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7 Things You Should Never Ever Wear to a Wedding

March 31, 2017
By Cailyn Cox
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We all know wearing white to a wedding (unless you're the bride) is a big no, but there are many other items and colors that are also considered inappropriate.
So, if you want to blend into the crowd and not get on the bride's bad side, we have a few tips you should really read.


Don't be too loud. We're not talking about the volume of your voice here but rather the choice of print (animal print, metallics, anything with sequins etc...) and color that you decide to wear. It's not your big day and you don't want to steal all the attention from the bride, which is why your clothing should be muted.
Avoid bold colors like red (which really tend to grab attention) and instead stick to soft, neutral tones like beige, blush and pale blue.
Never wear white, or black. While the colors and prints you opt for should never be too bold, you should also avoid white. Not only is wearing white disrespectful to the bride but it will make you stand out like a sore thumb.

Head-to-toe black, on the other hand, is boring and creates a more somber mood.
Don't wear anything too tight. Tight clothing has a time and a place, but a wedding is definitely not the right one. Wear something fitted, but not something too clingy that shows off your assets. Avoid anything that exposes your bra and watch the hemline.

Which brings us to our next point: Don't wear anything too short. Avoid micro dresses and skirts and instead opt for a more modest hemline — you also won't feel comfortable having to pull down your dress throughout the ceremony.

Go easy with the heels. Wearing sky-high heels during the ceremony and reception will be uncomfortable for your feet, but it's also inappropriate. Instead, stick with a modest heel like a wedge or a kitten. Plus whatever you do don't wear flip flops or anything with too much bling, and ensure that your shoes are clean and not worn.

Overdress rather than underdress. Sure, some weddings are very casual, and this point largely depends on the venue and the dress code that the couple have instructed for their big day, but the general rule of thumb when it comes to picking out an outfit for a wedding is to overdress rather than underdress. What we mean is don't even think about wearing jeans and a T-shirt or a pair of denim cut-offs.

Even if the wedding is casual, opt for something casual chic like a pretty dress with a blazer or a co-ord top and shorts.

Last but not least keep the accessories to a minimum. Don't pile of the jewelry and never wear a tiara or something similar.


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