A season of celebrations, find the perfect Banana Republic wardrobe for every wedding on your calendar with exquisitely tailored options for men, women and petites.
Dress Code of Delights
From mountain formal affairs to black tie events, find classic, tailored styles that will stand the test of time. Lost for something to wear? Let’s break out the options below for every dress code, so you can attend as your most confident self.
The most formal of options, this dress code calls for floor-length gowns, long silk dresses and evening gloves for women --opulent jewels encouraged!-- and a tuxedo for men that has tails, paired with elegant oxford shoes.
Black TieLess formal than full white tie, black tie etiquette for women calls for elegant attire that covers the ankles of wedding guests, leaving some room for exploration. Think: a full-length maxi dress for wedding guests or even an exquisitely tailored pant suit for the mother of the bride. For men, a tuxedo is de rigeur, but the color palette is wider than it used to be. Discover white tuxedos and navy blue tuxedos, in addition to standard black tuxedos for men at Banana Republic. Don't forget the perfect dress shoes and dress shirts.
Formal + Black-Tie OptionalWhen the occasion calls for black-tie optional, formal wedding guest dresses can choose maxi length dresses, but guests can also choose midi length dresses or a structured suit for women. Tuxedos for men are optional, but a suit with tie or bowtie and dress shirt is an acceptable alternative.
CocktailStrike the perfect balance between elegant and comfortable when it comes to cocktail attire for weddings. For women, this means shorter hemlines and silk dresses, paired with timeless heels or sandals and an understated, yet sophisticated clutch. For men, a classic blue wedding suit or an adventurous tan suit are time-honored options, especially when worn with a silk tie or bowtie.
Just a step up from casual, semi-formal attire finds the happy medium between formal dress and comfort. For men, this may mean tan suits for the wedding party or linen pants for guests and flowing sundresses or matching 2-piece sets with heeled sandals for women. Skip the floor-length gowns and tuxedo for these weddings, and opt for something sophisticated, stylish and more dressed-up than you might wear to work.
Festive, Tropical, etc.For brides and grooms that want to go the extra mile, this dress code asks guests to wear something that takes into account the setting and theme of the wedding. For beach weddings or tropical dress codes, lightweight linen styles --including linen suits-- are perfect, as are floral dresses, and sensible shoes that are easy to take on and off. For mountain formal, women’s sundresses and sensible flats or sandals suited for forest floors are a must., while men should steer towards crisp, button-down shirts, a sport coat or blazer, and dress pants. When in doubt, dress up and add festive touches with accessories: a sophisticated printed pocket square, a stylish hat, or soft scarf inspired by the ambiance.