Every Cleveland woman knows the dilemma they face when trying to figure out what to wear to a wedding. Finding the right dress to wear to such wedding requires significant planning. The invite may restrict ones options as to what to wear or might make one more clueless than before. However, a few basic ideas as followed may help in the decision process for the right ensemble to wear to the wedding.
If the invitation says beach formal, a sophisticated wedding on the beach, then options would include a formal summer dress with a tea to a little above the knee length. Keep in mind the sand. Therefore, heels will sink into the ground. The greatest advice would be to wear strappy sandals, with a small wedge or flat heel. If the wedding is middle to end of summer, remember how warm Cleveland can be. Strapless to thin straps on a dress may be more comfortable than sleeves, even if they are cap sleeves. A shawl is suggested for summer nights because it tends to get chilly on Lake Erie near sundown.
If the invitation says white tie, this means the wedding is very formal. Options would include ball gowns and elegant dresses. Think red carpet for the occasion and dress like a movie star. However, keep it all in good taste. Dark hues and neutral colors are best.
For a black tie invite, an evening gown works well for this event. Think elegance and sophistication when shopping for such gown. A black tie optional wedding is still a formal wedding that requires a formal cocktail like dress. Dark colors work well for this type of event but a Cleveland woman may opt for something colorful in the spring and summer.
If the wedding is semiformal, the advice would be to look for a dress that is cocktail length or perhaps a pencil skirt and cute top and/or sweater. For spring and summer, sundresses work well when put with heels and nice jewelry. For fall and winter, consider neutral and dark hues and the right accessories.
A casual wedding may be a tricky one to choose an outfit for. Unless it is specified in the invitation that jeans, etc. are accepted, opt for a simple dress or nice pants and a blouse. Avoid overdressing for the occasion so as not to stand out like a sore thumb.
If the wedding invitation does not specify what the wear should be to the wedding then contact the bride or one of the bridesmaids for an idea. Typically, one can’t go wrong in a neutral to dark hue cocktail dress. Find out where the wedding will take place. If outside, avoid high heel shoes with a thin heel because of the ability to sink into the ground. Wedges are best for outside weddings to avoid this problem. Dress for the weather. If the wedding is on a beach consider the wind and the Marilyn Monroe factor. Night weddings, keep a shawl handy because it might become cool outside depending on the season.
A Cleveland woman could spend days to even weeks picking out an outfit for a wedding. However, with the advice provided above perhaps her choices might become more distinct.