It is always odd to attend a wedding where someone’s outfit gets more attention than the couple getting married. It is also wrong to see a wedding guest more dressed than the bride. I am always tempted to ask myself if they are the ones getting married. This is unacceptable! If only if there’s an all-white dress code for the celebration, then wearing white is acceptable.  To pick up a dress for a wedding, it is recommended that you use the wording on the invitation or the time of the year to determine your wedding attire.In view of the above,we bring you a list of 10 dresses you are not to wear for weddings

No white dresses

10 Dresses Not To Wear As A Wedding Guest

No white dresses to weddings

The first ground rule for a wedding is not to ever wear a white or cream coloured dress to a wedding. Instead wear something in a colour and leave the whites to the bride.  This might be an old-fashioned or old-school rule but just leave white or cream for the bride. Some brides might not be bothered but a white lacy dress to a wedding just makes you look like an asshole.

No black dress

10 Dresses Not To Wear As A Wedding Guest

Never wear a black dress to a wedding

Wearing of a black dress to a wedding is not acceptable.  The reason behind this rationale is that it is considered unlucky and an omen for the couple. The website adds that black is okay for an evening event, especially when it’s paired with sparkly accessories.

Anything loud or Garish

10 Dresses Not To Wear As A Wedding Guest

Never wear a loud or garish attire for a wedding

One other rule for dressing for a wedding is trying not to wear any dress that is loud or garish in nature. Dressing in a loud colour will definitely shift attention from the bride and groom to you. In plain terms, you will be taking off the shine from the couple on their big day. Remember that people are there to look at the bride, not your obnoxious hat/dress/purse/shoes/eye shadow.


No Jeans and T shirts

10 Dresses Not To Wear As A Wedding Guest

No wearing of T shirts and Jeans for weddings

Under no circumstances should one wear a jeans and T shirt to a wedding. Not only is it offensive to the eye but it also ruins the photography for the ceremony. It doesn’t matter if it’s on the beach, in your mom’s backyard, if you feel comfortable in them or you don’t know the couple very well.

The only possible exception you have is if the wedding invite explicitly states that it’s a “flip-flop casual” beach event, you may wear them. Remember you’re going to a wedding where the bride and groom will have invested a lot of time and money in getting the day just right. So don’t come in anything too informal.

No wearing Tux and short-sleeve shirt

10 Dresses Not To Wear As A Wedding Guest

No wearing of T shirts and Jeans for weddings

There’s only one guy in a penguin suit at a wedding, and it’s not you (unless, of course, the ceremony is a black-tie affair, in which case you, the groom, and every other male in attendance is bowtied out).

 

No short, tight and neckline dresses

10 Dresses Not To Wear As A Wedding Guest

No wearing of short dresses for weddings

It is common to see many go for weddings in short dresses, backless dresses that reveal their bra, a super short and tight dress a plunging neckline dress. This is NOT appropriate for a wedding.

Most of the times, people put on these outfits to draw attention to themselves or perhaps prove a point that they are single and ready to mingle.

No club dresses and Bellbottoms or Dated Attire

10 Dresses Not To Wear As A Wedding Guest

No wearing of club dresses for a wedding

One other rule for a wedding is to bear in mind that it is a wedding not a night out, so do away with hot pants, super-short minis.  There is definitely a time and place for a skimpy dress and it is definitely not a wedding. Also it is in appropriate to wear a dress showing your belly button to a wedding. What for anyway?

No dresses revealing your thong

10 Dresses Not To Wear As A Wedding Guest

No wearing of dresses showing your thongs at a wedding

Least I forget a dress that will reveal your thong is not accepted to a wedding either. Sisqo will not be at that wedding my sister, so drop the dress that shows your thong. To add to the above, you should also be extremely careful not to wear a super sparkling dress to a wedding. Remember it is not your day to shine, sister, so don’t draw much attention to yourself.

Pantsuit and sparking dress

10 Dresses Not To Wear As A Wedding Guest

No wearing of a sparkling dress to a wedding

If you are a business person, then you are obviously used to pantsuit, but a wedding day, if you are not part of the bridal team or mandate to wear one, ditch a pantsuit for a simple well-tailored dress.

Weddings are not like any business day in the office, they are special occasions for the couple, so just drop the business persona and show your style in a skirt, dress or any kind of clothing that would look out of place with a coffee stain. This is a celebration of two people choosing to unite their lives together forever, so the least you can do is find something that isn’t overly stuffy and businessy to wear.