Finding an appropriate outfit for a summer wedding can be much more of a challenge that one might think. There are so many things to consider. What time of day is the wedding? Obviously you would not wear the same thing to an 11:00 am wedding as you would a 7:00 pm affair. Is it an indoor or outdoor wedding? Is the ceremony taking place in a church or synagogue where dressing more conservatively might be called for? And a destination wedding brings on a whole week end of outfits to plan for.
It seems silly to state this but women should shy away from white or off white attire. A mix of color with white is fine buy not a solid color. Don’t wear something that will outshine the wedding party. No matter what time of day or what the setting select a sophisticated outfit that does not scream “LOOK AT ME”
If it is a destination wedding try to get into the theme. A wispy tropical outfit for the islands or a wonderful turtleneck dress with a beautiful broach or beaded necklace for a winter wonderland destination is nice and shows that you are going along with the theme. Don’t forget to inquire about plans for the day so you bring everything you need to make the most out of the weekend.
You can be a bit bolder for a black tie event but again, not anything too flashy with a lot of sequins and glitter. Leave that for the mother of the bride.
You can never go wrong with a wonderful pair of linen or fine gauge cotton trousers and a navy blue blazer for a more casual wedding. High quality shoes and a knock out tie can make a big impact especially in the summer. Unless it is ultra casual or on the beach please don’t take your blazer off to reveal a short sleeve shirt or a polo type shirt under your jacket.
A classic dark suit is the most appropriate way to go for a late afternoon wedding. It does not have to be black and in fact gray is perfectly acceptable. Pinstripes can add a sophisticated touch and with a colored shirt and coordinating tie it can make the outfit not appear too business like.
A classic black tux is the way to go for a formal wedding but you can add some unexpected fun with a colored or patterned bowtie and cummerbund. A dark suite will suffice if you don’t own a tux and renting is always an option.
For more advice on dressing for a wedding go to: https://fashion.about.com/cs/tipsadvice/a/weddingguest.htm