The older we get, the more we’re invited to all different kinds of celebrations. And, no matter what type of event it is; whether it’s a wedding, a bridal shower, an engagement party or a black tie gala, the first thought that comes to mind when that invitation shows up in the mail is “what am I going to wear?”! It can be a bit tricky to decipher exactly what the dress code is for all of these special get togethers. Don’t worry – this guide will make it easy for you!
For all of you who have a wedding, engagement party or black tie affair on your calendar, TheDressList.com has got you covered. We have affordable dresses for every occasion and will give you some tips on how to dress (as a guest) for these three very special occasions. And the best part? There’s something for everyone, no matter what the occasion is.
So, without further ado, here’s how to dress for 3 different special occasions…
What to Wear: To a Wedding
When is comes to being a wedding guest, the first thing you’ll want to do before you go out and buy a dress is check the dress code on the invitation. If it’s black tie or black tie optional, we recommend opting for a full-length gown. If the dress code is casual or cocktail attire, you can wear something a little less formal. Try a strapless chiffon sheath dress. It’s classic, beautiful and is the perfect dress to dance the night away in.
At a wedding, it’s not only important to know what to wear, but also to know what NOT to wear. There are certain styles certainly taboo for a wedding. Try to avoid: white dresses, sequins, solid black, flip flops and animal print. These can be too flashy and distracting for a wedding setting.
What to Wear: To an Engagement Party
There’s no need to get too dressed up for an engagement party, so a short, flirty dress is the perfect pick. It’s chic, yet more casual than a full-length gown, and perfect for this kind of occasion. And remember: As mentioned before, don’t wear all white! It goes without saying, but that is reserved for the bride-to-be only. A cute, flirty mini dress can be perfect to wear to a friend’s engagement party. They’re playful, sweet and oh-so-stylish. And they come in some super cute patterns!
Remember, for any wedding related event: don’t upstage the bride. Keep you look stylish and elegant and simple.
What to Wear: To a Black Tie Event
If you’re headed to a black tie affair, it’s always best to opt for an elegant and sophisticated floor length gown. But, just because it’s recommended to wear full-length doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it. You can always add your own flair (to any look)! We love dresses with embellishments, bows, beading, ruffles, and pretty silhouettes. I am a huge fan of lace detail on the bodice, and flutes out at the bottom of the skirt. You can’t go wrong with this classic look.
These gorgeous styles will embrace your natural beauty and have you ready for any event that pops up this summer! Are you in need of a new dres for a wedding, engagement party or a black tie affair? Check out what we have available at TheDressList.com – find the perfect dress today!