The holidays bring so many of our favorite things- festive weather, quality times with loved ones, cheery celebrations, and often engagements.

Before long we’ll be right in the midst of wedding season, so we wanted to share this helpful (and adorable) graphic created by our friends over at The Black Tux.

Navigating the terminology of dress code can be tricky but this etiquette chart can help along with any of your modern-day Emily Post inquiries.

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I love how comprehensive this chart is, but here are a few more tips and tricks of our own.

When there is no stated dress code:

Do check the couple’s wedding website or Google the venue for additional tips. Venue and time can give hints to the dress code of an event. An afternoon or outdoor wedding may lend itself to a more casual atmosphere.

Don’t text the bride about what to wear the week of her wedding.

When choosing what color to wear:

Do consider avoiding any color that may be prominent in the invitation suite. You may show up in the same exact shade as the bridesmaids.

Don’t wear white. That includes off-white, ivory, eggshell, ecru, and beige. Just don’t do it.

When in doubt:

Do consider a cocktail attire Little Black Dress. These days, LBD is always a safe bet, and may be the only time not to follow your grandma’s etiquette advice.

Don’t go too casual. As a general rule, it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed.

Lastly, if you don’t have anything to wear, visit our friends over at The Black Tux. Click here to see a selection of their specially curated outfits for rent (I’m partial to the Whitman), styled from head to toe and shipped right to your door.

 

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