What to Wear for Wedding Season

My favorite time of the year (summer!!) also happens to be the most popular time of the year to get married – hence the nickname “wedding season.” With most people attending multiple weddings during the next couple months, I thought it might be helpful to create a list of some simple do’s and don’ts of what to wear the next time you go to see a family member or friend walk down the aisle:


  • Wear: Bright (but not neon) colors. It is a happy occasion, after all! Let your attire showcase that.
  • Don’t wear: White. There are really no exceptions to this- white should never be worn because it’s reserved for the bride and can come across as disrespectful if you show up wearing it too.
  • Wear: Your little black dress. Yes, it is now socially acceptable to wear black to a wedding. Black is the most formal color and is especially perfect for evening or black tie weddings.
  • Don’t wear: Pants. Even at weddings that are more casual, yes, you should wear a skirt or dress. Pants are too casual in this type of setting and come across as apathetic. Exceptions: A long romper that is both dressy and stylish and women who are 70+.
  • Wear: High heels. You know that pair that’s too dressy for work and that you’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to wear? A wedding is the perfect setting for a cute pair of stilettos!
  • Don’t wear: Sequins, or anything that’s similarly flashy. There’s a time and a place for glitter and glam but at a wedding it will give the appearance that you’re trying to upstage the bride.
  • Wear: A cocktail dress. It’s the perfect length and classic silhouette for an event like this.
  • Don’t wear: Something that shows too much skin. Most wedding ceremonies take place in a church, so wear something that’s appropriate for that setting. Wearing something that’s revealing can come across as disrespectful to the bride as well.
  • Wear: Something stylish. This is the perfect type of large gathering for showing off your newest gown or trendy accessories.
  • Don’t wear: Flip flops. They are much too casual for any type of wedding unless it takes place on a beach – in which case you could probably even forego the flip flops and go barefoot.


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