Post # 1
So… poll time! I have a wedding to attend this weekend and I am fairly good friends with the bride and groom. I met them through my FI, and he grew up with the bride ( they dated in middle school/early high school haha.. so we are talking 15 years ago now)
Anyways, super nice couple and they are having an evening wedding at a very cool outdoor/indoor countryside venue.
My “dilema” is, I don’t know her/him well enough to know how formal they are and since I am not very familiar with the area I am not sure how formal the venue is. Just a quick Google search and I can see some pictures of the venue, but it really can be dressed up or dressed down, be indoors or outdoors.
I bought this dress on Saturday from White House Black Market. I really needed a black dress, it was on sale… so I thought it could easily be something I could wear to this wedding, too.
My question is… does it look too formal for a possible outdoor wedding? Also- I may have to get it altered just a tad because of the sizing. I normally wear a size 4, but this dress ran big and I had to get a size 2… and it STILL has some room at the top, which is fine since the neckline comes high enough that I don’t need to worry about a wardrobe malfunction at the wedding.
What jewelry/shoes do you suggest? I bought some pumps there, too…but I kind of want something more “funky” if that makes sense. Thanks for the help, you ladies help keep me in check when my FI just says ” looks good” to EVERYTHING. 🙂
The shoes I got:
Post # 3
It’s very cute! It isn’t too formal, I usually assume that weddings are business casual and while that dress is a little fancy for business but very cute!
Post # 4
I think it’s great. If you’re worried it will be too formal, you can always take a cardigan with you, it would dress it down a bit
Post # 5
Thanks, y’all! I guess I would rather be too over dressed than under dressed
Post # 6
I think this is perfect for any wedding a black dress is a simple black dress can be anything you want it to be…. for a formal look, wear a great smokey eye and red lipstick, killer heels, a statement cocktail ring and a clutch with a little sparkle or dress it down with a blazer (sleeves cuffed to 3/4 length) a pair of nude pumps, simple makeup with a glossy lip. Either way, this dress can go to any occation.
Post # 7
It’s lovely, maybe add a little colour with a cardi/hair flower/ jewellery?
Post # 8
I agree about the cardigan – that way you’ll be appropriately dressed either way!
Post # 9
Very cute dress and I love the shoes you got too. If you’re unsure of the dress code, I would maybe ask around mutal friends that might be going and see what they say too. I like the idea of wearing it with a cardigan for some colour.
Post # 10
Thanks, Y’all! I brought it by the seamstress this morning and she is going to take it in a pinch and I may just look for a cardigan sometime this week… I was thinking about a wrap, but that may make it seem too formal. I also already own some nude pumps like the ones below, so even though I already bought the black shoes I may just save them for later
Although in person they are more nude and not “peachy” looking
Post # 11
@Koala Bear: I sent my friend a text to see what she was planning on wearing and she said she wasn’t sure what to wear for the venue/type of wedding, either! Hmmm.. well we may both be a tad over dressed
Post # 12
Cute! I agree with the cardigan option. I also like the pink/nude heels! Fun jewelry is another way to dress it up or down.
Post # 13
Something I did for an evening wedding in July was a black dress (J. Crew Sophia in Silk tricotine) and wore a bright necklace, earrings and pashmina shawl and…some sort of heel, I forget. But it looked fine–so you could always do the shawl thing, too. But cardis always work.
Post # 14
@Mrs_Amanda: I personally think it is always better to be over dressed than under-dressed. It also isn’t like a gown, its a black dress. It is easy to dress up or down and especially if it is in the evening, inside or out, it will be lovely!
Post # 15
Very pretty! White house black market has some great options, I purchased a LBD there as well and I’d say LBD’s are pretty safe no matter what (except for maybe a day wedding), and like PP’s said, bring a light cardi to dress it down if need be, or a saran/pashmina.
I love the WHBM jewelry as well, but I know it’s kinda spendy, but pearls would be gorgeous! Also a red statement belt would be super cute if you wanna accesorize a little?
Post # 16
I like the dress and I like the idea of you wearing a shoe with color and/or a color other than black. A shoe that pops! How is this for funky? All at DSW.