Have a wedding coming up and donâ??t know what to wear? Here is a crash course on how to be the best-dressed wedding guest.
Time of wedding dictates the dress code
The time of day indicates the dress code and thus appropriate outfit for any given wedding:
Daytime weddings are generally more casual than evening weddings.
For her: stay away from black or anything that makes you look like youâ??ve just been at the office â?? go for more playful dresses, or a skirt and pretty blouse. If dressy suits are more your style, choose one in a lighter colour as dark colours are more suited to evening occasions.
For him: Opt for a light-coloured suit, or dress pants and a button up shirt and blazer. Donâ??t do a tuxedo â?? they arenâ??t appropriate before 6pm.
Evening weddings are generally formal, so the outfits are more prescribed.
For her: A cocktail or long dress (not too revealing) or a dressy suit will be most appropriate – keeping in mind the colour rule for evening nuptials. Donâ??t do sequins unless the invite asks for â??Black Tieâ?.
For him: Go for a dark suit in the case of more formal dress codes, but for casual or semi-formal evening occasions, smart pants with a button up shirt and blazer will work.
Wedding guest dress no-no’s
Whatever the occasion calls for, there are some things that guests should never wear to a wedding:
• White: this is what the bride will be wearing on her big day, so donâ??t try to upstage her.
• Anything too revealing
• Anything strapless or sleeveless to a religious wedding: in these cases, more is more, so cover up.