Wedding season is upon….and graduation season….and beach season….and grilling season….and well, you know. I’m exhausted just looking at that list! What’s even more exhausting is figuring out what to wear. But no need to worry! Grace, Jealeyni, Luci and I are back with our monthly series 4×4 Style and this time we’re helping you figure out-what should I wear to a wedding?
I have never personally been to a formal wedding (I actually haven’t been to many weddings period), but that doesn’t stop a girl from dreaming about all the glamorous things she could wear if she got invited to said wedding. I can envision myself now draped in some form of a Chanel gown and dazzling in Tiffany jewels with pretty red-bottomed shoes on my feet…..back to reality, Alyssa! Back. To. Reality. Oh hey Zara dress! I think you and my budget will get along a lot better!!
So are we all back down from the couture clouds now? Good! Let’s go over a few rules for what to wear to a wedding that requires formal attire—-
-DON’T wear white. I hope this would go without saying (do I even have to tell you why?!), but never the less, I have seen people where white to a wedding. Don’t do it, just don’t!
-DO wear black or other dark shades. Personally, I would avoid bright colors or crazy prints or anything to overpowering for a formal event. Black is always a safe and trusty option that you can’t go wrong with and it instantly makes you look put together.
-DON’T wear anything showy, flashy, or trashy and nothing too short (in a dream world all dresses for a formal event would be floor length).
-DO wear classic silhouettes.
-DON’T overdo it with the jewels. If there is ever a time to limit your accessories, this is it. You can wear big sparkly earrings (like I did) but don’t do earrings, a necklace, and a huge arm party. I think art deco pieces (I’m obsessed with all of these right now) make especially good formal jewelry.
-DO add a pop of color with your nail polish and/or lipstick. For winter, I like to do reds, and for summertime I like coral shades (similar to my nails and lips in the pictures).
Not going to a formal wedding? Here’s some inspiration for what to wear to a wedding that is traditional,outdoors, or at the beach. Don’t forget to show us what you would wear to a wedding using #4x4style on Twitter and Instagram! And make sure to let us know if there are any trends you would love to see in the #4x4style, either in the comments below or by Tweeting or Facebooking us with the trend (don’t forget to include the hashtag!).