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Figuring out what to wear to a wedding can be quite difficult. But if no dress code was stated on the invite, then it’s truly up to you to put together an outfit that you think goes well with the venue and the overall vibe of the wedding day. But getting it right is half the bottle — you want to make sure you don’t commit any major faux pas when choosing your wedding guest attire. Whether you’re shopping your own closet or you’re hitting the stores to find a brand new outfit, here are 4 wedding guest outfit faux pas to avoid.
1. Wearing White
Pick any other color to wear to the wedding. Wearing white will just have heads turning in your direction for all of the wrong reasons. Plus, it will most likely upset the bride, who won’t want to feel anything but pleased by her guests throughout the night.
2. Picking a Dress That Looks Like the Bridesmaid’s Dress
If you can get a heads up on the style and color of the dress the bridesmaids will be wearing, try to avoid wearing anything similar. If not, you may have to spend the night explaining to everyone that you’re not a bridesmaid and you didn’t mean to dress like one.
Whether or not the dress code is black tie, try not to underdress for the wedding. Unless it was stated that wearing jeans is okay, try to at least wear clothes that you would be okay wearing for a formal office party.
4. Dressing for the Club
It’s a party, so you might be tempted to dress like you’re heading out to a nightclub, but remember for a wedding, you should keep it classy. You’ll be surrounded by someone else’s family and friends so keep it appropriate.
Jen Glantz is a “Professional Bridesmaid” and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She’s the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.