Just like how to wear cream to a wedding, wearing black to such a special ceremony takes finesse, flair & fabulousness. No longer taboo, wearing black to a wedding is striking and sophisticated. If you’re someone who adores wearing black for any & every occasion, the time was bound to come when the challenge of wearing it to a wedding would arise. Fortunately the joy of wearing black and any monochrome outfit idea is that you can play with tones, textures and fabrics to enhance your look. For this wedding guest outfit, lace is the secret style weapon of choice.
The mid length of the black lace dress & the flattering silhouette makes this elegant outfit fit for a wedding guest. Also, although the outfit is all-black, the cut-out lace details make the outfit appear light, fun and flirty and therefore perfect for a summer wedding.
HOW TO STRIKE THE BALANCE
If the wedding you’re attending has no specified colour scheme, then it’s ok to wear black as long as it is done in good taste. Getting the balance right so that you don’t look too casual, or like you’re deciding what to wear to a funeral, is so importance. Elements of formal dressing will make your black look a winner, so pay attention to tailoring and clean cuts. Additionally, long flowy gowns, pieces in lace or tulle material and sexy silhouettes are all fabulous options too.
As a wedding guest, unless requested, avoid full gowns and tuxedos. Of course, this to avoid looking like a bride, bridesmaid or groom yourself. Finally, always respect the dress code, so as to not stick out like a sore thumb. Because there is certainly a difference between sticking out and standing out.
[Photography: Abi Oshodi]
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