(Closed) Guest dress quest(ion)

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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 # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

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.

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