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Wedding Guest Dress Code – What To Wear

 

Wedding guests should be appropriately dressed for a wedding. It is important to remember that weddings are usually quite a formal affair and people take the time to dress up and look their best. We at Girl Meets Dress have gathered tips for all wedding guests this summer – The do’s and dont’s, what to wear to a daytime church wedding and evening reception and explain the most common wedding-guest dress codes.

Wedding etiquette dictates that any dress code should be explained in the extra information that goes out with the wedding invitations.  Between “black tie optional” and “semiformal,” the language can be tricky to decipher. But we’ve got you covered. Here are the most common wedding-guest dress codes explained;

“White Tie”. This the most formal of all dress codes (think: White House state dinners). White Tie dresses to wear for weddings are usually formal floor-length evening gowns.

Elliot Claire –

Jewelled Silver Gown

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“Black Tie”. This is the next most formal wedding dress code, and usually means the wedding is an evening event.  You can go a bit dressier and wear a formal floor-length gown, or choose a short, dressy cocktail dress as a Black Tie wedding attire.

Adrianna Papell –

Dusty Orchid Gown

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“Formal” or “Black Tie Optional”. The wording here indicates something slightly less formal than black tie is acceptable. But the event is still formal enough for one to be appropriate. A long dress, dressy separates, or a formal cocktail dress.

Ariella –

Andrea Dress

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 “Semiformal” or “Dressy Casual”. Take your cues from the time of the event – Wear darker, more formal colours for an evening wedding; opt for light colours and fabrics for a daytime event. A cocktail dress or a long, dressy skirt and top works fine.

Stella McCartney –

Ridley Woven Dress

 

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 “Festive Attire”. This one can leave many guests confused. In general, guests are given the permission to have fun and play with their outfits. Opt for cocktail-party attire featuring bolder colours and accessories.

ChiChi London –

Blue White Flower Dress

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 “Casual”. This indicates the wedding will likely be held outdoors or on the beach, meaning the event will be much more laid-back, especially when it comes to attire. That said, jeans, shorts, and tank tops are probably not appropriate unless they’re specifically noted as acceptable. A summer sundress is appropriate (just make sure the fabric isn’t overly formal). Appropriate shoes should be chosen if the wedding is outside or on grass.

Self-Portrait –

Azaelea Pink Lace Dress

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Not every invitation has a dress code outlined. You can take on clues by looking whether the invitation itself is formal or casual. After six usually means to dress more formally than during the day. Churches, synagogues and even hotel ballrooms tend to be more formal than a park, garden or a beach. If you absolutely cannot figure out how to dress by looking at the invitation, don’t be shy. It’s better to ask the bride, groom or their families!

Hats are traditional, but by no means compulsory, at weddings. Just remember to choose your hat carefully making sure it compliments your height, body and outfit. Keep in mind that traditionally ladies decorate hats on the right hand side and be careful when greeting/kissing others when wearing a bigger headpiece.

Bundle  Maclaren –

Hadley

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Wedding dress code – What not to wear!:

– Avoid wearing white – Unless you are invited to a white-themed wedding, don’t take attention away from the bride. Head-to-toe outfits in white or cream should never be worn and all black, unless cleverly accessorised, may look too sombre. Some consider Red to be unsuitable for guests to wear as it might draw to much attention.

– Don’t wear anything too short or too low-cut. Even worse, don’t wear something that is both too short and too low-cut. Consider wearing appropriate underwear or Spanx! The main point is to be careful to not show off too much.

– Many churches and synagogues require that women’s shoulders be covered, so if you want to wear somehing a little sexy for the reception, make sure to bring along a scarf or jacket so that you can cover up for the ceremony or change attire in between

– Don’t dress formal to a casual wedding and vice versa! Being overdressed for a wedding is just as uncomfortable as being underdressed.

Browse for more wedding guest dresses to rent at Girlmeetsdress.com ! We have a wide variety of evening wedding dresses, cocktail dresses for weddings, black tie wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses for weddings available online.

 

 

 


What to wear to Ascot

The Royal Ascot races are just around the corner! Taking place from 14th to 18th of June in Berkshire (England), it is one of the most valuable, fashionable and iconic race meetings. Don’t know yet what to wear to Ascot? Here is a friendly reminder of the formal dress code rules for Ascot:

⦁ Dresses and skirts should be of modest length defined as falling just above the knee or longer.
⦁ Dresses and tops should have straps of one inch or greater.
⦁ Jackets and pashminas may be worn but dresses and tops underneath should still comply with the Royal Enclosure dress code.
⦁ Trouser suits are welcome. They should be full length and of matching material and colour.
⦁ Hats should be worn: however a headpiece which has a solid base of 4 inches (10cm) or more in diameter is acceptable as an alternative to a hat.
⦁ Strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck and spaghetti straps are not permitted.
⦁ Midriffs must be covered.
⦁ Fascinators are not permitted: neither are headpieces which do not have a solid base covering a sufficient area of the head (4 inches/10cm).

Don’t miss our special selection of day dresses for Ascot in all prints and styles: http://hire.girlmeetsdress.com/collections/dresses-for-the-races

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during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 17, 2014 in Ascot, England.

during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 17, 2014 in Ascot, England.


What to wear to Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot is fast approaching, and the countdown to find the perfect dress has begun! To help you get Royal Enclosure ready, Girl Meets Dress has some top dress picks that we think will be perfect for a day at the races.

 

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Our Blue White Flower Dress by Chi Chi is perfect for creating a sophisticated summer look.

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For a more daring, but equally print focused look, our Paisley Print Dress by Etro is a more contemporary option for Ascot. With its bold colours and ladylike charm- this is definitely a head-turner!

Ascot is known for it’s statement head-wear, and and we have many hats by Bundle Maclaren to turn you into a vision of elegance on the track.

 

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This Sabitiri dress by Beulah channels the regality of Kate Middleton Duchess of Cambridge – a fitting choice for a day in the Royal Enclosure!   For more GMD Royal Ascot style options, make sure you check out our ‘Races’ occasion section!

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What to wear to the Races

 

What to wear to the races

Now that the 2015 racing season is upon us, Girl Meets Dress is here to help you find the perfect dress for the races!

With the Ascot dress code as strict as ever this year, it’s difficult to find the perfect races dress that both adheres to the dress code and looks unique and flattering. However, at Girl Meets Dress we have a specific collection of designer dresses that are ideal for Ascot, ladies day and all other 2015 racing events!

Here’s some off our favourite dresses for the races that you can rent from GMD:

 

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Delicate pink lace is perfect for a more ladylike dress for the races. The Zarita Lace Dress by Diane Von Furstenberg is an ideal choice for ladies day.

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Showcase breathtaking tweed from France’s finest tweed house at the races in the Marnie Dress by Madderson London.

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Go for a classic floral summer dress at the races in this Alyssa Pansy Dress by Chi Chi London.

All of the dresses on our ‘Dress for the Races’ page comply with the Ascot dress code, and our stylists are always on hand on our live chat to give their advice on what to wear for the races!

 

 

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