What Is The Proper Attire To Wear To A Wedding
Traditional wedding attire has always been dresses and suits, but the current trends focus on the type of wedding venue. For instance, beach weddings are usually much more casual with sundresses and tropical shirts for the guys.
And some weddings are formal with tuxedos and cocktail dresses.
Check your invitation for any mention of proper attire and meanwhile here are the best proper attire wedding tips.
What Should I Wear To A Regular Wedding?
The wedding invitation has arrived. The wedding is in a church and the reception is being held in a ballroom. There is no mention of attire or theme.
What to do?
In this case where there are no clues or even a hint of a dress code, go with your instinct. Think about what you would be most comfortable wearing in church and in a ballroom setting. I would suggest semi-formal with traditional dresses and suits. If its is a day wedding go with light colors, evening go with darks.
Here are a few dress ideas that might help:
MIUSOL Women’s Retro V Neck Cap Sleeve 1950’S Cocktail Evening Swing Dress (Medium, Purple)Zeagoo Women’s Rayon Wrap Floral Print Flare Summer DressTanming Women’s Sleeveless V-Neck Knee Length Tank Chiffon Dress With Belt (Medium, Light Blue)
Here Are Five Don’ts, No Matter What Type of Wedding
- If there is a theme, don’t overdress or underdress.
- Never wear shorts, unless requested.
- Tank tops are a no-no.
- Don’t wear full white or full black.
- No flip-flops.
What Should I Wear To A Formal Wedding?
The word formal on a wedding invitation can sound a bit scary, but really it’s not. Formal means that black tie or a long dress is optional. For men, a dark suit and tie are in order and for women a darker cocktail dress is most appropriate. Some guests may choose to wear black tie or the long dress, but it is not necessary.
A formal wedding is a bit dressier than most, usually because it takes place in the late afternoon or evening and darker colors are most appropriate.
What Should I Wear To A Casual Wedding?
Obviously casual weddings are the easiest when planning what to wear, since there is no need to dress up. Casual weddings are very popular in summer, for the beach, outdoor settings or very warm locations. Dressing for a casual wedding can be a lot of fun using upbeat prints and light colors.
Ladies can choose from a sundress, slacks or skirt with a casual top. Men can wear casual pants with a collared shirt (no tie) or a polo shirt.
Some great proper attire wedding looks for casual weddings:
Lark & Ro Women’s Short Sleeve A-line Peplum Bottom Dress with Belt, Cherry Blossom Print, SmallTaydey vintage Style Skater Skirts A-line Flared Cotton Size 3XL Yellow LemonJinhuanshow Women’s Spring Summer Casual Low-cut V-neck Prints Sundresses(X-Large,Color3)Amazon Essentials Men’s Short-Sleeve Plaid Shirt, White/Blue, MediumNautica Men’s Classic Short Sleeve Solid Polo Shirt, Calypso Blue, LargeLucky Brand Men’s Short Sleeve San Berdu Western Shirt, Blue/Gold/Orange, X-Large
What To Wear For These Types of Proper Attire Wedding
Most of these requests for wedding dress codes are rarely seen, but still worth a mention.
White Tie attire is the highest of the formal dress code for events and weddings. If you see “white tie” in an invitation, you know it will be a swanky affair. Men will choose white tie and tails, with either a white or black tailcoat. Women will choose a long evening dress or ball gown.
Cocktail Attire sits somewhere in between formal and casual attire. It’s a way of saying be a bit dressy, but comfortable too. Women will wear a short cocktail dress and men a suit or dress shirt and sport jacket.