Skip Nav
Celebrity Style
7 Reasons Why Jackie Kennedy Is Still a Style Icon
Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton's Canada Style Has Something in Common With Your Own
Summer
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Shed All Their Layers For 1 Special Piece

What to Wear to an Outdoor Wedding 2011-04-21 03:34:49

What to Wear to an Outdoor Wedding — and Perhaps What Not To

Going to weddings can be a blast, and that goes double for outdoor ceremonies. Not only do you get to take advantage of the gorgeous weather, but you're also able to get away with bright colors, lightweight fabrics, and comfy, chic flats — which ensure that you'll be a force to be reckoned with on the dance floor. If you're slated to attend an alfresco wedding this season and are in need of outfit ideas, look no further. We've put together the ultimate outdoor wedding pieces and hooked you up with some sartorial dos and don'ts. See it all when you keep reading.

Do bring your best brights (and your prints charming). It's Spring! The sun is shining! You're outside! Now is the time to break out your boldest brights and prettiest prints and go to town. Pick a dress with a fresh graphic or floral pattern to assure that you stand out in the crowd.

Don't confuse outdoor with casual. An outdoor wedding may be a bit more laid-back than, say, an extravagant church ceremony, but it's still a "no shirt, no shoes, no service" type of thing. Unless the invitation explicitly says that shorts and sneakers are OK, I'd err on the side of daytime dressy.

Do keep it light. Put away your heavy jacquards and velvets; opt for easy-breezy jersey, silk, cotton, or chiffon. You'll be totally luxe, without overheating. Details like ruffles, lace, and pleats add lofty charm.

Like your mother said; don't forget a sweater. Always plan for things to get chilly once the sun goes down — you don't want to be the one person shivering in your chair while vows are being taken. Bring along an oversize scarf, lightweight trench coat, or chic kimono jacket to throw over your shoulders.

Do choose understated accessories. I love statement jewels as much as the next girl, but in a hot, humid climate, the last thing you need is a band of giant jewels sticking to your skin. Instead, go for dainty gold chains, a stack of thin bangles, or a sophisticated cocktail ring.

Don't wear heels. You likely want to avoid sinking into grass, mud, or sand whenever possible. Opt for a pretty pair of flat gladiator sandals, or this season's standout shoe, the flatform.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
20 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married
Cancun Honeymoon
Wedding Guest Dresses by Zodiac Sign
Guy Drops Engagement Ring in the Ocean
Engagement Ring Photos
A Father's Letter to His Daughter With Down Syndrome
Average Cost of a Wedding

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fashion
X