From Wedding Expert, Susan Southerland
. . . I wanted to repost this blog from Susan Southerland, wedding consultant from “Just Marry, Inc“. Adding to this I have seen many female guests of the bride seriously “try” to outdress the bride by wearing too revealing outfits, forgetting that the bride is the center of attention. So glad Susan posted this article. . .
Weddings are a great place to people watch. Observing family dynamics (both the sweet moments and the crazy drama) is more entertainment than much of what you see on television.
I also really enjoy watching guests’ fashion decisions. You can learn a lot about what’s hot for different body types, and even more interestingly — you can see what is an absolute fashion faux pas for everyone. Here are some tips to help you avoid being the gauche guest the next time you attend a wedding.
1. Avoid wearing white: Unless you are invited to a white-themed wedding, don’t take attention away from the bride by showing up in a white gown. Trust me, people will talk!
2. Don’t wear anything too short or too low-cut: Even worse, don’t wear something that is both too short and too low-cut. I have spent hours watching guests tugging their dresses down and then adjusting them back up only to have to repeat that over and over again. Other guests will notice. It looks hilarious, but I’m sure it’s quite uncomfortable.
3. Ladies, wear appropriate undergarments: In other words, please wear underwear, or Spanx, or something under your dress. This is especially important if you decide to wear something short. (see item number two above) I have witnessed many female wedding guests on the dance floor who show off more than I think they intended.