(Closed) can a guest wear this dress to a wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: is it okay to wear this dress as a wedding guest?
    yes, it's fine : (67 votes)
    64 %
    no : (37 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 3
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Yes – it’s not bridal at all.  Accesorize with darker accessories and you are good to go.

    Post # 4
    2914 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    I think it’s fine! It has a pretty signficant pattern, and it’s short. Ditto the PP who said dark accessories.

    Post # 5
    13010 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it’s fine to wear.  It’s a bit short, but that’s a personal taste thing!

    Post # 6
    3886 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    It’s not too bridal at all, but I think it’s entirely too short for a wedding.

    Post # 7
    2335 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I think its way too short.  It looks like a little girl’s dress.

    Post # 8
    9955 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I didn’t vote… because I’m conflicted.

    The styling and colour (it reads more beige to me than anything else) are fine.

    But like the other Posters, I do feel it is too short.

    Weddings are not “hoochie” shows, they IMO deserve more respect (and that includes respectable & appropriate clothing… for both sexes)

    Hope this helps,


    Post # 9
    530 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I thought it was a little short too but it also depends on your height. If you’re short you can probably get away with it.

    Post # 10
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    It’s short and I know it would be way too short on me since I’m tall. But if it is appropriate for you, go for it. 

    Post # 11
    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @asdf5:  I think it’s super cute, but maybe not the best for a formal wedding.

    Post # 12
    2961 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Too short for my taste but the color and pattern are fine.

    Post # 13
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

     I don’t even think this would be bad. But I personally wouldn’t wear it, because my philosophy is that if it’s anywhere NEAR white, I stay far, far away. I don’t think most people would have a problem with it, though.

    Also this person would not be able to bend over on account of the length. Unless maybe she was 5’1. That might be something to consider if the wedding is outdoors. The dresses I have that are made like this LOVE to blow up in the wind, and this one doesn’t have far to blow in the first place.

    Post # 15
    1815 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    @EffieTrinket:  I personally wouldn’t wear it, because my philosophy is that if it’s anywhere NEAR white, I stay far, far away

    Me too! I don’t think it would be a big deal at all, but juuuust in case I wouldn’t wear it.

    Post # 16
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I would be worried about how it might photograph…since it is light, sometimes you see wedding photos of some poor girl who wore champagne, but in the photo it looks white….and that just appears desperate to me.

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