5 Things You Should Never Wear to a Wedding

Ah, summer. A time for beaches and barbecues and…a bevy of wedding invites. You’ve likely got a stacked schedule, so plan your outfits accordingly. Namely, avoid these five cardinal wedding-outfit sins.

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1. A WHITE DRESS

You know there’s always that one woman who shows up in ivory — and drives the bride to an early grave. At the very least, keep your fabrics in the taupe or blush territory, and save that white lace number for a graduation or garden party.

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2. A PAIR OF BRAND-NEW STILETTOS

We know, it’s your one chance to get really dressed up. But remember: You willbe walking from table to table and you will be dancing till midnight. If you haven’t adequately broken in those heels yet, you’re asking for trouble. Either make sure to wear them in beforehand or choose a more sensible pair from the start.

RELATED: 7 High-Heel Hacks Every Woman Should Know

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3. ANYTHING TOO REVEALING

Even if you think something looks good straight-on in front of the mirror, make sure to do a chair (and stairs) check. Weddings are a time of support — not a time for other guests to gossip about your Spanx line.

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4. ANYTHING OUTSIDE THE DRESS CODE

You may have the fiercest little cocktail frock you’re dying to debut, but the dress code may be black-tie optional. And in that instance, you’re better off in a long gown (so you don’t have any chance of feeling underdressed).

RELATED: Your Dress Code Cheat Sheet

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5. JEWELRY THAT JINGLES

Quiet church. Loud bangles. Think about it. Stick to statement earrings instead.

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WHAT YOU SHOULD WEAR: PANTS

Yes! Pants are A-OK at a wedding. In fact, a tailored jumpsuit and formal jewelry will make you the trendiest one at this shindig. (Not to mention, the only one who can truly master “a little bit softer now.”)

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