Best wedding guest outfits for every dress code


After a year of cancellations, postponements and Zoom celebrations, wedding season is officially back. Sure, that means most of our summer weekends may be spent celebrating happy new couples, but it also means decoding the always tricky wedding dress code.

Sometimes the couple makes it easy for you by writing it on the invitation. But if the invitation hasn’t explicitly specified a dress code, there are a few clues to decipher it, says Micaela Erlanger, a celebrity stylist who’s worked with Lupita Nyong’o, Diane Kruger and Meryl Streep.

First, look at the style of the invitation: Does

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A Louisiana high school senior was accused of violating his graduation’s dress code with his shoes— so a teacher switched with him

Daverius Peters told CNN he showed up to his high school graduation in a pair of black leather Alexander McQueen shoes, ready to walk across the stage to get his diploma when he was stopped, at the door. The faculty member informed him that his footwear violated the dress code, and he would not be permitted into his own graduation.

According to Peters, the students were required to wear dark-colored dress shoes and not allowed to wear slippers, athletic shoes, or opened-toed shoes. He thought his shoes matched the requirements.

He began pacing, and immediately spotted another teacher, John Butler, … Read More

The Oscars Dress Code Is Kind of a Bummer

Photo-Illustration: by The Cut; Photos: Getty Images

Before the Oscars this Sunday, the show’s producers — Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher, and Jesse Collins — sent out an email to nominees that basically said, “Here’s how this is going to go.” It detailed safety precautions (guests can go maskless, but will be tested), attendance protocols (Zooming in “will not be an option”), and helpful speech-giving tips (“READ THE ROOM”). It also included some strongly worded suggestions on dress code.

“We’re aiming for a fusion of Inspirational and Aspirational,” the letter reads, capitalizing Inspirational and Aspirational for inspirational and aspirational emphasis.

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