(Closed) Appropriate to wear this dress as a guest?

posted 3 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I think it’s fine! brides already have a monopoly on white, they can’t have it on a neckline too ! 😉

Post # 3
1004 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I think it’s gorgeous! Go for it!

Post # 4
2715 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

Gorgeous!  Go for it 🙂

Post # 5
4929 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Yes! Dress is perfect for October. 

Post # 6
47206 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s fine. The “supposed” rules for guests’ choice of dress is getting absurd.

Post # 7
38 posts
  • Wedding: August 2015

Its lovely! And definatly ok for a wedding!

Post # 9
6379 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

Beautiful dress, it’s a yes for me.

Post # 10
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

As long as it’s not too short on you, I think it’s adorable and appropriate!

Post # 11
1058 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

It’s a very pretty dress! I don’t see how it can possibly be an issue.

I recently went to a wedding and ended up wearing a dress I didn’t love because while I was shopping for a dress I kept convincing myself that there was some reason I couldn’t wear certain dresses for some ridiculous reason or other. And then I was at the end, in this dress I was very “meh” about, and other girls were wearing dresses that had aspects of it that were reasons why I didn’t choose certain dresses. Like there was this one dress that was white with a floral design, and I decided that it had too much white to wear to a wedding. And then several ladies at the wedding were wearing a floral dress with a white background. And there were several similar instances. I realized I was being totally silly, and I let my self-consciousness get the better of me and I ended up wearing a dress I didn’t really like.

Basically what I’m trying to say is that I think people worry too much about what a guest at a wedding can and can’t wear. Sure, don’t wear a pure white dress or something very revealing. But beyond that, don’t overthink it and wear what makes you feel good. No one else will care, and it’s likely that others will wear similar dresses anyway.

Post # 12
1945 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

It’s not church appropriate (bare shoulders and looks too short) but with a jacket, shawl or cardigan I think it’s passable. A lot of churches are totally relaxed about this though and wouldn’t see a problem (if the ceremony is even at a church in the first place).

Sweetheart neckline being frowned upon is something I’ve never heard, the only thing would be if the dress code dictates no bare shoulders.

Post # 13
279 posts
Helper bee

Yes. I love it.  

Post # 14
9743 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

annelise210516 :  Well, that depends on the church. I’ve been to plenty of churches where that dress wouldn’t be a problem. And not all weddings happen in a church anyway.

paradisedaze : I love the dress! It’s perfect for a wedding!  

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