Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending my friend Lindsey’s wedding in Jackson, CA. It’s a cute little town with old fashion store fronts and all, but if you have never heard of it is no surprise. We lodged at the historic National Hotel in the heart of “downtown.” We were very impressed with the amenities. Give me a big white robe to get ready in and you’re guaranteed a five star review! Haha…in all seriousness it was perfect and if you ever find yourself up that way, I highly recommend the National. Anyway, after the ceremony something occurred to me…I have yet to dedicate a blog post to wedding guest attire. So that is what I am doing! Hear me out.
There are a lot of things to consider when dressing for a wedding. To begin, check the forecast. There is nothing worse than over heating or freezing your behind off. Second of all, research the venue. Is the space dressy or casual? Will you be indoors or outdoors? What is the terrain? Will your stiletto heels sink in the grass? It sounds like a lot of work, but if you were invited to the wedding then the bride and groom are either relatives or good friends of yours. Ain’t nobody got time to be uncomfortable during the celebratory event! Plus, it’s way easier to find such answers nowadays. Rather than texting the
bridezilla bride regarding your outfit, check out the venue and what guests were wearing on Instagram. From the app, simply tap the search box and then hit “places.” Type in the venue name and a slew of photos will populate. Reason number 9,559 to download Instagram.
Now that you know how to do your research, let’s get to the outfit details. I know I know it’s 2017 and the chances are greater than ever that the bride will not be wearing a white gown. Regardless, do not test your luck. Stay clear of all things white. I often dress in jewel tones and so far so good. But even if your color choice is limited, it does not mean you should dress untrue to you. Rather than a statement garment, gravitate towards accessories. In other words, do not show up wearing an avant-garde dress with leg-o’-mutton sleeves. Keep the dress and/or skirt simple, and go all out with the shoes, jewelry or hair.
Today we feature a cobalt jumpsuit. This piece truly exemplifies what I am trying to convey. It is simply chic and will not overshadow the bride. With the right details, this little number is a showstopper! When working with a bold hue, it is very fashionable to stick with a monochrome scheme. How do you like the matching cobalt pom pom earrings?! Act now because they are 50% off until Thursday at Baublebar. If you do not have shoes in the same color, nude is always a safe choice as seen here. Now send in your RSVPs and get shoppin’ for that wedding guest attire!
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