You know your best friend’s outfit is taken care of on her big day (dress, veil, garter, check). But what should you wear when you want to look gorgeous and stylish without stealing any — and we mean any – of her thunder? We’ve got you covered. -Molly Friedman
The style of your dress will depend on how fancy your friend’s wedding is, ranging from a casual beach wedding to a fun, nighttime soiree at sunset, or a formal church wedding. We suggest going with either a classic color like blue, black or red, or a simple pattern like polka dots. See above for a few suggestions, from left to right: Milly Eclipse Dress ($395 at millyny.com); Nikki Poulos Garbo Polka Dot Dress ($185 at sheckyscloset.com); J.Crew Sinclair Halter Dress in Yacht Green (on sale for $99.99 at jcrew.com).
Spring and summer weddings usually mean you can go a little more colorful with your jewelry than usual. We love these Mad Jewels Angelina Earrings ($84 at sheckyscloset) for an outdoor event, and this Bita Poortavousi Big Chunk of Turquoise Ring ($60 at sheckyscloset) if you’re stuck wearing a super-formal black or white gown. We’re also a fan of floating stones since they tend to go with everything. Try the Dara Ettinger Harmony Necklace ($99 at shopbop.com).
Stick to clutches. The last thing you want to do at a wedding is lug around a heavy shoulder bag. It’s hard to resist this Street Level Cool Mint Square Clutch ($44 at sheckyscloset), or this sparkly Nine West Magic Mirror Small Clutch (on sale for $29.99 at macys.com). And for more formal affairs, hold on to the Street Level Sleek Black Lasercut Envelope Clutch ($44 at sheckyscloset.com).