IN BLACK AND WHITE
The most common questions right off the bat. Yes, black is beautiful, slimming, and chic and perfectly appropriate for weddings but, only those
taking place after 6 PM. Unless you are a nurse or an ice cream man attending the ceremony, ivory and white are colors reserved for the bride. You are there to share her joy, not eclipse it.
RULE BREAKERSSHE SAID, HE WORE:
Wedding ceremonies are often deeply personal and
carefully orchestrated extensions of the couples themselves. Accordingly, if this is the first time you will ever see the bride and groom wearing something other than Birkenstok sandals and Kiss
reunion concert T-shirts, chances are, regardless of an evening ceremony,
anything more formal than your least formal wedding duds will be overdoing it. Similarly, the daytime garden wedding of your employer's daughter to a fast track attorney probably calls for
a bit more than a sweater set and Old Navy capris.
BY THE BOOK
To both honor and show respect for the bride and groom, we like to look our best when attending a wedding. A classic dress or suit that we will enjoy wearing in the future, all the more so when it is endowed with the memories of such a happy occasion, is the thing to keep in mind when shopping. You
are partaking in a ceremony, not a fashion show: it's a white aisle, not the red carpet.