Celebrating love, jet-setting off somewhere new and (hopefully) squeezing in a vacay while you’re at it — is there anything better than a destination wedding? You’ve sent your RSVP, you’ve booked those plane tickets — all that’s left on your list is the question of what to wear.
As with any wedding, you’ll want to consider the dress code, of course — but when it comes to nuptials in far-flung places, you’ll want to dress for the destination too. We know, easier said than done — that’s why we’re here to help you through it with the ultimate destination-by-destination guide to dressing for ‘I do’s’ happening anywhere and everywhere.
Destination Wedding Location: Beachfront
Attending a wedding along the sandy shore? Bring the beachy vibes with something that’s easy and breezy yet elegant. Florals, flirty ruffles and pretty pastels look right at home beachside. Top it off with gold jewelry and a vacay-ready bag that will carry you through the rest of your seaside stay.
Destination Wedding Location: The Countryside
When trekking to the great outdoors, take inspiration from your surroundings with an emerald green hue or moody floral. As far as accessories go, a neutral clutch is a no-brainer, and nature-inspired jewelry adds a subtle sparkle while still lending a rustic feel for the ceremony and beyond.
Destination Wedding Location: Vineyard
Weddings in wine country never fail to bring the romance — and your outfit should too. Think: dramatic ruffles or something a bit sexier with lace — either option transitions perfectly in case the reception has you headed indoors after sunset. Complete the look with simple accessories to make your dress the star of the show.
Destination Wedding Location: Tropical Island
If you’re headed to a destination like the Caribbean or Hawaii, there’s no doubt that you’ll be surrounded by gorgeous, lush greenery and flowers — what better location to go all out with a bold maxi with a tropical print to match? Take your colorful outfit up a notch with beaded statement earrings and a woven handbag.
Destination Wedding Location: Big City
A big city backdrop is the perfect opportunity to show up in something with a bit of an edge. Read: a tailored jumpsuit in a punchy orange hue, or an asymmetric one-shoulder gown that brings the drama. Whether you’re on a rooftop bar under the city lights or dancing the night away in a chic downtown loft, up the ante with statement accessories that will make your outfit as memorable as the evening itself.
From the beach to the big city (and everything in between) get ready to be the best-dressed guest wherever your wedding-season RSVPs take you.