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An old friend, in her 40s, is getting married next month. I am debating buying a leather jacket and though I might wear it. My dress is fitted wool in electric blue and I'll wear it with knee high, black suede wedge boots.
If it's a black leather biker, even if super stylish, I think it will look a bit like you haven't tried very hard, as it's quite a casual jacket. However, if it's suede, or a very chic non-biker style - more of an elegant look, then maybe you can make it work. I think I would be tempted to take the electric blue dress with you and try it all on together. You'll know when you see it on, but I'm still thinking that it won't look celebratory enough for the event.
What's age got to do with likely level of formality?
As it's a small wedding, you must be reasonably close to one of the couple, so I suggest you talk to them about desired level of formality (don't ask them bluntly if a biker jacket will be OK, because they'd have to say 'yes' just out of politeness, even if thinking WTF)
But as you're having to ask, I suspect that this is not your usual style, so the meeja excuse might not work. And it's not as if it was bought for the occasion, or that you'll be short of opportunities to wear it.
It very much depends on the style of your dress, but would something like this work with your dress? Electric blue is actually a really difficult colour - black (I think) makes it look too sombre, but really light colours don't work either. However, as it's such a good strong colour, I really think you can wear something fabulous and decorative in either a jacket or a coat. What do you think?