This one’s obvious; don’t wear anything that could be mistaken for a Wedding Gown. This means steering clear of white and ivory tones, long trains and lots of lacework. If you have even the slightest inkling that you might upstage the Bride, get a new dress.

1. White

OK, the black dress is definitely debatable, but traditionally guests never wore black to the Wedding Ceremony. These days, the rules are a little more flexible, but if you do go for black, pair it with some serious sparkles. 

2. Black

You want to look more like New York chic than Wednesday Addams.

2. Black

This is a blanket rule for guys and girls. Unless the Bride has a dress code of ‘jeans only’, put the denim away. As comfy as your favourite Levis are, the Wedding Day is a day that you should make an effort with your outfit choice.

3. Jeans

This one doesn’t need much explanation; it’s not your day, it’s the Brides, so put down the crown, princess!

4. A Crown

A Wedding is not an opportunity to don you skimpiest dress and show off your (albeit, great) legs and décolletage. If it’s not appropriate dress for a church on Sunday, don’t wear it.

5. Skin

Couples include a dress code on the invitation for a purpose. It’s aim is to make it simpler for guests to know what outfit to wear; so by going outside of the dress code recommendations, you’re setting yourself up for a #fail.

6. Anything Outside of the Dress Code

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