Tips for Dressing for a Summer Wedding

shutterstock_245326336Summer is one of the most popular seasons for weddings, so it’s likely that you’ve been invited to one or two weddings. While getting invited to a wedding is exciting, choosing what to wear isn’t always as easy. This guide will help you dress to impress for your next summer wedding.

Formal, Semi-formal or Casual?

Some wedding invitations will specify if the dress code is formal, semi-formal or informal. The dress code may also be listed as black tie, black tie optional, or casual. Black tie attire calls for an elegant cocktail dress or long evening gown in a dark or neutral color. Great colors for a black tie wedding are black, navy, gray and brown. A formal or black tie optional wedding is less formal than a black tie event. For this wedding, you can wear a long dress, chic suit or formal cocktail dress.

For a more casual wedding, you can wear a cute sundress or maxi dress. While dark colors and formal fabrics are required for black tie and formal weddings, you can wear light colors and fabrics for casual daytime weddings. If you are not sure about the dress code, contact the number listed on the invitation for more information.

Outdoor Weddings

If the wedding is outdoors be sure to wear a dress made of a breathable, lightweight fabric. Chances are the weather will be hot and sunny, so you want to be comfortable during the ceremony. Great choices for outdoor summer weddings are blues, pinks and pastels and fun, flirty floral prints (unless of course the attire is formal). As for your makeup, go with a tinted moisturizer or light foundation, neutral eye shadow and sheer lip gloss. For your shoes, avoid wearing 4-inch heels. You’ll likely be walking on uneven ground, such as sand or grass, so go with a cute pair of sandals or flats or wedges that are easy to walk in.

Dressing Appropriately

When it comes to dressing for a wedding you want to dress appropriately. Regardless of the dress code or venue, you want to avoid a dress that’s too short, tight or low-cut. You can wear something less form-fitting and still look fabulous and sexy. To enhance your figure and curves, consider wearing a waist training belt like the Genie Hourglass. Genie Hourglass belt reviews suggest it gives you an hourglass shape, while making you look more toned.

With these tips, you’ll be able to choose the perfect dress for a summer wedding.