Is this dress too formal (attendee)

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If you wear your hair in a casual manner and keep your accessories simple, I think you should be fine. 

Post # 4
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think the dress is flow-y enough that it doesn’t give an overly formal feel.  If you are a little fuller chested than the model (not hard) it might make the girls a bit showy, but I well placed safty pin can close it just a little bit. 


Post # 5
1581 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014


I think it’ll be fine as long as you keep it simple, as others have said! Also, if you’re worried about it being too low-cut, wear a lace bandeau under it or something like that.

Post # 6
1634 posts
Bumble bee

I think it’s pretty, and like PP said, if its too busty you can always pin it. I think its a good option!


Post # 7
1446 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I agree, I don’t think it’s too dressy.  Though I wonder how boobalicious it will be– I am large chested and would have to significantly pin a dress with that cut to get it to work.


Another idea, have you considered Rent the Runway?  Then you don’t have to purchase a dress you may not wear again since you’re recently pregnant.

Post # 8
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Pregnant ladies get a lot more leeway in my opinion! I think that’s cute! May throw on a lace camI so you aren’t super duper booby if that is a concern

Post # 9
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I like it! The color is a bit loud, but I think the cut and length are great. If it’s too busty once you try it on you can pin it or add a wrap/shawl for the ceremony.

Post # 10
557 posts
Busy bee

I think that if the head table is full of girls in light green strapless dresses and the bride in her white dress you are definitely going to stand out in a long red dress with major straps. If that is not what you are going for, I would choose a different color.

Post # 12
588 posts
Busy bee

I’d wear it. It’s flowy, so even though the length says “formal” the chiffon says “beach”. At a big Hamptons wedding, I doubt you’ll be the only person at that level of formality. Pregnant ladies always get a pass in my books anyway – if you’re comfortable in it, go for it.

Post # 13
810 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: Either Philadelphia City Hall or a small chapel.

Looks perfectly okay to me. 

Post # 14
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

JenGirl:  I agree with the too loud color comment.  I like red, but it says “hey, look at me!”  Which is fine, but it makes the dress less understated.  I really like how flows it is and I like the cut as long as it’s not too low Once it’s on.

ETA:  I actually think it is great.  Especially since you said it was more coral and it’s not too boobalicious on.  Also, the flow WILL be nice for the beach part.  🙂

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