I don’t know about you, but I feel like every day someone (especially of the gilded world of fashion and high finance) is getting married (fashion and money are a perfect match). Of course summer is the season of weddings and my inbox reminds me about it every day. Some newsletters celebrate the most stylish wedding of the season (until the next one) every week and some of us surely are going to attend a ceremony, or more than one.
I haven’t attended many weddings in my life, honestly, but I never understood all the fuss about them. Some people start thinking about an outfit even months before, immediately after receiving the invitation. I usually think about a couple of outfits a few days before then I decide the same day, according to my mood and the weather. Usually, one of the two outfits includes black. Because I think that black is totally wedding appropriate.
It seems that wedding dress code is slightly changing. I read some articles before writing this post to find out if black is still considered a terrible and rude choice for a guest and I haven’t read a mention about it. According to what I read, the worst colors you can choose are: white (obviously) and very light colors that can be confused with white, red (too sexy) and the color worn by the bridesmaids who, in Italy, dresses as they like, unless the wedding is going to be filmed for some tacky reality show.
So, has black become acceptable? Or are there worse faux pas? The latter I think. Among sequined, glittered, denim and raunchy garments, some brides probably think a guest who looks dressed for a wake is much better than a guest who looks dressed for a wild party.
For those who think that black is a no no anyway, just remember how chic Carolyn Bessette Kennedy looked when she and John Kennedy Jr attended the wedding of Christiane Amanpour and James Phillip Rubin, back in 1998.
These are some black dresses which are very wedding appropriate but, obviously, sometimes it depends on the dress code and on the future bride’s opinion. No one ever minded if I wore black to their wedding, but I’ve always asked before.