When you’re the bride, groom, or bridesmaid you probably search the internet for styles, colors, and details of what to wear for the wedding. But what about when you’re the guest? It often depends on the formality of the affair. We’ve gathered some dresses we think would work at festive celebrations. Especially because, in these times, it’s fun to have the chance to dress up and celebrate. Some of these formal styles speak for themselves. While many of these seemingly more casual styles can be taken up a notch and made suitable for a more formal wedding with just the right jewelry, shoes, and other accessories.
WHAT TO WEAR: COLOR AND PRINTS
For Fall, no color is off-limits. But we tend to gravitate to darker hues than one would wear for summer occasions. Prints are ok, but again, it’s nice if they incorporate some darker colors or are combined with heavier fabrics. Here are some options we love from Asos, Michael Fausto, Reformation, and Ralph and Russo from Saks.
For a black-tie wedding, you might wear a long dress or one with extra sparkle. Either way, the formal dresses we’ve chosen all make a statement and let the person wearing it be the star (rather than the other way around). Badgley Mischka has several gowns in hues perfect for the season, while UNTTLD from Saks and Asos use embellishment to up the formality factor.
SEMI-FORMAL or MORE CASUAL WEDDINGS
For a casual get-together, hemlines can creep up as in the White House Black Market midi dress with an asymmetrical hem or Asos dress that is sexy but still demure. Prints are welcome, as are on-trend jumpsuits. Details at the sleeve as with this Michael Fausto top bring the focus up so pants or hemlines aren’t the main attraction.
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