The Do’s & Don’ts of Bridal Fashion

by Erica Stolman | 0 comments

The time is here, and that time is wedding season. As the time nears closer couples are preparing their vows, hosting showers, and getting ready to walk down the aisle. You, on the other hand, may be trying to figure out what you plan to wear to the various weddings you may be attending in the upcoming months. Questions will be sure to arise as you plan your outfits, such as: Can I wear cream? What colors should I avoid? Is a mini skirt to risqué? This is where I come in to help…

Whether you are the bride-to-be, the matron of honor, or simply a guest- there are a few things you must know when getting dressed for a fabulous wedding and/or wedding related event.

What to wear to a wedding

What to wear to a wedding

Rule #1: Most important rule of all, in my opinion, is to not wear white (or cream for that matter). You do not want to upstage the bride under any circumstances. Tan is okay, and a dress with a white background and a large print is also acceptable, yet all white is out of the question.

Rule #2: Stay away from red. Red can be overly sexy, and is better suited for date night with your man or a night out on the town with your girlfriends. Red also is very attention grabbing, and as I mentioned above, the attention should be on the lady in white… not you.

Rule #3: Black for a wedding? I don’t think so! Personally black can be a bit of a depressing color, not the color for the union of two people in love. Also, it is summer time, so you should wear something bright & fun!

Rule #4: Modesty is key. Sure, you may go to a wedding thinking you can pick up a man, but that doesn’t mean you should wear your shortest dress. You are going to a wedding, not a nightclub, so dress appropriately. You can still look hot without going over the top.

Rule #5: Dress for the venue. This one is easy; if you are in a church you should cover your shoulders, if the wedding is at the beach- rock some strappy sandals.

Rule #6: If you know the color of dresses the bridal party will be wearing, avoid wearing that color. There is a slew of great colors, choose one of those instead.