The Oregon Summer wedding season is here. Here's how you can keep your cool.

Posted on 09 June 2016

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When it comes to dressing for a wedding, every woman knows the general rule is to not wear white.  Stealing the bride's thunder on her big day is not the goal of any good BFF!  But how do you show respect for your host and hostess, keep your cool at outdoor weddings and be the distinctive fashionista that you are?  Here are some tips.


First thing's first.  What kind of wedding are you attending?

Think about the location of your friends' wedding and what your surroundings will be.  Is it a church wedding with a conservative or traditional feel?  Will you be hiking through someone's uncle's backyard in soft grass to a casual let-loose kind of wedding?  Showing up in your favorite skin tight suede number at a wedding with a conservative family may cause an unwelcome reaction from Aunt Margerie. And no one wants to be the reason that Aunt Margerie gives the bride a piece of her mind!


Cool, flattering, and wrinkle-free.

A great designer to check out for beating the heat of a midday summer wedding is Jude Connally.  Her dresses are well-known for their wrinkle-free and quick-drying fabric, perfect for a sunny Oregon daytime wedding,  or perfectly packable for destination wedding attire in Maui.  See our selection of Jude Connally dresses.
















Pockets aplenty.

You never know when you or your BFF bride will need a touchup of lip gloss prior to a photo opp.  There are so many dresses that include pockets these days, making it so much easier to stuff the purse under the backseat of the car and just bring the must-have items with us.  No need to carry your purse while you dance with the girls.  Breath mint, anyone?

Check out Trina Turk or Tiffany Bean for dresses with pockets


It's nice to fit in, but even nicer to stand out.

Choose a dress with a fun print instead of a solid color.  You'll stand out nicely from the bridal party when you pose for photos.  Nautical prints, stripes and paisleys are all over the summer collection runways.  And since the bridal party with undoubtedly be in solid colors, it's just one more way you can be distinctive.  ; )

See our collection of vivid stripes, paisleys and nautical prints.


Know the golden rule of wedding guest attire.

Find a dress or outfit that makes you feel amazing and confident enough to bust a move on the dance floor.  You'll have fun when you feel comfortable and cool.  Our golden rule for weddings is simple, but it does the trick:  dress how you would want your guests to look for your special day.







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