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Wedding Dress Code Guide


As wedding season falls upon us, you might be wondering about one of the most usual doubts a wedding guest can have when it comes to attending one: what should I wear? What is the wedding dress code? If you are going to more than one wedding and all of them have different dress codes, it can be daunting trying to figure out what to wear to each of them.

At its core, dress codes are supposed to help you figure out the right outfit for a special occasion that will match the couple’s vision for the theme and feeling of the wedding. But if you are still not sure about what to wear, don’t worry. We have decoded what you need to know to nail all the wedding dress codes there are.


A formal or black tie dress code is the most classic of them all. It usually means that men will use a tuxedo and women will use long gowns that can range between the really formal and glamorous to more modern approaches.

If you are leaning towards the second option, try this v-neck halter dress, which is lavish and elegant on its own. This gown is form-fitting with rouching in the back. It also has a deep V-neck halter neckline which looks gorgeous in hot pink, emerald green, coastal blue, ruby, and sunburst orange. Accessorize with statement earrings like golden chandeliers or a stack of interesting bracelets.


For a cocktail wedding, a good bet is always a short or mid-length dress, or perhaps even a cool classy jumper. Go with something short, fun and flirty and accessorize with nice heels or pumps, a well-put-together updo, and elegant makeup to match your dress.

This tight short dress is a great option if you want to go for a sweet and flirty option that’s wedding-appropriate. The simplicity of this dress makes it perfect for a wedding occasion and the lace-up back adds more elegance to it. This dress looks beautiful in peri, emerald, and black.


Thematic weddings can be a challenge since you don’t want to look like you are in costume or are a caricature. As such, if you want to look festive, try sticking to a dress that fits with the color palette of the wedding and the type of venue you will be attending. Try a dress style that’s different to your regular style and add accessories that are fun and bold, and matches the event.

A nice dress for a themed wedding that perhaps is sort of Mediterranean or has summer foreign vibes could be this deep V-neck floral beaded gown which is fun and flirty with mesh panels and vibrant colors such as light blue, light lilac, and ivory. Pair it with minimal jewelry, natural hair and makeup, and strappy sandals.


How to dress for an outdoor wedding, if it’s at the beach or a garden? You should make sure to be mindful of humidity and uneven terrains. Wear sand-friendly shoes, a light color or be stunning in white (without outshining the bride!). Focus on natural and breathable fabrics that allow for movement and comfort.

Try this V-neck with a flowy skirt; a flowing tulle skirt with stunning floral sequins can be perfect. The multi-tiered flowy skirt allows for lots of movement, which will keep you comfortable during the whole event.


Just because it’s an informal wedding doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to look your best! Although not all weddings need to be super glam, you should still dress to impress and look well put together. Wear a cute day dress with flats or comfortable sandals instead of heels.

As such, you can’t go wrong with a beautiful faille satin dress, this flattering silhouette features a sweetheart neckline with corset boning. This gorgeous dress comes in red, black, and peri.


Do you have a favorite dress code? Have you attended to all these type of events? Browse our collection of wedding guest dresses by Faviana. Let us know by tagging us on Instagram @glamandgowns, and Faviana’s Instagram @Faviana and Twitter @FavianaNY


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