Attending a Wedding Fashion Basics

Dressing up for a wedding can seem like quite an ordeal if you’re not used to formal occasions. Unless you’re either a bride or a groom who have obvious fashion choices, your perfect dress options can get a bit confusing given the number of possibilities. Still, there’s no reason to stress about it and especially no reason to go out of your way and personal style in order to be fashionable. In order to make things a bit easier for all wedding participants, here are some helpful guidelines that might make your wedding outfit a fashionista’s dream.


Maid of Honor

If you’re wondering whether a maid of honor should wear the same dress as other bridesmaids, wonder no more. The answer is absolutely not! A maid of honor should wear a dress that would make her stand out only a tad less than the bride in her wedding gown. These days, celebrating individuality and uniqueness is the highest form of fashion and therefore, total uniformity is not desired. For example, vintage-inspired maid of honor dresses as well as sparkly gowns are perfectly striking fashionable choices for this occasion. Also, paying attention to the flattering cut in regards to the body shape is essential.


Bride’s Maids Dresses

Similarly to maid of honor dress, complete uniformity when it comes to bridesmaid dresses isn’t really popular ether. Even if the wedding in question is traditional, there’s no reason to put the bridesmaids in same styles. Not all dresses fit the same on different figures. Instead, various details and accessories should be used in order to differentiate bridesmaids from the rest. For example, navy blue dresses in specific styles chosen personally by bridesmaids paired with yellow footwear in personal styles as well is a great way to follow the tradition but celebrate individuality at the same time.


Mother of the Bride/ Groom

As a mother of a bride or groom to be, you should definitely show your elegance but celebratory spirit as well. Of course, don’t feel obligated to dress up the way you’re not used to. Luckily, there are tons of fabulous mother of the bride dresses available today, so you’re bound to find the design that you personally enjoy. Apart from that, you don’t need to restrain yourself due to your age and limit your personality by wearing plain almost business-like outfits. Basically, lace and empire waist gowns are a really popular choice and you should definitely go for something like that for a truly respectable and fashionable look.


Sister of the Bride/ Groom

A sister of a happy bride or groom will definitely be able to spice things up with the whole look and celebration of this wonderful occasion. For example, bodycon or wrap style dresses seem a perfect and logical choice in this case, but don’t forget to bring in the edginess too with the vast choice of footwear. While your dress should be formal, cute and appropriate you can definitely make the whole outfit more personal and creative with some funky heels that suit your style perfectly. Also, don’t neglect other accessories such as cool bags and belts.


Guest at a Wedding

Unless there’s a specific color scheme, you might find it troublesome to dress up for a wedding. When it comes to perfectly fashionable guest outfit, it’s important that you know the details of the wedding. This includes the style, venue, theme, location, etc. Still, one sure way to get it right and exceptional is to stay true to your own style and just add a formal touch to it. Choose dresses and even formal pants that would allow you to match and combine different garments and accessories creatively. Also, feeling comfortable is essential. Therefore, never sacrifice this over looking seemingly fabulous. You’ll look the best if you feel pleasant and confident in your outfit. Also, don’t be fearful to show off your style. If you like glitter and party dresses, opt for those. If your favorite accessories are statement rings and chokers, feel free to rock them.

What is a true choice for a fashionable wedding outfit? Well, it solely depends on you. But, if you don’t succumb to copying others and take it upon yourself to incorporate your own personality into a formal outfit, you’ll definitely have a blast and a runway look.

Contributing Author: Claire Hastings is Australian designer, writer and regular contributor at ripped.meShe’s been writing as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat. Social media links:  facebooktwitter.