How To: Guest Wedding Outfits

April 19, 2019

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Wedding guests never want to upstage the bride, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put together a million-dollar wedding outfit. After all, you owe it to the happily wedded couple to look your best. Besides, every attendee has a few things in common when it comes to selecting apparel and accessories for the big day, from the bride and her bridal party, to the guests. Prior to the wedding, essential but easily forgotten details tend to slip the minds of the couple, their family, and their friends coming to celebrate. Make sure you’re not left scrambling to piece together a show-stopping ensemble.

Start With the Perfect Dress

The bride has her gown. The bridesmaids have their frothy frocks in matching colors or designs. What’s the stylish wedding guest to wear? As you shop for dresses to wear to a wedding, consider the season, location, venue, as well as the color scheme and overall theme. As a guest, you’re under no obligation to match the couple’s color palette, but it never hurts to complement the signature hues of the evening. Modern wedding planning tends toward fresh, sophisticated color combinations, making it easy to find a tasteful, timeless dress that you won’t mind wearing after the wedding.

Snag the Right Handbag

Your handbag will not only carry all your must-haves, such as your phone, makeup compact, blotting papers, and cash, but it can also anchor your outfit. Mid-range purses aren’t the best choice at weddings. That is, you don’t want to carry your everyday handbag. Opt for a signature clutch with an eye-catching design, or bring a high-quality handbag that adds that je ne sais quois to your ensemble.

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Choose a To-Die-For ‘Do

You might not think of your hair as an accessory, but the ‘do you choose has an impact on both your outfit and your overall aesthetic. Whether you wear your hair long, sleek, and straight, or create a stunning updo, you can accentuate your coiffure with pearl barrettes, rhinestone bobby pins, and other elegant hair accessories. A jeweled headband, a hair necklace, or a velvet scrunchie could work, as well. It depends on how you like to wear your hair and the ensemble you choose. Why not opt for a fabulous over-the-top hat?

Dazzle with Statement-Making Jewelry

No matter what clothes you wear, a wedding outfit without jewelry can seem incomplete. Pick pieces that go with your ensemble in terms of color or style. You can also think about the theme of the wedding, or even current jewelry trends. For example, you can’t go wrong with stackable rings. Draw attention to an interesting neckline with a choker or different layered necklaces. Arm parties of bangles, cuffs, and charm bracelets are the perfect option for sleeveless and strapless dresses. If you’re donning an updo, slip on a pair of statement earrings.

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Pick Out a Lewk

What makeup look goes with your outfit? It’s helpful to think about the temperature of the day and, again, the theme of the wedding. For an Old Hollywood glam wedding, go with a red lip, thick mascara, and a touch of black eyeliner. For a country chic wedding, a dewy natural look is lovely. To ensure that you’re on fire in every photo, whether it’s a selfie or a pro shot, learn how to contour and highlight your face to perfection.

Don’t Forget the Footwear

Last but not least–footwear. Browse for booties, kitten heels, pumps, and sandals, depending on what complements your ensemble. Because wedding transportation can sometimes require unconventional modes, bring along a pair of flip-flops for the sake of comfort. These will help your feet feel good enough for dancing, too.

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No matter your role at the wedding, you’ll want to look and feel beautiful, confident, and fashionably on-point. Spend time thinking about the small details, not just the main aspects of your outfit. Choose your accessories with care, as they can often make or break the cohesion of your ensemble. Do you have a go-to outfit that you resurface for wedding season, or do you buy something new for every celebration?

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