Post # 1
attending a small destination wedding in Florence Italy for a close friend. Not in the bridal party but the attire on the invitation is “formal”. Brought this dress, not now I am nervous that iat slight not appropriate for the occasion (mostly due to the combination of gown length and the light color…it’s a blush base behind the floral print). I can’t decide if i’m Being crazy or if I should look for an alternative option.
What at do you ladies think? Would you wear this dress to the wedding?
thanks for the advice!!
Post # 2
I’d say wear it. It’s not really formal, but if you’re traveling all the way to Florence to attend, you shouldn’t be expected to bear the cost of trouble of actual formal wear. Shame on the hosts.
Post # 3
It is an appropriate wedding dress. It is not formal. Dictating formality of dress to your destination wedding is not appropriate.
Post # 4
Its definitely not formal, but its a really nice dress! If you’re on the fence, you could just try a rent the runway dress to keep costs low.
Post # 5
Is it really a $600 dress?
Post # 6
If you are willing to spend that much money, there are many lovely formal dresses on the same site.
That one comes across as a bit on the dowdy side.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2020 - New York, New York
It seems more like a maxi dress to me than a formal gown, so I wouldn’t wear it to a formal wedding. However, that being said, I don’t think it’s that bad. It’s a long dress (short dress is definitely not appropriate for a formal event), it’s not white, you’re not showing a ton of skin, cleavage, etc. So maybe it’s not the best, but it’s definitely not the worst thing you could wear to the wedding.
Post # 8
It’s a beautiful and appropriate dress for a wedding, but I agree that it’s not super formal. More like a summery maxi dress. Is it a daytime or evening ceremony? What’s the venue like? I think you could get away with it for a daytime outdoor ceremony.
Post # 9
its a no for me especailly fo $600
Post # 10
guess i’m in the minority, but i think it reads as far too casual for even a typical wedding. looks very casual/boho to me. definitely too casual for a “formal” wedding. i’d only wear this to a midday brunch affair, but not to any evening wedding (and fwiw, i dont think it’s a great dress objectively. feels both very little girl and matronly all at once).
Post # 11
While the dress you posted is very pretty and delicate, it’s not a dress I would wear for a wedding in Florence. I would go with something a bit more sophisticated; something like the ideas below):
Post # 13
Holy cow! $670 for a casual summer maxi? Wowza. Anywho, your money so not judging! Just got sticker shock lol. I’m assuming you’re not on a budget given that price tag so I’d highly recommend buying a different dress. That is wayyyy too casual!!! And I’m not a fan of it in general. The silhouette is matronly but the print is girly while dull in terms of color. Odd combination that I can’t imagine flattering very many people.
Post # 14
Sporry, but l have to agree with pps. Not only is it not formal enough, it’s a bit twee and girly l fear. And a huge price for what it is!
Something like claroquesi :
suggests would be good. She has great taste .
Post # 15
At full price, but I got it on sale for under 200. I agree totally it is not worth is full sticker price, but at at the same price I thought it was cute.