I’ve been asked to write this post for quite some time now but I have to admit, I was confused when this question first came up. I’ve written a few posts on what to wear to a summer wedding and even what to pack for a destination wedding, but hadn’t taken into consideration out-of-towners who are coming to AZ. A fall wedding in the Valley may mean it’s still 95 degrees out, does that mean it’s still ok to wear open-toe shoes? Are summer dresses ok? I get it, our less-than-ordinary weather makes figuring out the fashion season trickier than usual! Here are all your answers (I hope) and more!
Are Open-Toe Shoes OK?
Yes! It’s not that cold out. A nice sandal, cute peep-toe or a closed toe pump is a good bet.
Can I wear wedges to a fall wedding?
To be honest, there are very few summer weddings I would wear wedges to. Fall in AZ may be a bit warm during the daytime, but it does cool down at night and we’re just as excited as the rest of the country to embrace fall fashion. Store those wedges until springtime rolls around again.
Do I have to wear pantyhose?
Absolutely not. In fact, I’d say most occasions don’t require you to wear pantyhose these days. It’s a bit warm to wear tights in October in Arizona but if you’re attending an evening wedding mid-to-end of October or later, tights and pantyhose are totally OK.
Is a long dress OK?
First, answer these questions: Where is the wedding taking place? What is the bride’s style and what are her friends/family like? If the invitation says Black Tie, a long dress is absolutely appropriate. If your invitation says Formal, use the other questions above to help guide you. Generally speaking, formal means long or short is OK and an invitation without an indication means a cocktail dress.
Do men wear suits even if it’s 100 degrees?
Yup. The bride still wears a wedding dress so suck it up guys! It’s just for a few hours. And speaking of suits, this sexy pantsuit for ladies is totally wedding appropriate and classy, too.
Are dark fall colors appropriate even if it’s warm?
We love fall fashion so by all means, bring it! It’s even ok to bring that spicy tangerine dress from summer, just leave the floral-print spring dress at home until next season.
Got any other style questions for the tricky weather that is AZ? Leave a comment below!