Wedding dress codes decoded. – Two Lovers
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Wedding dress codes decoded.

Lover, are you wondering what dress code to put on that invite? We explain the most common wedding dress codes and what exactly they mean.

Wedding dress codes black tie formal

Smart Casual.

A smart casual wedding outfit is one step towards casual from cocktail, meaning more relaxed but not so relaxed you can wear jeans. Think more casual style dresses, flats, button up shirts and coloured chinos or trousers.


Cocktail dress is fancy & fun. The world is your oyster! Cocktail length dresses, more casual full length dresses, jumpsuits, separate sets, two piece suits, chinos and blazers with traditional dress shoes or stylish loafers all have a place at a cocktail wedding.

Black Tie.

The most glam of the wedding dress codes. Dressing for a black tie wedding should be formal. Think floor length gowns paired with high heels and glam hair & makeup and classic tuxedos complete with tie & dress shoes.


Take inspiration from the destination and dress to impress with the location in mind. Warm, coastal locations call for more casual chic linen pieces and sunglasses. Cool urban destinations call for modern chic looks.

Specific colours or styles.

Asking your guests to all dress in a similar style or colour pallet makes for incredible photos and can add to the overall feel of your day. If you are wanting guests to dress in a specific way we recommend providing your guests with examples via a mood board or colour swatches. Provide as many different colour swatches as possible to avoid any confusion. 

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