(Closed) Dresses with cutouts appropriate to wear as a wedding guest? (POLL INSIDE!)

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Choose all the dresses that you consider wedding APPROPRIATE:

    1) Light peach dress with side cutouts

    2) Coral dress with open scalloped back and sleeves

    3) Black backless dress with low cutout

    4) Coral halter dress with front cutout under the bust

    5) Black backless dress with cage style cutouts

    6) Black floral print maxi dress with side cutouts

    7) Blue peplum dress with front cutouts under the bust

    8) Black peplum cutout dress with exposed zipper

    None

  • Post # 45
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I wanted to vote yes on some but couldn’t because they were insanely short. Paired sith the cutouts it was too much. I tend to think back cut outs are less racy than front or side cutouts so 2, 3,6,8 would all be ok IMO if not for the shortness on top of it! I even think 1 could be ok bc of the higher neckline but jeez one false move and everyone would see your hoo-ha

    Post # 46
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: Fearrington Village

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    CookieLady:  I agree about the placement of the cut outs. I felt like the more appropriate dresses were back cut outs that had more of the back covered. You want the cut out to augment the style of the dress rather than just looking like an attempt to reveal as much as possible. I do really like the long dress you posted. Again, it’s the same concept as not wearing too many tight clothes or short shorts with a teeny tank top. It’s all about having balance. If I wore something with a cut out in the back it would probably be really tiny, high up and have long sleeves. But I’m also a conservative dresser (& I hate my arms! Any excuse to cover them up!)

    Post # 47
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I voted for none mostly because of the length of those skirts! Cut outs are borderline enough, let alone if they are almost crotch level.

    Post # 48
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    Helper bee

    My vote is definitely none. The cutouts just look sort of gratuitous. I feel like wedding guest attire should usually avoid screaming LOOK AT MEEEEEEEEEE! 

    I think there are many, many other beautiful and flattering dresses to wear that aren’t quite so flamboyant (or deliberately revealing).

    Post # 49
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    Helper bee

    These look like club attire. I vote no. No to all of them. 

    Post # 52
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    Blushing bee

    I voted for the first four being ok but I guess it’s under certain circumstances.  If someone was shorter than 5’3 or so the length would be fine – I am ok with above the knee but probably not mid thigh.  When it comes to bodycon dresses, I think they are fine on super skinny people – on anyone with any sort of curves, they can look tacky.  When it comes to colour I think pastel colours are less “clubby” than black so the same dress in lilac could be appropriate but not in black if that makes sense.

    Post # 53
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    Busy bee

    Ahhh!! I see 🙂 

    Post # 54
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    Blushing bee

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    ScarlettOHara:  I totally agree. I’ve worn both of thes dresses to weddings/wedding events and have only gotten complements (but I’m short so the dresses went to my knee).

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    Post # 55
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    Blushing bee

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    bridgesandstripes:  Oooh I love the second one!  I’m pretty short as well (5’4, although I swear to my OH that I’m 5’5 but I’m not!) so I can sometimes wear shorter dresses.  

    Post # 56
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    Sugar Beekeeper

     

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    baybee23:  I dont think it’s that people are opininated about cutouts per se, but about  ‘look at me’/overly  sexy/revealing dress styles generally when  worn at weddings.

    Post # 57
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    Worker bee

    None of these are appropriate for a wedding. 

    Post # 58
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    Busy bee

    I think 1, 4, and 7 are appropriate but only if they were outside like a barn or something. I wouldn’t be too comfortable wearing one of those to a church wedding though.

    Post # 59
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I disagree with everyone else. I think most of those are appropriate for a wedding. I’m only 5’1 1/2 though so I don’t think they’d be too short. I’d probably wear any of them to a wedding. I don’t think cut outs are inappropriate..it’s just a style. Especially the ones you posted for your poll, they are very small cutouts showing small amounts of skin. As long as your not showing too much cleavage or too much skin you’re fine. But that’s my opinion. I’d have no problem wearing these dresses to a wedding. 

    Post # 60
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    The backless dress might be OK if the front is conservative enough. The rest are too short, even before you consider the cut outs.

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