Ask Laurie: Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas?
Like clockwork, every summer goop fashion director Laurie Trott’s inbox gets flooded with dozens of what-to-wear-to-this-wedding inquiries. Below, the four hypotheticals that seem to come up the most, including Laurie’s styling solve for each.
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Tulum White Wedding
“Since the palate is predetermined, all-white weddings can
be the least complex of the bunch to dress for. Pick a
floaty silhouette with plenty of movement and
beachy details (embroidery, contrast stitching, and beading
are all fair game). In the accessory department, stick to
neutrals and lace-up sandals for navigating the sand.”
Above left: Hartwood Restaurant. Gentl & Hyers from Hartwood (Artisan) © 2015.
by Erica Werner and Mya Henry
3.1 PHILLIP LIM
Sleeveless Dress With Smock Neck goop, $595
Deedee Kaftan goop, $395
La Vie Embroidered Voile Dress Rebecca Taylor, $375
Classic Los Angeles Evening
Above left: Garden at Chateau Marmot.
“Sexy and sophisticated, all-black is
always a safe bet. While the little black
dress is a no-brainer, a jumpsuit or a top-and-skirt
ensemble are worthy alternatives to consider.”
Enid Blouse Coming soon to goop.
Maria Skirt Coming soon to goop.
Sophia Dress goop, $895
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Long-Sleeved Stretch-Crepe Jumpsuit Matchesfashion, $375
“For daytime weddings, work from the
bottom up: Start with a fancy flat and build from
there with elaborate colors, prints, and ruffles—the
goal is to look dressed-up but not overdressed.”
Above left: Crows Nest; Above right: The Madoo Conservancy.
Giselle Ruffle Jumpsuit Whistles, $699
Jasmin Silk Maxi Dress goop, $795
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Sleeveless Dress Detailed Hem goop, $795
Above left: Fontelina Beach Club.
“A black-tie invite is your opportunity to pull out all the
stops and really go for it with drama—think jewel-tones,
floor-sweeping hemlines, and
unexpected necklines (less is more, so don’t be afraid to
That’s A Blow Pop Dress M’oda ‘Operandi, $4,995
Long-Sleeved Dress Matchesfashion, $4,928
Cecilia Cape-Effect Cady Gown Net-A-Porter, $2,765