So, with that in mind—and with wedding season looming—here are some examples of how to wear black to a ceremony and reception all summer long, no matter the dress code or location.
When attending a ceremony in a house or worship, it's best to lean on the more covered-up, conservative side with your attire. (Read: no skintight, above-the-knee numbers! ) This can often be achieved by simply adding a sweater or jacket to your dress, but as a rule of thumb, if you're look conjures comparisons to Audrey Hepburn, you've nailed it.
While picking out a bright, colorful dress may seem like the obvious option, there's something very elegant about wearing black to a beach wedding—so long as the dress is flowy.
It's the universal neutral color—it looks good on everyone, it's super versatile, and it can be chic and sophisticated or casual and fun. (It's also increasingly popular among bridesmaids, with companies like David's Bridal and BHLDN having whole sections dedicated to it. ) As with most clothing, the formality of the garment really depends on the fabric and the cut, more so than the color.
A black dress in a cotton or jersey fabric would definitely work for this type of event.
To that end, I think a black dress can play well in this situation: not overdone, but still appropriate for the evening.
I'm happy to say times have changed: These days you can pretty much always wear black to a wedding, unless being told explicitly not to by the couple.
Certainly a long dress is appropriate, but the key to black-tie style is formality: As long as the dress feels sophisticated, the hemline—ranging from just above the knee to tea-length (which hits at midcalf)—is up to you.
Say yes to the little black dress ✨ https://t.co/jqNpdQWNAx— Glamour (@glamourmag) January 3, 2020
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