When you reach a certain age, all of a sudden you’ll have a social calendar chock-full of weddings. Weddings with very specific dress codes, mind you. How’s a girl to navigate the difference between black tie optional and dressy casual, formal and semiformal? With our handy guide, naturally.
Scroll through to find out how to decode every dress code, and never worry that you’re overdressed or underdressed for a wedding again.
Feel free to accessorize with statement jewelry, and opt for ultra-glamorous hair.
Giambattista Valli Pleated Silk-Georgette Gown ($5590)
This dress code usually indicates an evening affair, so don’t be afraid to pick an elegant dress.
Just think of this as black tie light.
Try an above-the-knee dress (not cotton or polyester) or wide-leg silk pants paired with an embellished evening top.
Even though the invite says casual, avoid denim and shorts!
Accessorize with dressy sandals!