Dress the part
Four boutique owners decode the unwritten instructions of what to wear at four types of weddings.
If the invite says black tie, make a statement, whether it’s sophisticated elegance or all-out glam.“You don’t always have to, but a good rule of thumb is a long gown and something sparkly at a black-tie wedding,” Borrow a Dress Couture co-owner Bree Lara says.
Marc Bouwer black Cleopatra gown, $128 to rent/$850 to own at Borrow a Dress Couture (3221 N Sheffield Ave, 773-904-8735, shopbadc.com); Luichiny heels, $80; rhinestone ring, $20; bracelet, $19, all at Akira, locations around the city (akirachicago.com).
Sample wedding invitations provided by Jessica Murnane of Suitor (suitorlife.com)