One of the most popular questions and emails that I receive from readers is: What should I wear to an event- I have no idea what looks nice or what's appropriate?!
With wedding season upon us, I thought I would share with you some ideas/tips on what to wear to Engagement parties, Bridal Showers & Weddings!
#1 ."It's always better to be overdressed than underdressed"!
This is always my #1 piece of fashion advice that I always follow- I can thank my mom for this advice. I love to dress up, and when I go to an event I would always prefer to be the dressiest person in the room than the most underdressed. There is nothing worse than feeling as though you're underdressed when you're at an event. Especially since sometimes people may not be sure what type of an event or how glamorous it will be. Don't wear jeans to any events. I know I shouldn't have to remind you, but believe me, I had someone wear jeans to my bridal shower and it was very noticeable and wasn't appropriate for the type of event.
#2 .Don't wear black.
I love black, my closet contains plenty of black pieces and staples of my wardrobe. But, please don't wear black to spring/summer events. It's classic, but its also so ordinary and also can be so boring. There are so many fabulous pastels, brights and prints out right now. For some people I know that's your comfort zone. Step out of it and switch up your look!
#3. Don't wear white.
This is really more specifically for the wedding. I should also state, don't wear white, cream, beige or any of those shades as all of them photograph almost the exact same as white does. This is an old school rule, but one that I believe that we should follow. It is after all the bride's day, right?!
#4. Have a backup plan.
My sister in law to be's Bridal Shower was a couple of weeks ago. I asked all of the bridesmaid's to select a pastel colour dress (any colour they'd like) to wear to the shower. I have quite a few dresses, and my mom most recently added some more to my collection. I had two dresses that I narrowed it down to, both were equally beautiful. I made my decision based on comfort level. The one I selected was the more comfortable of the two and I knew that day I would be very busy, as I planned, organized and MC'd the shower...and I have a baby. I was super happy with my dress choice (my shoes were a whole other story).
I hope my advice and tips help the next time you're trying to decide what to wear!