Friday, March 14, 2014

What to Wear to a Spring Wedding


 
Milly Dress, netaporter.com $425
 

I will admit that I am not an authority of what to wear for a wedding, spring or otherwise, since I can count the number of weddings I have been to on one hand. Most of my family and friends got married quickly and quietly. They were fond of destination weddings or elopement. Probably because planning a large wedding is fraught with anxiety, case in point I almost didn’t have a dress to wear to my daughter’s wedding.

 

Fit and Flared dress, Chadwicks.com $59.99
 
 
This got me to thinking, does everyone have this much trouble trying to figure out what to wear to a wedding? The standard rules of what to wear have changed a bit over the years. Gone are the days when wearing black to a wedding is wrong. I’ve seen bridesmaids in cute black cocktail dresses. I guess the bride had mercy on the bridesmaids and actually choose a dress they could wear later after the wedding was over.

 

Tibi Dress, netaporter.com $475
 
 
While you still can’t wear white, there are many other options. First rule, wear something appropriate, even if the invitation states there will be a cocktail hour, do not wear a cocktail dress so skimpy you could go clubbing after the reception. Look for something demure, conservative and preferably with a jacket. While the days in spring maybe sunny and warm, the nights can get quite cold and having a jacket with keep you comfortable.

 

Eva Mendes Collection Isabel dress, NY and Company, $48
 
 
Go for a light fabric, you can wear something bright and spring like. No heavy fabrics like velvet or tweed. Now is the time to maybe break out those prints. Flowers and patterns, as long as they’re subtle are perfect for a spring wedding. Don’t forget the accessories, if wearing a solid go for something with a little pop. Add color with an evening bag or maybe some shoes. Also don’t forget the jewelry. Wear your hair up off your face and go for some chandelier earrings. It’s spring and you’re at a wedding, don’t forget to have some fun.
 
 
Mother of the Bride sheath dress, JJ's House $200

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