Today on our blog is The Black Tux talks about trends in wedding attire. The Black Tux shares with us their style guide that we think you find helpful.
For The Wedding Guests: A Style Guide
When wedding season is in full swing and you’ve got your fair share of invites, figuring out your fashion choices can be the most fun (and frustrating!) part of being a wedding guest. We at The Black Tux are on a mission to remove the frustrating part, so we’ve put together some tips for how to go about choosing “the one” — you know, the outfit you should wear.
Codes, Codes, Codes
First and foremost, you need to figure out the dress code. If it’s not explicit on the invite, look at the style of the invite itself and at details like where the wedding is being held to see if you can gather some clues. At the end of the day, don’t be afraid to simply ask around — ask the bridal party, other guests — to see if they have a better idea of what’s going to be expected.
When it comes to dress codes themselves, the details can get dicey. What do they actually mean? To help clear that up, too, we’ve put together a quick graphic that outlines the dress codes and what’s appropriate to pick out for each:
Digging through your closet isn’t always the best choice when it comes to making sure you’re really going to show up looking stylish, because stylish means trends and trends are what’s hot now. One great option is to hop online and see what’s out there to rent, because rental companies are going to make sure their offering is what’s trending now. Rent The Runway is a top choice for women looking for dresses and other options, and then there’s The Black Tux’s collection of tuxes and suits for men.
Bend the Rules
At the end of the day, fashion is about expressing yourself, and it’s no different when it’s fashion for a wedding. No matter how much style advice you’re given, you need to find your own sense of it. For weddings, there are some rules to abide by. We recommend that you bend (but don’t break) the rules when it comes to dressing appropriately. When we say bend, we mean leave room to be creative and express yourself, but don’t go so far as to wear something that could be offensive or distasteful.