It's the weekend and in Nigeria, weekends typically mean one thing - wedding time.

Weddings are usually very exciting, so it’s understandable to want to show up in your finest outfit to celebrate and impress as well.

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However, as much as you want to slay and be the talk of the town, you need to also be mindful of the couple whose wedding you are attending. Going above and beyond to draw attention at such an occasion is not only selfish, but rude.

To stay on the safe side, let’s quickly go over some fashion choices that are a complete no-no when it comes to being a wedding guest.

Kim Kardashian donned a neon green outfit to 2Chainz' wedding

 
1. Neon/bright colours

Except the couple getting married specifically declares bright colours as the theme of the day, you have no business showing up at their party looking like a rainbow or a road safety official. That’s like you deliberately trying to steal the couple’s thunder on their big day. Just like Kim Kardashian showing up to 2Chainz’s wedding in a neon green figure hugging dress with a slit so high, we could almost see her crotch. If you are not okay with the general colour chosen for the day, wear something similar then, but in subtle hues and tones. Reserve your attention-grabbing display for your own party, please.

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2. Weird fashion trends

A wedding which isn’t your own isn’t the place to try out a new strange fashion trend that you’ve been dying to emulate. Or if you’re like Kanye West who decided to show up at the same 2Chainz’s wedding wearing an ill-fitting suit with a pair of slides that were 2 sizes too small for him. A wedding isn’t the place to experiment with futuristic or confusing fashion trends, except if it’s your big day.

A wedding isn't the best place to don an all-black ensemble

3. All black everything

It’s not a funeral, so wearing black on black to a wedding would make you look like a mourner. Except of course, the couple says it’s okay for you to wear whatever odd colour you want to their wedding – which is very unlikely – you can totally go ahead and wear what you want. Remember that there are other occasions where you can make a bold fashion statement, but weddings are traditional and too special for you to dress anyhow just because you can.