Dress the part
Four boutique owners decode the unwritten instructions of what to wear at four types of weddings.
If the invite says outdoors, keep it light with a casual fabric dress and strappy sandals (if you wear any shoes at all).
“This dress is made of a stretch cotton…nice for balmier weather or for when you start shakin’ a leg at the reception,” p+L co-owner Leena Thairuammit says. “The combination of a bateau neckline and cap sleeves keep the look on the ‘proper’ side but in a lighthearted way.”
Skunkfunk dress, $75; Molly M earrings, $45; Industry sandals, $54; Goorin Shady Lady sun hat, $38, all at p+L (2956 N Clark St, 773-248-3758, pandlchicago.com).
Sample wedding invitations provided by Jessica Murnane of Suitor (suitorlife.com)