Dressing for a wedding weekend is quite the challenge. You never want to outshine the bride! It is very hard for me to tone down my style while staying true to myself. As I pieced together this ensemble, for my BIL’s rehearsal dinner, I learned a few things that are worth sharing. Hear me out.
Before aimlessly searching the internet for cocktail attire, think about the location. Is the rehearsal dinner at an elegant restaurant? A country club, or a relative’s home? When I found out that were congregating at my sister-in-law’s house, my outfit options changed significantly. If the celebration is at a private residence, pants are totally acceptable. Typically a lady in a dress is more glamorous than a gal in pants. Luckily I was correct to assume that the bride would be wearing a dress! Once you decide on bottoms, consider styling them with black or brown accents. A “statement” top in black is far less attention grabbing than a statement top in red. Catch my drift?!
These orange trousers are what I refer to as “basic with a twist.” At first glance, they look like a pair of traditional khakis. But they are so much more! The ultra starchy fabric hugs your bod in the right places and is comfortable for all day wear. The gold hardware makes for easy matching, while the split hem is a unique frill. The velvet top is a silent stunner. The one shoulder neckline and bow detail are the perfect feminine touches. It is all about balance. Take your not so boring wedding weekend guest attire to another level with classic jewels. Pearls are always safe.
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