What to Wear to a City Wedding

June 25, 2015 | By | Comments (2)

Wedding season is a year-round affair in the South. And because we know it’s often more than the main event, we teamed up with our friends at fashion rental site Rent the Runway to bring you a month of setting-specific looks to get you through an action-packed wedding weekend. This week, city weddings. 

Now’s your time to be fearless in your fashion choices, as no trend is off limits in a metropolis. You’ll dazzle in peek-a-boo fabrics, sharp silhouettes, and graphic prints.

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Photo courtesy of Rent the Runway

For the rehearsal dinner
Go for: Something bold, swingy, and a touch sultry.
The dress: The traditional shape of this fit-and-flare is updated with a razor-cut fabric that provides an elegant touch of sass. Compliment the subtle graphic print with a chunky bracelet. Rachel Zoe Wilmington Dress, $75

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For the bridal brunch
Go for: An asymmetrical cut and artsy, dreamy print
The dress: Why we think this one is a winner? It has a classic feel with an on-trend cut, and has soft colors suited for brunch, but in an eye-catching pattern. The style is meant to show off your legs, so elongate them with flesh-colored, strappy heels. Osman Ink Dress, $150

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For the wedding
Go for: Floor length statement maker
The dress: The modern silhouette of this long gown brings together two punchy colors you’d expect to clash, but end up working together to brighten the whole look. Pile on arm bangles for a party-ready finish. Jill Jill Stuart Lovely Duo Gown, $100

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Exploring the city
Go for: Graphic patterns and a cool fabric
The dress: The scuba fit on this slimming style, is thick enough to conceal imperfections, but not so heavy you’ll be sweating. Pair it with Greek sandals for a day of walking or staked heels for a night on the town. Clover Canyon Monk Cloth Dress, $50

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Photo courtesy of Rent the Runway

The accessory: Big sparkly earrings will give you a polished look for your city weekend. Juliet & Company Silver Lilliana Earrings, $10

Show off your wedding-day style using #SouthernWeddings, and follow @renttherunway on Instagram for more party-dressing ideas. 


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    So inspirational! I like how the author gives suggestions on how to dress for each occasion

    July 9, 2015 at 2:57 pm
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