So, you’ve been invited to a wedding. Wonderful. Lovely. We love LOVE, and, who doesn’t?! The only problem is you don’t know how to decode the dress code. Unlike a night out with your girlfriends, the infamous ‘jeans and a nice top’ probably won’t cut it. Never fear, OIP is here to help. We’ve not only created a cheat sheet, but even given you some outfit inspo!
Congratulations! You have some fancy friends. When you think White Tie, think the Academy Awards.
Gals: A formal, floor-length evening gown.
Guys: A tuxedo, black jacket with tails, white vest and bow tie, gloves and black shoes.
This means your friends are still pretty fancy! Get ready for a super chic and sophisticated evening.
Gals: A formal, floor-length evening gown or short, cocktail dress.
Guys: A tuxedo, black bow tie, black vest or cummerbund, patent leather shoes.
Formal/Black Tie Optional
You can get away with something slightly less formal for this event.
Gals: A long dress, short/midi cocktail dress or a swish skirt and top
Guys: A suit and tie.
Time to get creative!
Gals: A short/midi cocktail dress (you can be a bit fun here).
Guys: A suit and tie. Maybe even try a pocket square.
Ah, smart casual. The bane of everyone’s existence. This is NOT jeans and a nice top, unless otherwise specified.
Gals: A lovely dress, skirt or pants with a nice blouse.
Guys: Dress pants and a button-down shirt.