If you receive an invitation to a wedding that’s coming up soon, there’s no need to panic about what you’re going to wear. Unless you’re part of the wedding party that requires a specific outfit, you can easily pull together pieces based on the dress code or wedding venue.
Wear an Outfit for the Dress Code or Venue
When looking for types of wedding attire for women, you’ll want to carefully review the invitation for any information regarding the wedding dress code requested for the special event. If there’s no dress code included, search for the venue online. Most wedding venues will have photos of past weddings posted, so you can get an idea of what would be appropriate to wear, such as any of the following last-minute outfit ideas.
Floral Dress With a Cardigan and Flats
Perfect for a casual wedding, a floral dress with flats and a short cardigan makes an appropriate outfit. You can accessorize the dress with a narrow belt, a cute handbag, and colorful jewelry to help tie the outfit together. Choose a pair of solid-colored flats that have a bow or buckles on them to add a touch of formality to the ensemble.
Jumpsuits and Strappy Heels
From casual to semi-formal weddings, jumpsuits are stylish and acceptable to wear. Jumpsuits can flatter any figure and they come in a variety of styles, from strapless jumpsuits to ones with long flowing sleeves. Elevate the jumpsuit with strappy high-heel sandals and bold statement jewelry.
Sundress With Sandals and a Hat
There’s something romantic about attending a beach wedding. The fresh air, the sound of the waves, and wide-open vistas make for a beautiful backdrop. An ideal outfit for this style of wedding is a pretty sundress with sandals. Review the dress code to see if a short sundress is acceptable or if the code requests something with a longer length.
If the ceremony is held on a grassy bluff, you can wear sandals with kitten heels. For weddings held on the sand, you may want to have slip-on sandals that you can easily take off when walking and dancing in the sand. Consider putting on a colorful hat to help keep the sun off your face.
Floor-Length Dress With Metallic Pumps
When invited to a wedding that requires evening or formal wear, choose an elegant floor-length dress paired with silver high heels. Silver shoes work well with most gowns, whether they’re solid-colored, have a floral print, or have beaded embellishments. According to the dress code rules for a formal gown, including a white-tie dress code, the gown’s hem should be long enough so that your ankles aren’t revealed. Spice up the elegant gown with statement jewelry, a beaded clutch, and elbow-length gloves.
Now that you have a few ideas for last-minute wedding outfits and bridesmaid dresses, keep in mind that you can always wear the outfits to several weddings. By changing up the shoes, handbags, jewelry, and accessories, you can create a whole new look for the type of wedding you’ll be attending.