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So, you’re invited to a wedding and you want to look good.
Not just nice, not just stylish, but you want to look your best at a wedding. I hear you!
► Maybe you haven’t seen these people in years and you want to dress to impress.
► Perhaps you don’t know anyone at this wedding, so you want to give your best first impression.
Either way, I’ll help you be the best-dressed guest at a wedding thanks to 3 easy tips that work for everyone.
Let’s go, you’ve got a wedding to attend! :)
How to Look Good at a Wedding
Here are the three easy ways to look good at any wedding.
1. Wear a wedding guest outfit that looks good on you.
The number one tip to look good at a wedding is to wear an outfit that makes you feel confident. Choose something stylish that hugs and flatters your curves and is formal for the event.
When you feel confident in your wedding guest attire, that feeling will show on your face, in your smile, and will radiate beauty from within. By dressing for the body you have now — and not setting unrealistic goals in how fit you want to be in a short amount of time — you’ll be able to love your shape the way it is and rock the body you have now.
To make yourself feel more confident in any dress, no matter your size, I’ll give you a little secret: it’s these or this specific style. It’s the magic weapon under ANY dress or outfit, regardless of your size and shape.
It is the key to looking your best at a wedding because it offers a seamless, smooth foundation underneath your outfit. It will give you that confident support you crave, making you worry less about places you wish looked different. Buy this one and you won’t regret it.
Next, you’ll want to accentuate the best features of the body you already have.
• Do you have long legs? Show them off with a short or midi-length dress.
• Have you been lifting weights and want to show off your shoulders? Opt for a dress that features a forma halter top or one-shoulder neckline that bares a bit of your shoulder area.
• Do you want to cover your arms because you do not like how they look? That’s okay, too! Many wedding guest dresses hide belly fat, cover your arms, the back area, and more to make you feel more confident.
You can choose a wedding guest dress with sleeves that will look perfectly stylish for the fall and winter months.
There’s nothing wrong with covering the areas you wish to conceal and then showing off the parts of you that make you feel most beautiful.
Get your outfit professionally tailored.
One major difference in how you look in the outfit you wear comes down to fit.
A suit off of the rack will look nice, but you’ll look good at a wedding if you get that suit professionally tailored so it fits your body with proper length, a necktie that complements the color, and the right type of shoes.
Furthermore, a wedding guest who selects a dress that is too big or too short won’t feel comfortable or look good at a wedding, especially if you have to keep pulling down the straps or adjusting the skirt. Get your guest outfit professionally tailored, as well, whether you need a hem, to bring in the bodice, or other fix to make the outfit hug your curves.
It is essential to dress properly at the wedding based on dress code. (Read: What NOT to Wear to a Wedding.) Otherwise, you’ll be getting all the looks at the wedding but for all the wrong reasons.
Here are some helpful dress code guides:
You’re going to need to do two things to feel and look your best: hydrate and exercise.
You don’t need to lose a ton of weight to look good at a wedding. You should be healthy, but most of the time you want to look your best at a wedding and it’s coming up quickly.
What you’re going to do, then, is start today.
This doesn’t mean you need to run a marathon or lose an excessive amount of weight quickly. That wouldn’t be smart or healthy.
Instead, you’re going to choose one activity you enjoy that will make you sweat a bit and start TODAY.
Make it a part of your day and start small. Go around the block. Walk your dog. You’ll quickly see how much better you feel when you return home and your body will crave the same thing tomorrow.
(If you don’t believe me, try it, and then you can say I told you so!) 😆
I like to walk because it’s low impact and it’s something I can do daily. I walk the dog or sometimes I’ll go take a long walk and really aim for a further distance.
Don’t think about it as exercise; consider it as taking time away from life’s distractions to clear your mind and meditate. I bring along my favorite music to make time go by faster, or listen to a podcast.
Maybe you prefer jogging, swimming, or hiking. Whatever it is, start doing it now.
In conjunction with exercise, hydration is key. When you hydrate your body, everything radiates — especially your face, your skin, and your smile. You’ll feel good as a result of exercising and hydrating, so you’ll also look good at a wedding that’s coming up, whether one week or one year from now.
3. Groom and beautify yourself.
Whether you’re male or female, you need to groom yourself and make skin care a priority ahead of the wedding.
People who look their best at a wedding generally don’t just throw on anything and go. They plan ahead. They work with what they’ve got — and then accentuate it.
• Take care of your skin now: There’s no time like today to start taking care of your skin, especially if you want to look good at a wedding that’s coming up. It doesn’t matter if you’re a woman or a man; skin that looks good radiates on everyone.
For women, it’s crucial to have a nice smooth complexion ahead of applying makeup.
For men, you aren’t wearing makeup so nice skin care is crucial.
I like to use this skin care product because it exfoliates my skin and makes it glow. I do it once weekly, then I wash my face daily with this charcoal soap bar I discovered on accident (and now I will never go back to anything else).
I moisturize daily with this cream that I swear does something magical while I sleep. :)
Skincare? Check. Let’s move on to the other tips.
To look your best at a wedding, you’ll want to:
• Trim your excess hair: pluck eyebrows or get them waxed, trim nose hairs, get a fresh haircut and shave.
• Fix your hair: Get a trim, dye your roots, get fresh highlights… whatever your hair needs, do it now.
• Whiten your teeth: Get a teeth whitening kit if you need one and plan to use it a few weeks ahead of time. I’ve tried teeth whitening trays, strips (yuck), and more, to no avail. Then I started using this blue light teeth whitening kit and it’s amazing. It’s only 30 minutes a day until you reach your desired shade. Plus, my super sensitive teeth are not bothered by it at all. Get it, you’ll thank me later.
• Polish your shoes: What shoes will you be wearing? You’re going to look good at a wedding, so all eyes will be on you — yes, even down to the footwear. Make sure your dress shoes are polished.
Ladies, make sure you wear a nice sturdy pair of heels that you can actually walk in (and add these to the insides to make them super comfy).
• Smell nice: Take a shower the day of the wedding. I know you’re already doing this… right? :)
• Add cologne or perfume: Spritz on a favorite cologne or perfume when you’re done getting dressed so you smell extra nice for the festivities.
My favorite at the moment: this scent. So. good.
Some people swear by this roll-on fragrance with pheromones, but I haven’t tried it myself.
• Bring breath mints: When you’re talking to other guests and mingling, you don’t want to ruin your look with bad breath. Bring along some breath mints so you’re prepared.
• Use a deodorant that works: It’s not time to break out your homemade deodorant or all-natural stuff. Use the real stuff that works so you don’t have body odor. ;)
• Get your hair and makeup done: If you want to look great and hair and makeup styling isn’t your thing, make an appointment for the day-of the wedding. You’ll get pampered and you’ll look your best! If you’re good at styling hair and makeup yourself, decide the look you want and start early so you don’t run out of time primping and preparing yourself.
And last but not least:
• Smile: At the wedding, smile! Mingle! Be confident. You’ve done all the work to make yourself look good at a wedding, so enjoy it!
I hope it helps!