Help Me Pick a Dress for a Wedding (As a guest!)!!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which Dress?
    Dress #1 : (31 votes)
    21 %
    Dress #2 : (52 votes)
    35 %
    Neither, keep looking : (65 votes)
    44 %
  • Post # 3
    2385 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @kat912:  I picked the second one only because the first looks to be extremely short & has a little more club/party type feel for me… 

    Post # 4
    5460 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would still probably do a long(er) dress for a black tie event.  Maybe a tea length dress, since the bride said shorter is ok?

    Post # 5
    566 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    i agree with BeckySO. the second one works for me. but if it is a black tie, perhaps the bride meant shorter as in above or just below the knees.. not short like going to a club short. 

    Post # 6
    422 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I think they are both great dresses, but I don’t think either are appropriate for a black tie event. First one is too short and clubby, second one is too casual. I think you need a longer, tea length short dress for a black tie, too. But I personally would go floor length.

    Post # 7
    2484 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I disagree. I LOVE the first one.. Plus its NYC wedding. I feel like the second one is too informal. 

    Post # 8
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    If it’s black tie I would want to wear a gown, when else are you going to be able to?  It doesn’t look like they have petite sizes, but there are some gowns where the model’s feet are showing so they might be shorter and work for you without having to wear sky high heels.

    I don’t particularily like the first dress you posted, and the second seems like it would be apprpriate for any wedding so would be underdressed at a black tie event.

    Post # 9
    567 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @kat912:  It’s not that I don’t like them, I just don’t think they are black tie appropriate. What about something like this?

    Post # 10
    951 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @kat912:  Neither – but I just took a look and there are TONS of cute tea length dresses on Rent the Runway!!

    Post # 11
    922 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I like the 1st one! And thanks for putting your height, that really helped. The main pic looked super short, but after looking at other photos and people including their height, I think it will be long enough.

    Post # 13
    841 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @kat912:  I agree with PPs. The first one looks too Club-y to me, and the second one is too informal for a black tie. I’d keep looking.

    ETA: I really like the one you just posted, but some people will say you shouldn’t wear red to a wedding, so just a heads up.

    Post # 14
    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @kat912:  The blue one would be nice if it was a couple inches longer. The lace one looks too informal. Both are stunning but I voted to keep looking.

    Post # 16
    1193 posts
    Bumble bee

    @kat912:  That dress is really pretty (the red). Have you looked at ASOS? They have a lot of affordable floor length gowns. A lot of their fancier midi-length dresses could probably work too. You could get it hemmed/altered to fit perfectly. I buy a lot of my “trendier” or “wear-once” pieces at ASOS and get them altered. 

    Alternatively, you could call RTR. They are really helpful over the phone regarding sizing. They could probably even recommend what size heel to buy with the red dress to avoid stepping on it.

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