Black tie occasions, rustic outdoor nuptials and everything in between can make dressing for a spring wedding a tricky task. Don’t sweat! No matter what the venue is, there’s a match made in dress heaven out there for the next wedding that you have penciled in on your calendar.
See our Stylist tips for dressing for a spring wedding!
What to Wear to an Outdoor Spring Wedding
Heading to a wedding that’s set in an outdoor venue? Take a cue from the fauna and foliage and try a floral print dress. To mix up your florals (that seem to be trending every year), try out a new dress silhouette or length that you don’t normally reach for! Hey, it’s a new season so it could be a new you!
Stylist Tip: Skip the stiletto heels and go for a block heel instead. No falling in the grass here!
What to Wear to a Semi-Formal Spring Wedding
RSVP’d for yourself and a plus one to a swanky black-tie wedding? Try a structured sheath dress or a silky number with simple heels for a polished (and very chic) wedding outfit. You’ll earn extra style points if you find a dress with some interest at the sleeve and step into a trend-friendly kitten heel.
Stylist Tip: When in doubt, reach for a “little black dress”. It’s perfectly acceptable to rock an LBD at a wedding.
What to Wear to a Church Wedding
For a church wedding, coverage is the name of the game. Plunging necklines and mini dresses are usually a no-no in any religious venue. Some denominations even dissuade sleeveless dresses, so it’s a good idea to do your pre-wedding research. If your scheduled wedding is at a place of worship, be sure to go for a dress that hits your knee (at least) and covers up your arms.
Stylist Tip: Need to make your outfit more modest? Add a tailored jacket or printed blazer at the ceremony to keep your shoulders covered.
What to Wear to a Casual Wedding
In the age of athleisure, what does casual even mean anymore? For weddings, that could be anything from a sundress to a separates moment. Lucky for you, a casual wedding means you could try a flowy (and very flattering) jumpsuit or a midi-skirt and blouse combo.
How to Stay Warm at a Wedding
Whether the weather is nice or stormy, come prepared with an extra layer to keep you warm.
- Bring a shawl or light jacket: For milder climates, a simple shawl or spring-forward jacket to throw over your shoulders will do just fine.
- Try a dress with sleeves: Sleeves are the safest style solution for iffy temps.
- Stay warm in closed-toe shoes: If you’re worried about keeping warm, skip the sandals and go for an ankle bootie, ballet flat or closed-toe pump.
—Jennifer M. & Stephania S.