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A Guide to Wedding Dress Codes

DRESS FOR THE OCCASION A Guide to Dress Codes If you've ever opened an event invitation that calls for creative black tie attire and thought, "Huh?"-you're not alone. With so many dress codes out there, it's tough to figure out what you're actually expected to wear. Below is a guide for cracking that dress code and showing up in style. Casual Also known as "Come as You Are." Don't show up in sweatpants. Otherwise, feel free to dress comfortably. Ladies o Jeans o Casual blouse o Flats o Sundress o Sandals Gute O Jeans o T-shirt o Sweater o Sneakers o Chino shorts o Button-down shirt o Sandals 00000000.00000000..0.000000.00.00000000.000000000.. 000000.00 0000000000..0000000... Business Casual Dress 9 to 5-appropriate. Think The Office, not Mad Men. Ladies o Black trousers o Pencil skirt o Blouse o Heels or flats Guite o Chinos or Dress pants o Collared shirt o Loafers or Dress Shoes 00000000.00000.0000 0.0000.00..000000.• 00000.00.0000000000..000000.0.0000000.. Business Attire It's starting to get serious. Now it's time to think Mad Men or Scandal. Also known as business formal. Ladies o Tailored dress o Stockings o Dark pantsuit o Heels Gute o Gray or Navy suit o Solid dress shirt o Tie (nothing flashy) o Dress shoes and dark socks 0000000...0000.000000..0000..000..0 0000...0000.00 0.00....•..000...000.. 0000... Festive Attire Garden Party Depends on the season and event function-usually holiday parties or outdoor weddings. Think dressy but fun. Ladies Festive: o Colorful cocktail dress o Bold jewelry o Glittery clutch o Heels Garden: o Summer dress o Wedges or flats Guts Festive: o Seasonal sport coat o Slacks o Holiday-themed tie o Dress shoes Garden: o Linen or Seersucker suit o Loafers o No socks 00000000.0000000000..000000000..000000 00000.0 000000000..000000. ..0000000.. Semi-Formal Also known as cocktail attire or after-five, semi-formal is the go-to dress code for most weddings and dressier parties. Think simple and elegant. Ladies o Little Black Dress (close to the knee) o Pearls or metallic jewelry o Heels Gute o Dark slim fit suit o White shirt o Skinny tie o Black shoes 00000000.0000000000..00000000. 000.0000 00000000.. 00000.00.000000000..0000000... Black Tie Oztional Creative Black Te The most ambiguous category. Leaves the door open for trendy items. Conservative is always a safe choice. Lades Formal/Black Tie Optional: o Floor-length dress o Conservative LBD or Cocktail dress Creative: o Trendy gown o Dressy Cocktail dress o Fun accessories Guite Formal/Black Tie Optional o Black tuxedo o Dark suit o White shirt o Black tie Creative: o Black Tuxedo o Black shirt o Matching bow tie and cumberbund Black Te Pretty straightforward: Just pretend you're going to the Oscars. Ladies o Floor-length gown o Matching clutch o Statement necklace or earrings Guts o Black tuxedo o Cuff links o Black shoes and socks When in doubt, it's always better to stick with timeless looks. Don't be the guy who shows up in a baby blue tuxedo. 0000000.. 0000000....000000. 000.00.00000.. 0000.00 0000000000..000000... Sources: Eyer-Pretty make you pretty forever

A Guide to Wedding Dress Codes

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A guide for deciphering the dress code and showing up to the party in style.


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