Be the best-dressed wedding guest
What to wear
Unless an invite asks you to wear black tie, in which case you must go formal, your outfit should be respectful, appropriate for the venue or time of the celebration, and, most importantly, feel special. The hosts put in a lot of effort on their end—match it with how you put yourself together. Don't worry, I've got ideas!
Bing: London Times dress
Rachel's holding: Blue clutch, $88; bcbgeneration.com. Snakeskin clutch, $88; clava.com. On Samantha: Dress, London Times, $98; londontimesfashion.com. Heels, Anne Michelle, $28; lulus.com.
An evening wedding (that's not black-tie)
This cocktail dress is fancy but not uptight. And a feminine print with a chunky necklace will stand out in a sea of LBDs. This outfit also works for any party that specifies "festive attire."
Dress, $138; donna-morgan.com. Necklace, $36; baublebar.com. Clutch, $88; bcbgeneration.com. Heels, $80; fergieshoes.com.
A daytime wedding
Bing: Ralph Lauren dress
Keep your dress understated and spice up your look with accessories. My favorite way to throw in some edge is with a studded piece. This look will also take you to a special dinner or after-work event.
Dress, Lauren Ralph Lauren Dress Collection, $134 (sizes 0 to 18), $150 (plus sizes 14 to 22); macys.com. Clutch, $27.80; forever21.com. Heels, Rachel Rachel Roy, $110; rachelroy.com
An outdoor wedding
Bing: Calvin Klein maxi dress
Maxidresses are elegant but have a relaxed vibe that's a nice nod to the environment. Wear one to an outdoor cocktail party, too.
Dress, Calvin Klein, $178; Nordstrom. Cuff, Wallis, $22; wallisfashion.com. Clutch, $35; gojane.com. Sandals, $60; chineselaundry.com.