So, you have received a wedding invitation in the mail and now your mind is racing of ideas of what you will wear as a guest. You know it’s not your day, but still a girl has to look good! Of course, you know it’s a no no to wear white, but are at a loss with all the options before you. Most invitations state a dress code which points guests in the right direction on all things attire. Getting an invitation that says, “Cocktail Attire” or “Black Tie” definitely takes the guessing game out of how formal or casual you dress. The Anglo Couture girls have broken down the different wedding dress codes with ideas for what to wear as you gear up to attend a wedding of a dear friend or family member.
The cocktail attire dress code specifies a shorter dress such as knee length or t-length and specifies a more semi formal look. Think dressy, but not over the top. A little black dress is always a good stand by and is always appropriate…plus, you can wear it again and again. For a daytime wedding, it’s fine to wear lighter fabrics and more effortless silhouettes. Below are a few examples of dresses that are a great fit for a wedding that specifies, “cocktail attire” on the invitation. Each of these looks are available at The Lounge by Anglo Couture.
The black tie dress code is a clear giveaway that the wedding will be quite the formal affair. For men this literally means, black tie (aka: a tux or a black suit). Isn’t it always so simple for them?! For women, there is a little more freedom in color choice and fabric, but a floor length dress is the most appropriate choice for any black tie event. Ere on the side of overdressing as a guest at this type of wedding. Several of the pieces from our Eros & Lace collection would be perfect to wear as a guest at a black tie wedding.
Black tie optional is another type of dress code you might see on your wedding invitation. This is where it can get a more little tricky since there are more options with this dress code. You have the choice to go formal or semi formal. So, a short or long dress would be appropriate, but we say it’s not every day you get to wear a long dress, so you might as well go for it. Pieces from the Eros & Lace collection would be beautiful options as well as some of the long dresses we have available at the Lounge.
Of course, accessorizing for every occasion is a must, not matter what the dress code is! For semi formal and formal occasions such as a wedding, it’s important to have a great clutch that shows off your dress and fits all of your essentials for the night. In addition to a great clutch, it’s important to have beautiful jewelry. At The Lounge by Anglo Couture, there are lots of beautiful accessories and clutch purses available to complete your wedding guest look.
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