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!
Summer sundress or a skirt or pants with a nice bluse.
Natural makeup and hair.
Dress pants with a button-down shirt or polo.
Semiformal or Dressy Casual
Think “Night on the Town”.
A cocktail dress or a dressy skirt and top
Suit and tie, dark for evening events or light for daytime events.
Breezy, comfortable, and weather appropriate.
Formal (tea- or knee-length) summer sundress with flat sandals.
Natural, everyday makeup and hair.
Summer suit and linen shirt. No tie is required.
Linen pants and khakis.
Black Tie Optional
Dark and sophisticated.
Long dress, dressy suit, or formal-length cocktail-length dress in dark, neutral tone (brown, gray, or black).
Tuxedo or a formal dark suit and tie.
A chic cocktail dress or a long evening gown in a dark neutral color (brown or black).
Tuxedo, black bow tie, cummerbund, and patent leather shoes.
The ultimate type of formal.
A full-length ball gown in a neutral color (brown or black).
Glamorous makeup and dramatic jewelry and hair are appropriate.
Tuxedo, long black jacket with tails, a white pique vest, bow tie, formal shoes, and optional white gloves for dancing.