Fashion Advice: What to Wear to a New York Wedding

Bride and groom at wedding

Dear Budget Fashionista,

I need help! I live in south Florida and I will be attending a wedding in October In NYC. I have no clue about fashion, can you please give me some ideas as to what I should wear?

Answer:

When in doubt, wear black… it’s what us New Yorkers do when we’re unsure about what to wear. A nice black cocktail dress and a stylish pair of black pumps (with at least a 2.5 inch heel) is a safe look for New York and works with all shapes and sizes (just make sure the dress hits you between your lower thigh and knee). Jazz it up with piece of colored jewelry (red, pink, turquoise ).  Black may be boring, but it’s a great option for NYC.

Three Great Options For a New York Wedding

Crossover Halter Maxi Dress

Crossover Halter Maxi Dress, $89.50 from Loft

Filtre Lace Inset Wide Leg Jumpsuit

Filtre Lace Inset Wide Leg Jumpsuit, $68.00 from Nordstrom

City Chic 'Spot Siren' Belted Fit & Flare Halter Dress (Plus Size)

City Chic ‘Spot Siren’ Belted Fit & Flare Halter Dress (Plus Size), $98.00 from Nordstrom

Catherine Brock

Owner and Editor at The Budget Fashionista
As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine, DrLaura.com, Refinery29, Wellness.com and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.
Catherine Brock