What Should I Wear to a Casual Wedding?
Wedding season may be behind us (although, it seems nowadays it lasts all year long), but engagement season is in full swing, which means we'll all probably have a slew of spring and summer weddings to attend. These events call for looks that are a little more laid-back. But how do you make sure you keep it cool while not overdoing your outfit? To put together the perfect ensemble for a casual wedding, we tapped celebrity stylists Emily Current and Meritt Elliott for their valuable advice and eye for all things style.
Whether you want to keep it classic and polished or go for a pretty and playful look, we're breaking down four looks that are perfect for when you want to keep things a bit more casual. Sometimes it all comes down to your styling choices, like swapping out fancier heels for flats when wearing a maxi dress or opting for suiting separates on their own instead.
Keep reading to see (and shop) the outfit combinations to nail casual wedding attire.
This is a look that's playful but can be great for a wedding. Go for pretty details like lace fabrics or bold jewels tones, and pair it with dressier shoes and nice accessories. What's ideal about a jumpsuit is how versatile it is, so it really comes down to how you accessorize. We recommend pointed-toe pumps and a structured handbag.
Everything feels more casual with flats, so don’t be afraid to pull out a more dramatic piece, and then dress it down with simple accessories that are more daytime-appropriate. Nice, flat strappy ballet flats and your everyday layers of simple necklaces and dainty earrings are perfect. This is an ideal time to pull out that one dress you bought for an event but haven't worn since.
Pair a structured skirt with a cute top. Try a high-waisted flare skirt or sharp pencil skirt, and tuck in a little tank or silky top. By pairing more classically professional shapes with relaxed pieces, you can achieve a polished yet totally approachable look that's ideal when the invite calls for casual wedding attire.
Forego your full suit by leaving the blazer at home, and instead style relaxed trousers in a lightweight, dressy fabric with an easy camisole. Wear the look with pretty heels and a dressy clutch. You can also swap out the trousers for a breezy dress and throw a structured blazer on top to finish off the look.
Cinq à Sept Serge Trousers ($365)
Available in sizes 00 to 12.
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