Weddings provide the ideal opportunity to make a special effort with your clothes. It's a day where everybody can get dressed up and look smart. But it can be difficult to know exactly what is the right thing to wear when you are a guest. Whether you realise it or not there are many taboos when it comes to wedding guest attire. While you should remain true to yourself, you should also think about what is appropriate and what should be avoided at all costs. Take a look at these three things you should never wear to a wedding to ensure you get noticed for all the right reasons.
A White Dress
Unless you want to fall out with the bride the second you enter the room, a white dress is a huge no no. Even if white is your favourite colour of choice, it will be seen as an attempt to upstage the bride. Why not try out a new look with a statement colour piece instead? Or go for another neutral colour such as a light grey or a coffee tone. If you are really brave and want to wear white, make 100% sure that your dress is in no way similar to the brides. It is her day after all. Try to get a glimpse of the dress if you can before the big day to ensure you make the right decisions regarding your outfit. Make sure you accessorize with statement jewellery and colour-pop heels to make you look less bridal.
Super High Heels
If you’re a natural in super high heels, then feel free to wear them to the wedding. But if you aren’t it could be a disaster. You could fall over, get blisters and have to remain seated throughout the reception. You may feel pressured to wear heels to such a fancy affair but go for a sensible heel that you can comfortably walk in. Sandals and wedges can also look fantastic with a fancy frock or skirt. There are so many options out there to choose from. Go for a stand out colour or a colour that perfectly compliments your outfit. Practice walking around in your new shoes before the event to help you get used to them.
Jeans and a T-shirt
It doesn’t matter how laid back the married couple are, jeans and a t-shirt are not suitable for a wedding.
Even if it’s being held on a beach or in a backyard, you should make more of an effort with your attire. If you prefer a relaxed style, you can still find plenty of wedding appropriate options. Why not try a jumpsuit or a button up shirt instead of a dress. It’s important that you feel at ease but jeans and a t-shirt you’ve worn all week won’t go down well with anybody.
Avoiding these three things will put your mind at ease and make your shopping process much easier. Nobody wants to upset the bride on her big day. So reduce the risk of this happening by always choosing something that is an appropriate length and colour. That way you’ll enjoy the celebrations and keep receiving wedding invitations in the future.