Thursday, July 21, 2016

What NOT To Wear To A Wedding (EVER!)


Wedding season is well and truly upon us and engagement parties as well as wedding invitations are flowing in. Weddings are fun and the perfect excuse to dress up which is something I love. The last wedding I attended was last year, in Cyprus and a lot of thought went into my outfit which you can see here. I wanted something summery and flowery, due to the near inferno temperatures, yet not overly flashing; nobody wants to outshine the bride. Choosing something appropriate for a wedding is hard but a MUST, regardless of whether it is a back yard or church wedding. You may have seen in the news the story about a woman wearing (in my opinion) a tiny body-con dress to a summer wedding and being bullied by other guests (read story here). And whilst bullying is totally unacceptable, I do find find her outfit to be very inappropriate for the occasion, no matter how hot the day may have been. Sure, every wedding is different and for a beach one you may get away with something a little shorter, but there are simply outfits you should NEVER, I repeat never wear to a wedding and today I wanna talk about these.

WHITE DRESSES
If you wear one of these you are looking for a fight. Anything that a bride would wear to the registry for example is a big no-no! Not only white, ivory and off-white are also off limits. And no, I'm not saying you can't wear white at all. A white dress with floral prints or white accents are totally fine, just stay away from anything overly bridal, especially white lace.


ALL BLACK
Just like you don't want to outshine the bride, please don't dress like you are off to a funeral either. If you want something a little darker, perhaps to look slimmer or that is just your style, navy is a good option. And if you insist on wearing black pick something with a pattern and add lively accessories to lighten up the mood of your outfit. 


SEQUINS & GLITTER
At this rate you will be shining more than the dance floor disco ball. Sequinned dresses are definitely a "hell to the no" and only acceptable for bridesmaids; it is not your day to shine so just stop trying to to steal the bride's thunder. Similarly, glittery and overly shiny dresses are not ok but you can get away with sparkly shoes and even accessories, just keep your dress modest and wedding guest appropriate. 


"SEXY" DRESSES
Going back to the story of that woman, we have to give it to her as she did look amazing and her figure is definitely something to envy. But when you have a body like that and you wear something so tight and short, you are bound to get looks from other wedding guests. I find that she could have avoided the whole situation by wearing something a little more flowy or a longer body-con. And no, I am not defending the bullies I'm just saying she could have avoided it by choosing more wisely what she was going to wear. 


Thoughts? I'd love to know your opinion so let me know all about it below !
Thanks for reading as always beauties :)

xoxo

*Photos from Pinterest. Collages created by me
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49 comments

  1. well, I would definitely wear lace, probaly I would go for pastel shades but it would be lace
    great tips
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  2. I knew about all that except the sequins. Not that I wear a lot of sequins, but I would have thought it would be appropriate.

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  3. I honestly want to go to wedding so bad because I haven't gone in ages! Great post x

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  4. Such a great post! I agree with everything :)
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  5. Great post! I'll be going to a wedding next month and I have no idea what to wear!

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  6. Love love these dresses! Awesome picks, they are so chic!

    xo,


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  7. Very nice post Pam :-) Yes, white dress is in really bad taste and means that a gil wants to do competition with a bride...

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  8. I wish I read this before....a very long time ago, like another lifetime ago, I wore a white long flowing gown to a wedding. Worst.Mistake.Ever. I still cringe when I think about it today.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  9. I've never actually been to a wedding before and most likely would've chosen an all black outfit regardless, so I'm glad you wrote this post, hahahaha.

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  10. These are amazing tips! I wore black to a wedding haha! Everyone loved the dress as it had silver details and plus I wore my iron fist shark shoes which the photographer took loads of photos of! Opps lol!

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  11. I've never been to a western wedding but even I know you shouldn't wear white to a wedding! That's almost blasphemous! Haha! Whenever I do go to a wedding, I just dress in my traditional Malay garb. Simple but lovely <3

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  12. Yes yes yes! I agree with all of these!! I hate when attendees try to outshine the bride.

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  13. Love these tips! Good picks as well!
    I always avoid wearing black and white to the wedding :)

    xx
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  14. These are great tips! I'd definitely never wear white or black to a wedding! x

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  15. Really nice post. I love your pictures and your nice description. Now I am perfect prepared for the next wedding :)

    Best,
    Measlychocolate by Patty

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  16. Guaranteed there is always one guest in a floor length white dress, there has been at the last two weddings I was at!

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  17. Personally I wouldn't have a problem with anyone wearing a short dress to my wedding as long as their boobs or a** ain't popping out I think I'd be ok with it. these are some really cute wedding attire you picked out though love.

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  19. Totally agree with these tips! It's the bride's day and we must let her have that day :)



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  20. Nice guide and advices

    xx LL

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  21. Really Agree!

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  22. Great tips, weddings are so hard to dress for!!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
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  23. Loved this post! Your don't and do photos are spot on x
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  24. Excellent post! I always knew that wearing white to a wedding was definitely wrong! Just don't do it. I don't get some people sometimes. They have no respect for other people's big day. I have a lot of weddings coming up this half of the year from August through to November, including my brother-in-law's and one in Portugal, which I can't wait for.

    Mich x
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  25. Wow so nice!! I follow your tips for wedding and real time also. I love to buy best designer kurtis in summer. I love to wear it at every place when i feel happy. Thank you so much for sharing your tips.

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  26. I totally agree! Great tips :)

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    Caro x

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  28. I agree with you but I think that lace dresses in navy or red color for example aren't bad choice for wedding guest and also mini dresses are good option when they are long at least to mid-thigh.

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  29. Very nice post, Pam! Oh my word, being bullied at a wedding, I never read about it! True, white but with a floral print yes, black with some pop of color, also great, but that cleavage, oh dear! Not a good thing, better to be more covered :) Loved the post, since I love weddings!
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  30. Pam, I would wear the first floral dress in white and blue, simple and wonderful... non only to a wedding, but also at work :)


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  31. Waow, that were right! and love your suggestions too. thanks for the tips ;)
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  32. Simplesmente amei as dicas, ótimo post.
    beijos!
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  33. Such great tips, Pam! I see a lot of people looking for plain ivory dresses to wear to a wedding and I just think 'Ahh, no!'

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  34. I couldn't agree more! Wedding attire needs some thoughts and as much as we want to look glammed up it's not our day to shine like a diamond :) And yes, all white or black is just no wedding appropriate! x

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  35. These tips are so good and so true! Many tend to forget that glitter is a no-no, but it risks stealing some of the attention! Xx

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  37. Great tips! Most of my wardrobe is black, but I definitely wouldn't wear all black and risk looking like I'm attending a funeral, haha. :)

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  38. This is such an awesome post! Have a great new week. :)


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  39. See I agree on the whole not wearing white but I would and have worn black as I think black doesn't automatically mean funeral! xx

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  40. I agree with everything on this list especially the overly sexy dresses. Besides being inappropriate I find that they look tacky and not fit for formal occasions!

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  41. Good point! I love the alternatives!

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  42. This is such an awesome post! I used to work as wedding decorator. Have a great new week. :)
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  43. seriously, there is alwas one person wearing a white dress, and i don't understand that :D This is the biggest no go and I can't figure out what peopleare thinking :D If someone should ever wear a all in white dress on my wedding I'll but a plastic bag on her :D
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  44. I honestly hate dressing for weddings! haha Because most dresses that I buy are either white or black ;) What can I say, those are two of my favorite colors to wear? lol I totally get why there has always been a no black rule (so I'm not disagreeing with you), but if it was my wedding, I honestly would just be happy someone wore a dress. I have been to so many weddings recently where people just wore shorts or t-shirts which I honestly think is just so rude! What bride wants her group to look like they are attending a soccer game? So I think I'll just be happy if someone comes in a dress, no matter what color lol

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