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These days, many couples don’t include attire instructions on their invitation, which can make it difficult to figure out what to wear to a wedding with no dress code. Do you go super-fancy or keep it casual? It turns out that there are actually lots of subtle clues you can look for to help you choose an outfit for the big event.
Here are six things to check that will help you figure out what to wear to a wedding with no dress code.
The Wedding WebsiteChances are the couple has a wedding website where they’re storing all the extra information they couldn’t fit on the paper invitation. The couple may have chosen to leave the dress code details off their invitation to avoid overwhelming people—take a look at the wedding website to see if there’s a dress code for the wedding listed.
Invitation StyleEven if there’s no dress code on the wedding invitation, take a look at the invite to see if you can get a read on the tone of the wedding. If it’s thicker cardstock in a neutral color, and there’s minimal design besides a fancy calligraphy, chances are it’s a fancier fête. Stationery with colorful graphics and patterns will likely have a more relaxed dress code.
SeasonWhen it comes to deciding what to wear to a wedding with no dress code, think about what time of year the wedding will take place. If it’s a fall date, chances are a strapless, short dress is not the ticket. Opt for something with more coverage, such as a tea-length dress. On the other hand, if the couple is tying the knot in July, a long-sleeve lace gown probably isn’t the best option.
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