Are these guest dresses appropriate?

posted 2 years ago in Guests
Post # 46
556 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

There’s zero chance those dresses are appropriate. Very attention seeking. The third one could be potentially in the right direction if you get rid of the midrif. None of these are classy or formal. 

Post # 47
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

operaglove :  These are definitely NOT appropriate for a wedding.

Post # 48
528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I think they look fine, lol. Personally I’d go with the second one. You mentioned the venue is quite fancy, and these are pretty fancy so I think they work well.

I don’t think they look like a dress for a teenager. I’m 26 and would wear all of them.

I don’t know where you’re from, but around here people wear short little dresses to weddings all the time – these skirts are floor length! A little bit of midriff never killed anyone.

Post # 49
4887 posts
Honey bee

Unfortunately, I’m another on the no. Number three is really cute though. You could buy that one and find a more formal top for the day of? That is if you really wanted one of them. Nordstrom has separates and so does Macy’s. 

Also, not sure what your budget is but there’s a strappy but long Adriana Pappell that’s to die for. In fact look at all her formal wear! It’s gorgeous and they have stuff that would be a great way to show you lost weight without being over the top.

Also, I noticed people dressing in cocktail too. You might be able to get a nice fit and flare too if you didn’t want floor length. 

All in ask it really depends on how your family is and how they dress for occasions. Is there usually a crop top? Short skirt? At an event? 

Good luck and have fun! 

Post # 50
2442 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

 They sort of look like dresses Selena Gomez would wear on the red carpet .

There are so many dresses out there, there is bound to be something that shows off the new you that is ultra classy too.

Post # 51
1103 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

White House Black Market. They have stunning two pieces that you can mix and match. I’ve gotten a few pieces that I mix and match from them.

Post # 52
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I don’t see anything inherently wrong with two piece dresses. I wore a two piece dress to a formal event (not a black tie event, however) a month or so ago, but I agree with others that it’s all about how you do it. The first option has way too much white, the second one is way too sparkly and ‘prom-y’ – you’ll more than likely get some major side-eye in both of those. 

The third one is a pretty solid option, I think. But, as others have also said, two piece and midriff baring is probably not the best route to go if the wedding is truly black tie, so just confirm on that. I don’t agree that two piece isn’t acceptable for a wedding, period, though, because I’ve seen some pretty skimpy dresses at weddings (I would rather see a couple inches of stomach than whatever someone has going on below the waist). Also, it’s not like the fashion is to have your entire stomach out in a crop top and skimpy bottoms like millennium era Britney Spears – most styles are pretty high waisted. Mine, for example, showed probably only an inch or two of my stomach at most.

Post # 53
940 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Nope.. first of these dresses are not age appropriate.. they are prom dresses made for teenage girls

I don’t think that much midrif belongs at any formal event especially a wedding.. those are not classy strategic cut outs.

Congrats on weightloss there are tons of stunning dresses out there that you can find

Post # 54
3203 posts
Sugar bee

A white tank will look like you wore a white dress in many photos and you’ll look like “that bitch that wore white”. I would not go that route.


Post # 55
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I would totally wear any of these…to a Mardi Gras ball. 😉 I think they’re all gorgeous but NOT in a way that’s appropriate for a wedding, even a formal one. 

The first one has too much white, even if it wasn’t 2 piece. The second is beautiful but in a glitzy over the top way, not a classy wedding way. The third is the only thing that’s close to appropriate, but I’d still be unsure of wearing a midriff baring gown to a wedding… 

I think you can find something with the aspects of what you love about the gowns you shared, without it being too much, too revealing, too young, or too flashy. Unfortunately, I don’t think any of these is right for your event.

Post # 56
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

operaglove :  Hayley Paige makes 2 piece dresses…they are bridesmaid dresses but they didnt scream “bridesmaid” to me

Post # 57
799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I like the dresses but not for a wedding. No matter how chill the bride is

Post # 58
9604 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

All of those are an absolute no.

Post # 59
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

Congrats on your milestone, but this event is not about you and your weightloss. It’s about the couple and thier marriage. If you want to wear one of those dresses you should throw yourself a party for loosing all that weight because it is a big deal and you should be proud, but don’t capitalize on someone else’s big day.

Also, while the bride says she’s okay with people wearing anything she might not actually mean it or her groom or family might be offended. My friend got married over a year ago and everyone still talks about the pagent dress her SIL wore and how ridiculous she looked. You’ll get the attention you want if you wear those dresses but it will most definitely be negative attention.

Post # 60
67 posts
Worker bee

I am another no and I am younger than you. In fact, the one in the middle looks exactly like my 2013 prom dress but mine didn’t have the cropped middle and was purple… If you want to wear a 2 piece outfit because you don’t want dresses in your closet that won’t get any wear after the wedding, I get it. I have a lot of nice dresses that just hang there. But I am not sure in what setting these options could even be worn again. I would go more on the classic side for a wedding. 

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