(Closed) A red wedding dress, yay or nay?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2755 posts
Sugar bee

First – Yes! Rock the red dress if you want, I love the idea (always have) and sometimes wish I was still doing a red dress.

Second – I’ve seen some amazing-looking 12/14 sizes in mermaids, so def go try it on (or something similar) because you’d probably be surprised!

That dress is gooooorgeous!

Post # 4
7305 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Red is a great color. if you love it, rock it. i think the mermaid issue is less about size and more about body shape. i would definitely try this dress, or something similar on, to see if it works for you. I think the main difference you would notice between this kind of dress and a mermaid “wedding dress” is the construction of the garment. Wedding dress designers take more time with the construction (e.g. boning, corsetry, seams, pleats, etc.) to make the dress as flattering as possible. That may not be the case with the dress that you linked. But you will never know until you try!

Post # 5
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Although I’m not fond of red wedding dress, it’s your big day, whatever floats your boat. Ive seen lots of brides in 12 or 14, they were/are defi fab. in mermaid wedding dresses! So don’t be scary to rock one!

The red dress you’re looking at is just gorgeous!!!!

Post # 6
902 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I guess it depends on your style and personality really.  I personally want the white dress because I want to stand out in the pictures against the other colors in my bridal party.

I’m not a very colorfuly person, lol my favorite color is black

Post # 7
827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with Lovekiss about the mermaid dress and construction. 

About the color, why red? I know that in some Asian cultures red is the traditional color and represents luck. Is it cultural or something else? You’d really be narrowing your choices.

Have you tried on any white, ivory, cream, or champagne dresses? Even if you have your heart set on red I would recommend at least trying on some white, ivory, etc. gowns. It will not only let you see which styles flatter you but you might be surprised by  the range of colors available and that there is most likely a shade that you look good in. 

Post # 8
1331 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m not a fan of red wedding dresses (unless you’re Asian and it’s cultural), but if that’s what you want, wear one. As for the mermaid dress question, I agree with 

View original reply
@lovekiss. It’s not your size, but your shape that will determine whether the dress looks good on you. Try on a dress in a similar style and see if you like how you look in it. 🙂 

Post # 9
33 posts
  • Wedding: March 2013

Im not keen on red wedding dress as IMO the color is over pop for wedding, but as long as you’re happy with it, rock it.

Have you tried on any mermaid dresses? I think you’ll get the answer whether go or not with mermaid styles after you try it on.

My answer is YAY for this amazing dress 😉

Post # 10
1281 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If you have the confidence to wear red, then go for it!  Can’t wait to see it on you

Post # 11
34 posts
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m not a fan of red wedding dress, but if you’re set on going for the route,  I would say the one you linked is YAY!


Post # 12
875 posts
Busy bee

I agree with the comment that red gowns are fine for brides that see red as very traditional in their culture.  But honestly, in looking at that I don’t see a wedding gown.  I see something that you could wear at another event.  It’s lovely, but doesn’t speak that you are the “queen” of the day! 

Post # 13
863 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

A red wedding dress is normal for a large population of the world. If i went to a wedding with a bride in red I wouldn’t be shocked at all. Some colors I’ve seen and liked for wedding dresses are red, blush, and light blue. It’s a really pretty dress.

Post # 14
1826 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

White only became popular when Queen Victoria wore it for her wedding…up until then women wore their best dress which was usually in a multitude of colours.

If you want red…wear red and a mermaid style dress looks great on a curvaceous body…between the two you’ll look awesome!

As for me…I look terrible in white…and even worse in any off-white(like I’m jaundiced!) so it’s going to be purple for me…deep dark purple satin with lavender and blue organza! 🙂

Post # 15
7898 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

It depends on what you mean by ‘curvaceous’ because if you are using it as aa euphemism for overweight, then you may be fine with a mermaid. I am a 12 and wore a trumpet. If you mean you are actually hourglass, the a mermaid may be too dramatic for you as it emphasizes curves and helps create them for those with a straighter figure, so if you are actually curvy already, it can be too much.  Try some on and see.  Try them on in different fabrics and by different designers and across the spectrum from fit and flare to true mermaid.

The topic ‘A red wedding dress, yay or nay?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors