Formal weddings, otherwise known as black tie, are some of the most formal weddings you can attend. Most of the time they are set late in the day and into the evening, so be ready to get your glamour on! Though you can opt for a floor length gown, we suggest classing it up in a midi cocktail dress! We love our Black Swan Wells Midi Dress because of the clean lines (can you say slimming?) and the modern digi flower print! Pair with some strappy black heels, a statement necklace, and the perfect cat eye.
Garden weddings usually lean towards semi-formal, so don’t go too casual. Choose a dress that reads slightly more formal, but go for lighter and brighter color and prints, and make sure that it’s shorter than the knee! We thought the Save the Last Dance Light Blue Dress would be the perfect fit for any garden wedding with its avant garde peplum that combines flirty fun and a splash of formality! Be sure to wear thicker heels or wedges so you don’t sink into the grass.
Although beach weddings can be a formal affair, most of the time they are very casual. Maxis are a favorite among beach weddings, and we went with one of our favorites: the B. B. Dakota Elvya Maxi Dress. With all beach weddings you need to be aware of the elements, so stick with an elegant sandal or flat (no flip flops!), the perfect pair of sunnies, and be sure to bring a scarf, wrap, or light jacket, since it tends to get windy near the water.