Fabulous Outfits to Wear to All of Your Wedding Occasions
Your caterer called—he forgot to load the seafood boat and now there’s a good chance your wedding might end up oyster-less. (Cue the exasperated tears.) The one thing it won’t be lacking, however? Good fashion sense, because we’ve taken care of that part for you. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Moda Operandi to take the guesswork out of what to wear for all of your wedding occasions, from the engagement party all the way to your honeymoon (hallelujah for that).
The Engagement Celebration
This is the part where you’ll be showing off your new ring nonstop. So run with your status as center of attention and rock (pun intended) a tasteful dress that pulls out all the stops. A combination of bold embroidery, cold shoulders and dainty scalloped edges is a gorgeous way to mirror the excitement you’re feeling about being a feyoncé.
Your Bachelorette Party
A girls’ night out should be punctuated by a festive frock. Take advantage of this opportunity and go for an ensemble full of embellishments. A high-neck dress with sheer lace sleeves and exposed shoulders is sultry enough for a bachelorette party but modest enough that you won’t want to cover your partner’s eyes when a photo shows up in their feed.
The Bridal Shower
This one’s all about the women in your life (including Grams), so slip into an ultra-feminine and sophisticated dress…that also has just a hint of sheer paneling. When it comes to accessories, balance things out with lace-up flats and this season’s favorite straw clutch. You’ll be glad you did when you’re knee-deep in party games.
The Rehearsal Dinner
While you may or may not consider yourself a traditional bride, you can appreciate the notion of wearing white to a rehearsal dinner. However, revel in the custom in a way that’s all your own by sporting a stunning appliqué. Large floral prints (like hydrangeas in full bloom) splashed across a flattering A-line silhouette ward off any signs of cold feet as you practice walking down the aisle. Carry this detailing throughout the look with accessories that complement without being too matchy-matchy.
The Wedding Day
Who ever said your something blue shouldn’t be an earlobe full of jewels? We love all things new romance for your wedding day, from a tastefully ruffled gown (remove the skirt from this two-piece number to reveal a simpler reception dress) to floral detailing in all of your accessories. And if your dress shopping brings you to New York City, know that Moda Operandi has a luxury showroom in a two-story townhouse located at 24 E. 64th St., where guests can try on their designer gowns by appointment. Swoon. Explore the schedule of bridal trunk shows in Moda Operandi Madison to find even more perfect dresses.
Whether you’re in the sun-soaked Seychelles, Positano or Honolulu, let color rule your wardrobe as you and your partner celebrate your new marriage (and the fact that all the planning is finally over). The spotlight is on shades of red and yellow this year, as well as big embellishments like bows and ruffles.