I stressed over what to wear for a wedding I attended this weekend, because the invitation stated “Black tie optional”. In my experience, black tie is never optional and there’s a reason they put it on the invite. But, I didn’t want to go over the top and dress too formally.
I decided on this jumpsuit because the bright color is festive, and the cut is more formal. With sparkly earrings and an evening clutch, I think this outfit was just the perfect combination of dressy but wedding appropriate.
When I arrived, of course, I learned that Arkansans either don’t read their invitations, or simply don’t care, because I saw everything from sundresses to polo shirts. Perhaps around these parts, that IS considered formal.