The Guest List: What to wear ♥

Summer Bloom
Seeing as that Summer is just right around the corner.. and there's a ton of weddings coming up as well, I thought I'd do a post on what to wear to Weddings: Summer Edition. (Sorry guys, this is for the ladies. I'll try and do a guy edition soon!)

Look #1: Summer, florals.. you can't go wrong right? This is great for outdoor weddings. A garden one possibly? I especially love the colours on the floral print with this dress. It's feminine, and doesn't say grandma's curtain. The waistband on this dress gives a defined waist, yet the flare adds a flirty, fun touch to it. Accessories - Kept it simple with pops of colours that compliment the dress. And the heels.. love them. I know this look might come across as "old" or more "mature".. but it's really how you wear it and carry yourself. Now someone in their teens could wear something like that, but could go with a different floral pattern or style/cut of dress. And be playful with their accessories!
Back to Basics
Look #2: Back to simplicity. Fairly basic dress (minus the subtle print) as the canvas.. (Don't know what colour? Pick your favourite and go from there!) and then pile on the accessories! You know what they say. When in doubt, accessorize! Summer is a season for colours. And when you go for a dress that is on the simpler side, you have room for that. Plus if you have a number of weddings to attend like I do, it's an inexpensive way to go. Accessories can change an outfit completely. Depending on the wedding you're attending, you can always dress up or dress down with this dress. Oh and the Ray Bans. I love how they're casual cool with any outfit. Those are a classic.
Smoke Signals
Look #3: Black is the new.. black. It just never gets old. Ever. Channel a chic, sophisticated vibe with this colour. (So fancy schmancy, I know.) With black, the options are endless. I chose this dress with a frilly bottom to give the outfit some texture. Find one that fits your style. Add some sparkling stunners and you're good to go. With such a colour, you can play up your make-up as well. Smokey eyes, bold, red or fushia lips. This would probably be your go to for a formal wedding at a hotel of some sorts. But make sure you have fun with it!
Dual Duty
But of course, if you're on a budget.. go with separates! Make purchases that do double duty. You can totally style these in a million ways. (And add them to your everyday wardrobe.) Belt it up, and you're good to go. I adore that gold belt. Adds definition to the outfit, and completes it. Chiffon skirts always do the trick. Especially for Summer weddings. They're light, flowy, and so wearable. I like my separates to have contrasting colours and textures, but if you want the same colours, you could do that as well. Two of my favourite pieces are a pencil skirt and a peplum top in the same colour. Looks like a dress when paired together. Another fave in the wardrobe right now? A lace pencil skirt. Trust me, lace always looks stunning in photos.

Now with all that being said, take cues from your invitation. Bear in mind the venues stated. That's where you'll start. Some golden rules to follow..

Never wear white. You're not there to outshine or compete with the bride. It's her day, you'll have yours. Only exception? If the invite states so. (Ex. My cousin's wedding at the beach stated that it was an all white affair.) You don't want to be known as that girl, do you?

2. Do not show up sloppy. Dark jeans may pass for certain weddings, but please.. make an effort. You're part of the wedding. Don't troll the photographs. I haven't seen it here yet.. but back in Singapore, people have worn jeans and a polo to a wedding at a 5-star hotel. Needless to say, it was an awful sight. Total eyesore. If I was the photographer.. you are most definitely cropped! Not trying to be mean, but how you dress is a sign of respect to the Bride and Groom. If you don't care, showing up in jeans and a tee is no better than flip flops and a bathing suit.

3. Ladies, don't show up as if you're going to a club. This isn't Vegas, and you're not bringing sexy back. (Maybe if it was a wedding there... you might get away with it.) I know there may be single guys there, that you might keep a look out for to grab their attention.. but no. If you have to ask whether it's appropriate, it probably isn't.

4. Save the LBDs for the evening. That is all.

Well I hope some of you found this helpful! Now go and rock those looks! More importantly, wear them with confidence. That's the best accessory to any look. Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts, and/or suggestions! I'd be more than happy to read them. XO


LC said...

hi! could you tell me where that lime dress with the orange necklace is from? and also the last set of dresses! they are all to die for!

xoxo, LC

MagLee said...

Good post, Tessa! I have a wedding to go to in June and this was very helpful!!! I just hope I can find something... :(

Diana Huynh said...

I absolutely love this post! I am attending a ton of weddings this year. So, I really have no clue what to wear as a guest.

Stumble onto your blog from misscindee and I am glad I have. I love your site.

amileinherheels said...

Np girl! :) I hope so too! If you ever need a shopping buddy ;) Hollaaa!! Hahaha

Thanks for reading it Diana! Hope it helped :)

oomph. said...

i like the first set....the floral dress is really pretty. love the purple hues.


floral print dress said...

Great post! I also love the first pretty xx


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