(Closed) Guests in Red Dresses

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
1 posts

Well, I don’t necessarily agree.


I would feel that the fact that it’s red means that she’s trying to attract attention, not you?

Post # 18
1254 posts
Bumble bee

I wouldn’t mind red at all. I would mind if it was ill-fitting or too revealing.

Post # 19
9024 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

i’ve only heard of white dresses being unacceptable at weddings, but personally i dnt care what anyone wears.. the focus is still going to be on the bride, no matter what others wear.

Post # 20
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Honestly, beyond someone wearing a long white dress I probably wouldn’t notice anything else! I’ve never heard of red being a “taboo” color for a wedding?

Post # 21
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I don’t get it.  It’s a color.  How can a color be inherently rude?  The attracting attention thing is dumb–there are a lot of bold colors that draw the eye.  Wearing a color or dress that makes you look like the bride should probably be avoided, but other than that, I have no idea why this is even an issue.  And I, too, am wondering how a guest could possibly plan an outfit to ensure that they don’t clash with the venue or wedding colors.  That seems to set an impossible expectation for guests!

Post # 22
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

There’s nothing wrong with red. People are such color-ists. 😉

Post # 23
5887 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@Meowkers: i was wondering the same thing

Post # 24
4 posts

I think it’s fine if you don’t hate red colorCool

Post # 25
572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I can see two sides to this.  Red is a powerful color, therefore tends to draw attention. However, the only way I would be “put off” by dress is if it was wayyyy too short or revealing, that goes for all colors haha.  The only color I would actually be disappointed about someone wearing would be white! In the end though, color or style, there’s really no sense ruining the day over it.  

Post # 26
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

No, I don’t think I’d care. The only color that would really bother me would be a bridal color, like some of the other PPs mentioned. 

Post # 27
47 posts

I agree with what most others have said. Red’s not an issue for me, unless the bride is wearing a red dress. I went to a wedding recently where the bride – who interestingly, was not of South Asian decent – wore a red dress. It was beautiful, but in that instance I think if someone else was wearing red, particularly someone who might be in pictures with the bride a lot, it might get a little bit awkward.

Post # 28
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

basically my rule is DONT LOOK LIKE THE BRIDE – so if shes wearing white – no white. if shes wearing red, no red, if shes wearing neon green (yeah whoknows…) then…. no neon green… lol

but basically dont steal the show from the bride.

Post # 29
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Haha, this one’s funny. Probably the guest of the bride in red didn’t know about the dress in advance. What if you wear blue and the bride’s wearing blue as well? As a guest I would assume that the bride is wearing white and will look like a bride so I would just try to look nice and elegant in whichever color dress I happen to own. As a bride I couldn’t tell you what color any of my guests wore, and I don’t see how anyone could’ve stolen the spotlight. Unless maybe an 8-foot tall supermodel in a miniskirt showed up or something 🙂 I mean on your day you’re wearing the most expensive dress you’ll ever get to wear, you’re heavily accessorized by veil/tiara/flowers etc, you’re made to look your best by professional hair and makeup, everyone showers you with attention and tells you how beautiful you are so you are just boosting with confidence, and you’re so happy there’s this natural glow about you. There can be no competition!

Post # 30
2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ve never heard of it being inappropriate to wear any color other than white to a wedding.  And as a guest, the color scheme of the wedding or venue (if I even knew these things) has never been a factor in what I wear.

Post # 31
2777 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My sister wore red to my wedding and she looked great. I wouldn’t be bothered by it at all. 

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