Happy Tuesday friends! A couple of weekends ago, my husband and I went to a friends wedding. It’s been a while since we’ve gone to one and since I’m also pregnant, it took me a while to pick out a dress that I wanted to wear. (If you read my Baby Shower post, you know I had a similar issue with that one too)
I ended up picking one that I loved, but then when I looked into the venue more, I wanted to step up my outfit just a notch. I found a TON of cute maternity dresses from ASOS that were perfect, so I went ahead and ordered them. I made the mistake of not paying for expedited shipping, but thought I had plenty of time before the wedding. Well, the package got delayed, twice…and it ended up being delivered 20 minutes after we hit the road for the out of town wedding. I was so sad, but still wanted to try them on when we got back, so I decided to film a try on with those outfits, along with some other outfits that I tried too.
Wedding Guest Dress Try On | Maternity & Bump Friendly
The Do’s and Dont’s of Wedding Guest Outfits
I’ve shared this in a previous post, but wanted to insert this in here as well. I’m going to start with the don’ts first to get those out of the way. They are the most important ones anyway.
- No wearing white!! NO NO NOO. For some of you, you’re probably like, duh! Everyone knows this! But, there is most always that one person that does it so I feel that it’s very important to touch on this! WHITE is for the bride, not for you! This also goes for cream colors. A true white wedding dress is less common these days. This also means any outfit that has a lot of white/cream in it. If you question it or you have to ask the bride, then odds are you probably shouldn’t wear it. The bride still may say yes, but they may not be 100% happy with that. If the dress has a lot of pattern and not a lot of white or cream, then you’re probably okay. My suggestion would be to avoid it as much as you can.
- Don’t be too revealing – this day is for the bride, not to give everyone a show. You don’t want your tatas hanging out or a skirt/dress that is too short. If the dress is low cut, that’s fine, but if there’s a lot of cleavage and you look like you might fall out of the dress, avoid it. I love a great low cut dress, but I usually wear pasties so it doesn’t push the goods up and out!
- Don’t try to match the bridesmaids colors – unless the bride specifically asks you too. You’ll look like you’re trying to be part of the wedding party. It confuses people. Instead, wear coordinating colors. I like to look at the overall theme of the wedding – colors on the invite, colors of the bridesmaids dresses and venue, then coordinate from there.
- Don’t outdo the bride – don’t wear something nicer than the bride. Again, it’s all about the bride that day. Save it for something else.
- Consider the dress code – the invite should tell you the dress code. If it does not, ask a family member of the bride and groom. Try not to text/email/call the bride and/or groom if you don’t have to.
- Dress for the venue, theme, and weather – Like I said above, I always like to find out what the theme of the wedding is and dress accordingly. For example -rustic barn weddings can be a bit more casual, so sun dress and some espadrilles work – maybe even cowboy boots depending on the couple. If it’s black tie, you will want to wear a floor length dress. Etc. You also need to account for the weather. Will it be indoor or outdoor? Does the venue have a/c or heat (depending on time of year)? These are all things to research before picking out your outfit.
- Wear comfortable shoes – this is a must if you are going to be dancing. If you’re the type of person who takes off their shoes on the dance floor, then you do you, but I however, do not like stepping in other peoples spilled drinks on the dance floor, so I opt for a comfy pair of shoes. Find a shorter heel – either wedge or block for added comfort. You can always bring comfier shoes to switch to as well!
- Wear appropriate undergarments – if it’s outdoor or you’ll be moving and grooving – you will want some coverage. I LOVE wearing this shapewear piece under all of my dresses. That way I know I’m good if something happened. While pregnant, this shapewear piece has been my go-to!
Floral prints are always fun for the spring/summer.
Think of how you want to look in photos that will be around for years.
Below are a bunch of wedding guest dress options, whether you’re pregnant or not!
Wedding Guest Dress Ideas
Thanks so much for reading! I hope you found this helpful, whether you’re styling the bump to attend a wedding or not!