The Perfect Wedding Guest Dress

Summer is a busy wedding season and if your calendar is filling up with watching your friends and family say “I do,” you will need to find the perfect guest dress!  Wedding guest style is much more easy breezy than in years past.  There aren’t really any hard and fast dos and don’ts for the big “I do” event, although wearing white or off white is still typically frowned upon. You should consider the type of ceremony to deem what is appropriate.  A more traditional church ceremony, for example, will call for simple accessories and perhaps a light jacket or sweater.  When in doubt, remember it’s always better to overdress than underdress.

If you have back-to-back weddings to attend, it’s best to invest in a timeless wedding guest dress that will see you through each and every toast to the happy couple.

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Whether you are headed to a swanky wedding at a country club or to a traditional chapel ceremony, a simple classic shift dress is the perfect choice.  A shift is the perfect wedding guest dress as it can be dressed up or down – just switch up your accessories and you’ll create a new look each time.  An understated bag, such as a versatile wristlet in a bold color, is the perfect way to hold your wallet, keys and lipstick while you navigate the wedding reception.
Are you researching stylish wedding guest fashion ideas?  Whether you opt for an outfit that would be fitting at the most formal of settings, such as New York’s famous St. Patrick’s Cathedral, or something more casual for an outdoor garden ceremony, remember to pick a color that is versatile, such as a navy shift dress.  Navy looks crisp and cool in spring and summer with pastels and can also transition into fall when worn with orange and rust tones inspired by autumn leaves.

The infinite possibilities of the classic shift dress make it a wedding guest wardrobe staple.  Looking for inspiration?  Here are 3 ways to wear a classic shift dress to a wedding:

Always Say I Do To Classic Pearls

Pearls are a traditional wedding jewelry accessory and many brides opt for pearl earrings or pendants.  Accessorizing a class shift dress with strands of pearls is a timeless combination that will have you looking stylish when your friends look at their wedding photos years down the road.

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Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend

For a more formal wedding, sparkling accessories are always stunning.  When you step on to the dance floor your outfit will have that extra touch of glam that will complement the simple and elegant silhouette of a shift dress.  Tiny pavé diamonds add sparkle, whether you opt for a simple pendant or oversized stud earrings.

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Bold & Beautiful

Because a shift dress is a very simple silhouette, you can opt for edgier chunkier jewelry, especially for an outdoor wedding or other more casual venue, such as an art gallery.  A chunky oversized chain bracelet in gold is the perfect accent on your wrist when worn with a simple tailored shift dress.

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Do you own a classic shift dress?  Let us know if you try any of these versatile ideas and how they inspire you to say yes to this timeless dress!

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