Decoding Dress Codes: Your Guide to Wedding Attire

Wedding season is upon us, and that means it's time to start planning our outfits for those joyous celebrations. At NKIN, we understand the importance of finding the perfect dress that combines style, elegance, and affordability no matter the dress code. That's why we are thrilled to announce the launch of our brand-new budget-friendly wedding guest dress line that are ready to ship! Get ready to turn heads without breaking the bank. 


Unveiling Our Collection:

 Our team has worked tirelessly to curate a stunning collection of wedding guest dresses that cater to your taste and your wallet. Ottawa has a seriously lack of formal attire! From romantic lace to glamorous sequins, our dresses are designed to make you feel like the belle of the ball without compromising on quality or style. We believe that everyone deserves to look and feel their best, regardless of their budget.

Quality Meets Affordability:

 We understand that planning a wedding can be an expensive affair, and being a guest shouldn't add to the financial burden. That's why we've taken special care to ensure that our budget-friendly wedding guest dress line offers exceptional quality at a fraction of the price you'd find elsewhere. We believe that affordability should never mean sacrificing style or comfort.


Where do these dresses come from?  

They are all sample bridesmaid dresses that have been discontinued. When a style becomes discontinued, the originating boutique ships them to us to sell off-rack at over 50% off the original retail cost! 

Dress Codes:

Whether you're attending a formal black-tie affair or a casual outdoor wedding, our collection has something for everyone. From elegant maxi dresses to chic cocktail options, you'll find a wide range of styles, colors, and sizes to suit your preferences. While it can seem overwhelming to decipher the various dress codes, fear not! In this blog post, we'll break down different dress codes for weddings, helping you navigate the sartorial expectations and ensuring you look stylish and appropriate for the occasion.

Formal/Black Tie:

When the invitation specifies a formal or black-tie dress code, it's time to pull out all the stops. Dresses-wearers can opt for floor-length gowns or elegant cocktail dresses. Embrace classic silhouettes, rich fabrics, and consider adding glamorous accessories to complete your look. 



Semi-formal or cocktail attire strikes the perfect balance between formal and casual. For dress-wearers, a cocktail dress or a stylish jumpsuit can be a great choice. Experiment with different lengths, colors, and textures to showcase your personal style.



Beach or casual weddings provide a more relaxed atmosphere, allowing guests to embrace lighter fabrics and breezy styles. You can opt for flowy sundresses, maxi dresses, or even stylish separates such as a skirt and a blouse. Embrace vibrant colors, floral prints, and lightweight fabrics to match the relaxed setting. 


Cocktail Attire:

Cocktail attire is a versatile dress code that offers more freedom for self-expression. You can opt for chic knee-length dresses or tailored separates with sophisticated accessories. Experiment with textures, patterns, and colors, while keeping a sense of elegance. 


Understanding different dress codes for weddings can help you navigate the appropriate attire for each occasion. From formal black-tie events to casual beach weddings, each dress code sets the tone for your outfit choice. Remember to consider the venue, time of day, and any specific guidelines mentioned in the invitation. With these tips in mind, you'll confidently dress to impress, creating a harmonious balance between personal style and respect for the couple's celebration of love.

 Finding the perfect dress for a wedding should be an exciting and enjoyable experience, not a stressful one. Our budget-friendly wedding guest dress line at NKIN offers an array of stunning options that won't break the bank in Ottawa, but we also ship worldwide. With our commitment to quality, affordability, and exceptional customer service, we invite you to explore our collection and find the dress that will make you feel like a million dollars. Celebrate love, celebrate life, and celebrate in style!