Wedding season is upon us, and you’ve been invited to several weddings this season. Picking the right outfit for a wedding evening reception can be overwhelming.
You want to look fabulous but also appropriate for the event. The best way to find a balance between stylish and appropriate is by focusing on the event’s dress code. Also, don’t forget to coordinate your look with the appropriate accessories.
Here are some tips to help you find the right outfit for a wedding night that fits your style and personality, and of course, the dress code.
Pastel Colored Dresses
If you wear a pastel-colored dress, you can still be stylish. The key is to find one that has an interesting pattern or design. You can also wear it with statement earrings (e.g., gemstone earring) and a bold bracelet to add color and pop.
Mint, peach, beige, and light blue are some of the most popular pastel choices. If you’re looking for a more muted look, go with a soft pink or dusty rose color. Avoid wearing anything with a white base because you don’t want to take the focus away from the bride.
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You can wear these dresses in any season, but they are especially great for spring and summer. They are timeless classics that will never go out of style because they are feminine and elegant. You can pair lace outfits with various accessories, but avoiding wearing too many at once is best.
For example, don’t wear lace gloves with a lace hat and chunky jewelry because it will look overwhelming and awkward. Opt for earrings that match your dress color or pattern if you want to add some extra sparkle to your outfit.
Gemstone earrings or pearl earrings are a great choice for such outfits. If you’re looking for something a little bigger and bolder, try wearing statement earrings like large hoops or dangling earrings with crystals.
Hairstyle and Makeup
Messy updos, loose curls, or braids are the best hairstyles for a wedding reception. If you’re wearing a dress with an open back, try a half-up, half-down hairstyle with curls on the sides or use hair extensions to get more volume.
If you’re wearing a more formal dress, try a sleek ponytail or half-up hairstyle with a veil. French twist is another popular option, especially for women with long, wavy hair.
Try wearing nude or light pink lipstick with your wedding dress for makeup. You can also use some shimmery eyeshadow and mascara to create more drama and definition around your eyes.
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You can also use bridal blush to add some color to your cheeks. If you’re going for an edgier look, try dark eye shadow like navy blue or charcoal gray and smoky eyeshadow. Use mascara and lip gloss to finish off the look.
When it comes to shoes to go with your reception outfit, you want something that will complement your dress while also making you feel comfortable. You can wear anything from heels to flats, depending on how formal or casual your wedding is.
If you’re attending an outdoor ceremony and reception in the summertime, for example, wedges or sandals are a good choice since they provide some ankle support.
You can also opt for strappy heels or heeled sandals to make your legs look longer and leaner. If you’re going with flats, choose a pair with a bow on them or some other embellishment so they don’t look plain.
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If you’re still unsure what to wear to the wedding as a guest, check with the bride or groom to see if they have any preferences. If they do, follow the rules so that your outfit fits in with everyone else’s and doesn’t stand out too much!