Lauren Conrad sometimes has great advice. This is not one of those times.
In a recent interview with Who What Wear, L.C. expounded on the dos and don'ts of wedding guest attire and came up with something that's heavy on the B.S. Mainly, this antiquated notion that no guest can wear anything that takes away from the bride, because god forbid someone else looks good on ~her~ day.
"Wearing anything loud — that could be anything from colour to hemline — is usually not appropriate," she decreed. "I think anything that distracts from the bride is good to avoid."
Let's dissect this, shall we? A colour or a hemline can be too "loud?" WTF does that mean? Guests can't wear hot pink now? Or a shorter dress? Or are we talking a midi- or maxi-length dress?
Here's some new advice: Wear whatever thing you feel comfortable and confident in that still fits the formality of the wedding you're attending. Also, if the ceremony takes place in a strict religious institution, respect that too (i.e., bring a cardigan, shawl, or jacket just in case). Simple enough, right?
And one more thing: Let's forget about this idea that somehow guests or bridesmaids are distracting everyone from the bride and stealing her attention away. That doesn't happen. The bride is still most likely wearing a freaking wedding dress, so, believe me, she'll be standing out. Besides, everyone's there for her — and if she's worried about someone's hemline, she needs to calm down.
Via: Cosmopolitan US