screams casual, but there have been lots of weddings lately that have taken that venue and made it elegant. So be weary.
This is what I would pack. If you’re absolutely certain that you know the family and it is going to be casual. This is it. This dress is easy, the sandals will be comfortable and will withstand sand or dirt. And yet the necklace makes this outfit just a little more fancy.
And if you’re worried that it might not be “nice” enough, pack a pair of heels and wear your hair up. It’ll still pass!