Guest Attire Rules

Weddings are huge. It’s no wonder much thought goes into the selection of attire not only for the bride and groom but for their guests too. Even though many weddings have a dress code or suggested attire listed on their wedding website or invitation. There are some that don’t.

If the wedding you’re attending does have guidelines for attire, those rules or “suggestions” (we say suggestions in quotes because the term suggested attire is a polite way of saying, “we want you to wear this.”) will easily narrow down your attire selections. In case there is no dress code or suggested attire, we’ve compiled a list of clothing items what will always work, won’t work, and what we suggest:

What will always work:

  • A long gown or dress
  • Strappy heels
  • Trendy pants suit

What won’t work

  • Anything too casual, i.e., summer dress, sandals, and jeans
  • Anything white, off-white, cream, ivory, tan, sand, light silver, sequin, or the color the wedding dress could be.

Good colors to wear

  • Black
  • Green
  • Navy blue
  • Red
  • Dark grey

Things to avoid

Unless there is a color scheme or theme as part of the dress code, try to avoid the wedding colors. Here’s why. You don’t want to blend in with the bridesmaids, and even worse, potentially purchase a dress similar to what the bridesmaids are wearing.

You’re probably thinking, “How in the world am I supposed to know what the wedding colors are?” You can figure out what they might be based on the invitation. In the meantime, we’ve compiled a list of attire that would be perfect for a wedding.

You can find this emerald gem here.

You can find this reformation Key dress here.

This Soutache Mess Dress can be found here.

Want to shop this sleek jumpsuit? You can find it here.

Find this beautiful dress at Revolve.

And finally, this printed goddess can be found here.

If you have any questions regarding attire or need help styling. You know we are your go-to girls. Send us an email at

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