The most important thing to remember when shopping for a wedding is that, you want to look cool and stylish. However, you do not want to distract attention from the bride, or draw attention for the wrong reasons.
For these very important reasons, I recommend you use the wordings on the invitation card for the wedding, that is, the dress code and colour code, to determine what wedding attire you are going to be shopping for.
Here are some general ground rules for dressing stylish for a wedding:
Do not ever wear white to a wedding, and also to the pre-wedding festivities, which include engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsals, pre-wedding dinner, etc. The only exception to this rule is, if there is an all-white dress code for one of the celebrations.
Always be respectful to religious affiliations. If you know the wedding is going to be held in a Catholic Church, for example, it might not be a bad idea to cover up properly and not to wear a hat, but if you must, then it should be taken off throughout the duration of the church service.
You can wear black to a wedding. It is not off limits. It used to be a taboo to wear black to weddings, but now it is totally acceptable for an evening affair.
Finally, it is better to be overdressed, than underdressed. If an invite says “black tie optional”, err on the side of caution, and wear a dark suit, or a tuxedo. It is always better to be safe, than sorry.
I am sure with all the tips I have given, you would definitely become a Style Star at Weddings!
Until another time, remain stylish!
Ifeanyi Okafor Jr. is a fashion and style enthusiast and a Dental Surgery student, in his penultimate year. He has dabbled in different parts of fashion, which include, fashion production, styling and writing; and he is currently a personal style blogger, who blogs at www.ifeanyiokaforjr.com. He has been featured in top blogs in his home country – Nigeria, which include, bellanaija, onobello, city people, September standard, to mention a few.
He thinks style is an identity and should be unique – what stands you out in a crowd.
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