What to Wear to Every Event During a Wedding Weekend

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So you got invited to a wedding. But you'll need more than just an outfit for the big day. Wedding weekends can include lots of different events, from rehearsal dinners and welcome drinks to farewell brunches. Luckily, we've curated a list of clothing and accessories to make the events stress-free and, most importantly, stylish.

For Friday, you'll find elevated looks that are comfortable enough for those standing cocktail hours, like a flowing strapless dress accented with delicate jewelry. Come Saturday, we've got you covered with semi-formal dresses fit for an evening of dancing. Then, for Sunday's more casual brunch, we'll have you looking smart and chic with a springy wrap dress, wearable wedges, and some nice jewelry to round it all out. That's a weekend well-dressed if we say so ourselves.

Welcome Cocktails
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Welcome Cocktails

Skirts with a nice blouse are appropriate for most welcome events. This ribbed sweater midi ($45, originally $90) with a knee-length slit is sleek and just a bit shiny thanks to lurex yarn. And you can't go wrong with a vegan leather skirt ($32-$35, originally $65-$70), which offers just the right amount of sophistication and attitude.

Rehearsal Dinner
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Rehearsal Dinner

For a rehearsal dinner, outfits should generally be nice, but not too fancy — meaning not quite cocktail attire. That's why we love this strapless maxi ($45, originally $90) with a daring slit. It's easy to throw on and to dress up — just pop on a pair of strappy sandals and a cool cuff, and you're good to go. If strapless isn't quite your thing, try this sweet babydoll dress ($45, originally $90) with puff sleeves and a flounce hem. (We love the rich blue color.)

The Wedding
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The Wedding

When it comes to the big day, a satin slip ($55, originally $110) is a great option, especially when dressed up with a lovely layered necklace ($22, originally $45) and heels. For a summer wedding, we'd also recommend this ruched halter dress ($55, originally $110) in vibrant red for a stunning look that'll catch eyes on the dance floor. Whichever you choose, you'll want a purse for the essentials, and this clutch ($32, originally $65) will do the trick.

Farewell Brunch
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Farewell Brunch

After a wild night of partying, you'll want something easy to pop on while still looking put together. For that, we love this linen-blend wrap dress ($50, originally $100) in bright and springy poppy. (The self-tie belt keeps it flattering as ever.) There's also this soft-pleat midi dress ($55, originally $110) in green or navy that would do well with a simple pair of wedges ($45, originally $90). Whichever you go for, a pair of beautifully sculpted hoops ($13, originally $27) will go a long way in transforming an everyday outfit into one fit for a special event.