Figuring out what to wear to a wedding is almost as complicated as choosing who to bring as your date. Not wanting to outshine the bride, but also wanting to look great — especially if it involves seeing old friends, ex-boyfriends and your usual crowd, settling on the dress is rather difficult. Fret no more as we’ve found perfect options for all the different types weddings you will be invited to this upcoming summer.
Cleverly embellished to whittle your waist, this gorgeous plum gown will have everyone at the reception, including that hottie you've been eyeing, wondering who's that statuesque looking goddess? To complement a dress like this, full-on glamour is necessary––that includes getting all dolled up.
Like the location of the wedding, your dress should be just as relaxed. Bright colors are a must, and as for length, short is really the way to go, especially during the summer. Accessorize similarly—think matching wedges and an embellished clutch.
If you are heading to a city wedding where the guests and overall theme are as edgy and modern as any wedding can get, then think out of the box when considering your outfit. What works? A strapless leather gown, a bustier-style frock, and of course plenty of black. Keep it wedding-appropriate by adding diamond (fake or real) bracelets, red lips and a pretty up-do.
Keep the garden theme going by wearing a pretty floral dress. Lucky for you, spring fashion means you have plenty of options to choose from. However, if sweet isn't really your look, you can toughen up the florals by incorporating edgy accessories, like a black studded belt and sky-high open-toe booties.
tFS Pick:Taylor Dress Fit & Flare $138
Wear this sky-blue maxi dress at the shore as you watch the romantic couple say their vows. From the color to the relaxed fit, everything about this dress screams a beach wedding. Because it's a full length dress, keep it beachy by opting for flat gold gladiator sandals, and a flower or two on your hair.
If the wedding dujour has a cocktail theme, keep it short and flirty by going for a bedazzled and beautiful look. In this instance, embellishments like crystals and feathers are key, as are strong royal colors like emerald, sapphire and the always hot choice, ruby-toned. Another great reason to go with a short dress is that you have an excuse to go all out with your shoes, as you will be clearly showing them off.
tFS Pick: Sue Wong Strapless Feather Dress $528
More casual but just as polished, a country club wedding calls for a fun and preppy look. Consider colorful shifts, geometric-patterned A-Line dresses or a sleeveless embellished dress. Pair with nude heels, a statement clutch and perhaps even a glamorous Kate Middleton-style hat.