Nice play on words – I know! Geek chic for formal occasions can be tricky, because everyone expects you to dress a certain way (something that geeks don’t normally aspire to), and there is no more formal event in someone’s life than a wedding. So how do you turn up to someone’s wedding looking suitably formal, while still getting you geek on? Here are some tips for both geek guys and geek chics:
First of all, you don’t need to look like a penguin to be formal. Think more along the lines of Victorian geek (bring out your inner steampunk boys!), and dress with a nice shirt, a vest, and a steampunk pocket watch with chain (the chain should be visible). Wear a bow tie (self tie – don’t get lazy), and don’t be afraid to sport a fedora or bowler hat. Try some wingtips as well if you can afford to splash out in the shoe department or already have a pair. If you like geek jewellery, you can also wear one or two mens rings to spice things up – try a signet ring if haven’t before.
First of all, geek chicks can so wear formal dresses and evening dresses, and you may not have a choice if you’re a bridesmaid and have to wear one of the bridesmaid dresses that the bride wants you to wear anyway (the links provided are by the same people who do the awesomely cute flower girl dresses at www.flowergirldresseshq.com.au). The trick is to keep some semblance of your own style in your hairdo and makeup. Try not to overdo it though, as this is the bride’s day, and she won’t be impressed if you look more awesome than she does.
Sometimes there are occasions where we might have to tone down the geek volume a little, but one of the beautiful things about geek chic is the ability to still look classy, unique, and formal while still keeping our individuality. Stay geek chic forever! Peace. Out. Whatever.