After getting an invite to a wedding, finding a dress to wear is usually the part that you both dread and get excited about, second to seeing your friends finally getting hitched. And because there are so many options to choose from, we narrowed things down to help you out. Select your perfect match from these five themes:
1. POWER BLACK
If the bride gives you her go signal and the dress code allows it, then by all means, why not come in black? It's an instantly chic choice that allows you to play with a combination of fabrics and cuts, too.
Black dresses are easy to glam up and accessorize, and would go well with any color of footwear. Try yours with a fierce dark lip or slicked back hair, and a statement clutch or an exquisite pair of earrings.
Long-sleeved chiffon dress, P899, Something Borrowed
Cowl-neck gown, P4,950, Olivia & Fifth
2. BLUSH FLUSH
Weddings are an occasion to look dainty and princess-y, but not so much that it borders on bridal. Stick to nearly nude colors such as blush pink, light grey, or cream, and you'll be okay.
You can channel a grown-up ballerina with a dress in tulle or chiffon, or add an extra touch of elegance with layers of ruffles or drapery. Wear your hair down or in a low bun to complete your look.
Sequin dress with tulle skirt, P3,499, Zalora
One-shoulder ruffled dress, P3,490, Zoo
3. MAXIMUM FLORAL
This is probably the only way to wear prints to a wedding. The best part: Floral prints can conceal panty lines and even accidental food or drink stains.
You also don't need to accessorize as much with a printed dress, so this is your best choice if you want to keep everything else clean and simple.
Double-slit off-shoulder dress, P1,795, Bershka
Ruffled dress with plunging neckline, P4,290, Zoo
4. BRIGHT AND BOLD
In a sea of pristine pastels and dark suits, you may want to effortlessly stand out in a bold hue. All you need to do is decide on the color that best flatters your skin tone.
And since you'll be wearing one solid shade, remember to look out for cuts that allow you to flaunt your figure.
Draped slitted gown, P3,450, Cahla
Pleated gown with ruffles, P6,999, Karimadon
5. COCKTAIL CHIC
If you'd rather not deal with the hassle of wearing a maxi, eliminate all possibilities of having your gown being stepped on by going for a cocktail or midi dress.
And just so you don't look underdressed, go for high-quality materials like heavy lace or glossy silk and satin.
Bell-sleeved off-shoulder dress, P2,480, Apartment Eight
Asymmetrical dress, P2,349, Vero Moda