Fashion & Beauty

Summer Wedding Dress Codes

Published on June 27, 2011
Stipulating a dress code on your invitations is optional and will inevitably serve to confuse guests. But it's advisable for summer weddings, which often take place outdoors or on the beach (and, you know, someone might show up in a caftan—or shorts!). Many guests will wonder "How casual can I go here?" and "Is it okay to wear a beaded burgundy number at a 4 p.m. ceremony when the sun's still blazing?" so we've outlined the four most common dress codes for a range of receptions. Decide which one fits your vision and use the (hopefully super-clear) lingo we've provided.
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