Ask Preppy Girl – Preppy Wedding Attire

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Dear Preppy Girl,

I am attending a fall wedding in Connecticut and would like to wear my great LBD from J. Crew. My question is, would it be un-prep to wear black to a wedding? It’s a short black dress and I was thinking of adding a wrap or bolero in a jewel tone to keep warm and add a pop of color. Since I’m already spending money to travel to the wedding, I don’t want to add a new dress to my expenses.

Thanks for your help!
Preppy Wedding Goer

Dear Preppy Wedding Goer,

Thanks for your email! I recently attended an evening wedding for a dear friend of mine, wearing a little black dress and strappy silver shoes. I think wearing black to a wedding is perfectly fine, especially if many of the wedding guests are from New York. Last summer, I attended a wedding in New York and I was the only girl NOT wearing a LBD. Adding a wrap or a bolero is a great idea. Try pairing it with pretty heels that are a contrasting color, such as green pumps with a magenta or blue wrap. Remember to pack some statement jewelry and a cute clutch.

Have a great time!


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