Wedding season is almost upon us and fashion designer and style expert, Ashley Zygmunt, creator of the fashion label Zamrie, is here to show you what to wear to all those wedding festivities!
Stick with a Little Black Dress, the Zamrie Wesley dress would be perfect! Pair it with some long necklaces, bracelets or rings, and a pair of colored pumps — this allows you to accessorize according to the destination. Caribbean based wedding? Add dashes of hot pink, turquoise and yellow! Manhattan based wedding? Add dashes of mint, lavender or red!
Wesley Ruffle Dress:$163 Zamrie
Casual weddings usually take place during the day. You can never go wrong with a Little Black Dress, but pairing a black over the knee skirt with a kimono top is a great way to change it up. Not only does the Louise May Kimono top and the Godet Skirt from Zamrie allow for a classy look, they can also be worn separately, allowing for three outfits in one! No one likes purchasing things they can only wear once. This simple look also allows you to accessorize with your hair, makeup and jewelry.
Play around with your hair by throwing it up in a loose bun, or curling it with a clipless iron, if you already have curly hair, this would be a fun time to straighten it. To finish off the look, add wedges. Wedges are perfect for casual weddings since they aren’t as fancy as pumps, but also not as boring as flats.
A knee length dress in cream, ivory or off-white is the way to go when you get that bridal shower invite. The Kim Scarf Dress would be a perfect option. Put on some great earrings, anything from turquoise to pearls. For your shoes, throw on some flats or cute sandals. Finish the look by tying the scarf in a bow!
Kim Scarf Dress:$297 Zamrie
Black Tie Wedding:
These are always the most intimidating…and expensive. To be safe, I would go for a simple floor length dress in black or navy. Have fun and play up the hair, makeup and accessories. Don’t forget a timeless clutch, which is something I would spend more money on than the dress. This gown by Tadashi would be a perfect black tie gown for your cousin’s wedding!
T by Tadashi gown: $158 Nordstrom
What Not To Wear:
This color is always reserved for the bride unless otherwise stated in the invitation. Cream, white and ivory are acceptable for engagement parties and bridal showers only.
2. Crazy shoes
You know what I’m talking about, your spiked Jeffrey Campbell Lita’s aren’t appropriate wedding attire.
3. To Much Makeup
This goes for any event you go to. Either play up your eyes or lips — never both.
4. Skimpy Dresses
Weddings are known for their class and sophistication. Your skimpy and see through bodycon dress isn’t wedding appropriate. Save it for a night out with the girls.
5. Anything To Flashy
You want the bride to be the center of attention. Steer clear of anything with glitter and rhinestones. Those dresses are meant for high school proms and balls.
About the Author:
Chicago native Ashley Zygmunt started her career working under high fashion powerhouses Zac Posen and Peter Som in New York City. Upon returning to the Windy City, Zygmunt was chosen as one of six designers for the Chicago Fashion Incubator 2009. Sponsored by the City of Chicago and Macy’s, this promising program helped her launch her own label ZAMRIE. A collection of stylish, wearable pieces that are made for mixing and matching, the ZAMRIE collection oozes sophistication and intrigue. For more information, please visit www.zamrie.com.