Wedding season has arrived!
We all want to look our best when going to a wedding but it can be tricky finding the right dress that best fits you and thats appropriate for the venue. I am listing my top three tips that have helped me while dress shopping. Also, linking some of my favorite dresses for each type of wedding.
1. Find your color.
Not only do you look and feel great in the right color but you will look amazing in photos too. I always take a mirror selfie when trying on dresses (and clothing in general) because it always appears different than how you see it. Taking a photo (or having someone else) helps to see how the color looks on you and also fits. Also, make sure you are not wearing the same color as the bridesmaids or the bride! I have seen people wear a white, cream or ivory dress and that is just not cool. It is the brides day not yours hunnay! If the base is white but has a large colored print ontop that is okay but it can NOT be mainly white (linked some below).
2. Fit is key.
Finding the right style that fits your body type makes or breaks a look. It can be frustrating at times trying on a million dresses and nothing fitting correctly. Realistically a dress is not going to fit perfect but paying $15-40 for a tailor will make you feel comfortable all night long. Adjusting the straps, adding a snap on a wrap dress, or fixing the hemline can all make a huge difference. Plus these dresses tend to be expensive so buy one and get it tailored so you can wear it again.
3. Timeless over trendy.
Wearing a super trendy dress that won’t be in style next month isn’t a good choice for a wedding. Half the people there won’t even understand what you are wearing and you will look back at photos in a year and say, “WTH was I thinking?!” Sustainable fashion over fast fashion! I think jumpsuits aren’t necessarily trendy. You can find one that looks chic as long as it is not in a trendy color or print (or romper). When trying on dresses think, “would I wear this to a bachelorette party or out to a club?” If the answer is yes, then it probably isn’t appropriate for a wedding.
Remember ladies, you never want to out shine the bride, bridal party, and mothers so don’t wear anything that screams attention- like sequins, beads and/or metallic colors. I always research the venue to get a feel of how to dress. Thank you to geotags you can search the venue on Instagram to get a more realistic look of what others have wore there (other than the cheesy, over edited photos the venue has on their site). I am linking some of my favorite dresses out now. I am breaking them up by the type of wedding below: