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Tips for Choosing Maxi Dresses for Weddings

Planning what to wear to a wedding is sometimes confusing. Often the decision comes down to whether or not something is dressy enough for the occasion. Most dresses lend themselves to a variety of different affairs, including wedding. Take maxi dresses, for example. If you think that the maxi is only suited for casual outings, you couldn’t be more wrong. Sure, you’ll see this style of dress worn at casual barbecues, picnics, shopping trips, but you’ll also find it at weddings. Yes, they are perfectly suited to weddings as long as you keep the following tips in mind.

Fabric Matters

Clingy jersey fabrics are a definite no, for weddings. Instead, opt for flowing fabrics, such as chiffon.

Prints to Avoid

  • Animal prints
  • Stripes

Prints to Embrace

  • Florals are acceptable, and are lovely for an afternoon wedding.

Things to Avoid

  • Plunging necklines. A scoop neckline is a good choice, as long as it’s not a deep scoop.
  • See through fabrics.
  • A dress fabric that is the same color as the bride and groom’s color scheme.
  • Any dress that upstages the bride. It’s important to let the bride have her day. Leave the extra large hats, and provocative attire at home.

Daytime Weddings

This dress style is perfect for daytime weddings, casual weddings, and those held outdoors. For a daytime wedding keep jewelry simple. Heels are fine, unless it’s an outdoor wedding, in which case flats are a better, and more comfortable choice. A hat is also a nice option for a wedding held outdoors, just make sure to keep it simple, nothing too large or elaborate.

Evening weddings

A maxi dress isn’t just for daytime weddings. It’s perfectly acceptable for an evening wedding, even a formal one as long as you dress it up. Wear heels, lovely jewelry befitting the occasion and the time of day, and have your hair done. An updo, or some other sophisticated style is perfect. Add a pretty shawl, and a clutch to complete the look.

Never dismiss the maxi dress as a choice when it comes to weddings. These dresses lend themselves to dressy occasions just as easily as they do to casual affairs. Just remember to pay close attention to the fabrics, and the patterns, avoiding any that are too casual.