April 2, 2014 4:14 PM Subscribe
What do you wear to a wedding that is "casual?"
posted by cirrostratus to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (29 answers total)
I'm attending a wedding this weekend with my girlfriend of a few months. I want to look for her and in front of her friends, many of which I'll be meeting for the first time.
I originally mentioned getting my suit tailored, but this was too dressy, as was my suggestion of just like black dress pants, grey shirt, and a red tie.
Apparently the wedding is more casual and in a barn, I asked for more clarification on the dress code and the only suggestion I got was to do something like J Crew. The color gray was also mentioned in passing. I can't really get much more clarification because of Reasons. I don't know what the J Crew look is, and google just pops up pictures of guys in suits, so we're back to square one.
So, what should I wear? What is a j crew? And why would anyone inflict this "casual dress" dilemma on anyone else (seriously, i enjoy dressing up and at a normal wedding i just have to look nice, but now I have to strike some tenuous balance between nice and not too nice)?