Post # 1
I usually have a classic sensibility, and to me that means formal affair=long dress. Can I wear a sophisticated short dress to a black-tie optional wedding? What about a black tie wedding?
Post # 3
I would say yes, but I hate to wear long dresses so I could be blocking that out. 🙂 When things say optional, I put my husband in a tux and I wear a cocktail dress. When it’s black tie, I will wear a long dress, but only if I know 100% that everybody there will have one long dresses. If I can get away without wearing a long dress, I always will. I’m only 5’3" so it’s hard to find them that don’t swallow me whole and have to be cut off about two feet.
Post # 4
Thanks! That’s funny – I’m 5’0.5" (that0.5 is important!) but I love wearing a long dress. I’ve already worn my two around this guest group a few times – okay, a bunch of times – already, so I’m wondering if I need to get something new, or if I can wear one of my new short ones.
Post # 5
I’m the opposite – I’m really tall and only like wearing long dresses, so I say screw convention and wear what you like. I wore a long dress to a less-formal wedding last month and felt fine, not like I stuck out. I think if you dress up a shorter dress with the accessories, you can make it look plenty fancy.
My feeling is that if you’re particularly hard to fit, you should be allowed to wear what looks best! I guess it also sort of depends on the situation and how well you know the couple/families… if you think they might be offended by your defying convention, maybe it’s better not to rock the boat.