Your best friend or your office work partner is about to get married. You excitedly rip open the gorgeously designed wedding invite only to scrunch your face in confusion. Formal or Black-Tie Optional? Semi-formal? White Tie? What do any of these words even mean?
Dressing for a wedding or special occasions can be tricky, especially if they’re not yours. After all, there’s a very fine line between dressing up as a means of respect to the person who invited you, and overshadowing them stylistically.
Whether you’ve been invited to an opulent wedding at a five-star hotel, or to a pastel-themed wedding by the beach, here’s our guide to navigating wedding dress codes and top tips on nailing them.