April 30, 2012

Wedding Guest Garb: The Semi Formal Wedding

The summer wedding season is right around the corner and if you are like most, you are attending at least one of these soirees in the next couple of months. Sometimes it's a little difficult to decide what would be appropriate to wear to these events, so as your fashionable confidant I thought I would share a few ideas over the next couple weeks. I will cover looks that range from more casual afternoon events to the most formal evening fete. I know that weddings are not cheap, the gift, getting there, the room (if you are staying over) all costs a bundle, that's why the looks I create will all ring in at under $200. You don't need to spend a fortune to look fabulous.

The ceremony is scheduled in that weird time between afternoon and evening, (nooning, or evennoon) the reception immediately follows. The reception is held at an upscale restaurant or a posh hall, but the dress code does not call for black tie formal wear. With this tricky dressing scenario it's easy to be confused, it's semi-formal, but what does that mean. In these situations I personally always ere on the more formal side (think: you would rather be overdressed than under dressed). Look for fabrics with a sheen, satins rather than knits or cottons and embellishments such as beading or crystals. The length can still be short, but keep it classy (nothing too short gals). Here is the 3rd look in my summer wedding series, I pieced together for a special semi-formal wedding.
Wedding Guest Look 3: Semi Formal


  1. This wedding look is perfect for a morning wedding. It's elegant, formal but not over the top. You're right, it's better to be overdressed than underdressed, although being too overdressed can be even worse in some cases! I'd add a fascinator and this could be the perfect wedding attire for me, because I love pink :) .

    Sara from A Modern-Day Lady

    1. Sara, isn't the pink color divine. I like your idea of adding a fascinator, let me know if you see any cute ones that would work with this outfit.


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