With restrictions still in place for the number of guests invited to weddings in New York and across the country, it is likely that you will receive a Zoom invitation to a wedding at some point. This may leave you pondering your wedding guest outfit.
Zoom is a platform that has evolved from just being used solely for business meetings to hosting family and friends quiz nights during lockdown and now being a way to share the biggest day of our lives with people who are unable to be there, through travel restrictions or number limitations. But what exactly should we wear for such a momentous occasion that doesn’t require us to even leave the house?
It seems obvious that you don’t need to go all out for a Zoom wedding like you would for an in-person celebration. However, it is definitely nice to make an effort to celebrate a couple’s most important day of their lives. The bride and groom most likely imagined their day very differently, and getting married during a pandemic is not an easy choice. Therefore anything that adds an extra sense of specialness and makes the day feel more wedding-like, like guests dressed in occasionwear, will certainly be appreciated.
Zoom wedding outfits are all about the waist up, since that’s all that can be seen on camera. The basic rules of wedding guest dressing still stand: stay away from white and cream (unless it’s part of the dress code) and don’t upstage the bride. Although the latter may be difficult through a screen, do not dress in anything too crazy that will draw the other guests’ attention from the happy couple.
Black Classic Felt Fascinator
Perhaps it’s the British in me, but fascinators add a welcome sense of formality to a wedding guest outfit. While I love an oversized hat for a wedding, I appreciate that this may be a little OTT when you are not leaving your house. Fascinators are a toned-down version which seems much more appropriate regarding the circumstances.
This black felt fascinator is a classic look that would work with any wedding guest outfit color scheme and will make you feel as elegant as Kate Middleton. You will be bringing it out for weddings in years to come – whether the nuptials are virtual or not.
Accessorize Your Wedding Guest Outfit with these Kendra Scott Elle Open Frame Earrings
While shoes and handbags are not important for attending a virtual wedding, accessories such as earrings can add to the dressiness of your wedding guest outfit and are noticeable on screen. These earrings from Kendra Scott will add a sense of elegance to any wedding outfit.
Ben-amun 24-karat Gold-plated Stone Earrings
These 24-karat gold-plated dropdown earrings are perfect for a Zoom wedding. They are dramatic enough to make a statement; however, they maintain a tasteful look appropriate for the hosts’ special day.
& Other Stories Voluminous Tie Wrap Blouse
While dresses are more commonly worn for a wedding, a Zoom wedding gives some flexibility when you can only be seen from the waist up. This light blue wrap blouse from & Other Stories is perfect for a virtual wedding. The semi-sheer material gives this blouse a formal touch while the tie wrap is on-trend.
Alice + Olivia Bernice Puff Sleeve Top is Perfect for a Wedding Guest Outfit
This lemon-colored top from Alice + Olivia has puff sleeves and a square neckline and is the perfect addition to your virtual wedding guest outfit. The soft color and complementary sleeves will give a polished look.
& Other Stories Smocked Floaty Sleeve Top
Grab a glass of Champagne and toast to the happy couple wearing this smocked top from & Other Stories. The floral pattern and floaty sleeves are great for a virtual wedding, and your elegant style will be visible for everyone tuning in.
Win Best-dressed Zoom Wedding Guest Outfit in this & Other Stories Short Sleeve Maxi Dress
If you still want to wear a dress for the wedding, then this short sleeve maxi dress from & Other Stories is a great option. The royal blue color is a sophisticated and flattering choice. Not to mention that the bottom of the dress is loose enough so that you can sit comfortably at your computer screen enjoying the wedding nuptials for hours.
Of course, an important aspect of getting ready for a virtual wedding is makeup, since the focus is on your face on Zoom. Read Makeup to Make Your Eyes Pop for inspiration.