Guest at a last minute wedding tomorrow, Is this dress inappropriate?

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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
5800 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
1441 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Yeah. That is pretty short. 

Post # 5
2428 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

It’s a liiiiiiiiiiittle short, could you just wear stockings underneath?

Post # 7
6633 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011


Sorry way to short..

Post # 8
3656 posts
Sugar bee

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 # 10
230 posts
Helper bee

Throw on dark tights and a sweater with this one or go with the pink one. Last minute stuff like this is tough! 🙂 

Post # 12
42182 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

ChocolateLime:  I’m a similar height so I empathize! I think with tights and a blazer it would be totally fine.

Post # 15
736 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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 🙂 

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