What To Wear To Weddings – A Wedding Guest Style Guide Chart

Have you ever been invited to a wedding and are stumped on what exactly you should wear? Is it an evening wedding that seems to be more formal or is on the beach and a little more laid back? No matter what type of event you are attending, you want to make sure you are not underdressed but you also do not want to be the only one in a long formal gown or black tuxedo who is even better dressed than the wedding party!


But not too casual!

For Her

Summer sundress or a skirt or pants with a nice bluse.

Natural makeup and hair.

For Him

Dress pants with a button-down shirt or polo.

Semiformal or Dressy Casual

Think “Night on the Town”.

For Her

A cocktail dress or a dressy skirt and top

For Him

Suit and tie, dark for evening events or light for daytime events.

Beach Formal

Breezy, comfortable, and weather appropriate.

For Her

Formal (tea- or knee-length) summer sundress with flat sandals.

Natural, everyday makeup and hair.

For Him

Summer suit and linen shirt. No tie is required.

Linen pants and khakis.

Black Tie Optional

Dark and sophisticated.

For Her

Long dress, dressy suit, or formal-length cocktail-length dress in dark, neutral tone (brown, gray, or black).

For Him

Tuxedo or a formal dark suit and tie.

Black Tie

Basic Formal.

For Her

A chic cocktail dress or a long evening gown in a dark neutral color (brown or black).

For Him

Tuxedo, black bow tie, cummerbund, and patent leather shoes.

White Tie

The ultimate type of formal.

For Her

A full-length ball gown in a neutral color (brown or black).

Glamorous makeup and dramatic jewelry and hair are appropriate.

For Him

Tuxedo, long black jacket with tails, a white pique vest, bow tie, formal shoes, and optional white gloves for dancing.

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