I’m bringing back my “what to wear” wedding guest series again (see here, here and here for last year’s!) this year as I not only have my fair share of upcoming nuptials for dear friends but have a sneaky feeling that you all do as well. With summer wedding season upon us, the age old question of what to wear inevitably arises, especially when it comes to a destination one with multiple activities.
Unless the invitation explicitly says “black tie” go with an option that is wedding appropriate that you can wear wedges or flats with since you’re likely going to be in the sand. The last thing you need is to attempt to walk in the sand after a cocktail or two in a stiletto heel.
For the dress, go with a number that is fun, it’s a beach wedding so this couple already is significantly more fun than your other friends (kidding! kidding!) I personally love a great maxi dress. I so rarely wear them in NYC that I find myself gravitating towards them more often for weddings and parties than my former go-to cocktail numbers.
A dress like this Majorelleis ideal for a beachside soirée. It’s a maxi but with a slit up one side that could send Angie running for her money. The drop neckline shows just enough skin that you can layer necklaces if you’re so inclined or shows off that new tan you’re sporting (thank you Tan Glam NYC for the assist!)
Go bold with an accessory. Don’t overdo it with accessories but I am a firm believer that one standout piece goes the distance with this type of dress. I purchased these Dannijo gold statement earrings after renting them from rent the runway. They go with everything. I’ve worn them with cut-offsand a cute OTS top, my bathing suit(being a little extra never hurt!), sundressesand this dressof course.
Keep your hair super simple. Remember you’re at the beach, if you’re like me go and embrace the beach waves! Make up, equally as simple. You’ve got a glow so just work with that as your base.
Pro-tip:Keep the dress in place. While I am not well-endowed up top this dress has a mind of it’s own so I lined the neckline with Hollywood Fashion tape that helps keep the dress in place. Make sure to pack extra dress tape, with the heat and humidity at the beach the tape tends to loose its stick faster than usual. The strips are so thin that you can pack them in any bag or clutch your toting with you.