Relax, Lauren Conrad Just Made Dressing For Wedding Season A Cinch


Lauren Conrad's transformation into a modern-day Emily Post is nearly complete. Sure, she doles out life hacks on the regular via her website (you can learn about everything from how to get the perfect side braid to why using the word skinny has no place in a post-body shaming world to wedding advice and attire recommendations), but everyone's favorite reality-star-turned-lifestyle-guru just officially outdid herself this time: she came up with a pocket guide of wedding fashion dos and don'ts, perfectly timed with the peak of wedding season.

LC was always a girls' girl on The Hills and, looking at her wedding commands, that's still clearly the case. LC's wedding rules are all about letting the bride thrive on her special day—especially when it comes to her gown. Lucky for you, we pulled out all her main tips straight from Who What Wear article. Check 'em out below!

  • Don’t wear white.
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    "You would think this rule wouldn’t need repeating, but you’d be surprised. Almost every wedding I’ve attended has had a guest or two who could have used a little wedding etiquette refresher. The bottom line is this: Let the bride stand out from the rest of the crowd. Since more and more brides are opting for a hint of color these days, it’s best to avoid cream, blush, and any variation of eggshell in addition to bright white. If I don’t know what the bride is wearing and how she feels about the matter, I personally like to stay away from subtle prints with a white background too, just to be safe."

  • Don’t wear anything overly sexy or revealing.
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    "This is not the time or place for that! Weddings are family celebrations, so if it’s not something you would wear in front of your own grandmother, don’t dress that way in front of your friend’s grandmother either."

  • Do take note of the dress code.
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    "If a couple goes to the trouble of listing the dress code on their invitation or wedding website, take note. If no dress code is listed, you can usually infer how dressy a wedding will be based on the venue. Beach weddings, for instance, tend to be cocktail attire or dressy casual, while ballroom weddings call for more-formal attire."

  • Do opt for pretty, romantic looks.
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    "A wedding is a celebration of love, so keep that theme in mind when you’re deciding what to wear. Think floral prints, crepe, ruffles, and lace. Edgy, sultry, or even overly fashion-forward ensembles should be reserved for other occasions."

  • Don’t wear anything that is terribly uncomfortable or waiting to be a wardrobe malfunction.
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    "It's a shame to spend the entire evening pulling your strapless dress up or having to skip a beautiful meal because your dress is much too tight!"

  • Do wear your dancing shoes.

    "You want to look chic and put together, but you also want to be able to dance the night away with the couple. So make sure that whatever shoes you pair with your outfit are the perfect mix of style and comfort. Wedges, mid-height heels, dressy sandals, and even chic ballet flats are all good options. If you really want to wear sky-high heels for the ceremony and cocktail hour, I suggest stashing a pair of flats in your bag for later in the night. Some couples are even providing flip-flops for their guests, which is what William and I did. If flip-flops aren’t provided for you, however, stick with flats, as flip-flops could be considered too casual for a more elegant event."

LC even takes the time to give a few specific wardrobe recommendations ranging in price point, but course if you're looking for something LC-approved, you can't do much better than her own line of bridesmaid dresses for Paper Crown.