Formal wedding guest dresses bring home a sensitive issue. To honor the wedding and the couple’s vows, the invites embark on clues for the dress code. The style and the location of the ceremony determine the choice. Shape and proportions matter, too. A floor- or an ank|e—length sleevless dress falls in the best-dressed list. It may be narrow or majestic, with draped waves or a wide hemline. A knee length or a short, above-the-knee dress may be a breath of fresh air. Short is elegant.
A bunch of color rules comes to the fore when choosing among different options for formal wedding guest dresses. The preference goes, as per etiquette, to the bright colors over cool pastel. Black is receiving wider acceptance these days. Royal blue, lavender, floral emerald green fall into a rich range to choose from.
An exquisite asymmetrical bodice with a single strap in a slim fitting style speaks of class. The nature of the ceremony may communicate a need for lacy embroidery, V- or a high neckline, a regal or a strapless bodice, as well as a waist underlined with a chic ribbon.
A crossover front side slit may give a hint of leg and introduce the idea of a possible version in the variety of formal wedding guest dresses.