How to choose the perfect LGBT wedding outfit
Choosing an outfit for your LGBT wedding can be a challenge if your presentation isn’t entirely masculine or feminine. Picking between both extremes can feel like a lose-lose situation and inevitable compromise. So how can you navigate the gender spectrum to achieve a look that’s both affirming of your unique identity and elevating?
Truth be told, there are far more than two types of traditional lesbian wedding dresses and suits, so don’t feel obligated to choose between a frilly white dress or a boxy suit if that’s not true to who you are. Here are the key aspects to consider when picking out an outfit for your big day.
Close your eyes and ask yourself: what kind of garment makes you feel most at home in your body and identity? Is it a white lace dress? A suit or glitzy jacquard tuxedo? Perhaps a beaded jumpsuit with matching cape? Try not to let cultural gender constructs interfere with your fashion choices. What you want to wear is entirely up to you, and you shouldn’t have to settle for the sake of appeasing other people’s notions of what is gender appropriate and what is not.
Fit and silhouette are crucial in making a wedding outfit, and getting your garment custom-made allows you to redefine gendered modes of fashion for yourself. Don’t go with an hourglass suit silhouette if that isn’t true to who you are. Instead, opt for a more androgynous silhouette, with a straighter fit on the hips and waist. It’s neither a man or a woman’s suit; it’s simply your suit.
Attitude and comfort are perhaps the most important element when choosing between lesbian wedding outfits. What makes you feel special, powerful, and celebrated? Your fashion choices communicate your singular identity to the outside world, but your confidence stems from within. The right get-up should make you feel like the best version of yourself.
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