This week is a wedding week. Not only at the Windsor Castle or Palazzo Cavalli in Venice, the rooftop terrace of Hotel Raphael in Paris, but everywhere else too. And I bet you caught at least one of these two conversations while sipping your coffee this morning. Yes, fashionistas are gossiping about who will design her wedding dress and who will be the best-dressed wedding guest. At your friend’s wedding obviously. No, we are not discussing royal wedding today, but what you should wear for a wedding. Yes, I’m sharing #5 wedding guest outfits. Plus, this chic yellow monochrome outfit that I’m wearing for a wedding in Venice.
Well, not a wedding in Venice really. Although you must admit, Piran looks like a little Venice. Minus the river canals and gondolas of course. Anyway, this yellow outfit that I’m wearing would be a perfect wedding outfit for any elegant wedding this season. Especially if the bride didn’t pin a note about the wedding dress code to her wedding invitation.
WHAT TO WEAR FOR WEDDING THIS SEASON
Still, even though the bride to be didn’t give you instructions on what to wear for her wedding, there is no reason to panic. As long as you know, where the wedding is. You must know you can’t wear the same outfit for the wedding in Venice as for the wedding in small village church at the countryside, city hall or sand beach. Or can you?
Ha, don’t think you can just take off your pumps and be barefoot on the sand. Or shorten your gown with few safety pins. No, no. Being under or overdress for the wedding is a thing. Not mentioning this is just the beginning. Because being the best-dressed guest at the wedding takes some fashion knowledge.
But more about how to be the best-dressed wedding guest, plus the EDIT with #5 fashionable outfits for wedding guests a bit later. First few words about this monochrome yellow outfit that I’m wearing here.
HOW COULD YOU NOT BE BEST-DRESSED WEDDING GUEST IF YELLOW IS THE MOST FASHIONABLE COLOUR OF THE SEASON
I probably don’t need to remind you that yellow is one of the most, if not the most, fashionable colour of spring summer 2018, do I? Well, in case you need to refresh your memory be sure to check my Spring Summer 2018 fashion report over here. You will find a colour chart with all the colours that are in fashion for spring summer 2018 along with all the IT trends you must know.
And yes, the tulle dress and tweed jacket are on that list too. Why else would I wear them anyway? Yet, thinking better I would probably wear them for a wedding anyway. Wear tweed and tulle and the title of best-dressed wedding guest is yours. Unless … you come overdress. Whatsoever, we will make sure this doesn’t happen to you. As said, sharing my tips and other wedding outfits for wedding guests in a bit.
Now back to this all in the yellow outfit I’m wearing while walking around Piran, and thinking I’m actually walking in Venice. Which happen to be only stone throw away. Ps. Be sure to follow me on my Instagram to see me walking on the street of Venice. I’m going to Venice soon.Not for the wedding though. But I might wear this long tulle yellow skirt anyway. It’s just a staple summer skirt.
SHOP AND WEAR MY YELLOW WEDDING OUTFIT
So where to get my staple summer skirt? And this wannabe Chanel tweed jacket and everything else you see in the EDIT? Merely touch/click on those pink rectangles you see on the EDIT as you scroll down the page. A link will take you to the store where you can get the piece you clicked/touched. Also, be sure to check the gallery under the EDIT to find more similar pieces.
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And don’t forget to pin, save and print the EDIT. You know, to remind you what jacket to wear with this gorgeous tulle skirt. Ps. If you are a bride to be, then be sure to share this fashion cheat sheet with your bridesmaid. Especially that one who doesn’t want to wear a long dress for your wedding. I bet she will go for it after you tell her fashion bloggers wear feminine outfits for weddings too.
LONG TULLE SKIRT
You now this skirt already, it’s from Needle & Thread. Remember how I wore it with striped crop top over here? Oh, that blog post was just dreamy. Well, every time I wear this long tulle skirt feels so.
Anyway, as said, this long skirt comes from Needle & Thread. But the bad thing is that it’s from the last season, read not available online in yellow anymore. Luckily this long sheer skirt is a staple piece, and Needle & Thread sends out one alike every year. Just in different colours. This year in powder pink (shop here), lilac-gray (get it here) and storm-blue (shop here). Good news if you want to copy my yellow look. You can get a yellow dress from Needle & Thread instead (shop here) or almost similar skirt in blush over here. Or get the one from Ganni you see in the EDIT below together with other #5 wedding outfits for wedding guests.
SHORT TWEED JACKET
Seems like this sweet short tweed jacket from Storets is my favourite jacket this season. That’s because it really is. Next to denim jacket of course. As said, this tweed jacket is from Storets and unfortunately already sold out. But good news, I found similar tweed jacket in yellow and in blush, to match the Needle & Thread skirt, for you.
Go here to get Chanel Vintage yellow tweed or if you are more or less broke, check another two tweed jackets from Storets here and here. Have I mentioned you can get a tweed jacket for only $112 at Storets? Sure it’s not a real wool tweed, but it is quality. Besides, no one will notice it’s not a legit tweed. Especially not if you style it with a tulle skirt. All eyes on tulle!
Ps. If that thought, sure this tweed jacket is nice, but I won’t have anywhere to wear it after the wedding, came up to your mind. Let me tell you, you are wrong. Proven! And written over here. Check that blog post to see 5 different ways to style a tweed jacket after the wedding.
SHOES AND ACCESSORIES
I’m not wearing much of accessories this time for a reason. And no, not because I was late and didn’t have time to grab some accessory on my way. But because adding anything else but the bag, which is apparently a must-have for every wedding guest, would be too much. You simply shouldn’t add any accessory to this outfit. Even the hat would be too much this time.
Also, be sure to put on as modest shoes as possible. The plexi shoes from Gianvito Rossi, the ones I’m wearing (shop them here) are a great choice. As it goes to the bag, any chain strap shoulder bag would do. As long as it doesn’t match your shoes! And no, shoes and bag don’t have to match for the wedding. In fact, they really shouldn’t. Ps. I discussed this topic in one of my previous posts (here). Also, shared what does it mean if you like to wear matching shoes and bags in 2018.
WEDDING GUEST OUTFIT IDEAS
And here it is the EDIT with #5 different outfit ideas for wedding guests. Plus the yellow monochrome outfit I’m wearing here. I made sure to add one outfit for every wedding venue that is trending on Pinterest this year.
Don’t forget to save or pin this EDIT. With all the weddings happening this season I’m sure you will need it. Oh, and again, you can shop all the items you see in the EDIT by merely clicking/touching them. Then again you can also find your favourite pieces in the galleries above and below.
Before we head on to the tips on how to be the best-dressed wedding guest, a little note. Wearing more than one wedding outfit is the best idea. I advise you 3 or even 4 actually. One for a civil wedding, another for a church wedding (this dress here that you can later wear for Sunday brunch at your mother in law too), then one for wedding dinner. If there is only a wedding breakfast or wedding lunch you can wear the same outfit you wore for the church wedding. And lastly, a party outfit. A sequinned dress would be an excellent option for the wedding after party.
TIPS ON HOW TO BE THE BEST DRESSED WEDDING GUEST
Lastly, my tips on how to be the best-dressed wedding guest this season.
#1 CHECK WITH THE BRIDE
Firstly, ask the bride if she has a particular dress code on her mind for her wedding. You definitely don’t want to come underdress or overdress to the wedding, do you?
Also, be sure to follow general wedding dress code. You know, no white and no black clothes. White is for the bride, and black is … Actually, I don’t understand why black is a no, but it is. So remember this.
#2 FIND OUT WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS WEARING
You can’t be the best-dressed wedding guest if you show up wearing the same dress as someone else.
#3 TRY YOUR OUTFIT BEFORE THE IT DAY
Don’t wait for the big day before you try on your wedding outfit. You have to make sure you really feel great in the outfit and that you can wear it for so long. Because wedding days tend to be long. And not only for the bride who has to look perfect from the minute she enters the church until the moment she gets undressed. But for wedding guests too.
#4 MAKE SURE YOU REALLY LIKE THE OUTFIT
Moreover, you must really like your outfit. You can’t be the best-dressed wedding guest if you don’t feel so. Remember, the perfect outfit is the one that makes you feel good and divine.
#5 ACCESSORIES SMART
Don’t put on everything that shines just because you can’t wear it every day. Also, don’t wear a tiara if you are not married, and if you wear it, remember to put it on only after 6. As it goes to the hat. Wear it only until 6 o’clock. Later you must change it for a tiara (as said if married) or headband.
#6 DO YOUR NAILS, MAKEUP AND HAIR
Surely it’s not only the clothes, shoes and bag that matter. When we talk about the wedding outfit, we mean the entire outfit. From the colour of the nail polish on your toes to your makeup and hair. Ps. Check my Pinterest hair board (here) for some great hair updos. And downs. I have been pinning lots of different wedding appropriate hair ideas lately.
Ps. Giorgio Armani Power Fabric foundation will stay the same until the next day. And Burberry lipstick won’t smudge, whereas Burberry eyeshadows won’t melt.
#7 PAMPER YOUR SKIN
Don’t forget your skin. And by that, I don’t mean only your face. Make sure your skin is smooth and moisturise all over your body. Also, make sure you apply Charlotte Tilbury’s Supermodel Body (get here) if you are showing your legs. This thing will elongate your legs and make you look like a model.
#8 WEAR THE SHAPEWEAR
Skinny or fat you need shapewear under your dress. Believe me, shapewear does wonders. Tested on my mother when she wore that lilac dress I’m wearing in the EDIT (see the 3rd outfit in the middle).
#9 CHECK THE STITCHES, SPOTS AND CREASES
Finally, make sure your outfit is clean, with no holes or creases. Ps. those clothes you see in the EDIT don’t crease.
MORE WEDDING OUTFITS AND MORE FASHION
Wait, not a wedding guest this time? Congratulations if you are a bride then! And don’t forget to slip these two fashion cheat sheets to the envelope together with the invitation to your wedding. To make sure no one else gets a breakdown before your wedding but you. Also, be sure to check this blog post to find your perfect wedding dress for the civil wedding.
Oh if you are a wedding guest, after all, then you must also check this. Especially if you are invited to the wedding on the beach. There are more things you need to think about to be the best-dressed wedding guest at the seaside wedding. By the way, what kind of weddings are your favourite? Do you even like dressing up for the wedding? Ps. Have you watched the Royal Wedding. No? Then you must check this to see who was the worst dressed wedding guest at the Royal Wedding!