Are these guest dresses appropriate?

posted 2 years ago in Guests
Post # 61
5916 posts
Bee Keeper

Awww honey, you’re allowing yourself to fall into the Formerly Fat Girl trap, where your self-esteem took a beating and other girls got the attention and appreciative looks- and now that you’ve lost weight (good for you, seriously, it’s tough!) you want to make up for lost time, have some appreciative looks of your own, maybe make some frenemies jealous (ha, can’t blame you there)…. but don’t go overboard making a spectacle of yourself, less is more, keep it classy and understated and you’ll look amazing 🙂

Post # 62
2493 posts
Buzzing bee

You want your dress to strike a good balance between revealing and concealing. 

The reason most people are saying these dresses look trashy is that they are revealing in just about every conceivable area. They show arms, back, midriff, leg, AND body outline.

Now that you’ve lost some weight and are feeling good about your body, you’re going to have to resist the temptation to go from 1 to 100.

The general rule for more formal-type gatherings (especially with family) is that you really only want to show off one, maybe two areas.

Balance a knee-length, sleeveless dress with a more conservative/relaxed outline – think shift dress or puffy shirt. Here, the arms and lower legs are revealed, but the body outline concealed. If the sleeveless, knee-length dress is ALSO clingy with a low-back – you’re now wearing club attire. 

Balance a floor-length gown with midriff cutouts and no sleeves, or a low back. Balance a clingy bodice with long sleeve and/or a high neck. You get the picture.

If you really want to go midriff-baring (and really think that is acceptable within the wedding group), then opt for full/loose skirts (no slit) and cap or 3/4 sleeves (even if it’s lace) and a higher neck.

Post # 63
4830 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

operaglove :  What is the dress code?  Is it Black Tie?  

Post # 64
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Unless you are going to a gala or celebrity wedding, I would not wear those. Yikes!

Post # 65
1365 posts
Bumble bee

Wow, SO inappropriate. Especially for a black tie wedding. They’re honestly super trashy (even for a prom dress, which is what they look like). It’s great you lost weight, but you can show that off in a classy way.

Post # 66
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

All of these are inapporpiate. Please, keep looking!

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