Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Weddings: What to Wear

I'm heading to a wedding this weekend and I can't wait to get dressed up for the black-tie-optional affair. Wedding attire can be tricky, but the wedding invitation and the time of the wedding can help you choose the right outfit:

Formal
Daytime
Evening
Women

Cocktail dress.
Long evening dress or dressy cocktail dress.
Men
Dark suit.
Tuxedo (required if invitation states “Black tie”) or dark suit.
Semiformal
Daytime
Evening
Women
Dressy afternoon dress, suit or pantsuit.
Cocktail dress, dressy pantsuit.
Men
Dark suit; Blazer, slacks, tie.
Dark suit.
Informal
Daytime
Evening
Women
Sundress; dressy skirt and blouse.
Afternoon or cocktail dress. 
Men
Sports jacket or blazer, khakis, tie (optional). 
Blazer, slacks, tie (optional).

Note: This chart was adapted from EmilyPost.com.

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