What You Should Never Wear To A Wedding
Getting dressed for a wedding is tricky: there’s the pressure to look amazing (hello, photo booth), while simultaneously trying to navigate the ever-changing rules of outfit etiquette. Rather than attempt the opinion-laden terrain ourselves, we figured we’d call in an expert to lay down some ground rules. Enter: Melissa Coker, the founder and creative director of Wren, a beloved LA-based brand, which recently launched an awesome “Weddings, Bridesmaids & Parties” section of their site.
Scroll down for Coker’s definitive list of what you should never wear to a wedding and shop our picks.
“This is not P. Diddy’s annual White Party, it's your friend/family member/frenemy’s wedding, and you have seven million other colors chilling in your closet anyways. So just be cool, and choose something else. And while you're at it, you should probably back away from that flower crown. And if you're even thinking about wearing a tiara, well, we're not friends anymore.” –Melissa Coker
On Miroslava Duma: Chanel jacket.
“You may be single and ready to mingle with some hot groomsmen, but stay away from too short, too tight, too low cut, or the dreaded all of the above. You don't need grandma's seal of approval, but you don't need to look at home on Hollywood Boulevard either.” –Melissa Coker
“I get it, your friend's super cool, her wedding's on the beach/in a barn/in Canada. But c'mon—it's not cute and casual, it's just bad manners. Wearing jeans to a wedding is like Paris Hilton's attempts at pop music—it offends everyone.” –Melissa Coker
“If it looks like something Jennifer Lopez would wear on tour, it's probably out of bounds for your colleague's wedding.” –Melissa Coker
“Some people are like, black = sad death, you're a jerk, while other people are like, stop being so old fashioned, black is cool and for modern chic types. It's hard to say who is right, and it probably depends on the type of wedding you're going to and what the groom and bride are all about. So, unless you're making a statement and crashing your ex's nuptials, it's probably better to play it safe and go for color.” –Melissa Coker