Shirleen

Shirleen

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Weddings... What to wear?

Still in awe about my sister’s wedding I attended a few weeks ago, it was indeed a fairytale wedding, everything was perfect - the way a wedding should be.


Here are some photographs...
Sheré making her entrance on a gondola via the Swan River Western Australia





We all get invited to weddings some time or another and one of the questions we’re faced with are: What to do I wear?
I am certainly guilty of having no colour in my closet, walking into my closet is like stepping into a funeral, so I’m not exactly a fashion guru, but I do have a fairly good sense of style.
What is the etiquette for proper wedding guest attire?
What I’ve learnt over the past years…For a day time wedding, depending on your style, a lady’s dress should be fun, floral, sweet and sexy, you can also wear a light coloured suit. Try and stay away from black, navy or anything that looks too corporate. To accentuate the outfit, accessorize it with a beautiful hat, a gorgeous clutch hand bag etc.  Your accessories should co-ordinate with your outfit. Don’t go overboard; just keep it simple and elegant. You don’t want to land up looking like lady Gaga.
For an evening wedding – unlike Summer, opt for darker colours to look more sophisticated, you could wear a cocktail dress, nothing too sexy – black is fine, or you could go for a dressy suit.
For a Black tie wedding, wear a formal dress – usually to the floor. Here you get to wear your bling and you can dazzle, not too much though, unless you  are a drag queen.
Not to wear: the colour white, be careful not to upstage the bride - you can get away with a white dress with prints or a beige coloured dress (Like I did))



Try not to wear anything too sexy or revealing
Weddings usually involve dancing, so try not to wear anything constricting

Luckily we have the power of choice, so you don't have to stick to this, you can make up your own rules. Use it... don't use it



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See you soon
Shirleen xoxo

7 comments:

Taren Taylor said...

Good Advise, most people have a tendency of thinking they can get away with wearing a white dress to a wedding!

Anonymous said...

Hi Shirleen

This is so amazingly useful.

I look forward to your next one.

Thank you for the great tips

XXX

Anonymous said...

Hi Shirleen

I am someone who needs to add some kind of exercise to my day/week. I have tried the gym thing after work but it just doesn't work for me, I find it extremely hard to find the time and energy.

Think I will try your workout tip and do a short workout in the morning. I know its going to be hard but will let you know how I go.

Thanks for the tips

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