What Not to Wear to a Wedding
No matter what the dress code on the invitation states, there are a few things you should never wear to a wedding. We've already covered the obvious ground rules (no white, duh!), but there are some other pieces in your closet you should probably stay away from unless specified in your invite.
Sneakers: Save your tennis shoes for the gym and wear a pretty pair of flats if comfort is your first priority. Sneakers send a very casual message, and even if your wedding invite says "casual dress," it doesn't mean you can look like you just came from running errands.
Short-sleeve shirts: Big caveat for this one: If you're planning on wearing a short sleeve button-down, make sure the wedding is super casual and you're dressing it up with a bow tie or a suit jacket with a pocket square.
Flip-flops: Rubber footwear is never okay for a special event like a wedding ceremony. That being said, no one would blame you if after a few hours of dancing in heels, you want to swap them out for something more comfortable. (The couple may even have a basket of flip-flops for their guests to wear at their reception, especially if it's at a beach.)
Distressed clothing: Clothing with holes, rips, tears or bleach stains is off-limits for a wedding. Even if it's a designer gown with an intentional tear down the side, it's not an appropriate sartorial choice for a wedding guest.
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