How to Be a Stylish Guest at an LGBT Wedding
Thank you world, for becoming a better place to live, and thank you so much for giving us the possibility of attending gay weddings. We love weddings in general, but as soon as you have the word “gay” before the word “wedding”, it just gets better! Since gay people are very much fashion-conscious, you really need to make sure you have your outfit on point, and not make a single outfit mistake. If you do, however, you’ll probably have the adjective “unfashionable” in front of your name for a very long, long time. So, before going straight to the point of the article, know that apart from your outfit, you need to research this culture a bit more, if you want to be a part of the gay gang at the wedding, of course. And you definitely do – they are perhaps the funniest people in the world. So, watch a bit of RuPaul’s Drag Raceor educate yourself with the main characters of Looking. Don’t overdo it, though, as theirculture is not your prom dress!, or in this case, their culture is not your area of expertise (if you’re gay and reading this – it is yours). And now, let’s see what to wear to an LGBT wedding.
As it’s an LGBT wedding, it’s safe to assume that it will feature some of the best dance tracks ever produced, so you’ll probably spend most of your time on the dance floor dancing like nobody’s watching while everyone willactually be watching (the thing about LGBT parties is that everyone is judgey and shady, but at the end of the day, you know that’s just their humor). This is why you need to opt for both fashionable and comfortable shoes, which makes it quite a difficult task. If you’re a guy, you can never go wrong with a pair of classic Oxford shoes– they look amazing, are very comfortable (if of good quality, of course), and can be paired up with everything. As far as women go, you can also go with the female version of the Oxfords, and can choose if you want them to be with heels or not. If you’re not for this, you can wear any comfortable stiletto you want – but make sure they are monochromatic as you want to pair it perfectly with the rest of your attire.
Being properly accessorized is a crucial part of your outfit, so don’t take it for granted. The most important thing that you need to have with you is a good bag which matches well with your outfit. You definitely want a leather bag, so if you don’t own one, you can take a look at Orotonand see what they’re offering – you can find both bags for men and women there and most of them are very fashionable and great to own. Moreover, make sure to have a good watch, especially if you’re a guy. Even though girls accessorize themselves with pretty much everything (and this doesn’t mean that guys cannot do that as well!), sometimes a good formal watch is everything that a guy needs. And it’s quite sexy. However, if you’re a girl and want something bolder, you can always find good jewelry pieces online, but make sure they’re the must-haves of the season. This year is very minimalistic, so going for a simple, minimalistic necklace and mismatched earring will do the job.
The actual outfit
And we saved the most important for last, because we are preparing ourselves for a gay wedding, so we’re being a bit dramatic (no offense, gays, we love you!). The actual outfit needs to be impeccable, so think about what you’re going to wear very carefully. This concerns both guys and girls – make sure your outfit is very fashionable. You can browse online to see what was worn during certain Fashion Weeks andwhat colors are trendy at the moment (hint: it’s the pastels). If you’re a man and you opt for a suit (yes, yes, yes!), choose one that’s fitted. Girls, you can always go with a simple yet elegant dress that doesn’t have too many gimmicks, or with smart pants and a shirt because you don’t care about gender. However, if you want to wear something more memorable, you can opt for a color-blocking outfit, but consult a color wheel first as you don’t want to seem clowny.
Prepping for an LGBT wedding is serious work – it’s definitely an event that doesn’t happen very often (yet), so you really want to be satisfied with what you wore even in 10 years’ time. Just follow these tips, ask a gay person what they think of your combination, and if you get an amen from them – you’re good to go!