Welcome to summer 2021 aka the season of wedding planning mania. Chances are you’re going to be a guest at more than one wedding over the next couple of months and you’ve maybe forgotten the proper wedding guest etiquette when it comes to outfit choices. We don’t blame you, it’s been forever since we’ve has to think about a wedding guest dress code, too.
You’ve RSPD’d yes, you’ve secured your plus one and now it’s time to pick out the outfit & accessories. First, the obvious: Don’t wear white unless the bride has specifically requested a white dress code. If there’s one major wedding guest faux pas, it’s trying to compete with the bride’s gown.
Check the dress code itself on the wedding invitation: You don’t want to show up under or over-dressed. If the dress code is vague or has the word “optional” a good rule of thumb is to opt for a midi dress – it strikes the perfect balance between flirty and formal.
Now for the accessories. Shoes are a personal choice. If you feel more comfortable in flats, go for it! As long as it doesn’t dress down the outfit for a more formal event, you should be If you like a high heel, give yourself the extra inches. But when it comes to jewelry and diamonds, it’s very important you don’t outshine the bride – literally.
Don’t bust out your biggest statement necklace or your flashiest earrings. Keep things simpler with diamond stud earrings, drop earrings, or a pendant necklace.
Whether you’re going to a wedding on the beach, a black-tie ballroom affair, or tented reception, one thing is for sure: You’re going to want to add a little sparkle to your look! Below you’ll find our best diamond jewelry recommendations to adhere to a wedding guest dress code and still sparkle.
Finely cut, near colorless, pave set and weigh 1/20ct tw
14 karat white gold, earrings measure .78″ long x .52″ wide
Huggies are always a good idea when you want to go for a more subtle diamond look.
This pave signet ring is gorgeous, perfectly dainty and certainly won’t outshine the bride’s wedding ring.
14k solid gold, 11 graduated round diamonds, 0.25 carats, Chain Length: 6-7 inches adjustable
Bezel set jewels are very on-trend right now, and you could even stack this one with a bangle or tennis bracelet.
Tennis necklaces are classic, simple and look perfect with pretty much any outfit, whether the wedding guest dress code is formal or casual.
We love a good hoop for any wedding guest dress code, especially when they’re studded with diamonds.
Paved with diamonds, with black lacquer, in white gold
If you’re wearing a plain dress, a diamond brooch is the perfect way to zhush it up and add a little sparkle.
18 Karats Yellow & White Gold and White HSI 1 Diamonds.
This xo ring is super stylish and has a unique design that no one will compare to the bride’s engagement ring.
20K Peach Gold, Diamonds.
These drop earrings are serving serious style without being *too* flashy. Here for it.
You can never go wrong with a simple pendant necklace. Chic and simple, just the way we like it.
Diamond studs with a little extra flair! What’s not to love?