Are you invited to a wedding? Need some wedding guest outfit inspiration? If you have ever received a wedding invitation that left you completely clueless about the wedding guest dress code, worry no more. Our Montique stylists have included a general guide and examples for the most common examples of different types of weddings below.
As dress codes can vary significantly depending on the kind of wedding you're attending - a white tie or black-tie affair is likely for church or destination weddings, however, lounge suit, cocktail and even smart casual could appear if the event is more laid-back, think a beach wedding or backyard BBQ. When it comes to colour, some popular options are black and red. However, wearing white to a wedding is still a bit of a no-go zone. Be mindful if you're attending a wedding in a religious facility. Be sure that your shoulders are covered and remove any hats.
- Winery Wedding
Most winery weddings lie between semi-formal and dressy casual attire, so a cocktail dress or a floral dress or maxi dress would be a good option. A special occasion skirt and top, jumpsuit, or dressy combination of pants and top if you don't want to wear a dress, are also appropriate.
- Black Tie Wedding
Black-tie attire is a dress code reserved for formal evening events. Guests commonly choose floor-length gowns and suits or tuxedos when attending a black-tie event.
Although evening dresses or gowns are standard for black tie weddings, you can get away with a formal long cocktail dress or even an elegant suit. You can wear a gown in any silhouette you like. Whichever style you choose, make sure you're able to walk in it. When you wear a floor-length dress, the goal is to have the hem graze the ground. If the hem falls higher, it will look like the dress isn't fitted properly. If the dress is longer, you'll risk stepping on the fabric and tripping. As for footwear, heels are preferable and to complete the formal black-tie look accessories with Statement Earrings.
- Cocktail Wedding
Though not as formal as black-tie optional or formal, cocktail attire is a popular dress code choice. It's a balance between elegant and comfortable, and typically is more formal than a day wedding but more casual than a night celebration. Instead of a floor-length dress, women should opt for cocktail dresses at a tea-length, knee-length, or midi dresses.
Cocktail Dress Code: Gents can be suited up without a tie and the ladies can go in sophisticated knee-length dresses. The cocktail dress code is very similar to a semi-formal dress code.
- Beach Wedding
For a beach wedding, a simple sundress, breezy maxi dress, or high-quality jumpsuit will be appropriate. While dressy sandals are acceptable, avoid standard, beachwear flip flops. Lighter colours and/or bold prints will elevate your casual look. Avoid denim, cargo, and swim shorts. Cotton t-shirts are not permitted. This is the only instance when sandals may be acceptable but ensure your feet as well-manicured before going for an open-toe look.
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