Red lipstick as a guest?

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Is red lipstick bad to wear as a guest?
    Yes : (12 votes)
    9 %
    No : (120 votes)
    89 %
    Whole outfit sounds horrible! : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Other? : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    858 posts
    Busy bee

    Gosh no! Its called style! The whole ettiquete conversation and standards need to be revised. I know if you showed up to my wedding wearing that, i would not be concerned at all!

    Post # 3
    1125 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Apart from a white dress, you can and should wear whatever makes you happy! There’s no rule that everyone has to be plain and ugly just so the bride stands out.. News flash: she’s the bride, it’s her day and being in her big white dress will make her stand out!

    go and be cute and happy at her wedding!

    Post # 4
    377 posts
    Helper bee

    If someone told me it would be rude to wear red lipstick at their wedding I wouldn’t come, because they sound like a psycho =/ Definitely nothing wrong with it.

    Post # 6
    3016 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

    You’d have to wrench my lipstick out of my clutches!!! No way am I not wearing red lipstick.

    Post # 7
    2704 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    ArcadiaRose:  My word exactly. I would love to see that thread,

    Post # 8
    241 posts
    Helper bee

    the referenced thread was a bride concerned about her mother’s dress choice (originally one of the bride’s non-white picks) combined with glamorous full-on make which was making her feel insecure.

    not a general statement that guests can’t wear red lipstick or should be plain.

    just in their defence!

    Post # 9
    6685 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Technically, traditional etiquette says no black, white or bright red dresses.  Very few people follow the prohibition against black these days, and red is fine as long as it’s not really loud or club wear   There is no problem with red lipstick.  I love the dress. 

    Post # 10
    42135 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If we get to the point that the color of lipstick worn by guests is subject to anyone else’s opinion, we have lost all hope (and common sense).

    Post # 11
    336 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    That outfit sounds amazing!!! I’d be a proud bride if my friend showed up like that!

    Post # 12
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I can’t believe we are questioning lipstick shades. Lol

    Post # 13
    227 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’d be pretty happy if everyone dressed their best at my wedding (LOL to an extent that they don’t look better than me! LOLahahah jk).  It’s everyone’s chance to show their style, feel and look beautiful and if you want to wear red lipstick why not?  It’s all in taste of course.  If you are wearing a vintage style outfit and of course you have the classic red lipstick, I would LOOOOVEE to see that!!

    I don’t know why some people worry about what shade guests are wearing.  As long as they are not wearing white or jeans or sweatpants, I’m okay!

    Post # 14
    564 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016


    I see no problem with dressing up for a wedding! How can this be against ettiquette? People get manis and pedis, and wear make-up and get their hair done for weddings, because it’s fun to get fancy!

    As long as you aren’t wearing white, or dressing like a hooker- how is it a problem?

    Post # 15
    1357 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter's Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

    i wore red lipstick to a friend’s wedding recently and wasn’t the only one there wearing it.  Shouldn’t be a problem (and I love the dress!).

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