Spring Wedding Guest Dresses
With Spring approaching so is wedding season. It’s time to start thinking about your outfits and in today’s blog post I’m sharing a complete guide to spring wedding guest dresses. There are a few things to note when selecting a dress for a wedding.
What is the dress code?
This is usually stated on the invitation and is as follows:
Most formal of all occasions (Oscars, State Dinners) A formal, full-length ball gown. Glamorous makeup, dramatic jewelry and hair are appropriate. Here’s an example of a white tie gown.
This is the red dress to a black tie wedding last summer. If the weather will be slightly cooler consider bringing a shawl or faux fur caplet.and usually means the wedding is an evening affair. A chic cocktail dress or a long evening gown. I wore this
Formal Attire or Black Tie Optional
Wear something high-low dress is a perfect option and comes in a variety of colors.. A long evening dress, dressy suit or formal cocktail-length dress. This
Slightly less formal than black-tie and black tie optional. No floor-length gown required (unless you’d like to wear a long dress). A cocktail dress or dressy suit or jumpsuit are appropriate.
Semiformal or Dressy Casual
Depending on the time of the event, you’ll want to dress somewhere baby blue embroidered dress that I am wearing in these photos and bought for under $38. Normally I am a size 10 in dresses, but this style runs a bit large so the size 8 fit me perfectly. If it is currently out of stock just be patient. Asos sometimes restocks dresses that are sold out.. Wear darker, more formal hues for an evening fete; light colors and fabrics for a daytime wedding. Wear a cocktail dress or a dressy skirt and top. One of my absolute favorite options is this
Think nice restaurant on a summer night outfit. A formal summer sundress at tea or knee length with flat sandals. Makeup and hair can be natural. A pretty hat isn’t a bad idea and sunglasses!
Pay attention to the weather and what type of venue the event will be held at. If there is a portion of the ceremony on grass you may want to consider wedges to avoid sinking into the grass. Pick something you’ll be comfortable in and just in case, bring a pair of flats if you can. Tieks makes roll-up flats or you can get roll-up flats by Dr. Scholls at your local drug store.
Items like shoes, bags, and jewelry are much easier to pick out once you’ve selected your dress. So make that your priority. Small handbags and clutches are the best. A wedding is no place for a gigantic carry all bag.
If you have any questions about dress length ask the couple, wedding party or close friends. I personally feel it is always better to be a bit on the overdressed side rather than underdressed. Just make sure not to wear white, that color is reserved for the bride. And it’s also helpful to know what color the bridesmaids are wearing so you can select a different color.
Trains: As pretty as they are, they can be a nuisance. People step on them and they make it difficult to dance in.
While it’s not customary for guests in the US to wear a headpiece to weddings, I do like the style and wouldn’t mind wearing one to a wedding I attend.
Shop My Spring Wedding Guest Outfit:
Asos dress // Asos Veil // Charles by Charles David // The Edit personalized handbag // J.Crew earrings
Photo by Taylor Lynn Photo