What to Wear to a Wedding: 7 Must-Follow Rules for Every Girl

Philippa Morgan Walker

We all have to walk that thread-thin line when it comes to deciding what to wear to a wedding: You want to look striking and somewhat sassy but not like an extra from a '90s R&B video. You want to be remembered for the right reasons, even if it isn't your day whatsoever. Well, there are some basic ground rules that are worth referencing before rushing to the big day in a floral-print panic. We've covered the official dressing dos and don'ts of formalwear so that you can be the best dressed guest at all manner of nuptials and high-society soirées—with zero wardrobe stress.

So whether you've got a city wedding to attend, a religious ceremony to consider carefully, or you just don't want to have a very miffed bride on your hands (no white lace, okay?), then this is a very good place to start. We can all lose our heads a little when a swanky event comes a-knocking, but it's really just a case of being fully prepared for every eventuality—and learning from some of our own fashion faux pas. Those strappy stilettos looked great in the store, yes, but were they really cut out for a marquee reception in a field? Not so much.

Click through to read the seven must-know rules for the ultimate wedding guest style.

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