Post # 1
Mr cousin is getting married tomorrow. We were given 1 weeks notice and as I have been working all week I am having to make do with what I already have in my closet to wear.
I literally only have 1 dress that is remotely suitable for a wedding. I have another dress but it is white and 1 other which is pink and I know the bridesmaids are wearing pink so want to avoid that colour.
This is the dress I have. Is it too short? The model in the picture is the same height as me.
It is an English afternoon Church wedding with a reception to follow at a hotel. No formal invitations have been sent out just told the time, date and venue over the phone, so i can only assume its not a formal affair.
Post # 2
ChocolateLime: Looks quite short to me for a church wedding.
ETA: I’m confused…no formal invitations were sent out, but there are bridesmaids wearing a matching colour? I would think a last minute wedding wouldn’t have time to coordinate a bridal party…can you give a little bit more background on the circumstances?
Post # 3
I think it is a bit too short and the bare shoulders are not church-appropriate. I’d go with the pink one even if the bridesmaids are wearing pink, so long as it is longer and covers your shoulders. You won’t be standing with the bridal party so no one is going to get confused over who the bridesmaids are.
Post # 4
Yeah. That is pretty short.
Post # 5
It’s a liiiiiiiiiiittle short, could you just wear stockings underneath?
Post # 6
applecat: Would dark tights make it more acceptable for the ceremony to cover more flesh? I have nothing else to wear!!
Post # 8
ChocolateLime: Definitely some type of cover-up, cardigan, etc., for your shoulders, while in the church. Stockings in a matching color might hide the length issue.
Post # 9
applecat: yes certainly. The groom (my cousin) and his FI have been living in canada for the past 5 years. She is korean. They came back to the UK last week and informed everyone that they were getting married on Saturday. The bridesmaids are my 2 female cousins (grooms sisters) who went and chose their dresses this week.
I only know the colour scheme because my mum offered to do the flowers (she volunteers at the church) and was told their dress colour.
Post # 10
Throw on dark tights and a sweater with this one or go with the pink one. Last minute stuff like this is tough! 🙂
Post # 11
PABride: I have a Blazer I am wearing in the church anyway. Its more the length im worried about.
My pink one is pretty short too. Im 5’9 and lots of dresses look short on me even though on someone else they would be acceptable.
Post # 12
Wear some dark tights and you will be fine. Anyone who gives their guests a week’s notice gives up any right to pass judgement on wardrobe. I’m sure they will be happy just to have you there and won’t be criticizing the length of your dress.
In the future, watch for good sales and buy that perfect little black dress that can be worn anywhere.
Post # 13
ChocolateLime: I feel that you are in a difficult situation but I encourage you to find something else
Last minute shopping or borrow something.
I’m 5’9 too and know that being tall will make it appear even shorter in real life.
If you have to ask if its appropriate, it probably isn’t. Good luck and keep us posted.
Post # 14
ChocolateLime: I’m a similar height so I empathize! I think with tights and a blazer it would be totally fine.
Post # 15
ChocolateLime: oh for cripes sake, people are just hilarious. That dress is super cute and appropriate. My sister wore a strapless black dress to a wedding (about the same length) and she looked great, appropriate, and not out of place at all. I have a halter dress I wear to weddings and I think it’s fine too. OMG shoulders!! Who cares! Then you have a half-naked bride and nobody bats an eye. Trust me, nobody will be scrutinizing your choice of wardrobe as closely as the people here. Wear what you think is appropriate and you’ll be just fine 🙂