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Style Inspiration - Wedding Guest Looks

Hey guysss!!!

So, I think it would be nice to keep this Style Inspiration column running. We did a Work Wear Inspiration here, and another one with Sarah Audu of Princess Audu Blog, (who graciously took these pictures of me) here.

The plan is to give you quick tips on how to dress appropriately to suit any occasion. Please feel free to leave suggestions (in the comment box) on what events you would like to see template styles for.

Today, let's see how to be wedding guest appropriate. Yes? Yes!

I began to toy with this idea sometime last year when it was pretty common to see comparisons  between brides and their wedding guests on social media.

One instance sticks out for me where someone casually said that if a guest showed up to her wedding in a dress with a train, she would have her thrown out. While I sort of understand where she was coming from, it left a bitter taste in my mouth. How insecure do you have to be to have someone thrown out of your wedding because you think they look better than you do?

I thought about it some more and decided to help you, my loyal readers not get thrown out of any weddings by bridezillas.

In Nigeria, it is somewhat easier to pick out wedding outfits because there often is a uniform material. All you have to do then is just pick a style. In the case where it is just a wedding color, you can play around with different fabrics and styles.

In both cases however, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Don't wear white! - Seriously, why are you trying to wear white to someone else's wedding? Is the groom your boyfriend? Ahn, Ahn!

Wear all the black you want! - I'd like to think that the days when wearing black to weddings was considered a taboo are well behind us. I don't know a color more classy than black. Wear it! In fact, I plan to wear black for my traditional wedding ceremony. My mum will say no I reckon, but we'll see.

Respect the couples' religious affiliation - While some churches are lax on dress codes, others aren't. You should ensure that you are well covered if that is what's expected of you. I once attended a wedding where even though we were the bridal train, we were asked to sit outside for the duration of the church service because our dresses were all too short. I've also had to sit out a church service because I didn't cover my hair. Don't be like Tee.

Find a balance - My mantra is that it's better to be overdressed than to be under dressed but with weddings, you might want to keep it well in the middle.

I'm not going to say that it is not okay to wear a dress that has a train to a wedding. That's silly. But maybe not one that has a cathedral train and requires a bridesmaid to lift. You feel me? Yea?

Adhere to the Wedding theme - Apart from colors, some weddings are pretty strict with themes. You want to make sure that you're in line with the theme.

Leave your denim, distressed outfits, cargo pants and yeezys at home. Not today sis!

Okay, that's all folks! Anymore tips, do's and don'ts? How about embarassing wedding experiences? Do share with us in the comment section.

Until Next Time,
It's Tee


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