What Should I Wear to a Casual Wedding?
Wedding season is approaching (although it seems to last all year long nowadays), which means you're likely to have a slew of spring and summer weddings to attend. These events call for looks that are a little more laid-back. But how do you get dressed-up enough without overdoing your outfit? To fill us in on what to wear to a casual wedding, we tapped celebrity stylists Emily Current and Meritt Elliott for their valuable advice and eye for all things style.
Whether you want to keep it classic or go for a playful look, we're breaking down four outfits that are perfect for keeping things a bit more casual. Sometimes it all comes down to your styling choices, like swapping out fancier heels for flats when wearing a maxi dress or opting for suiting separates on their own instead of together.
Keep reading to see (and shop) the outfit combinations to nail casual wedding attire.
This is a look that's playful but great for a wedding. Go for details like lace fabrics or bold colors, and then pair it with dressy shoes and nice accessories. What's ideal about a jumpsuit is how versatile it is—it really comes down to how you accessorize. We recommend pointed-toe pumps and a structured handbag.
Alice McCall Limonada Ruffled Broderie Anglaise Cotton Jumpsuit ($400)
Available in sizes 6 UK to 14 UK.
Everything feels more casual with flats, so don't be afraid to pull out a more dramatic piece and dress it down with simple accessories that are more daytime-appropriate. Flat strappy ballet flats and your everyday layers of simple necklaces and dainty earrings are perfect. This is an ideal time to pull out that one dress you bought for an event but haven't worn since.
Pair a structured skirt with a simple top. Start by wearing a high-waisted flare skirt or sharp pencil skirt, and then tucking in a tank or silky blouse. By pairing more professional shapes with relaxed pieces, you can achieve a polished look that's ideal for a casual yet formal occasion.
Forgo your full suit by leaving the blazer at home, and instead styling relaxed trousers (preferably in a lightweight, dressy fabric) with an easy camisole. Wear the look with sleek heels and a dressy clutch. Another way to do an undone suit is by throwing a structured blazer over a breezy maxi dress.
Now that you know what to wear to a casual wedding, see what you should wear to a formal one.
This story was originally published on an earlier date and has been updated by Allyson Payer.