How to… Dress Clever When Invited to a Wedding

During these hideous “times of hardship” we all know that we have to make the most of every special occasion. We all love a night in with the girls and a bottle of Sauv. Blanc or dinner at a friend’s house but now that staying in is the new going out there are far less opportunities to really get dressed up to the nines.

So when that wedding invitation drops through your letter box and along with it the chance to partake in the three d’s (dinner, drinks and dancing), make sure you make the most of it and dress smart. By this I don’t mean with a warm cardi and comfortable shoes (God forbid)… by dressing cleverly, you can ensure you completely enjoy your evening.

1. THE PREPARATION: Eat a fry up for breakfast before you leave especially if you are driving a good distance to the wedding. A fry will leave you full for hours and will certainly help soak up the champagne reception and pre-dinner drinks. There is also the fact that the meal that you sit down to may not be served until early evening.

2. THE DRESS: Attending a wedding means that you are certain to be consuming more than canapés, so do not turn up in that devastatingly gorgeous Herve Leger dress. Even with full body Spanx. If you do you’ll spend the entire evening breathing-in and plonking yourself on every seat you pass by as you wait for your dinner to settle. In the meantime the rest of the people there will be up having a ball, dancing, mingling and not worrying about a full tum! You could argue that eating less would be a simple solution, but with alcohol in full flow that may not be such a good idea. Boozing on an empty stomach is a drunken disaster waiting to happen.

So you have three choices; choose either an Empire line maxi or knee length; a dress that goes in at the waist and has a full skirt  like a Tea Dress or a Tunic-style that sits above the knee and is straight up and down. The sins below the waist are hidden but the style of these dresses means that you are free to flaunt a fabulous décolletage or shapely leg. Feel free to attack each course with vigour; an empire line dress will hide every one of them! Relaxing while you eat means that your tummy will settle much more quickly and you’ll be up and raring to dance in no time. What’s more you will be able to mingle and boogie into the wee hours, your energy levels fuelled by your meal indulgence.

3. THE SUPPLIES: No I’m not talking smuggled-in naggins! Bring a small bag with you even if you are not staying over, put in a pair of pretty ballet flats, a shawl, some tights, (trust me if you have some sort of fake tan disaster you will want those legs covered up) your hair brush and a travel size make up bag. This could all fit into a large handbag but if you want to complete your outfit with a matching clutch leave your large bag in a friend’s hotel room or behind reception. Remember hotels always have a luggage room to store guests’ things in so ask them to pop yours there too.

I went to a wedding in Co. Meath once and 50% of the guests were from Co. Donegal, one smart girl had thought ahead and handed her bag into reception as soon as we all arrived from the church. Hours later she was comfortably dancing way into the night much to envy of every heel-crippled lady there!

Following these tips will leave you confidently free only worry about which dessert to indulge in and which groomsman to flirt outrageously with.

If you are thinking about which great dress to wear to this year’s weddings, get on-trend with bold brash florals. A lot of the big store sales are due to start this week and next and there are already a load of on-line bargains to be nabbed if you need a dress sharpish.


2 Responses to “How to… Dress Clever When Invited to a Wedding”

  1. June 23, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I’ll attend a wedding this weekend!

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