Do not outshine the bride
When dressing for a wedding, this is the golden rule. You don't want to draw attention to yourself for the wrong reasons. The invitation's style and location should be a helpful guide as to how formal or stylish you should be. Make sure to read over the invitation's dress code to see what may or may not be appropriate and do your best to adhere to this. Keep in mind the location, venue, time of day, and season for the wedding; these factors should help in narrowing the choices. Chances are you may still have doubts as to what your final look should be. Luckily we have come up with the 5 things you should definitely NOT wear to a wedding.
1. A White Dress - I think we all know this but just in case, save the cute ivory or cream dress for a fabulous summer party. White accents or prints are fine but stay away from wearing monochromatic shades of white and light neutrals, like beige. Be careful with off-white dresses as well, like champagne or cream as these can look like a white dress in the dark, and there should only be one white dress in the room.
2. Denim - For all the denim fans out there, we understand denim is your go-to, and you might even feel naked without your favorite piece. We love our denim shirts, jackets, and dresses. But the truth is, making denim work for a wedding is tough. We suggest you leave this look at home this one time.
3. Anything Too Sexy - A wedding is not the time or the place to show off the sexiest outfit hanging in your closet. You can certainly pick an outfit that accentuates your best features, but showing off too much skin is not the way to go. Although there may be dancing all night and single cuties, it’s best to keep the sexy outfit for a night out with your girlfriends.
4. Sweats - This is a very special occasion for the couple, and you have been included in this day. Nothing says not special than wearing sweats. No matter how fancy your sweats are or how trendy athleisure is right now, these belong at the gym or a lazy Sunday-sesh-on-the-couch.
5. The Wrong Underwear - Regardless of what outfit you end up choosing, please be careful in choosing the right undergarments. No couple wants the biggest memory of their wedding to be your bra peeking out from front of your dress the entire time or have their wedding photos marred by visuals of your bra and underpants (or lack thereof) captured by flash photography. Make sure to have the right undergarments for you to not only look your best but also feel comfortable.