“What’s the best way to dress?”, countless women ask themselves and stand helplessly in front of the wardrobe. Because as a wedding guest, you have to do a difficult job – blending in elegantly with the overall picture but not being too conspicuous so as not to steal the show from the bride. We have listed for you below, which parts are better left at home for the next wedding.
1. A white outfit
Remember well, because this is the highest rule for the choice of clothes! You should never choose a white dress and risk asking which of you two is the bride. So unless you’re invited to an Ibizan beach wedding, where is the dress code all in white reads, you’d better go with a colored dress. To be absolutely sure also avoid pastel colors and rely on strong tones.
2. A bag that is too big
Even if the temptation is great to lug half your household effects with you to an event lasting several hours, it is better to limit yourself to the bare essentials. Baggy and bulky handbags are not appropriate at a wedding. See the handbag as an accessory and better choose a nice clutch or a small shoulder bag.
3. A neckline that is too wide
Although you might be hitting the dance floor at the party afterwards, it’s best not to dress like you’re going to a disco. A wedding is definitely a posh event, so if you want to be dressed appropriately as a woman, the neckline should not be too plunging. A back cut-out, for example, is a nice alternative.
4. Too much of everything
This is an important principle, because you shouldn’t make a dramatic entrance, but the bride should be the center of attention. as You should therefore decide on one point as an eye-catcheron which to focus. Maybe the shoes, the hairstyle or the beautiful necklace? In any case, follow the saying less is more and go for a simple, elegant look.
5. Wearing a hat in the evening
A lavishly braided wreath of flowers or colorful hats that even rival the Queen? During the day you can definitely score plus points with such accessories, but when it comes to the evening hours, headdresses are only popular in a very subtle design. Hair pinned up with a pretty clip or a filigree headband are beautiful companions, in any case you should come up with something minimalist.
6. Apply too thick
You will be the show act as a drag queen at your girlfriend’s wedding? Then you can skip this point. However, if this is not the case, simplicity is the order of the day when it comes to make-up at a wedding! If it takes place during the day, rely on natural and warm shades with subtle highlights. Only in the evening can you dig a little deeper into the make-up case and try your hand at wicked smokey eyes if the rest is kept simple.
7. Thick scarf and down jacket
It’s going to be a winter wedding and you’re wondering how to keep warm and look chic at the same time? First, leave grandma’s self-knitted woolen scarf at home. As cuddly as it is, it is unfortunately also very inappropriate for an elegant evening event. Likewise the thick down jacket in which you look dangerously similar to the Michelin Man. Sit up a dress with long sleevesa stole or a nice scarf. Tip: An unobtrusive hand warmer in your handbag works wonders.
8. Scruffy fingernails
Don’t underestimate the difference fingernails can make on an outfit. With unkempt nails is out elegant very quickly cheap. You can’t go wrong with nude tones, a French manicure or short red nails. However, you don’t have to sprint to the nail salon around the corner at the last second, just make sure your hands are well cared for first and foremost!
9. Too much jewelry
When you look in the mirror, do you shine and glitter brighter than any Christmas tree? Then you did something wrong. The jewelry should complete your outfit and be the proverbial cherry on the cream cake. If your look is already very simple, you can use a statement necklace or long earrings. Otherwise rely on classic jewelry, such as a beautiful pearl necklace with matching earrings.