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Wedding Guest Attire

What do you wear to a black-tie wedding? Is it ever okay to wear white to someone else's nuptials? What type of shoes should a guest wear to someone's big day? We have the answers to these—and many more—burning questions about wedding guest attire. Heed our advice and you'll be the best, most appropriately dressed guest at every wedding this season

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