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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 has side ruffles side ruffles that wrap around and below the open back to accentuate your curves and is flattering on any body type, especially a slender figure. It also has a deep V-neck halter neckline and a peplum around the hips, which looks gorgeous in both navy and sky blue. 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 that is not too short either, 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 embellished mesh neck leads into a beaded, sweetheart neckline and the detailed waist and skirt displays a lovely silhouette. This dress looks awesome in both navy and ivory.


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 dress with floral beading applique which is fun and flirty with ruffles, flowy fabric, and vibrant colors. 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 dress with flowy skirt, a flowing gown which looks dreamy in every color: navy, sky blue, light pink or white. The multi-tiered flowy skirt allows for lots of movement, which will keep you comfortable during the whole event, and the empire waistline will flatter any shape.


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 plunging V-neck with a draped front skirt that gives it a slimming effect. The back is adorned with thin straps and ruching that are architecturally placed to accentuate your figure yet is simple enough to be considered informal as well.


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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