Dress Decoder

Dress code left you feeling lost? You’re not alone! We’ve demystified the most
common wedding dress codes so you can show up feeling confident in your outfit.

Pro tip: When in doubt, it’s always better to be a bit overdressed.

Dress
Decoder

Dress code left you feeling lost? You’re not alone!
We’ve demystified the most common wedding dress
codes so you can show up feeling confident
in your outfit.

Pro tip: When in doubt, it’s always better
to be a bit overdressed.

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Black Tie
Dressed to the nines.

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Note: Hair should be polished (an updo or blowout).

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1. Accessories: 2-3 statement pieces like embellished chandeliers, a sparkly necklace, or a metallic clutch.

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2. Dress: Full-length formal dress
in a luxe fabric like velvet and
silk, or allover beading.

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3. Shoes: Tasteful heels.

Black Tie
Dressed to the nines.

1. Accessories: 2-3 statement pieces like embellished chandeliers, a sparkly necklace, or a metallic clutch.
2. Dress: Full-length formal dress in a luxe fabric like velvet and silk, or allover beading.
3. Shoes: Tasteful heels.
Note: Hair should be polished (an updo or blowout).

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Black Tie
Optional
Elegance is key.

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1. Accessories: 2-3 statement pieces. Think crystal drop earrings, a pearl barrette, or a sleek cuff.

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2. Dress: Full-length formal dress or a fancy cocktail dress.

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3. Shoes: Heels or embellished flats.

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Note: For shorter hemlines, accessorize with show-stopping shoes!

Black Tie
Optional
Elegance is key.

1. Accessories: 2-3 statement pieces. Think crystal drop earrings, a pearl barrette, or a sleek cuff.
2. Dress: Full-length formal dress or a fancy
cocktail dress.
3. Shoes: Heels or embellished flats.
Note: For shorter hemlines, accessorize with show-stopping shoes!

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Cocktail
Festive & fancy

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1. Accessories: 1-2 statement pieces. The more embellished the dress, the fewer the accessories.

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2. Dress: Shorter dress or a jumpsuit. Feel free to play around with colors and silhouettes.

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Note: Does your dress code call for “Festive”? Think "Cocktail" with extra sparkle!

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3. Shoes: Heels or embellished flats.

Cocktail
Festive & fancy

1. Accessories: 1-2 statement pieces. The more embellished the dress, the fewer the accessories.
2. Dress: Shorter dress or a jumpsuit. Feel free to play around with colors and silhouettes.
3. Shoes: Heels or embellished flats.
Note: Does your dress code call for “Festive”? Think "Cocktail" with extra sparkle!

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Daytime
Add a Wink!

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1. Accessories: Try out fashion-forward pieces such as hoop earrings or bow.

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2. Dress: Shorter dress in a
no-fuss fabric like crepe.

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Note: Play with interesting
prints and textures.

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3. Shoes: Sandals or flats.

Daytime
Add a Wink!

1. Accessories: Try out fashion-forward pieces such as hoop earrings or bow.
2. Dress: Shorter dress in a no-fuss fabric like crepe.
3. Shoes: Sandals or flats.
Note: Play with interesting prints and textures.

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Beach &
Destination
Easy, breezy, beautiful

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1. Accessories: Rough-cut stones, textural earrings, or a simple pendant
(no high-voltage sparkle here!).

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2. Dress: Go with something loose-flowing, in a breezy material (cotton or chiffon), but not too short in case of high winds.

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Note: You should feel effortless
and comfortable; don’t forget your sunnies!

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3. Shoes: Wedges or embellished sandals.

Beach &
Destination
Easy, breezy, beautiful

1. Accessories: Rough-cut stones, textural earrings,or a simple pendant (no high-voltage sparkle here!).
2. Dress: Go with something loose-flowing, in a breezy material (cotton or chiffon).
3. Shoes: Wedges or embellished sandals.
Note: You should feel effortless and comfortable; don’t forget your sunnies!

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