What to *not* wear to a wedding – Beyond Fashion Magazine | WHs Answers

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Sometimes being the main character doesn’t look good.

Wedding season is upon us and I’m afraid Kendall Jenner needs to be stopped.

The supermodel (and her family) tend to turn heads with her over-the-top fashions for wedding guests. Lest we forget influencer Lauren Perez’s wedding last summer, at which Jenner wore a cutout dress to end all the cutout dresses. The Mônot crop dress went viral for being headlight stealing and “obviously disrespectful.” She made headlines again this week as the “best dressed” guest at a ceremony in Hawaii.

It seems Jenner becomes the star attraction at every wedding party she attends. It’s not like the old adage: Every bride needs something borrowed, something blue and… someone to outshine her, I guess.

In Jenner’s defense, today’s weddings are more unconventional than ever. From cheesy Vegas elopements that are back in vogue to Catholic cosplay that’s kind of a thing, traditional rituals are traded for unusual ceremonies and dress codes. As a result, expectations of what to wear can seem a bit unclear. But committing a fashion faux pas not only looks bad, it could knock you off future wedding guest lists.

Celebrity or not, we all suffer from main character syndrome at times. But don’t worry, we’ve put together some handy guidelines to save you the hassle of getting dressed for the occasion. Read on for what Not wear to a wedding.

Avoid white at all costs

We’ve all been through that. You’re invited to a summer wedding and there’s an unforeseen emergency: you look really good in white. When Kelly Kapoor did that stunt on an episode of The office, it was objectively iconic. But that logic only really works for Mindy Kaling’s fictional chaos. At a real wedding? Not that cute. To achieve the best guest etiquette, avoid the bridal color. That means there aren’t any off-white, off-white, or other off-white loopholes that you think are smart enough to pass as acceptable. Just do not.

Don’t strive to be the hottest person in the room

This is the only occasion I fully condone that advice. Normally I would say the opposite. Shopping for products in a tube top and Miu Miu micro mini skirt? As you should. Sporty complex euphoria-inspired makeup for a Monday morning meeting? Really a very good choice. But please don’t bring that energy to a wedding that isn’t your own. Let Kylie Jenner be a lesson to us all. After wearing a gold dress to Hailey and Justin Bieber’s wedding in 2019, the influencer’s look has gone down in pop culture history books (and not in a good way).

Remember, wedding guest fashion isn’t Met Gala fashion, and the event isn’t about you. Now it’s time to reel it in and let the pair of the day shine. That means no sequins, no glitter, no tiara, and nothing resembling a Cinderella ball gown. Pack it up, Princess!

If you wear flip flops, expect flip flop slander

I get it: heels can be a pain, especially at outdoor weddings. But the couple-to-be probably put a lot of time and money into making their ceremony look perfect. The least they can ask for is shoes that conform to the dress code. If you’re worried about your feet, opt for a nice pair of sandals or flats. But wearing flip flops to celebrate the most important day of someone’s life? In this economy? Unless specifically authorized by a bride or groom themselves, stay away.

Too much skin is probably undesirable

In general, I support all daring fashion moments. I mean, low-waist pants are my personal hero of 2022. But revealing outfits aren’t always appreciated at wedding ceremonies. Before slipping into your cropped ensemble a la Kendall Jenner, read the room. In other words, pay attention to the location and the dress code. As a general rule of thumb, cutouts, sheer fabrics, and super-short hems are not the right choice.

As a guest, there are so many creative ways to ruin a wedding. But wearing an outfit that gets all the attention? That’s just boring. So please don’t be that person.

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