Attending a wedding is a big event for someone! With the joys of seeing two individuals come together as one and profess their love for one another comes the responsibility of looking the part! As a wedding guest, although most eyes will be on the bride and groom, that doesn’t stop others from looking at you! We all do it! We examine who has the latest heels or what are the cute hairstyles in the room. So you can imagine what someone might think of you! As a guest, there are certain unspoken rules of attire that really go without saying!
Some include not wearing white, not dressing in club attire, or not wearing certain colors. Every wedding is different, so some rules may not apply. Ever been to a goth wedding? Black is perfectly normal for attire. However, there are some basic guidelines to follow to keep you looking good and not outdated for future reference and definitely not upstaging the bride! These colors are sure to help you stay on the good side of the room and the bride! Let’s dive into these colors and see which best suits you for that big event!
This is a top color choice for wedding parties but also among guests. I can see why, can’t you? Blush is such a universal tone for all skin tones. It’s soft hues accent whatever skin tone one has. It comes in different shades and is a good color choice all year. This color doesn’t do too much to the eyes and can be played up or played down.
I would suggest this color because you’ll fit in no matter the occasion and your hair and makeup can be played with more than usual. With blush tones, adding some color to your lips or eyelids will be a great addition without looking too colorful or off-putting. If you can, find a blush dress to rock a wedding with class!
This is a color I suggest if it’s a summer wedding! Yellow is such a vibrant and beautiful color but it takes confidence to pull it off, even at a wedding. This is a stand out color, so know that people will be looking in your direction. Let them look because it’s for a good cause! Yellow is another color that is stunning on all skin tones and can be always be paired with a little color.
I’m a huge fan of Belle from Beauty and the Beast and that yellow dress she wore is so iconic. I wouldn’t say go with a ball gown because it is someone else’s big day, but have fun with the color. Keeping it tasteful is the idea, but while adding your own personal touch.
This color is my favorite. Staying away from white is the goal because it belongs all to the bride on her day! However, stepping out in a nude, beige, or tan is perfectly fine. This gives an aesthetic of simplicity but elegance. In these tones, it’s easy to look put together and snatched without trying too hard. Pairing these tones with a deep brown makeup look and accessories can look very fashion-forward while maintaining a humble position as a guest.
The last thing a bride wants is someone to show up wearing white unless stated by the wedding party. These tones are your safest options to look put together, trendy, and respectful of someone’s big day. You can even do a bright colored accessory like nail color or heel color for a pop of fun!
This is a good one if you want a little razzle-dazzle to turn things up! I love seeing women rocking this color. It exudes confidence and playfulness that goes without saying. Adding some neutral tones or a blue would be ideal. I would go for a royal blue just to add some fun. Be mindful of some set dress requirements at certain weddings, but champagne is a safe option.
This is like a neutral tone just with a reflective color on top. Avoid dresses that look kind of prom or homecoming like because they can look a bit childish and over-the-top depending on the venue and vibe. But, if it is a dressy affair like ball gown appropriate, have fun with cuts and designs and be a princess floating through the room!
5. Olive Green
If you are the type who prefers a darker color, this one is for you! Usually wearing black to a wedding is a no-no in most cases. Olive green is an alternative to showing up in black and being ridiculed by guests. Opting for a dress with flattering cuts and silhouettes can boost this color to the next dimension.
I would recommend keeping makeup and surrounding accessories light so you won’t look too grunge, unless that’s the vibe of the wedding. You can easily play this color into a wedding scheme and make it work! So here’s to that little green dress that everyone will love and you will too!
This color is such a vibe for a soft summer wedding! Purple is such a rich color that can elevate any look. In certain materials, this color oozes beauty and grace. It has always been a go-to color for many things, but a wedding is the one. Finding a dress that has the perfect shade and material will amplify your whole experience. With purple as your choice, you don’t have to do too much as far as makeup and accessories.
Opting for some plain colored heels and matching accessories is the name of the game. Keeping makeup light and your attitude matching your attire is the vibe! Purple is such a beautiful color and it can do a lot as far as wardrobe. I would say pick your dress first and then see about the surrounding areas that need work!