If, as we all know, in the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, in early summer these light thoughts have become purposeful and crystallized, and the wedding bells begin to ring. Friends and relatives are invited to attend the nuptials of the happy pair, and at once there looms before the prospective guests the tremendous question: “What shall I wear?”
The evening wedding, of course, offers no difficulties whatsoever. Formal evening gowns, jewelry of the more elaborate type and orchids are absolutely de rigueur, and will be chosen almost instinctively. But the day-time indoor wedding, and especially the garden wedding, in itself so delightful and picturesque, often present a distinct problem, and Jane telephones to Daisy, and Daisy asks Bernice, and each one is a little doubtful as to the correct and proper toilette for the occasion.
And yet the whole thing is very simple, if the underlying principle is once understood. This principle is to combine comfort and formality into a pleasing and harmonious whole. This is best achieved by wearing a cool and summery chiffon gown, preferably flowered chiffon with a large straw hat. Printed net, or the new, lovely organdies are equally correct, and even a chiffon evening gown worn with a jacket will be found attractive and practical for the garden wedding.
For the indoor daytime wedding a pretty afternoon or bridge dress will do very well. Young women will choose it fairly long, while older women may prefer the shorter type of dress. Of course, no elaborate jewelry. A nice corsage arrangement is all the adornment needed.