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Outfit Inspiration What to Wear to a Wedding in Paris

Outfits inspiration for a church ceremony or a wedding anniversary in Paris and a reception along the Seine.

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Are you confused and worried about what to wear to a wedding or an anniversary you were invited to in Paris? France is the home of style and unique fashion. I know how French style differs from the Nigerian style so you have to make sure your ensemble is perfectly arranged.

You need to look great at such milestone events. Get back into the habit of putting together a social wardrobe, so you’ll be ready. Remember what you wore over the years to the best restaurants, for dress-up dates or corporate parties at summer resorts. Now go for an update. Think elegant with a modern twist and pulled together with fun accents. You’ll fit right in at the Paris wedding as well as in the Hamptons, Dallas, Miami or San Francisco.

Hire a personal shopper, if you can’t try and get into the contemporary swing of prints against prints as well as loose pants, pleated skirts or anything with flounces that swish when you walk. For tops, try off-the-shoulder necklines and those with cap or three-quarter sleeves.

Black is so chic for summer—day or evening—and you can pair it with denim and khaki, too. For another reference point, go to Pinterest.com, where you can develop a personal file of fashion accents and combinations to remember.

Don’t forget to pack bright bangles and earrings. Other musts: a scarf/shawl, fold-over clutch and low-heeled sandals in black patent and bronze.

For the French wedding, you could certainly replay your black-and-gray ensemble. Black-patent sandals, a tiny clutch and sparkly earrings will take you right into cocktail hour. Toss on the wrap only when it gets chilly. But otherwise don’t wear it as a stole. Another look is a short, full cocktail skirt (black or navy) with a white or black taffeta blouse—a signature look of Carolina Herrera. Earring alert: Look at Helen Mirren at Met Gala in New York. Her glorious red earrings set off her simple red gown with bell sleeves.

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