3 Simple Secret Tips on Finding the Right Wedding Attire

It's quite surprising that so many of my friends have recently gotten engaged. I mean, I knew it was wedding season but didn't know we we're back at engagement season too! I had two weddings over Labor Day weekend, but was only able to attend one in Chicago (the other in Kansas City). It's crazy to think about all of the people getting married and I'm still over here single as a pringle!

Either way, I'm a suck for some good music, a cocktail and an open dance floor, so weddings are a blast to attend :) With fall peeking right around the corner, I thought I'd put together a little outfit inspiration for any up and coming weddings you might be a attending. I have three simple tips for putting together that summer to fall wedding look.

Tip #1: Be Mindful of Color
When attending a wedding, I typically rule out white or black. If you're really against color, black is not really an issue - but definitely no white. Let the bride shine! Since this wedding was right around the beginning of fall, I decided to play into trendy colors of the season. That meant burgundy, deep berries, a velvety/dusty blue or emerald green - a.k.a jewel tones. This Nicole Miller dress from Rent the Runway was the prefect option - it had about three of the Pantone Colors for the season!

Tip #2: Be Mindful of Length
If the invite calls for black or white tie wedding, chances are you don't have too much room to play around in this area. However, if it's more of a semi-formal/cocktail attire you have more of an option to pick your desired dress length. When I was browsing the racks at Rent the Runway, I stuck with the cocktail or midi length categories. The best part about attending a wedding during the changing seasons is you can't really go wrong with either length since it's a transition period. My second choice was this beautiful Christian Siriano color blocked midi dress - it had a pop of color, but still wasn't overly dressy. If your petite- don't be scared off by midi dresses. Add a great heel and you'll feel taller than ever!

Tip #3: Make Sure the Dress Fits
The worst thing in the world is when you're enjoying your evening but your strap keeps falling off your shoulder, you're pulling up your strapless dress or you can't breath because your dress is too tight. Make sure the final number really fits before leaving the dressing room or the house. You'll be surprised how great you feel in a dress that fits well and when paired with pretty high heels is a total confidence booster!

Shop My Look: Rent the Runway Dress c/o | Sandals, H&M in store (similar) | Clutch c/o | Earrings
Photos: Megan, Sparkles & Sprinkles

Do you have any upcoming weddings to attend? Can't wait to hear about what you plan to wear!



  1. You look so pretty Katie, I love this floral dress on you! I bet you were the best looking wedding guest! :) Great tip's too!

    xo, Sarah

  2. That dress is AMAZE. You look so pretty! xx

  3. Such a gorgeous dress and great tips! Also, this indoor garden is a beautiful backdrop, would actually be such a pretty wedding location :)
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black