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Top 10 tips for wedding dressing

Top 10 tips for wedding dressing

Weddings can be a stressful time, and I’m not just talking from the bride and groom’s point of view!

Deciding what to wear to a wedding is a big deal, there are a lot of things to consider and should you’ll never live the pictures down.

Here’s my top ten tips on what you should and shouldn’t wear to a wedding.

1. Don’t dress too bridal

You can’t compete with the bride’s dress so don’t even try, white lace, silk or intricate corset designs are best saved for your own special day.

2. Floral prints are always a hit

Summer weddings are a great time to try out colourful floral print dresses. Men can get in on this trend too, however stick to pastels and fine prints to avoid looking like wallpaper.

3. Flat shoes are okay

It can be tempting to invest in some amazing heels, however weddings are long and often involve a lot of time on your feet so either bring some pumps in your bag or leave the stiletto sandals at home.

4. Keep cleavage under wraps

It’s not appropriate to show off too much cleavage at a wedding, it’ll only cheapen your look and attract disapproving stares. Also the bride won’t thank you for trying to steal the limelight.

5. Don’t flash your underwear

Weddings are formal occasions and therefore visible bra straps and panty lines are a no-no. Try strapless dresses and avoid tight-fitting underwear for a smooth silhouette.

6. Try and match your accessories

Forgetting to bring a matching bag can ruin an outfit, another reason why a timeless black or cream clutch bag is a brilliant investment.

7. Women don’t have to dress girly

A smart tailored trouser or short suit can look even more flattering than a dress so, if you’re not particularly girly, it doesn’t mean you can’t look formal yet feminine.

8. Do wear a hat

How many other occasions do you have to wear a floral fascinator or eccentric hat?

9. Pashminas are your best friend

Pashminas are better than a cardi or jacket at a wedding, especially when it’s hot. They make a classy cover up and are really versatile.

10. It’s better to be overdressed than underdressed

Trust me you’ll regret taking smart casual too far, better to get compliments for making an extra special effort than confused looks.

What are your top wedding dressing tips?

Posted by Margo Hunter

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