This weekend I attended a wedding. The ceremony was an outdoor affair, which is a lovely idea, however this weekend it was 105 degrees outside, so I knew my outfit had to be comfortable and practically sweatproof. To add to the wardrobe challenge, the wedding guests were asked to wear 1920’s themed outfits. Luckily I found two lightweight pleated, waist-less items for next to no money, but had to break my No Forever 21 rule to do so…Having felt so proud for 8 months of not shopping at the place, I didn’t feel too terrible making an exception for a special occasion.
When looking for a great summer wedding outfit, make sure of the following:
- The outfit must allow for some movement. What do you do at a wedding? Eat and dance. There’s nothing more embarrassing than seeing professional photos of yourself tugging up your top on the dance floor all night. It might pass as a hilarious dance move at the time, but gorgeous memories it will not make.
- If you’re going to be outside, make sure the fabric is light and not too clingy. This gets tricky when you have to have straps, but think ruching, pleats, or draping.
- Wear undergarments that make you feel confident. You might be mingling with potential suitors, or at least meeting a slew of strangers, so this is the time to wear something that makes you feel sleek. High-waisted spanks smooth out any tummy issues, and wont give you too much extra heat-inducing coverage. I wore my new adhesive bra that I found at Target, and even though I was sweaty, it stayed put all night, even through the dancing portion. I had no straps to worry about, plus I could breathe!
Have you guys attended any weddings this summer? What did YOU wear? If you’re stumped and still have questions, sign up for my newsletter, or check out the Special Occasion Service I offer. I will help you find the perfect outfit for any important affair, from adhesive bra to jewelry.
August 8, 2011