LBD as a wedding guest?

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1574 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am attending a wedding tomorrow and planning on wearing a LBD as well, but plan to add punches of colour with my nails and a shawl. I think it’s totally ok!

Post # 4
6881 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve been wearing LBDs to weddings for ages now. I always pair it with color (like PP said). I usually wear a statement necklace that is colored or a sweater with color.

Post # 5
5229 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@springbride23:  It’s appropriate for anything. No worries!

Post # 6
578 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

The one and only thing I’m hoping people don’t wear to my wedding is black! 

It isn’t at all inappopriate, it just doesn’t feel very happy to me? That being said, I know people love their LBDs and it’s most important that you just feel comfortable and confident so you can enjoy the wedding!

If you have a pretty floral/colored sundress or cocktail dress that you feel just as great in, I’d choose that instead, but if the LBD is what makes you feel good then choose that.

Post # 8
13454 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think black dresses are fine for a wedding, especially as we’re starting to enter fall and sundresses are on their way “out” for the season. (Not that you couldn’t wear one, but they’re just less common in Sept/Oct than in May/June/July.) You can always accessorize with some brighter colors if you’re afraid the black is too somber. But in my opinion, black is always classy.


Post # 9
6159 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think LBDs are great for anything, even weddings. Just add some color with your accessories and shoes. The only way it would look funeral-y is if you also wore a black veil and gloves

Post # 11
578 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@springbride23:  I think colored cocktail dresses would be great too if you have one! Or one of your sundresses with a pretty shawl/blazer/bolero/more-formal cardi. Etc. I guess it depends if it’s black tie, but I think of outdoor weddings as suiting a more colorful and maybe less strict dress code than a ballroom wedding. 

Again though if you’re most comfortable in the black, wear the black! I’m sure you won’t be the only one.

Post # 12
12264 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@springbride23:  The Finger Lakes get COLD at night! I would wear your LBD with bright/colorful heels and a colorful cardigan/bolero/whatever!

Post # 13
41 posts
  • Wedding: May 2015

just my two cents, but they arent chinese are they? if so i might avoid a black outfit, to be on the safe side

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