Wedding season is already in full swing. Admittedly, it is one of my favorite times of year. I love everything about weddings and the excuse to dress up is just icing on the cake. Here are a few rules to remember when dressing for a wedding this season.

1.) The unforgivable sin. It’s not about you! Don’t steal the show by wearing white or something that distracts in any way from the bride on her big day. Also steer clear of wedding colors to avoid being mistaken as a member of the bridal party. If the wedding colors are a mystery to you, patterns are a safe bet – love the understated elegance of this print.

2.) Don’t bare it all. Sure, weddings are a great opportunity to flaunt your favorite feature but do yourself a favor and stick to just one feature – either your legs, shoulders, or back (love this dress). To avoid going too revealing up top, an illusion neckline is a subtle, sexy look.

3.) Pay attention to detail. Check the invite for clues on dress code. For black-tie affairs, the sky (and the knee) is the limit – avoid any hem too far above the knee. I love the cut and detailing on this dress. For beach, light colors and flowing fabrics are key; love this classic chiffon dress.

When it doubt, play it safe somewhere in the middle. While long dresses can typically read more formal, a jersey or cotton material (like this one-shoulder one) helps it read slightly more casual. On the other hand, a cocktail dress with embellishments like beading or lace can translate a dress with a shorter hem into something more formal.

For tips on menswear for wedding season and dressing your date visit Cody’s post on menswear do’s and don’t today on Hello His here.



* Photos by JessaKae. Special thanks to Shopstyle and Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.

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  1. Gia

    That dress! So pretty!

  2. Tynka.

    perfect couple! :*

  3. Ingrid

    Check your editing…a few grammar mistakes…

  4. C's Collection

    I love this all blush look- lace is such a pretty, classy look for a wedding, or any summer dress up event!

    C’s Collection

  5. Dannie

    Happy wedding season indeed! I have somehow only managed to have one wedding to attend this season, and it’s not until November AND it’s in Mexico with a very specific “pants are optional” line on the invitation regarding the reception.

    But this is the most helpful guide ever. Too many times have I seen people dress entirely incorrectly for a wedding and stick out like a sore thumb. It’s second-hand embarrassing to see!


    P.S. The look you have photographed is absolutely perfect. That dress is stunning.

  6. Manda

    The combination of the blush tone and lace material is so elegant; something we’d where as well!

  7. Sheree

    You two look magazine worthy. Such a hot couple. Great tips for upcoming wedding season.

    ~xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

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  9. Julia

    This dress could not be more perfect! I am obsessed with it! You look amazing! <3

  10. Christie

    Did you get this dress altered? And if so, where do you get your alterations done? I’m having a hard time finding someone good. I feel like I need about everything altered to get the right fit for me

  11. Amy

    Love this article. Great tips for what to appropriately wear to a wedding!

  12. Lucy Van Dean

    OMG! I so love that dress. You look so gorgeous! Thank you so for sharing valuable tips to us. <3

    Lucy Van Dean | Instagram

  13. Angela oleary

    Hi please can u tell me were I can buy this pink lace dress from I’ve fell in love with it my daughter is getting married in July this year many thanks.

  14. Mayra hatfield

    Where can I find the blush pink dress

  15. Jackie

    How tall are you? I love that dress but I’m 5 foot 🙁

  16. Elaine Rustvold

    Please tell me where I can buy this beautiful pink lace dress? I want to wear it to my daughter’s wedding. Thank you for your reply

  17. Mary mcfee

    Hi think that dress is very classy

  18. Renee

    Where can I buy this dress

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