Ever been stumped on what to wear to a wedding?? As a stylist, I get that question ALL the time. I wanted one of my recent Ask Ashley articles to not only be informative on how to be the best dressed guest but to also show photos so you can actually get an idea of what types of wardrobe work for multiple types of weddings.
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Beach Wedding –
Hat – Nordstrom // Watch – Chanel J12
Beach weddings are always a pleasure to attend, but you run into concerns about what to wear, whether it is a formal setting or more casual and whether it’s actually on the beach or inside a venue on the beach.
Formal beach-wedding attire should consist of a more formal maxi dress. Throw on a pair of sturdy wedge sandals since you will most likely be walking in the sand. Finish off your look with some dainty jewelry and a cute clutch.
Casual beach-wedding attire gives you a chance to dress like you’re on a beach getaway. Wear a flowing chiffon maxi dress with a pair of wedges or strappy sandals. You might be walking in the sand, so keep that in mind. Keep your look simple. Wear dainty jewelry and add a pop of color with your handbag to spice things up. If you want to add a little more of a wow factor, throw on a floppy hat, and you’re all set.
Formal Wedding –
Dress – Sue Wong // Shoes – Pelle Moda // Bracelet – BaubleBar
Clutch – Sondra Roberts
Formal weddings are some of the trickiest to dress for. They are known for elegance and are normally hosted at extremely sophisticated venues, which means you need to dress the part. That doesn’t necessarily mean you need to wear an evening gown, but you are definitely expected to dress up more than usual. If you prefer a shorter cocktail dress, be sure there are some dressier elements, such as lace or beaded detailing. The same goes if you are opting to wear an evening gown. You can up the sex appeal with cutout details, lace or beads and a killer pair of heels.
Country Chic Wedding –
Embroidered Dress – Biya // Clutch – Hobo
Cowboy Boots – Toni Lama
Country chic is definitely a fun way to style up a rustic outdoor wedding. Keep it simple with a flattering dress that is comfortable and casual. I opted for a gray empire-waist maxi dress with embroidered flowers, and cowboy boots. Nothing says ranch wedding like a pair of cowboy boots. Make a statement with a solid-color dress or a printed skirt, simple accessories and a pair of cowboy boots to dance the night away.