What to wear to someone else’s wedding – a question that crops up in all of our lives at some point or another. There is unfortunately no one appropriate outfit that covers all wedding situations. There are many factors to consider when selecting the correct outfit, so I will address wedding appropriate attire for both ladies and gents over several blog entries.

There are, however, a few general points to consider when thinking about what to wear to a conventional wedding:

  • Formality and smartness is respectful – it is rude to arrive at a wedding casual and unkempt. The hosts have gone to great lengths to create a wonderland of elegance irrespective of their budget. Respect the importance of the occasion and go the extra mile with your look.
  • Never outshine the bride – despite the fact that white is “the colour of the season” – refrain from wearing it to a wedding. The only white you should see at a wedding is the beautiful bride herself!
  • Trousers are fine for ladies – it can be chic to wear pants to a wedding as long as you don’t look as though you’re going to the office
  • Modesty is the best policy – you don’t need to show off your bosom and acres of leg to look sexy. An understated outfit that clings to your body in all the right places is a lot more classy and intriguing.
  • Pretty hands and feet – it’s always a good idea to get a manicure and pedicure before an important event. This extra bit of grooming will go a long way to completing your polished look.
  • Wear black carefully – wear it only if it suits you. Black does not look good on everyone.
  • Mull over the detail – at what time of the year is the wedding? Is it outdoors or indoors? Is it dressy or formal? Will you need to travel? Will there be other events before and after the wedding that you’ll need outfits for?

Expend a little more energy and be the best dressed person there… after the bride and groom of course!