THE RIGHT OUTFIT FOR EVERY CEREMONY
Like every year, with the arrival of spring, it begins also the “season” of private events such as baptisms, confirmations and, above all, weddings. Whoever is invited begins to check if they have a suitable dress in their wardrobe or if they have to go buy it.
In a ceremony requires the right clothing, which must be elegant but not too flashy. There are several factors to consider when choosing the right dress for the occasion, such as the type of ceremony, the place where it takes place, the time of the event, but also your personal style. You also need to be careful if there are particular indications about the dress code in the invitation.
As a general advice for women, dresses with sequins or bright fabrics may be suitable for an evening event, while for a ceremony it is better to opt for lighter fabrics and more subtle colors. For men dark colors such as dark blue or gray are always an elegant and safe choice.
In the case of a less formal ceremony, such as baptism or communion, women can wear a short dress or a suit. Pastel or bright colors can be chosen to give a touch of joy to the outfit. While for men a dark suit or a suit without a tie is fine. If the ceremony is on the beach or outdoors, the suggestion is to choose light and comfortable fabrics, such as linen or cotton, a fluttering dress or palazzo trousers are perfect for women, while men can opt for a light-colored suit without tie or a simple shirt with trousers.
Now let’s talk about wedding groomsman or bridesmaids, who absolutely must find the dress perfectly in line with the style chosen by the bride and groom.
For the bridesmaids, the dress must be coordinated with each other and with the wedding theme, without taking away the scene from the bride. It is possible to opt for the same model in different shades or for different dresses but in the same colour. The colors should preferably be pastel or neutral shades such as powder pink, powder blue or beige, or the “wedding theme” colour. I suggest choosing the model based on your physicality, so different style dresses of the same color or shade and possibly with the same fabric. An alternative may be to choose a common detail among the clothes such as a belt, a bow or a particular neckline, in this way, a coordinated effect will be created.
The accessories are very important. Shoes and bags must be coordinated with the chosen dress and above all, not too flashy. Hills that are too high can be unsuitable for a formal ceremony, while a bag that is too big or a shoe that is too sporty can be out of place.
The advice to the groomsmen is to choose dark and sober clothes, such as blue or gray, to be combined with a white shirt and a solid color tie. It is very important to pay attention to details, such as shoes. The classic ones are perfect, black or even brown lace-ups if the wedding mood is sporty, also pay attention to the socks which must be long and in lisle.
In conclusion, the choice of outfit for a ceremony depends on the type of event, place and timing, but also on one’s personal style. It is important to feel comfortable and confident with the chosen outfit, respecting the required dress code and maintaining a balance between elegance and sobriety, without ever being over the top, leaving room for the protagonists of the day.