Post # 1
I’ll be attending a wedding in NJ at the beginning of October. My fiance is the best man, so I won’t be in the formal pictures, but I am likely to end up in lots of candids. I’m not from that area so I am not sure what is normally considered appropriate wedding attire. I have been to mainly Midwestern weddings and mostly about 10 years ago.
They are having a Jewish religious ceremony early in the day (I don’t know when, maybe assume 2pm?) on a Sunday, then a reception with 300+ guests, then an after party, then an after-after party.
I’m currently considering these three dresses. They are all shimmery, but none of them have sequins, they are all jacquard and brocade. I want to stay pretty conservative, but I also don’t want to look frumpy. I’m in my early 30’s if that makes a difference – hopefully it allows me more hemline 🙂
And then I also want something that will hopefully photograph well, although that’s sort of a separate issue… first priority is to look appropriate in person!
Post # 3
I voted for the teal dress mostly beacause I love the color and think the teal will look beautiful in the fall!
All three dresses look very classy and appropriate. I don’t think you could go wrong with any of them.
Another thing to consider: If it is a Jewish ceremony you may need to cover your shoulders for the ceremony portion (it’s alwasy a safe bet).
Post # 4
They are all fabulous! I’d wear a colorful shawl with the silver or gold, though, just so you don’t blend in with the bride. I think they are all wonderful, though, and would happily wear any of them!
Post # 5
Does the second one have pockets? I love dresses with pockets! They are look super cute! The second one is my favorite, followed (very closely) by the first one.
Post # 6
@TrousseauHorse: what are their colors? as long as none of these match their colors i voted for the teal one 🙂
Post # 7
The gold is the best, but I’m not crazy about any of them. I think a NJ wedding with 300 guests allows you to be a little more formal. I’m guessing your looking at Rent the Runway right? I’m obsessed with them. Would you consider a long dress? I think this would be a good opportunity to wear a long pretty gown.
Post # 8
@JrzyGurl: Yes! Rent the Runway is THE BEST. I love that you can get a dress fancier than anything you would ever actually buy and who cares if you can only wear it once, it prevents me from buying another dress from Macy’s that I try to pass off as formalwear but is, in reality, a work outfit.
Thanks for all the help everybody! I saw that people were leaning much more toward the colored dress so I went back and took another look and found this one:
I look really good in dark blue, plus one of the real women pictured in the reviews on the website has my exact same measurements and is even the same age as me. She looks AMAZING, so I am pretty much sold on this one now!
They’ll also give me a second dress for $25, so I’m thinking this for the rehearsal dinner, which is at some upscale restaurant: