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Practical Style Advice For Thrifty Wedding Guests

Practical Style Advice For Thrifty Wedding Guests

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hannah is standing in front of bushy greenery wearing a green floral dress, black accessories, and a big smileStyle Advice I Hate

I’ve gotta call cap on the idea of wearing one dress to attend all your weddings.

It’s advice I subscribed to for the longest time because having a versatile closet is something I’m all about.

But never have I ever been to two of the same kind of weddings. How can you possibly own one dress that fits in with all parties? (Unless, of course, it’s a little black dress. But where’s the fun in that?)

With that in mind, I would still recommend being thoughtful of your clothing consumption, try to wear something from your own closet first, or thrift something for the event.

Here are some other ideas to keep in mind when getting dressed as a wedding guest on a budget!

 

 

 

 

Wedding Dress Mix-Up

Weddings are expensive so while the idea of having one dress to wear to every event makes sense if you’re on a budget, it’s nearly impossible for one dress to match with the weather, season, color scheme, dress codes, vibes, and traditions of multiple occasions.

There’s too many variables with each wedding!

By all means, invest in one nice suit that can be mixed and matched in your closet for work. But when it comes to a special occasion like a wedding,  get a damn outfit that makes you feel cute and confident.

hannah is standing in front of bushy greenery wearing a green floral dress, black accessories, and a big smile hannah is standing in front of bushy greenery wearing a green floral dress, black accessories, and a big smile

A better way to cut costs is to thrift a dress (online or in-person) or borrow one from friends. Put it on there on Facebook that you need a dress to wear one time and you might be surprised!

Accessorize For New Eyes

Maybe you are the type of person that bought a magical unicorn dress (or just an LBD) and that’s all you have to work with.

Your next option would be to use that dress as much as possible and update it with accessories or a glam new make-up look. Little things like a red lip or a bold necklace can take your ordinary outfit from blah to BAM!

hannah is standing in front of bushy greenery wearing a green floral dress, black accessories, and a big smile hannah is standing in front of bushy greenery wearing a green floral dress, black accessories, and a big smile

hannah is standing in front of bushy greenery wearing a green floral dress, black accessories, and a big smile

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👗 WHAT I’M WEARING 💄
Thrifted dress, sandals, necklace, and sunglasses, $5 total | Green thredUP purse, $18 (bought w/ store credit)

hannah is standing in front of bushy greenery wearing a green floral dress, black accessories, and a big smile hannah is standing in front of bushy greenery wearing a green floral dress, black accessories, and a big smile hannah is standing in front of bushy greenery wearing a green floral dress, black accessories, and a big smile

When A Dress Is Not A Dress

I know I’m being very one-note promoting a dress to wear to a wedding when I know most of my readers hate dresses. (You’ve made it clear!)

So think outside of a standard dress and try a jumpsuit. Or re-wear that nice pantsuit you bought for work. Even dress pants and a pretty blouse will do!

If you don’t feel good in a dress, don’t do it. Find your happy medium in your closet or browse the racks of (hopefully) a thrift store to find what speaks to you and fits the occasion.

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If you found this helpful, please pass it along to a friend or Pin it to your outfit inspo board on Pinterest as a reminder for later!

hannah is standing in front of bushy greenery wearing a green floral dress, black accessories, and a big smile


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