What To Wear To A Wedding Other Than A Dress

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It is that time of the year. Wedding bells are ringing, and blushing brides are walking down the aisle. Some of you might have a wedding or two to attend this year, and you might be looking a something to wear. You can check out my Simple, Elegant Dresses for Wedding Guests Over 50 if you’re looking for elegant dresses and accessories. But if you’re looking for something to wear to a wedding other than a dress, this post is for you.

Where Is The Wedding?

The venue will give you lots of clues on what to wear to a wedding. If the venue is in a barn or someone’s backyard, then you might assume that the attire will be casual. A sundress or a dress that you would wear to church would be fine. However, if the wedding is in a fancy hotel or at a swanky country club, a formal or semi-formal dress code would be the safest bet. Look at the invitation to see if a dress code is listed.

Is There A Color Theme?

Some brides like to do a theme for their wedding, and you will usually be told ahead of time. One bride asked everyone to wear white, and she wore a different color. It was a beautiful wedding! Some weddings have asked everyone to dress in black, and that looks so pretty and classic.

What NOT To Wear To A Wedding

Unless mentioned on the invitation or by the bride, there are a few things you should NOT wear to a wedding. Don’t go too casual, even if the wedding is casual. Stay away from t-shirts and jeans, flip-flops, etc. This is the brides wedding day, and it should be respected as something they will want to remember fondly. Don’t wear white! I’m sure most of you already know this, but I’ll mention it again. Remember, the bride is the star, so we don’t want to be wearing the same color as her or outshine her. Unless you are told otherwise, don’t try to “match” the wedding party. If the invitation doesn’t specify a color theme for the wedding, look for clues in the invitation. Or, message the bride and ask. I’m sure she will appreciate you trying to make her day special.

Jumpsuits Are Great To Wear To A Wedding Other Than A Dress

Don’t roll your eyes at wearing a jumpsuit. Lol! A jumpsuit is great to wear to a wedding other than a dress since it is a one-and-done item. I chose a solid navy faux wrap jumpsuit since I can accessorize it with almost anything.

Since the jumpsuit is sleeveless, I’m going to link to some wraps/sweaters/kimonos that you could wear with the jumpsuit to add warmth and hide your upper arms.

The v-neckline is flattering, and it allows you to show off a statement necklace or a string of pearls. The v shape draws your eye downward and helps to make your neck look long and lean.

The back of the jumpsuit is just as pretty as the front. It features a deep v opening but still allows you to wear your regular bra. Here is the bra I wear daily.

Yes, You Can Wear Black To A Wedding

Black might seem somber, and a color that you wouldn’t normally associate with a wedding. But, black is also elegant, dressy, and appropriate for most occasions, even weddings.

These Wide Leg Long Palazzo Pants would be perfect for a wedding. You can wear them with any color, and dress them up or down. I paired them with a black wedge sandal since a lot of weddings are held outside. Walking in grass or gravel with high heels can be a pain, but a wedge shoe works great. If I were wearing these shoes out to dinner, then I would probably wear a pair of heels to make the outfit dressier. Here is what I use for my heels when I need to wear them in places that could damage the heels.

This Off The Shoulder Tie Waist Wrap Top is gorgeous, but a little hard to maneuver to look right. The next time I wear this, I would use safety pins to hold it in place and keep it from shifting. This would look great with a beautiful skirt or straight-leg pants.

Like wearing black, wearing pearls is always appropriate. I wear a lot of pearls with jeans, dresses, or even with a t-shirt. The necklace I’m wearing is named after me, and I have it doubled to make it shorter. I have a 15% off code that you can use for your entire purchase. Tania15

Choose a 2-Piece Set/Suit To Wear To A Wedding Other Than A Dress

A one-and-done option is always the easiest choice. For those who don’t want to wear a dress or a jumpsuit, then a “set” or a “suit” would be the next best thing.

Can you wear bright colors to a wedding? The jury is out on this since bright colors might look like you’re trying to steal the spotlight. However, summer and beach weddings are ones where wearing bright colors is acceptable. I love wearing bright colors, so this outfit is one that I would wear to dinner, to a play, or a celebration event, but probably not to a wedding.

I love bright colors, so this Wide Leg Pants 2-Piece Set is my favorite. I’m wearing the purple version which looks brighter and more magenta in these photos than in person. However, it isn’t as dark as it appears on the website. This set would be great for a wedding; however, I would choose one of the other available colors.

The Tweed Double Breasted Blazer has been a favorite purchase for me this year. I’ve worn it with everything, and it makes everything look polished and put together.

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