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How To Dress Elegantly

So your good friend is getting married soon and you do not know how to dress for the occasion. Yes, I know that is exactly why you came to read this post. You probably even considered declining the invitation but you don’t want to disappoint your friend. So you gave it some more thought and decided that you will RSVP anyway. After all, she didn’t really have to invite you so consider yourself lucky to have made the list. The only problem now though is that you’re stuck figuring out how to dress and what you should wear.

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Dress Shopping

I’ve been in this situation quite a few times myself and it’s not a nice one to be in. At one point I even told myself that being invited to a wedding is an expense. Mainly because you have to buy an outfit, do your hair, nails, and makeup.

Related: What To Wear When You Are Not Feeling To Dress Up

Set A Budget

Before you being shopping, think about all the stuff that needs to get done and set a budget. This is so that you would know how much money is required up front and that you do not overspend.

How To Dress Elegantly For A Friends Wedding

Wear A Gown

Gowns are those dresses that go all the way down to your ankles or are floor length. They can be made of solid colours, and may also incorporate materials such as lace, sequins and embellishments. Although typically very expensive, you can still find some good quality ones for under $100.

How To Dress Elegantly To A Friends Wedding In 2019 | Travel Beauty Blog

Burgundy Gown

How To Dress Elegantly To A Friends Wedding In 2019 | Travel Beauty Blog

Embellished Gown

How To Dress Elegantly To A Friends Wedding In 2019 | Travel Beauty Blog

High-low Gown

Cocktail Dresses

My favourite types of dresses to wear to weddings are cocktail dresses. They are usually knee-high length, simple and elegant which makes them easy to style. In terms of cost, they tend to be priced at mid-range so its not too expensive nor too cheap.

How To Dress Elegantly To A Friends Wedding In 2019 | Travel Beauty Blog

Black Cocktail Dress

How To Dress Elegantly To A Friends Wedding In 2019 | Travel Beauty Blog

Lace Cocktail Dress

Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses are different from gowns and although they are also long, they are not as formal.

How To Dress Elegantly To A Friends Wedding In 2019 | Travel Beauty Blog

Cut-out Maxi Dress

How To Dress Elegantly To A Friends Wedding In 2019 | Travel Beauty Blog

Floral Maxi Dress

 

Jumpsuits

Gone are the days when jumpsuits were only used to go to the clubs or to new years eve parties. The popularity of jumpsuits is becoming like a little black dress which is a staple for every wardrobe.

How To Dress Elegantly To A Friends Wedding In 2019 | Travel Beauty Blog

Tie Waist Wide Leg Jumpsuit

How To Dress Elegantly To A Friends Wedding In 2019 | Travel Beauty Blog

Cascading Tie Jumpsuit

 

Accessorize appropriately

Shoes

When it comes to shoes you do not have to wear 4-inch heels but do not turn up in sandals. In fact I have seen wedding photos in the past of some guests wearing sandals. Sometimes life happens and it may be absolutely necessary to wear flat shoes. In that case,  you can wear a pair of ballet flats like this or this.

This soft blush satin Badgley Mischka bow ankle strap sandal is the true definition of elegance. Don’t let the price tag scare you because you are surely going to turn a few heads with this pair.

How To Dress Elegantly To A Friends Wedding In 2019 | Travel Beauty Blog

Badgley Mischka Ankle Strap

How To Dress Elegantly To A Friends Wedding In 2019 | Travel Beauty Blog

Kota Ankle Strap

Purses & Clutches

Your bag should complement your outfit and not match it, for instance, a black dress with silver or gold bag. Your shoe and your purse should be the same colour as much as possible.

How To Dress Elegantly To A Friends Wedding In 2019 | Travel Beauty Blog

Aneka Pleated Shine Clutch

 

How To Dress Elegantly To A Friends Wedding In 2019 | Travel Beauty Blog

Laken Crystal Embellished Box Clutch

Jewellery

Simple silver or gold jewellery are top choices for weddings, as well as pearls.

How To Dress Elegantly To A Friends Wedding In 2019 | Travel Beauty Blog

Pavé Crisscross Ring

How To Dress Elegantly To A Friends Wedding In 2019 | Travel Beauty Blog

Teardrop Hoop Earring

Other Minor Things To Note

Ready-made dresses, skirt suits and jumpsuits are easier to style than having to mix and match separate pieces.

Never try to outshine the bride: aim for less flashier outfits and subtle colours. Also avoid wearing all white clothing or the exact wedding theme colours.

Remember its quite okay to dress your best!

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