What to Wear: Formal Weddings | Seersucker Sass

Monday, May 18, 2015

What to Wear: Formal Weddings

I was super honored to read a scripture in my cousin's wedding this weekend!  She has been my role model my entire life, and I'm so blessed that she is also my sorority sister.  Do you want to know the biggest stressor of the wedding was for me?  Finding a dress.

Loved having my little brother as one of my dates!

I've been to a lot of weddings in the past few years, but this is the first formal wedding that I've been to in almost 6 years!  If you're attending a formal wedding this summer and stressing what to wear, I've pulled some of my favorite pieces!

Floor length dress -  I think that floor length looks so elegant, but I've noticed more and more women wearing short dresses to formal weddings.  (I personally like an excuse to wear a long dress, especially since my legs are super pale!)  And floor length doesn't have to mean boring - I love this black backless dress!  Other dresses I love that are under $100 -


Accessories - I'm not a big fan of heels, but I bought a new little strappy pair for the wedding, and I'm so glad that I did!  I also switched out my Speedy bag for a metallic Kate Spade crossbody.  I hate trying to lug a large handbag around at weddings!  I wore a simple pearl bracelet and pearl studs, but I definitely wouldn't have minded having a pair of Kendra Scott earrings to wear!  (PS - I almost rented this clutch... isn't it darling?!)  Other favorites -

Beauty -  I wanted to take this opportunity to share a couple of my favorite beauty tips!  Red lipstick is my favorite accessory and an instant confidence boost.  If you want to give it a try, be sure to check out this tutorial!  I had planned on getting a spray tan, but some major things came up, and it fell pretty low on the priority list.  But if you are planning on getting a spray tan before attending a wedding, you'll want to check out this post!  

The beautiful bride & I

Do y'all have a "go to" look for a formal wedding?  What did you get into this weekend?

By the way, thank you for the kind words and prayers for my Papaw.  This has been a bittersweet weekend for my family with my cousin's wedding and my Papaw's hospitalization, but he is home and recovering, and we are praying for a full recovery.

Happy Monday!

XX,

SS








53 comments:

  1. I love any chance to wear a long dress as well and I'm not much of a heel person either. #twins

    But really, you looked so pretty at your cousins wedding and I am glad your Papaw is doing better!

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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    1. Girl, we are the same person! And thank you, you are so sweet! Happy Wednesday! Xo

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  2. You look amazing!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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    1. Aww, thanks Melanie! You're so sweet! Xo

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  3. I'd definitely wear a floor length dress to a wedding as I'm always wearing short dresses all the time! I love your dress and you look stunning (as always!)

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    Sarah

    https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com/

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    1. Right?! It's the perfect excuse to dress up a bit. Thanks so much, love! Xo

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  4. I totally agree with you that weddings are such a great time to wear long dresses! Semi formal/more casual weddings are perfect for maxi dresses, and formal weddings should get long formal dresses! When else do you have a chance to wear that?!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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    1. So right! I secretly can't wait to wear this dress again! Haha. Happy Wednesday, love! Xo

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  5. Love this! You look gorgeous. It's the perfect excuse to dress up!

    xoxo
    Lauren Ashley
    www.thefashionistasdiary.com

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, love! Happy Wednesday! Xo

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  6. This makes me think of the upcoming wedding I'm in! Thankfully, the bridesmaid dress is already picked out for me!

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    1. That's super convenient! Isn't it nice when you don't have to figure out what you're going to wear to something? Happy Wednesday :)

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  7. I love any excuse to get dressed up and long gowns are so much fun! I wish I was invited to more formal weddings, when I get married someday I am definitely having a formal dress code.

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    1. I agree! I probably won't have a formal dress code (because it doesn't go with the dream wedding I have planned in my head ;) ) but hopefully some of my friends will! I can't wait to wear that dress again! Happy Wednesday! Xo

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  8. I love dressing up - and your dress is great! Congratulations to your cousin and her new husband, and glad your Papaw is doing better!!
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

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    1. You're so sweet! Thank you! I get to see him on Friday, and I cannot wait! Xo

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  9. I agree - floor length dresses are so elegant and perfect for formal occasions. I love the dress you chose! You can't go wrong with black.

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to wear it again! Happy Wednesday :) Xo

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  10. I love your dress! You are correct with floor length dresses being elegant and perfect for formal weddings. Love your dress and your makeup looks perfect!
    Sophie
    http://smittensophie.com

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    1. You are so so sweet! Thank you, Sophie! Happy Wednesday :) Xo

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  11. What a fun excuse to get all dressed up! The wedding looked beautiful! I love the dress that you chose.

    XOXO
    Marie H.
    Progression By Design

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    1. It was a gorgeous wedding! Thank you :) I can't wait to wear it again!

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  12. Great tips for wedding season. Loving your dress, you look beautiful.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

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    1. You're so sweet! Thanks Rachel! Happy Wednesday :) Xo

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  13. Love these tips those shoes are adorable.


    Xo Miss Erin
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  14. love it

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  15. I'm never stressed for a wedding, my mom always has a dress picked out already! Hahaha! I love your backless dress, it's gorgeous! (And yes, the little brother is always the best date)

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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    1. I wish I had the same situation... Although my mom did pick this one out :) Happy Wednesday! Xo

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  16. Amazing , I love them all!!!


    http://ovationspas.com

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  17. Is that dress you chose at the end Herve?? however, you look very elegant and perfectly match with bride's style. Congratulations to your cousin.

    xoxo

    d'stars
    *d'stars*

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    1. I couldn't find an exact link to it! Thanks so much! Xo

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  18. I absolutely love these looks! I also love that clutch!! I never get to go to weddings because for whatever reason I never seem to know anyone getting married, but within the next few years I think my friends will start getting married (ahhhh!) so I will definitely keep these tips in mind!!

    Anchors and Pearls

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    1. Oh, just wait! There will come a time in your life where more weekends are spent at weddings than not at weddings :) Start saving now for the shower gifts ;) Happy Wednesday, love! Xo

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  19. Great tips and you look amazing! I haven't been to a formal wedding in years, so I might be pulling this back up next time I'm headed to one!

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and especially your Papaw!

    xox. A Peachy Sonder

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    1. Aww, thank you so much love!! Pin it for safe keeping ;) You are so sweet, and your comments always make my day. Xo!

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  20. I'll be honest, I have no reason for a formal dress in post-grad life, but these pictures make me wish I had a reason to wear one and get all dressed up!

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    1. Aww, you're so sweet! Hoping you have an excuse to dress up really soon :) Xo

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  21. Such a cute post! Love all the dresses :)

    Erica
    www.eggcanvas.me

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  22. Great tips! I actually have yet to go to a black tie/formal wedding... we keep it pretty casual in the PNW! Love the dress you wore!

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to wear it again! Xo

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  23. you look gorgeous!! cool selection!
    kisses, Natali

    100% natural & homemade cosmetics => sano sanisimo

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  24. I love how chic black is for weddings now! You look beautiful!

    xoxo

    Kaley

    My Closet Life Blog

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    1. Aww, thank you love!! Happy Wednesday! Xo

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  25. LOVE floor length dresses. I can't wait until my friends start getting married!

    xx. Brittany
    Southern Soul

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    1. Just wait! It will start taking over your social calendar... In the best way :) Xo

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  26. Perfectly done ☻☻☻

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  27. You looks gorgeous in any style!
    Have a lovely day dear!
    Love ♥



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