Tis the season for weddings. Raise your hand if you’re attending a wedding this season? No matter how many events you have on your calendar, not all weddings are alike. It wasn’t until I moved to New York City from California that I experienced black tie weddings all year round. It seems rather cruel to force people to wear black tie in the hot summer months, but if the bride requests it, you do it. Thankfully, most brides request cocktail attirel for a more informal daytime wedding. This means that other than wearing denim, anything goes. The last wedding I went to in California, guests were wearing shorts. I thought my husband was going to have an aneurism. When choosing an outfit for a wedding, I am all about comfort. I never wear anything too tight, I keep my heels at a nice medium height for dancing, and never ever wear white. Every wedding I have been to, including my own, there has been a rule breaker. When you think of it, not wearing white is the easiest thing to do, so don’t wear it! If you have an in with the bride and you know that she has eight bridesmaids wearing navy, maybe pick a different color. It’s not a requirement, but you do want to stand out in the crowd, right?
No matter what kind of wedding you’re attending this summer, you can’t go wrong with these two outfits. They are perfect for any wedding dress code whether it’s black tie or cocktail wedding attire. Also, once wedding season is over, these dresses can be dressed up or down for any future event. Think this maxi dress is only for an evening wedding? Throw on some sandals and a jean jacket and you can wear it for the weekend. Hope these looks inspire you. Enjoy your summer festivities!