Spring has sprung, heralding the beginning of wedding season! Being a wedding guest has some definite perks, including dressing up in something fabulous for the occasion. The options are more or less limitless, just don’t wear white and to follow the dress code. This season’s trends are feminine and flirty, which makes choosing the right frock a breeze.
So what’s the dress code? Is the wedding semi-formal? Is it a formal, black-tie event? Or is it a destination luau? Here are our best tips for choosing the right wedding guest dress:
The Semi-Formal Wedding: This is the dress code for most weddings. A cocktail dress is always a great choice. Look for one that falls to the knee or slightly above it. For spring, try one in a floral print or a solid color (think: Lupita Nyong’o, the style queen).
The Formal Wedding: Even though spring is all about bright colors, evening formal wear is known to have a darker color palette, so make it shine! Shimmering metallics like gold and silver are totally on-trend and are a great choice. If you just can’t get enough prints, you can still rock a printed frock, but on a darker background like black or navy. Don’t be afraid to go for a sophisticated floor-length number.
The Destination Wedding: Destination weddings call for elegant but semi-formal dresses. If you’re going to a beach wedding, you definitely want to feel dressed-up, but still island appropriate. A ruffled and tiered look can be just what you need. Chiffon fabrics are a great way to look polished with a summery flair.