HELP! – Appropriate Wedding Guest Dress??

posted 2 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

It is an appropriate wedding dress. It is not formal. Dictating formality of dress to your destination wedding is not appropriate. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

 Is it really a $600 dress? 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 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
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Helper bee
  • 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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

 its a no for me especailly fo $600

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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
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Sugar bee

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nowoon08 :  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 # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

$670?!?!?!?!?!!?

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

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
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Sugar Beekeeper

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nowoon08 :  

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 

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claroquesi :  suggests would be good. She has great taste . 

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