Choosing a dress for a wedding

How to dress for a daytime wedding

Alice T Breeze
By Alice T Breeze. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to dress for a daytime wedding

Have you been invited to a daytime wedding? In most occasions we don't know where to start or how appropriate our look is for that family wedding or that best friend of yours' special day. Each celebration requires specific attire and, that's why we should take into account a series of things so we don't stand out from the rest of guests. This article wants to help you choose a dress for a daytime wedding with some tips that will come in handy if you want to look radiant and beautiful.

Steps to follow:


In daytime weddings, the ideal thing to do is to wear dresses with a length of right above or right below the knee, but never extra short. Don't be fooled by first impressions and try it on when you go to the shops until you find the appropriate length for your height. Cocktail dresses are very elegant and stylish, and will make you feel beautiful in any ceremony.

How to dress for a daytime wedding - Step 1

If you prefer wearing a long dress because you don't like showing your legs or you simply look better in a long dress, don't suffer. Many guests don't follow protocol and choose this kind of dress for the day. We do recommend dresses made of light material, especially for spring or summer weddings.

How to dress for a daytime wedding - Step 2

Dresses for daytime weddings should be light and volatile, made of material such as linen, cotton or chiffon.Avoid excess jewelery, sequins, shiny material and anything that makes your dress too unnecessarily overloaded, as the main person at the event must be the bride and you don't want to steal her shine on the most special day in her life.


Light colors, pastel or nude are the most flattering for daytime ceremonies, tones such as mint green, yellow, coral, pink or blue are in and will turn you into the most glamorous guest at the wedding. Avoid dark dresses such as black that are more adequate for night time, and don't even dare to wear white colors unless it's the bride and groom's request. Remember that white is exclusively for the bride.

How to dress for a daytime wedding - Step 4

You can also take advantage of the occasion to wear beautiful patterned dresses such as floral or geometrical patterns, according to your taste and preference. Combine the dress with plain accessories so you don't stand out too much.

How to dress for a daytime wedding - Step 5

Weddings on the beach or civil ceremonies are the perfect occasion to wear a more romantic look. Chiffon dresses in nude tones and with lace details are a spectacular option to reflect your beauty and sophistication at the same time.

How to dress for a daytime wedding - Step 6

You shouldn't only take into account the dress you wear, but it's also important to pay attention to your hairstyle and make-up to get the perfect look for this unforgettable day.

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