If you know anything about my personal life, you know that this year I will be attending [& participating in] 12 weddings. Yes. I just said that. TWELVE. It was one of those things where I was casually going through my 26 years of life thinking, “Hm, why doesn’t anyone invite me to their wedding…” & then. Thanks manifestation.
However, here I am, & bring on the love.
That all being said, with all this love comes engagement parties, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners & obviously, the big day. But what the hell do you wear & how do you select pieces in a productive & efficient way without turning into bridesmaidzilla?
Here I am darling, to help save the day.
Seeing as I now consider myself a wedding spectator expert, I’ve consolidated my top wedding tips on what to wear without losing your mind.
ENGAGEMENT PARTY: your bff, sister, friend, cousin…whomever, has just said “Yes” & you’re invited to the engagement party…
What To Wear: engagement parties are just the beginning of the process, so going overboard is not for this affair. Opt for feminine details [dresses being easiest], solid basics, soft prints, & minimal accessories [things that prevent from taking away from the bride]. Think cottons & polys. Top it off with a fun shoe & call it good. Here’s a few examples:
BRIDAL SHOWER: it’s time to show the bride your love; likely with mimosa’s flying & afternoon sunshine beaming, today is about being your classiest self. Think tea time with a little edge.
What To Wear: I say go all floral, sequins, chiffon, & lace on the brides shower day. Make it as whimsical & beautiful as possible. & if you can’t rock a cute heel, then at least play it up with a stylized flat or sandal. Like so:
BACHELORETTE PARTY/WEEKEND: it’s bound to get wild, so put on your best Vegas & go all in.
What To Wear: chances are high that you will be at a club/bar/restaurant at some point during this time together, thus having your best hairspray & sexist LBD is vital. However, don’t forget your most comfortable sweatpants & tee shirt for the morning after. Like this:
REHEARSAL DINNER: chances are if you’re a bridesmaid, you’ll be at this event; a crucial & probably most serious part of the wedding process.
What To Wear: the rehearsal dinner is the time to put on your best professional attire & not get sideways. Grab your favorite pair of grandma-approved heels, a cute top, or maybe even a reasonably long skirt & prepare to memorize your role.
As for what to wear to their Big Day, well you’ll just have to wait & see what I conjure up in coming blog posts ;]
Regardless of when the wedding festivities begin or how badly you
even want to go, finding great pieces that represent who you are, while remaining comfortable & theme-appropriate is not an easy task. But it also shouldn’t cost you your sanity [or your life savings]. If you like any of the pieces shown above or have questions on finding the right outfit for your specific event, feel free to reach out in the contact section.
Fashion should be fun & approachable. & so should wedding season.
Happy Bridesmaiding, babes. Xx.
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LOVE this post!
Holy Moly, I follow your IG but I didn’t realize it was 1 in progress, 11 to go type serious.
It’s funny but I juuuust ordered that black backless dress you recommend for the Engagement party.
It is soooo ca-yute but sadly didn’t fit me well around the shoulders and under the arms.
Maybe I should have gotten it in small but what an awesome dress!
GIRL. My life is over 2015…official book to come. Uhg I LOVE that dress! And basically anything that I can throw over my body and call an outfit! Been loving your posts lately!! Particularly that amazing blue coat. Oof. Lovinyoualways.
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