What You Should Never Wear to a Wedding

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Unlike most other events we frequent like dinners and cocktail parties, there's a host of unspoken rules that govern what to wear to a wedding. Between the location, season, time of day, and written dress code on the invitation, there are a number of factors that play into how you should get dressed. There’s the pressure to look amazing (hello, photo booth) while simultaneously navigating the ever-changing rules of outfit etiquette. With so many do's and don'ts floating around, we thought it's finally time to nail down what to wear (and not to wear) to a wedding once and for all.

Rather than attempt the opinion-laden terrain ourselves, we figured we’d call in an expert to lay down some ground rules. This is where bridal expert Melissa Coker comes in. We chatted with her about all things wedding guest attire and ultimately came back with four guidelines you should follow no matter what type of wedding you're attending. Coker's made a definitive list of what you should never wear to a wedding, so we strongly advise you take these rules to heart. Don't sweat it, though, we went ahead and shopped for the dresses, shoes, and bags that are expert and editor-approved.

Keep reading to discover what not to wear to a wedding and then shop what you should wear below.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.