Nobody wants to be inappropriately dressed at a wedding, nobody, even for a wedding in chilly days during fall and winter season. Think rich autumnal hues, gorgeous prints, and something for everyone, from the church wedding to your most formal of nuptials. Or embrace a winter wedding with jewel-tone velvets, long sleeves, heavy silk brocade, and everything else you couldn’t get away with. Even the slip dress can work for a barn-themed wedding with the simple addition of an evening jacket.
However, although the choice of wedding guest outfits is huge, as all women know, it can be difficult sorting through rails upon rails of clothes in the stores to find not only something suitable for your shape but also your height. Says that you are interested in wedding guest outfits for petite ladies, first of all you must know some basic tips for this small shape, which in general petite means women who are small in build. This figure does not mean you’re thin, meaning women who are petite come in all different types of body shapes as well. Learn “Fashion Tips and Style If You are a Petite Woman” for further fashion advice and style inspirations.
As for the choices of dress petite ladies can wear for a wedding. Here, our roundup of the best dresses to wear to a fall winter wedding, along the most common wedding-guest dress codes explained so that you arrive appropriately.
But before taking your next step at this easy cheat sheet for what to wear, please check out other worth trying tips for wedding guest dresses via articles “Wedding Guest Attire: What to Wear to a Wedding – part 1, 2, 3” as well as “Wedding Guest Dress Code Guidelines”
Black Tie Wedding Dress Code
Apart from white tie affairs – which aren’t common anymore for most wedding – black tie is the most formal dress code you’ll probably face when to come to weddings or galas. The dress code goes with so much excitement and opportunity to dress up, including a full length gown in luxe material and rich color (such as black, jewel tones, chic metallic, navy or brown). However, for those with petite shape, make sure to keep your outfit sleek and elegant. Don’t get (too many) accessories and jewelries that are oversized and bold (such as large hoop earring, oversized rings, oversized necklace, etc.).
When choosing a full length gown or maxi dress, pay attention to the proportion and practice good posture. Be mindful that the correct posture will make the clothing draped around the body better and thus improve your overall silhouette. Plus, you will also look taller, leaner and smarter. Fitted or semi-fitted dresses are also better for you, as well as dresses that come in solid rich color with minimalist or small embellishments, or with large prints but in neutral dark hue. Take a look at some ideas of wedding guest dress for black tie event, starting from ones in classic design, material, color and embellishments perfect for petite figure.