Is it just us or is everyone pairing off, getting engaged, sending save the dates, forcing you to eat cake, and then, ultimately, getting married? Do we sound bitter? We're not—honestly, we're soo happy for you and we've
bought you a juicer styled four hot looks to prove it. We know finding a perfect wedding outfit is as difficult for you as it is for the bride (if not more so—white dress? So easy!), so we've done the hard part for you, breaking down your nuptial needs by dress code.
Whether your most hipster friend is the groom-to-be, the couple is experimenting with a brunch reception (double down on those mimosas), or black-tie attire is optional, this quartet of ensembles will let you worry about bigger things—a.k.a.:
holding your liquor your speech, your dance moves, and which butter knife to buy off the registry. Oh, and Facebook-creeping the groomsmen to see who's single.
The Brunch Wedding
Brunch is about all things bright, airy, and fun, so make sure you pick a dress to match. Florals are always a winner, and you can dress them up with a chic blazer.
DKNY Opaque Control Top Tights, $20, available at Bare Necessities; Forever 21 Metallic Envelope Clutch, $24.80, available at Forever 21; Joseph Coy Silk Boyfriend Blazer, $407, available at Boutique 1; Zimmerman Balance Bouquet Dress, $520, available at Zimmerman; Alice + Olivia Devon Embossed Velvet Heel, $295, available at Alice + Olivia.
The Black-Tie Optional Wedding
In our book, "black-tie optional" is code for a nonetheless fancy affair — keep your main piece formal and pulled together, but feel free to have a little fun with your accessories.
Topshop Engraved Point Drop Earrings, $20, available at Topshop; Bionda Castana Bootie, $650, available at Nordstrom; Miss Selfridge Burgundy Jersey Puff Blazer, $40, available at Miss Selfridge; Tibi Foil Lace Peplum Dress, $495, available at Tibi; Anndra Neen Cage Mini Clutch, $625, available at Kirna Zabête.
The Black-Tie Wedding
Go for a stunning ensemble, and don't be afraid to pull out all the sartorial stops — without upstaging the bride, of course. You'll want to steer clear of anything too revealing, and, obviously, a dramatic lip is always a no-brainer.
Tom Ford Jasmine Rouge Lip Color, $48, available at Neiman Marcus; Erdem Drisana Lace Gown, $4,600, available at Net-A-Porter; Zara Shiny Peep-Toe, $99.90, available at Zara; Forever 21 Geo Rhinestone Chain Necklace, $15.80, available at Forever 21; Edie Parker Edie Oval Clutch, $1,295, available at Barneys.
The Hipster Wedding
The hipster wedding can be a most elusive event — the unmatched chairs, the mason jars, and oh-so-many beards make dressing tricky. Go for something trendy, slightly casual, and comfortable — you'll be dancing to tons of Florence and the Machine.
Bank Amy Piped Boots, $48, available at Bank; Lelet Leaf Crystal-Coated Silk Headband, $90, available at Saks Fifth Avenue; Comptoir des Cotonniers Dark Jungle Dress, $248, available at Comptoir des Cotonniers; ASOS Metal Frame Clutch Bag, $31.66, available at ASOS; Marc by Marc Jacobs Kahlua Brown Sergeant Leather Jacket, $895, available at Stylebop.