Over the summer months in particular you are likely to be going for a few days or nights out, whether it’s a day at the races, a wedding, a birthday, a summer BBQ or just a big night out so you’ll need a suitable outfit for each one. For some occasions, you need to be a lot more selective about what you are going to wear, for others you can wear pretty much whatever you want so we’re going to have a look at some of the differences between your going out dresses.
This is definitely one of the occasions where you need to be a bit more selective about what you are going to wear. Unfortunately, what might be suitable for a night out probably won’t be as suitable for a wedding. Wedding guest dresses need to be nice and summery and bright but not show too much, don’t go for anything very low cut, anything too short or too tight. The aim is to look nice and respectable but also look good at the same time. We would suggest knee-length dresses (maybe slightly higher) but definitely not showing too much thigh and if you are going a bit shorter then make sure it isn’t a tight dress, go for a floatier one.
One thing that you cannot do under any circumstances is wear white, this is a major no-no, there have been many fights at weddings over this, even if the dress also has another colour on it as well as white. To be on the safe side don’t wear white at all and if you do make sure it has a big, bright colourful pattern on it.
Dressing for the races is similar to dressing for a wedding, most people wear a hat, or fascinator, with their outfit and pretty much the only 2 times you do this are at the races or a wedding. Some racecourses will have rules about what can be worn to get in certain parts of the racecourse but for the majority, you can pretty much wear whatever you like.
Men tend to need to wear shirts, ties and jackets to get into the more expensive seats but women don’t tend to have much of a dress code. With a wedding we mentioned you need to be mindful and respectful, at the races this isn’t the case, I’m sure you’ve probably seen some of the pictures from the infamous Aintree ladies day.
Summer BBQ Outifts
For this, it is a far more casual event so you don’t want to be going too dressed up. If you go in your night out gear you’ll probably feel a bit out of place, it’s not that you can’t wear it, its just that nobody will be doing. You want a more casual dress as if you were going out for some drinks in a beer garden on a Sunday afternoon, shorts, jeans, leggings and skirts are all ideal for this with a nice top. Stick to casual or smart casual and you can’t go wrong with it.