We all have heard of black tie, cocktail attire and formal attire when it comes to wedding dress codes. A new trend is for couples to throw traditions out the door and have become very creative when requesting wedding attire. With all of the different weddings types that have become mainstream, it is not difficult to see why many people can actually get very anxious and stressed when trying to decide what to wear as a wedding guest. While all of these new trendy wedding types mean you have a bigger variety of fashions that will have you appropriately dressed. This also means that there is greater confusion as to what is acceptable to wear and what is not. With the right information at your finger tips, wedding attire for any type of wedding you are invited to will be a breeze! A important yet long established rule is that unless it is specifically stated on the invitation, do not wear white to a wedding unless you are the bride!
WHITE TIE WEDDING
When you get invited to a white tie wedding, know you are attending the most formal of all events. This is the point when you gather your group of stylists and start looking for that Oscar worthy, Old Hollywood glam gown. A long dress, or a gown embellished with sequins and gorgeous darker hues make perfect options like the Timeless Burgundy Sequin Cutout Maxi Dress with a plunge neckline and backless detail. Or a long lace dress with infused sequins and a mermaid hemline like our Beauty And Grace Black Sequin Lace Maxi Dress. For a more formal wedding the maxi length skirt and side slit like our All Eyes On You Onyx Black Sleeveless Maxi Dress will be the perfect ensemble.
BLACK TIE WEDDING
A luxe, upscale and formal event that is generally hosted during the late afternoon or evening. Traditionally a long gown would be appropriate attire for a black tie wedding. However, modern black tie events find it acceptable to wear a midi length dress or shorter dress with luxe embellishments including lace, beading and sequins. For a strapless and long flowing hemline try our First Comes Love Light Blue Strapless Maxi Dress. For a halter neckline and sequin embellishments try our True Love Rose Pink Sequin Halter Maxi Dress. For an off the shoulder flowing maxi dress try our Into The Night Royal Blue Off The Shoulder Maxi Dress.
BLACK TIE OPTIONAL WEDDING
Generally an evening event, but don't be surprised if this affair starts in the early afternoon. As still a formal event, most women will feel inclined to wear a long maxi dress, formal knee length or midi dress. Express your individual style by making a statement in bold bright colors! Of course, this is your chance to show off your statement jewelry and heels! For a high-low hemline and all over lace bodycon silhouette try our Perfect Evening Black Lace High Low Maxi Dress. For a strapless silhouette and floral print try our Forever Lust Black Floral Print Strapless Midi Dress. For a modest crochet lace midi dress try our Enchanted Evening Teal Blue Illusion Lace Midi Dress.
The time of the wedding will be the best way to approach wedding guest wardrobe when it comes to a semi-formal wedding. For the evening opt for a cocktail dress in a darker hue. During the day, liven up your style with bright color, bold patterns and fun textures. For an embroidered lace skater dress try our Feelin' So Good Gold Sequin Lace Halter Skater Dress. Try a wedding guest trend in midi length in our Kiss Me At Midnight Teal Blue Sequin Lace Skater Midi Dress. For an on trend peach color for weddings try our Make It Happen White Embroidered Lace Strapless Dress.
BOHO CHIC WEDDING
Bohemian weddings are all about incorporating a mix of rustic, vintage and natural details into colorful designs. Most boho weddings occur outside so the ceremony could be at park, beach, or the gardens. Embrace the festive vibe and wear a floral print dress, a dress featuring bold patterns or a dress in a bold bright color. Don't forget to show off your bold statement jewelry and killer heels. For a floral print maxi dress embracing the color block trend try our Turn On The Charm Mint Blue Floral Print Maxi Dress. Embrace a vibrant pink lace ensemble with our Secret Crush Pink Lace Halter Shift Dress. A flattering and functional trend in maxi dresses with sleeves and a side slit is our Light Up The Room Faye Grey Floral Print Maxi Dress.
Who doesn't love a romantic wedding on the beach? The waves in the background, palms trees swaying in the wind and the feeling of sand on your toes. Choose lightweight sundresses, maxi dresses and high low dresses. Destination weddings mean a vacation and the perfect time to wear dresses that show off your shoulders and your sun kissed skin. Tank dresses, strapless dresses and halter dresses are all on-trend. Embrace mini dresses to show off your legs and backless and cutout dresses will be showing off your glowing skin. Pair these with statement jewelry and you have a look that will last well into the night. For a look that is red hot, yet breezy, try our By The Sea Red Floral Print Halter High Low Maxi Dress. Showcase a gorgeous tropical floral print in our Paradise Island White Tropical Print Strapless High Low Maxi Dress. On trend beach hues, in a gorgeous floral print is our Blossoms On My Mind Blue Floral Print Sleeveless Skater Dress.
RUSTIC WEDDING / COUNTRY WEDDING
Rustic celebrations are generally set in a vineyard, farm or garden which means your attire can definitely be more fun and playful. Fresh floral frocks, short lace dresses and maxi dresses are sure to turn heads. Pair dress styles with wedges or sandals with heels and you are ready to join the festivities. For a flowing high low maxi dress in a floral print try our Make It Special White Floral Print Off The Shoulder Maxi Dress. For a short skater dress in mint try our Capturing The Moment Mint Green Floral Lace Skater Dress. For a faux wrap maxi dress try our Dance The Night Away Blue Floral Wrap High Low Maxi Dress.
DRESSY CASUAL WEDDING
Generally a laid back affair and there are not many rules when it comes to the attire for wedding guests. However, there is still a big difference between wedding casual and casual-casual. Use this opportunity to wear that super cute maxi romper, summer sundresses or skater dresses. Heeled sandals and gladiator sandals will be sure to complete your outfit. Opt for a trending style the strapless maxi romper, try our Let's Luau Tropical Pineapple Print Strapless Maxi Romper. Sweet yet sassy with all over lace is our Secret Kiss Red Lace Skater Dress. Comfortable yet chic with a bold pattern is our Give Me A Print Pink Print Off The Shoulder Dress.
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