What You Should Never Wear To A Wedding

Getting dressed for a wedding is tricky: there’s the pressure to look amazing (hello, photo booth), while simultaneously trying to navigate the ever-changing rules of outfit etiquette. Rather than attempt the opinion-laden terrain ourselves, we figured we’d call in an expert to lay down some ground rules. Enter: Melissa Coker, the founder and creative director of Wren, a beloved LA-based brand, which recently launched an awesome “Weddings, Bridesmaids & Parties” section of their site.

What You Should Never Wear To A Wedding

  • Thou Shall Not:

    What You Should Never Wear To A Wedding

    “This is not P. Diddy’s annual White Party, it’s your friend/family member/frenemy’s wedding, and you have seven million other colors chilling in your closet anyways. So just be cool, and choose something else. And while you’re at it, you should probably back away from that flower crown. And if you’re even thinking about wearing a tiara, well, we’re not friends anymore.” –Melissa Coker.

    Instead, try a fun print.

  • What You Should Never Wear To A Wedding

    On Miroslava Duma: Chanel jacket.

  • Thou Shall Not:

    What You Should Never Wear To A Wedding

    “You may be single and ready to mingle with some hot groomsmen, but stay away from too short, too tight, too low cut, or the dreaded all of the above. You don’t need grandma’s seal of approval, but you don’t need to look at home on Hollywood Boulevard either.” –Melissa Coker

    Instead, try a maxi dress.

  • What You Should Never Wear To A Wedding

    On Peony Lim of Peony Lim: Isolda London dress; Eriin jacket; Manolo Blahnik shoes; Hermes bag; Ottica Mantovani sunglasses.

     

    Thou Shall Not:

  • What You Should Never Wear To A Wedding

    “I get it, your friend’s super cool, her wedding’s on the beach/in a barn/in Canada. But c’mon—it’s not cute and casual, it’s just bad manners. Wearing jeans to a wedding is like Paris Hilton’s attempts at pop music—it offends everyone.” –Melissa Coker.

    Instead, try wide-legged trousers and a fancy blouse.

  • What You Should Never Wear To A Wedding
  • Thou Shall Not:

    What You Should Never Wear To A Wedding

    “If it looks like something Jennifer Lopez would wear on tour, it’s probably out of bounds for your colleague’s wedding.” –Melissa Coker

    Instead, keep it sophisticated with a color block dress.

  • What You Should Never Wear To A Wedding

    On Jessica Stein of Tuula Vintage: ASOS top; Lover skirt; Sam Edelman sandals; Valentino bag; Ryan Storer ring.

  • Thou Shall Not:

    What You Should Never Wear To A Wedding

    “Some people are like, black = sad death, you’re a jerk, while other people are like, stop being so old fashioned, black is cool and for modern chic types. It’s hard to say who is right, and it probably depends on the type of wedding you’re going to and what the groom and bride are all about. So, unless you’re making a statement and crashing your ex’s nuptials, it’s probably better to play it safe and go for color.” –Melissa Coker

    Instead, try a cheerful color.

  • What You Should Never Wear To A Wedding

    On Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl: Camilla And Marc dress; Carolina Herrera heels; Mulberry bag; Mania Mania ring; Jennifer Zeuner Ring.

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