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10 Chic, Elegant Dresses to Wear When Attending a Wedding

Be the chicest guest in attendance.
10 Chic, Elegant Dresses to Wear When Attending a Wedding
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Be the chicest guest in attendance.

Who doesn't love going to weddings? Apart from the peerless joy of witnessing the couple's big day, there's also the excitment of the reception, (and finding out what's on the menu!); the promise of a reunion with old and new friends; and, of course, the opportunity to get all dolled up! Given that you don't upstage the bride and her entourage, you're pretty much free to unleash your flair and vie for the unspoken title of chicest guest in attendance. 

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When picking out a dress, make sure to stick to the color palette specified in the invitation. In the event that no color scheme is provided, make sure to then seek out the specifics of the venue to adhere to any dress codes, if ever. Some churches won't allow plunging necklines, backless cuts, dresses with high slits, etc.

Beyond dress codes, there's also the obvious concern of wearing something that you'll be comfortable in given the location of ceremony. You might want to skip a floor-length dress if you'll be attending a garden wedding to avoid the hems getting snagged. Similarly, you'd want to wear something breezy and open if you'll be going to a beach wedding—in this case, you'll definitely have to sidestep anything with long sleeves, heavy fabric, and a high neck.  

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Once you get these details down pat, don't hesitate to get to shopping! Below, we've listed 10 elegant dresses that you might like. Take a look! 

10 Chic, Elegant Dresses to Wear When Attending a Wedding: 

1. Attending a rustic garden-themed wedding? Opt for a bohemian puff sleeve eyelet dress with dainty buttons and a pretty drop waist.  

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2. Go for this breezy sheath dress that can be worn two ways—the drapings on the side can be fastened to the shoulders to create a Grecian-style wrap detail. 

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3.  For intimate indoor weddings, opt for a sultry minidress in a flattering fabric. Pinterest favorites like satin or silk will always do the trick since they give off that effortless Parisian-chic vibe. 

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4. If you want something a little more artsy, consider a backless dress with a unique color block scheme. This draped number looks like something you'd see on a statue in a museum! 

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5. Now here's a dress that you won't hesitate to re-wear after the festivities are over! This wrap-style silk organza dress has the most romantic voluminous puff sleeves. Wear this to a grand wedding in a scenic location. 

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6. You can't go wrong with a brocade cami minidress—wear this to a stylish civil ceremony with an intimate few. If the wedding theme permits, style it with colorful stilettos and a bright clutch! 

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7. When dressing for a church wedding, don't hesitate to turn to convention and don a long, full dress, or, in this case, a two-piece that passes as a dress. Stay on trend with dainty puff sleeves and a cascading tiered skirt. That peplum detail makes the look unique! 

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8. Another tip: Make sure to cop a frock that you know you'll want to wear again and again. If you're someone who sticks to neutral shades, consider this mocha-hued tea length pleated dress with a dainty ribbon belt. Style it with massive statement earrings for a fierce look. 

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9. There are few patterns more elegant than a vintage bouquet print. With its wide sleeves, flattering cut, and wide-mouthed sleeves, this dress is a stunner. 

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10. Got an invite to a black-themed wedding? Deviate from the conventional strappy LBD and try a sleek, sculptural wrap dress. This is so chic. 

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