What To Wear To Outdoor Wedding Reception? Trying to decide what to wear to a wedding is always hard. I have been collecting a few dresses to have in my closet for such occasions. With the busy wedding season in full swing, along with many other events, I need to have a game plan.
What To Wear To Outdoor Wedding Reception
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For this week’s wedding, I chose a little black dress that is one shoulder with a ruffle. This dress is from my “go-to” designer, Ralph Lauren, in his Lauren Ralph Lauren Collection. I bought this dress last year on sale, knowing I was going to have tons of events this year. The dress is a jersey material that hugs but is not too clingy.
What To Wear To Outdoor Wedding Reception-One Shoulder Little Black Dress From Ralph Lauren
The dress material is slightly thicker to help hide the lumps and bumps, but not too thick that it is heavy. I still chose to wear my Spanx to help create a slimmer tummy (feeling fat this week- too many dinners out). This dress you can dress up with rhinestone jewelry or wear it simple with no necklace at all. The ruffle detail helps bring attention up.
I added this great new piece from Baublebar, the Laree Lucite Statement Necklace. I wanted something that was a statement but not rhinestone. This piece is a fun necklace I look forward to wearing many times. I wasn’t really sure how “formal” this wedding reception was. The wedding reception was poolside at a country club and this was perfect. I saw a little bit of everything. A nice rule of thumb is it is better to be a wee bit overdresses, then underdresses. I had thought about adding a shawl to this outfit, but glad I did not, it was a rather warm and sticky evening.
Here is a closer look at the necklace. As many of you know, I have been buying accessories, necklaces, bracelets, scarves, this year to UP my wardrobe game. I may consider removing the 4th smaller stand as 4 strands is a bit much on my petite frame, but I LOVE the clear Lucite beads. Lots of possibilities for many outfits.
The necklace gave the outfit a wee bit of sass, which I like. I added the matching earrings, Liva Lucite Drop Earrings, to complete the look. The earring look heavy, but because of the lucite material, they are lightweight.
To finish off the look, I chose my Stuart Weitzman Real deal Platform black patent leather heels. These shoes are sold out, but I thoroughly recommend block heels for outdoor events. Because I am so short, I really could not get away with wearing anything but heels. Now, I made sure my feet could handle a night of mixing and mingling by spraying my feet with Preheels to help prevent blisters. The last thing I need is to have blisters.
I have added some snapshots I took at the wedding this weekend. Gorgeous flowers!! The wedding cake tasted incredible, moist and delicious. Another wedding this weekend then a break, then my son’s wedding.
For this wedding, the wedding was a very private “family only” event at the grandmother’s home. The reception was a party! Decorated to the hilt, the event was both inside and poolside. The floral arrangements were gorgeous and as the evening went on, the band provided for a lively evening.
For more wedding looks, check out What To Wear To Evening Wedding