Would you be ok with a guest wearing this dress to your wedding?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Is this dress appropriate for a wedding guest?
    Yes, it's great, wear it! : (42 votes)
    15 %
    You can probably get away with it for a beach wedding : (35 votes)
    12 %
    No, too short : (131 votes)
    47 %
    No, too white : (73 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    1062 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    It’s a cute dress, but I think it’s inappropriate for a guest to wear that as it seems both too short and too white. 

    Post # 3
    Member
    8706 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    If fingertip length dresses and skirts are good enough to be in school, your dress is fine in length. The white wouldn’t bother me.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1528 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

    I would be pretty upset actually. I’m not a prude….but I do appreciate modesty. The only people I want to see with bare shoulders is myself and my bridesmaids, and we more than likely will be wearing faux fur capelets anyway for both coverage and warmth. And I don’t want to see ANYone’s upper thigh. It’s just not very classy or appropriate in my opinion. The white is also a little off-putting, but with the yellow and possibly yellow accessories that doesn’t really bug me as much. But if a dress shows as much skin as a dress for a nightclub does, then it’s a no-go for me.

    Post # 5
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    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    hm_bride:  The green/yellow (I can’t tell) is clearly the focal point of that dress. The white doesn’t really stand out so I think it would be fine to wear, especially for a beach wedding.

    Post # 6
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    1905 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    To me it’s just A LOT of skin. If it weren’t so short, or if it had straps it would be fine. But the combination of the two is just too much for me. 

    However, it wouldn’t get a side eye from me. I just wouldn’t wear it myself. 

    Post # 7
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    1905 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    TwinkleBoss:  You think none of your guests should wear a strapless dress? That’s leaning on prude lol

    Post # 8
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    3016 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

    Ain’t gonna lie: it’s a bit skimpy. I’m pretty laid back, and someone wore something very similar in coverage to my wedding. To be totally honest, I wasn’t annoyed; I was more amused. But hey, I guess if you got it, flaunt it? Because that’s sort of what it will come off as.

    Post # 9
    Member
    7098 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Too skimpy and too white IMO.

    Post # 10
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    1236 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

    I think it looks fine. No one is going to be paying that close attention to guests anyway, they’ll all be gazing fawingly at the bride.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1002 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    It’s a destination wedding on a beach, I don’t see the issue with strapless, color, or length. Destination weddings tend to be more casual and if the wedding isn’t in a temple or church or other establishment the encourages being covered up you should be fine. 

    Post # 12
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    178 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: Banquet hall

    If it was beach and night time wedding, maybe. If it’s during the day, way too short.

    Post # 13
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    2151 posts
    Buzzing bee

    hm_bride:  I err on the conservative side for weddings, always. If you are having any doubts, I imagine at least some of the older more conservative folks at the wedding will notice it. Why risk it? I never wear white, ivory, or any variation at a wedding, and I am always careful not to dress in a sexy way. I have an attention getting figure, I have found that to be friends with other women I sometimes need to tone it down. Especially around their significant others, or at an event where they are meant to be the center of attention. It took me YEARS to figure this out, I never understood why some women just seemed to not like me. It’s a small price to pay for girlfriends.  

    Post # 14
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    1969 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    That’s entirely too much skin.  It’s strapless, shows cleavage with that sweetheart neckline, and its short hitting just at the midthigh.  That’s entirely too much to me.  Pick one area to show a little skin and that’s fine, but this dress is a big fat no.  I don’t mind the white in it though, since it has green/yellow too.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1528 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

    cls9q:  Nope. My bridesmaids and I are going to be the only girls there under the age of 30 (minus the little girls whose parents’ I hope have enough sense to cover them up for a January wedding), and I simply don’t think it’s appropriate for an elegant, traditional wedding. Perhaps if it was a fully, ballroom type of affair and ladies were wearing full on gowns, then that would be a different story as many gowns don’t have straps (hence my bridesmaids more than likely going strapless). But that’s simply not the case for us unfortunately. Maybe it is prude-ish to some people, I don’t really mind if others think so about me. But a dress like this shows a lot of skin, and strapless dresses in particular show a lot of cleavage. Modesty can be extremely beautiful AND young, so I have no problem politely requesting my guests don’t arrive in something that leaves little to the imagination.

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