You know not to put on white (at least, you should). But that is not the one clothes choice firmly on the “don’t” record when it comes to dressing for a wedding ceremony. So whenever you’re staring on the closet, making an attempt to work out one thing applicable to put on, avoid these choices. And if you cannot, properly, contemplate it an excuse to go shopping (and even Rent the Runway).
1. Solid White Dresses. Duh.
Let’s simply get this one out of the best way. You know not to put on white to a wedding ceremony. Ever. Even if you think your friendship can handle it, or that the bride actually will not care as a result of she’s tremendous ~chill~. It’s a respect factor. As old or as silly as the tradition could also be, there are a lot of brides who really feel it is the one colour you actually should not step on. So do not be the one that does.
2. A White Dress With Colored Patterns
This goes again to the entire “don’t wear white” observe above. Even if it has different colours in it, if the gown is usually white, reserve it for a fancy date night time together with your dude.
three. Anything That Makes You Look Dressier Than the Bride
If you recognize the marriage is tremendous informal, or that she’ll be sporting a mild, flowy gown (like at a beach wedding), do not present up in a ball robe. Talk to her forward of time – or higher but, ask the bridesmaids – for those who need assistance determining how a lot you need to tone down your personal gown.
four. Sky-High Heels
This is simply a practicality factor. You do not want to be the woman who’s sporting heels she will’t stroll in, particularly as you attempt to stumble throughout cobblestone, grass, or sand and find yourself wanting like Bambi on brand-new legs. Plus, I can assure you are going to kick them off and hit the dance flooring barefoot. Which, if you consider it, is type of gross and may get sticky if there’s alcohol flying. Find a pair of heels you’ll be able to stroll round in comfortably, and that you could carry on when you shake your ass. (I promise, they actually do exist.)
5. Flip Flops
I do know, I do know, it feels like I am being awfully choosy about footwear. But flip flops do not belong at weddings, both. Now, this is not me saying you have got to put on a heel (although wedges could be a cozy compromise). Just do not put on footwear which might be made out of plastic or foam. Sandals? Sure. Flats? Go for it. As lengthy as they appear to be they do not belong at a seashore or at your ’90s throwback party, I am good.
Even if you realize the groomsmen are going to be sporting denims with a button-down and vest, that does not imply you’ve gotten permission to achieve this as properly. Of course, a gown code like meaning it’s going to be a extra chill wedding ceremony, however put on some rattling khakis or go well with pants. Because on the finish of the day, this isn’t a frat party – it is a wedding ceremony.
I do not care in case your identify is Juicy Motherf*ckin’ Couture – any sort of loungewear is strictly forbidden at a wedding ceremony. And, sure, that features throwing on a sweatshirt on the finish of the night time since you’re chilly. Suck it up, or deliver a actual jacket, sweater, or wrap. Even stealing your date’s jacket is best (although I can not say he’ll be very completely satisfied).
eight. Animal Print
Just say no to the leopard, zebra, and giraffe print. (Seriously, I’ve seen it.) I am not saying you want to gown as Plain Jane, however in-your-face animal prints are probably to draw consideration to you, which means you are taking consideration away from the bride.
9. Dress Shirts With Short Sleeves
This just isn’t a good look, guys. Wear a correct long-sleeved shirt. If you get too scorching, you’ll be able to roll them up (a look that is truly attractive AF when finished nicely).
It hurts my eyes, the photographer’s eyes, in all probability even your date’s eyes. And guess what? When the lights exit and the dance flooring is lit, no one goes to discover the bride having the most effective time. They’ll be too busy watching you and the gown that ought to’ve stayed at your senior promenade.
11. Your Own Wedding Dress
You’d assume that I would not have to state this one, but apparently it’s necessary. (Pause for a second as I violently slam my brow towards my palm.) If you are going to pay attention to solely one in every of these guidelines, let it’s this one: When attending a wedding ceremony that isn’t your personal, don’t put on your wedding ceremony gown. It type of defeats the entire function of the bride sporting one. Oy.
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