Wedding Wednesday Series: What not to Wear: Top 5 MISTAKES a Wedding Guest Makes. (Fashion and Styling)

Posted on: September 2, 2015

Can’t find anything to wear and you have a wedding TO GO TO? With wedding season upon us, stores pack their racks with many floral prints, bright & pretty dresses for you to choose from. But your biggest dilemmia is what is the most suitable for you as A guest…. It may not be your wedding but you still want to LOOK chic, polished and KEEP IT CLASSY FOR your friend’s or loved ones special day. YOU TOO ALSO WANT TO LOOK GOOD AS A GUEST TO A WEDDING. But you NEVER want to take the SHINE away from the Bride & Groom. Here are MY Top 5 most common mistakes a women makes when dressing for a wedding. (NOTE THESE ARE JUST SUGGESTIONS, AND WHAT I’VE SEEN AND JUST MY OPINION).

MISTAKE #1. WEARING WHITE

NOW WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS? ITS NOT YOUR WEDDING DAY AND YOU ARE DEFINITELY NOT THE BRIDE! SAVE YOURSELF SOME DRAMA AND A CONFRONTATION FROM THE BRIDE AND STIR CLEAR OF WEARING THIS COLOR. FOR SOME IT MAY SEEM LIKE AN OLD-FASHIONED AND OUTDATED RULE, AND YOU MAY HAVE A COOL AND CALM BRIDE, BUT IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT WEARING WHITE AT SOMEONE ELSE WEDDING MAY OFFEND OR RUB OFF ON OTHERs THE WRONG WAY. IN ALL HONESTY, THIS IS THE MOST OBVIOUS MISTAKE FEMALE GUEST MAKE WHEN WEARING WHITE TO A WEDDING OR ANY OF THE WEDDING FESTIVITIES. EVEN IT YOU WANT TO BE SEEN AS THE CENTER OF ATTENTION, BE KIND AND NOTE ITS NOT YOUR DAY SO DON’T TRY AND STEAL THE SHINE OFF THE BEAUTIFUL BRIDE. TO PLAY IT SAFE GO FOR A LITTLE BLACK DRESS. even though white is such a classic and feminine color to choose, just for that day and during any of the wedding festivities avoid wearing this color option. try a classic little black dress to play it safe.

MISTAKE #2. WEARING RED

ALTHOUGH RED IS A GREAT COLOR, AND A GREAT COLOR CHOICE FOR A WEDDING. BUT red DRAWS ALOT OF ATTENTION–ITS BRIGHT AND VIBRANT SO INSTEAD OF EYES BEING ON THE BRIDE & GROOM YOU MAY BE THE ONE GUEST that everyone WILL BE STARRING AT. AND IF YOU ARE TAKING PICTURES and THE COLOR PALETTE OF CHOICE IS  MOSTLY PASTELS OR SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES AND YOUR THE ONE IN RED YOU WILL DEFINITELY STAND OUT! TRY NOT TO “STEAL THE SHOW” FROM THE LOVELY BRIDE AT ALL COST AND AVOID WEARING A FIERY RED OR EVEN A BRIGHT RED DRESS. TRY SOMETHING LESS LOUD AND MORE SUBDUED LIKE A DEEP CRANBERRY just SOMETHING NOT SO BRIGHT and fiery.

MISTAKE #3. NOT FOLLOWING THE INVITATION DRESS CODE

ANOTHER BIG MISTAKE THATS MOST COMMON FOR GUEST IS THAT THEY FAIL TO CHECK THE DRESS CODE FOR THE EVENT. WHEN YOU IGNORE THE SUGGESTED DRESS CODE FOR THE EVENT IT CAN SHOW LACK OF INTEREST OR RESPECT FOR THE COUPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES. RULE OF THUMB: IF ITS A BLACK TIE WEDDING GREAT OPTIONS WOULD BE A NICE EVENING GOWN OR A SLEEK AND CHIC COCKTAIL DRESS IS APPROPRIATE AND EXPECTED. AND FOR A SUMMER CASUAL OR EVEN BEACH WEDDING A NICE DAYTIME SUMMER DRESS, SKIRT AND TOP OR A LIGHT SUIT IS REQUIRED. AND IF THERE IS NOt a SPECIFIED DRESS CODE, FOR A SUMMER WEDDING A COLORFUL SUMMER DRESS IS A SAFE BET AND FOR A FALL WEDDING A DEEP BUT SUBTLE COLOR DRESS WOULD BE FINE AS WELL. PAYING ATTENTION TO the DRESS CODE IS KEY, PAY ATTENTION TO DETAIL SO YOU AVOID FEELING OUT OF PLACE,

MISTAKE #4.

DRESSING OR WEARING THE SAME COLOR AS THE BRIDESMAID IS A DEFINITE NO NO!! IF YOU WEREN’T ASKED TO BE IN THE WEDDING AND YOU HAVE NO PART OF THE ENTOURAGE DON’T CHOOSE THE SAME COLORs AS THE THEME FOR THE WEDDING. YOU DON’T WANT TO CAUSE CONFUSION FOR THE GUEST LET ALONE THE WEDDING ENTOURAGE. FINDING OUT THE COLOR SCHEME AND trying to COORDINATE IDEAS TO GO WITH THE THEME IS THOUGHTFUL AND A GREAT IDEA, but in retrospect BY DOING SO, YOU MAY GIVE OFF THE IMPRESSION THAT YOU’RE OFFENDED AT NOT BEING ASKED TO BE A BRIDESMAID. SOMETIMES IT CAN BE JUST ON COINCIDENCE AND NOT PLANNED AND IN THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES THEY CAN’T BE HELPED. THESE ARE JUST BASED ON MY EXPERIENCES AND WHAT I’VE SEEN AT THE MANY WEDDINGS I’VE BEEN TO AND ESPECIALLY MY OWN WEDDING. SO JUST A RULE OF THUMB WHEN CHOOSING COLOR SCHEMES AS A GUEST TO A WEDDING.

MISTAKE #5

THIS IS DEFNITELY A HUGE NO NO NO! PLUS TO ME IN MY OPINION, its VERY TACKY AND DISRESPECTFUL TOWARDS The COUPLE AND THEIR RESPECTIVE FAMILIES. NOW I KNOW NOWADAYS, WE ALL WANT TO LOOK FLY AND ON POINT ALL THE TIME. AND WITH THE INFLUENCES OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER PLATFORMS WE Can BE INFLUENCED by this common mistake. just remember a wedding is a classy and memorable event. and by wearing inappropriate clothing, your look can downgrade or cheapen the event. especially wearing something that should be worn during a bachelorette party or a club, definitely not an appropriate look to choose. the reception is definitely a party filled with dancing and i’m sure a room filled with single cuties, but it isn’t the time nor place to show off your curves or best assets. Leave these dress options for the bachelorette party or the club, believe me no one needs to see so much cleveage its not a good look. even though some men may think so, but its not a good look for such a classy event– a wedding!! keep it chic, classy, and polished.

these are just my top 5 what not to wear mistake that i’ve seen and in my opinion are a no no no for a wedding. be mindful and conscious of your surroundings and the couple that your celebrating. remember its a day about them and the love they share. enjoy and have fun!!

If you’re unsure of what to wear feel free to contact me and I can help style your look for any event. write me a message, click on my contact page i’d love to chat and share my styling tips and ideas with you. or email me: emilysotera@socialfashionistabeauty.com.

Stay fab, beautiful, and gorgeous loves always stay true to yourself!!!!

xo,

SOCIALFASHIONISTABEAUTY

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