How To Choose Wedding Guest Dresses According to Dress Code on Wedding Card?

What is the dress code? It is the info about wedding guest dresses. Some words on the wedding card like “ causal, cocktail attire, formal, black tie” are the crucial information of the dress code. And it is encouraged to mentioning dress code on your wedding invitations, reception card or enclosure card. It’s helpful for guests to know exactly what is expected of them for attire to dress properly.

Here comes the question, do you know how to dress according to different dress codes? Take a look and decide what fits your wedding guest dresses style best.

Casual
Casual dress means wedding guests can wear pretty much anything they want.

For Ladies: We recommend a summer dress.

For Gentlemen: Pants with a button-down shirt or polo shirt

sundress for casual wedding guest
casual sundress for wedding guest

Cocktail Attire, Semi-Formal or Dressy Casual
All three of these phrases are asking guests to dress somewhere between formal and casual.

For Ladies: Cocktail dresses

For Gentlemen: Suit and tie or a sport coat

cocktail attire for ladies
cocktail attire for ladies

Beach Formal
Beach inherently indicates casual, which is why formal is tacked on to the end — it’s still a classy affair.

For Ladies: Formal summer sundresses (tea-length or knee-length) with flats

For Gentlemen: Summer suit with a linen shirt, linen pants or khakis, and sandals

formal beach sundresses for beach formal wedding
formal beach sundresses

Formal Attire or Black Tie Optional
These two phrases are very common in today’s weddings. They indicate that the wedding party will be in formal wedding attire, and it’s optional for all guests.

For Ladies: Formal evening wear (floor-length dresses or evening pantsuits)

For Gentlemen: Dark suit or tux

formal evening wear for ladies
formal evening wear for a formal wedding

Black Tie
Black Tie usually indicates an evening affair where the men where and the women wear.

For Ladies: Formal gowns of any length

For Gentlemen: Tuxedos

wedding guest dreses for black tie wedding
wedding guest dreeses for black tie wedding

White Tie
This is the most formal of all wedding dress codes. We’re talking soirees at the White House kind of evenings. If only we could be so lucky as to attend one of these fabulous affairs!

For Ladies: Full-length ball gowns

For Gentlemen: Long-tail tuxedos

full length evening dresses for white tie wedding
full-length evening dresses for white tie wedding

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