Wedding season is quickly coming upon us. And since many weddings have been pushed over the last year to better accommodate those looking to stay healthy and avoid crowds, this summer is looking to be a big one for the wedding industry.
With the number of weddings coming up this summer, you might be wondering how to dress for each occasion without wearing the same thing over and over again. To help you in figuring this out, here are three tips for selecting the perfect out for attending summer weddings.
Err On The Side Of Overdressing
While what you wear to a wedding will usually vary based on the people holding the wedding and the venue of the wedding, Nicole Kliest, a contributor to Brides.com, recommends that you always err on the side of being overdressed rather than being underdressed. As long as you’re not upstaging the bride or those in the bridal party, it’s much better to dress a little too formally than to be too casual.
To help you find the right clothes for the occasion, you may want to check out your favorite clothing boutique rather than shopping at chain department stores. This will ensure that you find clothes that half of the other guests won’t already be wearing. Plus, boutiques often have clothes made of a higher quality, which will help with looking more formal.
Be Careful With Your Shoe Choice
The shoes you choose to pair with your wedding clothes need to be well thought out when you’re attending a summer wedding.
Before you pick your shoes, double-check the wedding invitation to see where the wedding and reception will be taking place. If the wedding will be outdoors or at the beach, Naoimh O’Hare, a contributor to WeddingWire.com, advises against wearing stiletto heels, as they can easily sink into the grass outdoors or make it very hard for you to walk in the sand on the beach. Otherwise, wearing shoes that are either open- or close-toed is completely up to you.
While most of the time summer weather is warm, you can also experience summer storms, which can quickly drop the temperature. So since you might not know the exact temperature of the venue for the summer wedding you’ll be attending, Nina Callaway, a contributor to The Spruce, recommends that you prepare for any temperature by dressing in layers.
Ideally, you should wear short-sleeves or a very thin material on the layer closest to your body. Then, on your next layer, wear something that will give you a little extra warmth or protection from the sun if you need it.
If you’re going to be attending a lot of weddings this summer, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you pick the perfect outfits for the occasions.