My fridge is covered with beautiful ‘save the dates’ and wedding invitations for this summer (Congrats Brett & Kristen, Jessica & Noel, Vanessa & Jeremy!). My mind is buzzing of what to wear but wedding dress codes come with a lot of stipulations — not too short, not too flashy, and please, please don’t wear white (eggshell or cream!). I want to look my best but I know I don’t want to be that girl. You know, the one who showed up looking like a two-dollar hooker or worse, obviously trying to upstage the bride.
Even for a fashion blogger, deciding what to wear to a wedding isn’t easy at the best of times. Weddings are a pretty formal affair where dresses are seen as the female uniform of choice but if you’re like me, and don’t want to wear a conventional fitted dress it can feel insurmountable. I am not big on wearing dresses and skirts which is why I am a romper ambassador. When I found this peach romantic romper I am wearing, I knew I could say yes to the romper. It isn’t too short and still looks very dressy and girly. A good rule of thumb to follow when finding something is to keep the look well-tailored, romantic, and pulled together. Think women’s tuxedos, jumpsuits, suits and dressy pants including palazzo pants, in dressy fabrics and textures, like chiffons, silks, lace, and floral details (I have linked some of my favorite options below).
There is obviously nothing wrong with wearing a dress but I love knowing it’s not my only option. Also, remember to wear your dancing shoes – thick soles, wedges, platforms are great dressy comfortable shoes (my favorite go-to platform espadrille are back in stock and under $75!) And if you really have to wear 5-inch stilettos just pack a cute pair of flats for later!
Are you attending any weddings? What are you planning on wearing?