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20-40-60 Etiquette: What should I wear to an Oklahoma wedding?

Evening wedding attire can mean long dresses, according to 20-40-60 Etiquette and guest Linda Miller, author of Fashion Matters' blog.
BY CALILE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE Published: August 19, 2012
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HELEN'S ANSWER: The dress sounds lovely and since weddings held after 6 p.m. are considered formal, you can wear either a cocktail dress or floor-length dress. The jacket is great for a church wedding too. Bring your jewelry and carry an evening bag. The color black for wedding guest attire used to be taboo, but not so much anymore. I still think the color white is reserved for the bride.

Jane Kelley of J.J. Kelley Bridal shop noted that long dresses are very appropriate for a 7 p.m. wedding. “I think long dresses are appropriate for any wedding because the bride usually has a long dress,” she added.

And, 20-40-60 reader, we hope you have a great time in Oklahoma!

GUEST'S ANSWER: Linda Miller, author of NewsOK.com's Fashion Matters blog: Traditionally, weddings held after 6 p.m. are considered formal so your long navy dress is appropriate. Many invitations state the dress attire. When none is offered, a black or dark cocktail dress is dressy enough for almost any evening event.

To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@cox.net. For more 20-40-60 etiquette, go to blog.NewsOK.com/partiesextra.com.