Top 10 Things NOT to Wear to a Wedding as a Guest

Top 10 Things NOT to Wear to a Wedding as a Guest
When it comes to the age-old question of what to wear to a wedding as a guest, advice varies. Some say dress as formal as you can afford, others say dress comfortably, and still more recommend just asking the bride. Of course, if you don't want to bother your friend with little details during such a high-stress time (or are just plain afraid to!), you might want to find theses answers elsewhere. Luckily for you, we came up with a list of 10 things NOT to wear to help you avoid a real disaster!

The top 10 things not to wear to a wedding as a guest are:

1. Roller Blades/Skates: Wearing unstable foot gear might seem like a good way to get out of dancing the Macarena, but let's be honest, it still won't work. Even if it's a '50's theme wedding, you're better off leaving the wheels at home.

2. Lingerie: While you might be psyched about picking up a potential new sweetheart, showing off as much skin as possible is more likely to result in a painful sunburn or painful stares than a date. Remember, the couple's grandparents are present; keep your wedding guest attire classy.

Lingerie: Do not wear to a wedding as a guest

Great for a night in; Not so great for a night out

3. Ripped Up Rocker Jeans: Unless the reception is in the Boundary Waters, denim is not acceptable formal wedding attire. Even if the only reason you were invited was to supervise children--if they can run in tulle skirts and dress pants, so can you.

4. A Tiara: Your daddy's little princess, but that doesn't mean it's acceptable to wear a tiara everywhere you go. For those rare events where you aren't the center of attention, leave the crown jewels at home.

Tiara: Not wedding guest attire

You can't help being pretty as a princess, but you can ditch the crown.

5. A Tent: You're going to a wedding, not moving in. Don't bring excessive amounts of fabric, marshmallows, sleeping bags, or a canoe. Unless, of course, it's your wedding gift to the couple.

6. A Spandex Morphsuit: If you're in the witness protection program, you probably shouldn't attend the wedding. Otherwise, choose wedding guest attire that shows your face and hides your--everything else.

7. Your Cats: Not only are many people allergic to these delightful creatures, but they tend to not like large crowds. Also avoid 'appearing' to have worn your cats; if it's not clear whether that's Felix on your face or your facial hair, it's time for a trim.

A kitty? or Uncle Joe?

8. A Meat Dress: Lady Gaga couldn't pull this look off, and neither can you. Not only will OSHA have an issue with you wearing a smelly suit to the reception, but nobody else will want to be near you either. Get creative by all means, but wear formal wedding attire that is both smell- and bacteria-free.

9. A Wedding Dress (or white dress of any kind): Yes, it's event appropriate, but only for the bride. It might be convenient for a funeral if your friends and family are already present, but homicide at a wedding is rather tacky. I wouldn't risk the bride's wrath if I were you.

A Bridal Gown is for the Bride Only

 Beautiful choice, but save it for your own wedding day

10. Your Birthday Suit: Unless your invitation specifies otherwise, it is expected that you wear 'something' as a wedding guest. Your friends might be okay with it, but the police probably won't find your 'emperor's new clothes' act amusing. Keep it legal.

So, what should you wear to a wedding as a guest?

It really depends on the wedding. A safe bet is to choose formal wedding attire like a classy cocktail dress or nice pant suit. Unless it's a theme wedding, in which case you should probably dress for the theme. what to wear to a wedding as a guest

Now THIS is perfect wedding guest attire!

Have more suggestions for what not to wear to a wedding as a guest? Comment below!

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