• Dani Sauter

Wedding Guest Chic

As we approach wedding season for the spring and summer months, there is one thing we always have to ask ourselves when attending a wedding- what am I going to wear?! I recently attended a wedding, with the request of semiformal, and had the idea to write up a cheat-sheet of sorts, based on wedding attire request. If theres one thing I take serious, its the requested attire for weddings. I've been a bride, so I know the drill. No matter the attire request, I always keep in mind its better to be over dressed than under dressed- which is a personal mantra of mine. Dressing in code with the attire request of any event is good practice and its a form of respect to the host.

I picked this ELOQUII dress to wear to the wedding, in line with semiformal attire!

Below I have listed four common wedding attire themes, with ideas on what to wear for each category!

Casual or Beach: don't let"casual" fool you- you don't want to be too casual, because thats just in poor taste, but you don't want to be over the top either. For a more casual outdoor or beach wedding, I personally would opt for a maxi dress. With a maxi, you still look on the dressier side of 'casual' and can wear sandals or wedges for comfort in a more casual setting.

Cocktail: for a cocktail attire wedding, you'll want to wear a short dress (but not too short!). I'd opt for jewel or pastel tones or a fun print. If dresses aren't your thing, you can also rock a jumpsuit for a different, yet stylish look!

Semiformal: opt for an embellished dress or fancier cocktail dress. Although some people argue black is not appropriate for weddings, I completely disagree- a LBD is always appropriate and timeless.

Formal: A long gown is always appropriate for a formal wedding. You can get away with a very dressy cocktail dress, but I'd recommend always wearing a long gown for a formal wedding. Plus, its an excuse to wear a gown!

Stay away from:

-Anything too short, too low, or too tight. This is a wedding, not a night out on the town.

-Cut-out dresses can be done, but make sure its tasteful.

-WHITE. I don't care what anyone says, never, ever, think its appropriate to wear all white to a wedding, unless its requested by the bride.

-Leopard, cheetah, snake, zebra prints- unless the print is classy, otherwise it can come off trashy. Trust me, I love leopard print, but I still leave it at home for weddings. Stick to wearing these prints in your purse/clutch or shoes.

My semiformal wedding look:


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Hi friends, I'm Dani, a Washington DC blogger and content creator of Blonde in the District. My blog is a curated collection of my personal life interests, style picks, beauty faves, and travel diaries, all with an emphasis on confidence and supporting the local community. My favorite pastimes are shopping, cats, sipping champagne, and traveling. 


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