Can you wear black to a wedding? In my opinion, it's a yes, but with a few rules and regs and caveats that come along with it. I've personally worn black to three weddings over the past few years, and it isn't caused trouble yet. In fact, the formulas I've come up with have become really trusty, failsafe outfits for those nuptials and events where you really don't have a clue what to wear.
Unlike many other social engagements, weddings can often come with a specific set of guidelines and requests from the happy couple, but a lot of these have changed and evolved over time. Like many etiquette rules surrounding vows, engagements, gifts and more, appropriate wedding-guest attire can often fall into a grey area. And despite many traditional regulations relaxing, this idea of whether black is suitable or not still comes up time and again as a question.
Problem solved. You're welcome.
This post was originally published on Who What Wear U.S. and has since been updated.