With the arrival of the beautiful month of May , the wedding season is officially launched! Neither one nor two, you are invited to the union of a loving couple . Yes but how to dress for a wedding ? Whether your guest , witness or bridesmaid outfit is free or subject to a dress code or even ceremonial style, this special occasion is well worth a chic and sophisticated look , made up of pieces that you can easily bring out on a daily basis. . Can you wear white or black to a wedding ? How to be chic and comfortable until the end of the night? You will know everything to compose your ideal wedding outfit , spend a wonderful day and melt with happiness for the newlyweds .
Let's break 5 misconceptions about the wedding guest outfit
Before starting our selection of formal wedding outfits adapted to your morphology, let's go back to a few preconceptions that die hard:
Myth #1: No White as a Wedding Guest
Yes and no. No white in total look: it is the absolute privilege of the bride, the queen, the star of the day. On the other hand, you can use white and its tones (ecru, nude, beige, pale pink) on a top or a jacket, in shoes or even in accessories (bag, jewellery).
Myth #2: No black outfit to attend a wedding
Of course, there is black outfit and black outfit. For this happy and joyful event that is marriage, austere, funereal and depressing outfits are avoided. Black knows how to be sophisticated, elegant and chic, provided its cheerful and playful nature is awakened by colorful accessories or a floral print, for example.
Daisy floral mid-length dress - Les Petits Imprimers
Misconception n°3: no extravagant color
The general rule is for guests, witnesses and bridesmaids to step aside for the bride to brighten the day. If the pastel or neutral outfits (white, black, beige) are mainly adopted by the guests, you can still play the color card, if it is part of your personality, like the red dress for a wedding .
But beware: to stay chic and elegant, we temper the strong piece with sober accessories. Also find out about the bride's tastes (does she hate a particular color), dress code and wedding theme to avoid swearing among the crowd of guests.
Myth #4: No dress or short skirt at a wedding
Good taste dictates that guests avoid wearing a mini skirt or mini dress at a wedding, especially during a religious ceremony. There's no shortage of options when it comes to length: above-the-knee, knee-length, below-the-knee, midi (mid-calf), ankle-length, or straight to the feet.
Long two-tone tweed print dress - Les Petits Imprimers
The exception to the rule: you can afford a short dress or skirt (but not mini, rather mid-thigh) if you are petite. Indeed, the other lengths risk packing your silhouette, which would be a real shame...
Myth #5: Having to wear a skirt or dress to a wedding
Don't like dresses, skirts, don't like showing off your legs or just don't feel like wearing a dress that day? No problem: the pants and the jumpsuit are two very elegant pieces perfect for going to a wedding.
Maya floral jumpsuit - Little Prints
Dress pants can be flared at the bottom, high-waisted, darted, with bridges, etc. Make sure the pleats are impeccable, at the risk of looking sloppy. Similarly, the trouser jumpsuit or the top + trouser set lengthens and structures the silhouette and exudes crazy chic. Another possibility: the very trendy trouser suit this season.
Now, let's start selecting dressy outfits to dress for a wedding according to your body type.
To identify your morphology, read this article on feminine silhouettes full of tips to highlight yourself.
Morphology A: how to dress for a wedding?
You are fine with an A morphology
The ideal outfit is a floral wrap dress, midi length, slightly flared at the bottom. Indeed, the wrap cut highlights your neckline with the V-neck and slightly marks the waist.
Anemone floral red dress - Les Petits Imprimers
Short ruffled sleeves balance the volume of the hips, which retain their freedom of movement. As for the floral pattern, iconic in the spring/summer season, emphasizing the emerging union. If in addition the bride and groom have chosen the bohemian, country or natural theme for their wedding, you are all good!
To complete your outfit, consider nude, beige or pink sandals with low heels (approximately 6.5 cm), a small bag in the same tone and a chic pink blazer jacket in the cut, but in a girly and casual color.
Léonie Pink Boyfriend Blazer - Les Petits Imprimers
Morphology A luscious
Do you have a dreamy neckline and generous hips? To show them off, opt for this flowing dress with slightly balloon sleeves that balance your curves while marking the waist without tightening.
Black is forgotten under the cherry petals dancing in the wind. Matched with a fluid ecru trench coat belted at the front or at the back, a small bag in pink or white tones and sandals with thick heels (for comfort), you are ready to celebrate this wedding all day. daytime !
Cherry pattern dress Armona - Les Petits Imprimers
Another possibility if you prefer to camouflage your neckline: the flowing dress with a pattern and a round neckline. This flared dress of length above the knee is both sober and colorful is ideal for a wedding, a party, an evening...
Wedding outfit for an H morphology
Thin H silhouette
To highlight your slim H silhouette, think of the fluid and supple jumpsuit, whose originality lies in the absolutely superb bare back. Light and comfortable to wear even in the hottest temperatures, this jumpsuit with polka dots is very elegant.
Elevate your silhouette with a pretty pair of gold, beige or nude heels, matched with a bag of the same tone and a star covering the shoulders or arms for the cool evening.
Navy blue jumpsuit with polka dots Lola - Les Petits Imprimers
Do you prefer a dress? Opt for a shift dress or fluid and light shift dress with delicate details such as a textured fabric and a tone-on-tone pattern.
Anne navy blue dress - Les Petits Imprimers
Luscious H silhouette
No need to tighten your belt to create a size: it is better to broaden your shoulders and hips with a dress that creates volume on your bust and your legs.
Red flowered dress Laurier - Les Petits Imprimers
This dress with a shirt collar and ruffled sleeves widens and structures your build while keeping the lightness of the floral pattern. Near the knees, the dress flares out to balance the shoulders, give you freedom of movement to dance and magic: you have a marked waist!
To complete your look, opt for a pair of golden sandals, pumps or peep toes with comfortable thick heels, a pretty plain bag in neutral tones and a straight white, beige or black blazer jacket with a nice cut and a nice fall.
What wedding outfit for a V silhouette?
Slim V-shaped silhouette
To visually reduce your broad shoulders, opt for a light, airy, airy outfit containing pants: matching two-piece set or jumpsuit, it's up to you. The flared cut is right on trend and that's good, since it's exactly the one that shows you off the best!
Sun pleated print set Amy top and pants - Les Petits Imprimers
With this fluid and light set, your build is visually reduced by the thin straps, your waist is marked and the volume provided on the lower body by the flared cut of the pants counterbalances your shoulders: perfect! In addition, your outfit exudes a charm all in elegance and discretion.
A pair of nude, beige or camel pumps or sandals, a matching bag and a short jacket in the same tone or in a contrasting color, you are ready to enjoy this festive day.
Luscious V silhouette and narrow pelvis
To give the illusion of a wider pelvis, opt for a straight wedding outfit: the straight dress or the straight or flared trouser suit are ideal for balancing the volumes of your silhouette.
Vaporous pleated chiffon textured dress with jeweled collar Oxane - Les Petits Imprimers
This vaporous and flared dress, with American neckline, guarantees great freedom of movement and lightness in case of heat stroke. Its neutral beige color blends with all skin tones and allows you to splurge on your handbag and shoes. Be careful not to multiply the jewelry, the collar is already very shiny, which illuminates your complexion.
Combined with a pair of retro low-heeled pumps for a 60s style or with silver, gold or simply snow/nude high-heeled sandals, a nude or colored bag, and a slightly fitted jacket without shoulder pads, this dress will be the highlight of your wedding outfit. In addition, you can easily wear it in the evening, at a cocktail party or at end-of-year celebrations.
Idea of wedding look for your morphology in X
Fine and slender
Luckily, you can afford anything! To enhance your slender figure with balanced proportions, there's nothing like a dress that perfectly hugs your curves. A pretty V neckline, a marked waist, a slightly flared medium length and pretty ruffles.
Matched with fine and delicate gold jewelry , a pair of gold or nude heeled sandals and a white bag with a gold chain, your entire outfit will shine with sophistication and elegance. You can dare to color on a well-cut blazer jacket, or stay in neutral tones.
Short ruffled polka dot wrap dress Julia - Les Petits Imprimers
Do you prefer a flowery, springtime and feminine combination that is comfortable and modern? Why not this one, very rustic, a bit bohemian and totally original with its mustard yellow straps and bow in the back. It will also be perfect for everyday wear.
Flowery jumpsuit with bow in the back Lullaby - Les Petits Imprimers
Luscious X silhouette
You can also afford everything, lucky girl! Your dream silhouette leaves no one indifferent and you can sublimate it with a flared wrap dress, a jumpsuit, a long dress to the feet... The choice is yours!
Joy Black and White Blazer Dress - Les Petits Imprimers
Think comfort with sandals with not too high square heels or wedges, in gold, silver, beige or black tones. A small bag in the same tones and a well-cut black jacket will complete your goddess look.
Black straight blazer jacket with gold buttons and small check lapels Elliott - Les Petits Imprimers
How to dress for a wedding according to your morphology: have you found it?
Have these pretty dresses, sets and jumpsuits inspired you to find your next wedding outfit? Without extravagance or exuberance, these looks can easily be worn at work, in the evening, on the weekend...
Last little tips and not least if you plan to attend a wedding soon:
- take care of your manicure and pedicure. Red is a glamorous and elegant color, lovely on the feet. For the hands, red too, nude or... nothing at all. With short, square nails, with rounded corners, impeccably cut and filed of course!
- fresh, light makeup that's easy to touch up and won't smudge or make you shine in the slightest ray of sunlight;
- elegant, discreet and original jewelry to perfect your look;
- an elegant, simple and chic hairstyle, possibly embellished with a pretty piece of jewelry;
- a pretty handbag , well cut in a beautiful material. The smallest detail counts!
Beautiful wedding season to you and lots of love to the newlyweds!