classic wedding looks

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How To Create Classic Wedding Looks

For certain events in our lives, we want to make sure we are dressed in a timeless look for that stands the test of time. At the top of that list is the wedding day. Whether in the spring, summer, winter or fall, you always want to feel comfortable and confident in what you’re wearing to the ceremony of ceremonies.

With so many different options for looks, dressing for a wedding can certainly feel overwhelming. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you put together the best classic wedding look for any wedding you attend.

Keep It Simple

Leave the zany or outlandish looks to the brides, grooms and crazy estranged aunts. When going to your bestie’s wedding, keep your look, simple, charming, and comfortable. But remember, romance is in the air, so feel free to tap into your inner swoon as you explore flowing dresses and skirts, classic pants, and breathable blouses.

Statement Hair

One way to have fun and express your style and personality is to create a unique hairstyle. Try a classic updo, big bouncing curls down the nape of the neck, or a sharp and sleek blow out. Even a sprig of baby’s breath or small flowers can bring color and playfulness to your hair.

Jewelry Charm

Dress up your hairstyle with the perfect jewelry to make your decolletage shimmer. A charming necklace, bracelet, or elegant earrings can be a great conversation starter when finding yourself at a table full of new friends sharing in the celebration.

 a woman is dressed up for a wedding

Blending New And Old

Pairing outfits that have touches of classic and modern elements is a great way to stay fresh and fun. A flowing ruffled blouse and classic blazer paired with a sleek skirt or slacks are playful and make for comfort on the dance floor when the Macarena is calling your name. For a slightly different look, try a jumper dressed up with a colorful scarf or jewelry.

Fabric Can Be Key

Paying attention to the fabric you wear can be a simple but great way to add dimension to your classic wedding look. Lace, chiffon, and silk are always great choices that raise the fancy factor while allowing you to remain comfortable. Look for different styles that compliment your skin tone and body shape.

Also, remember to consider where the wedding is held. Going to a ceremony on a boat, in a church, or a hilltop park may require different looks. Empire waists, A-lines, or ball gowns may be required for the event, so make sure to know where you’re headed before you shop. Adding the perfect accessories can be your guide if you need to dress up or dress down any look.


Another way to play up your look and explore different sides of your personality is through your make up choices. Try a bold lip color, a sleek cat eyeliner, shimmering eye shadow color, or even a false lash. Your skin is your palette, so feel free to have fun. It’s always best when going for a classic look to stick with one element of the face to enhance and let the others support it. For instance, if you do decide to go with a wham-bam, red lipstick, let the rest of your makeup go more subtle. Remember, you want to support the day and the married couple, not distract.


What’s on your feet makes all the difference in the world. Make sure you’ve got as much pep in your step from the first hellos to the tissued vowes to the late-night, dance-off, karaoke portion of the wedding. So always make sure to wear shoes that are first and foremost comfortable. It’s easier than ever though to find shoes that are comfy but also cute enough to wear to more than just weddings.

Wedges are always a great idea since you still get the sass and benefits of wearing a heel but more support for your foot and your lower back. A sexy sandal is also a great way to go when wearing a long dress, a flowing skirt, or a dressy pair of pants. And, given the right pairing, a cute bootie can create a classy and classic look.

Hats Hats Hats

The British aren’t the only ones who can rock a hat at a wedding. If you’re looking for the perfect accent piece, consider wearing a fabulous hat to that spring wedding. A bold, stylish, even slightly daring hat may be all that your outfit needs to pull it all together. Hats can also take some of the pressure off your hair game and keep you warm at outdoor events.

Practice Makes Perfect

Since weddings tend to be partial or all-day affairs, it’s always a good idea to do a test run on your look before the day arrives.

Lastly, you’re never fully dressed without a smile. Sporting the biggest grin in the room, make your way onto the dance floor and enjoy the party. As long as you are comfortable, your confidence will shine through, and you’ll be able to focus on the fun and celebrate the evening.

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