Sunday 25 September 2016

So over: Wedding Outfit Etiquette

Published 13/06/2016 | 02:30

Jumpsuit option a la Aoibhinn McGinnity.
Jumpsuit option a la Aoibhinn McGinnity.

Attending a wedding is becoming a minefield of sartorial etiquette. Once it was simple: don't wear white and don't upstage the bride. Now it's basically understood that you actually have to look a bit shit to respectfully attend a wedding.

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There are also a host of even more specific, prescriptive nuptial no-nos. Example: many an invite will actually stipulate certain shops that are out-of-bounds for outfit purchase, presumably in case you accidentally purchase the bridesmaid dress and look like a sub for the bridal party. Though, who in their right mind would willingly purchase and wear a coral, Grecian-style halter dress?

Summer is the season for weddings, so we want to wear light colours. With every variation of white, ivory, blush and champagne off the dress menu, we recommend the jumpsuit option a la Aoibhinn McGinnity, pictured. It's edgier and, unless you're attending a very cool wedding, it's unlikely the bride or her maids will be in one.

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