Post # 1
I am the sister of the groom. The wedding is early May 2013 and I am Very confused as to whether my dress is appropriate for my position and for a spring wedding. I’m not part of the wedding party and not particularly close with my brother but he has High Expectations of myself and my family. I’ve picked out this stretchy long black semi formal dress. I am very comfortable in it and feel like I will be able to wear it for many other occasions. (preggers or not) (Not actually a maternity dress). BUT… is it acceptable for a spring wedding to wear black?? ALSO, Their colors are dark purple and orange-red…. ?? sorry but I didn’t want to wear either of these colors so I wouldn’t look like the bridal party.
This is the dress but in black. Also I’ll be exactly 8 months pregnant.
Post # 2
Findind a comfortable evening maternity dress that you could wear more than once is an achievement. I wouldn’t be offended by someone wearing that to my wedding, especially if they were pregnant. You feel fat in everything when you’re 8 months pregnant (I’m currently 9 months) and black is known to be flattering.
Post # 3
black and wedding has always been a strange line with me. If it is a black tie affair then it is totally acceptable. If it is a more casual wedding I would at the very least pair it with a super colorful bolaro or something to make it look less-funeral ish. I don’t know where you are but if may where you are is cool in any way I would start looking for bright and festive accessories and maybe a 1/2 length cardi?
Post # 4
Unless this is a very formal wedding,I think that dess is fine! And the ban on black isn’t observed by most people these days.
Post # 5
oliviaeatworld: I think you’ll look fab! Just an idea, could you find a fun bold/colorful necklace to go with it that will make it pop?
A black maxi is a very elegant choice and being pregnant, I think it’s really important you feel comfortable too so I think you’ve made a good choice! And agreed, I don’t think the ‘no black’ applies anymore. I’ve worn black to non-black-tie weddings plenty of times and never felt out of place (and I was never the only one in black either!)
Post # 6
I mean, if you weren’t going to be so very pregnant, I’d say maybe find another color, but if it’s a dress you’re comfortable in 8 months pregnant, go for it.
Could you maybe do it up with some very colorful jewelry and shoes? I mean, I get that you’ll likely want to wear flats, but maybe some bright flat sandals?
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2014 - The Meeting House/DoubleTree by Hilton
I’d say go with what you’re comfortable in. I might be concerned about the black if the wedding is during the day )which is more just personal preference), but I think black is definitely fine for an evening wedding. Honestly, I wouldn’t think twice about my fiance’s sisters coming to our wedding in black. I do like PPs ideas of colorful accessories to pop with the black!
Post # 8
oliviaeatworld: I think it is a great choice.
Post # 9
Totally fine. Since it is spring, maybe add brightly colored jewelry (mint? coral?) to tone down the black.
Post # 10
I think its a great dress (I’m 9 months pregnant and comfortability is more important than looks at this point). Maybe get a bright colored shawl/jacket thing (the short sleeve ones-I don’t know what they are called exactly lol) and/or pair it with some bright jewelry like PPs suggested.
Post # 11
oliviaeatworld: Love it! I think it will be flattering and functional. I really wouldn’t worry about wearing black.
I think you should go with PP’s suggestions and wear some kind of colorful/springy accessory. I love clutches and any excuse to carry one is a good excuse for me and a wedding is perfect. Maybe you could find a cute springy colored clutch to carry? Peach or yellow or something like that?
Post # 12
oliviaeatworld: Gorgeous dress! It will be very flattering, and if you feel comfortable in it thats a huge plus. I see no problem with wearing that.
Post # 13
oliviaeatworld: I’m 8 months pregnant now and I know how hard it is to fine a dress that is flattering and dressy! I think that dress is beautiful and black is A OKAY in my eyes at weddings!
Post # 14
I think it’s perfect, and I’ve worn black to almost every wedding I’ve been to.
Post # 15
oliviaeatworld: I personally LOVE black. I love black clothing and especially a black gown. It looks very elegant to me.
We put our Best Lady in a black gown and it looked beautiful in my opinion. Seriously, some of these “old school” rules are just that – OLD.
By the way, you will be 8 months so really you can wear whatever you want. You need to be comfortable.