13 Outfits to Wear to a Wedding That You Haven’t Thought of Before
Ah, wedding season. The perennial occasion when your fridge becomes a vessel for 9,000 save the dates and your closet starts to seem like a wasteland. You’ve worn everything ten times over and still have invites rolling in. Pinterest even confirms it in their annual Pinstyle Report: People have been searching for new looks to wear to weddings. To help, we wrangled up 13 outfit ideas that work for a wedding but aren't the same old solid sheath dress. (And head to our Pinterest board for even more fabulous inspo.)
A Velvet Wrap Dress
The it-fabric of the year is also decidedly cozy without looking sloppy (thanks, fashion gods). Pair it with simple accessories to let the dress do all the work.
An Off-the-Shoulder Top and Midi Skirt
The shoulder-baring blouse: It’s more than just the trendiest shape of the moment, it's also one of the most photogenic things you can wear.
A Cocktail Dress and Flats
Yep—you can finally rock flats with formal wear. Word to the wise: It helps if they’re embellished or special in some way. Patent leather buckles, metallic accents or glitter will all do the trick.
A Peplum Blouse and Pants
Pants? To a wedding? Yes, please. But again, we’re not talking about your nine-to-five office wear. You want a decidedly formal pair here. Make sure your pants are either culottes (bonus points if they’re satin) or wide-leg trousers that graze the floor.
A Jumpsuit With a Belt
Speaking of pants, the jumpsuit has become the preferred alternative attire for formal events. Freshen it up with an eye-catching belt.
A Crop Top and Full Skirt
Forget your preconceived notions of teenyboppers during festival season and team your top with a voluminous high-waisted skirt. It creates the illusion of a dress with the comfort and versatility of separates.
A Sweater and Midi Skirt
Best part about this look? You can re-wear to the office. Just pay attention to the fit. Too much slouch will make this too casual for the ceremony.
A Sundress and Booties
The key to making ankle boots work is structure (sleek cuts only) juxtaposed with swing (as in, your twirliest frock).
A Slip Dress and Sandals
The minimalist slip dress is the perfect destination-wedding pick. Just go easy on the accessories—a delicate sandal is all you need to round it out.
A Pencil Midi Skirt and Lace Blouse
Keep the classic black numbers in the boardroom, but bust out a calf-length pastel style (and team with a sheer top) for a total wedding redux.
A Slim-Cut Suit
The coolest girl at the party knows this secret: perfectly done is overdone. For this reason, try a tuxedo or pantsuit this season. Having pockets (aka a place for your hands…and lipstick) will immediately make you feel relaxed and at ease.
A Cropped Sweater and Tulle Skirt
Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw by rocking a delicate tulle skirt with a fitted cropped sweater. Just be sure not to stray too close to blush—or, eek, white—to avoid any bride-like comparisons.