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Post # 2
I loooove #1 and #4 but I think the fabric on #4 looks more wintery, not for an August wedding. So I vote #1! You have great taste 🙂
Post # 3
bambiiandthefox : I didn’t vote – I like #2 and #4 the best, all the styles are nice but I’m not sure about bright cherry red as a guest. I tend to be a bit old fashioned though, so please take that into account. LOL
Post # 4
Honestly I like none of them. #2 is not a summer wedding dress, and the others show to much. Black tie is supposed to be classy, not screaming red with lots of skin showing.
Post # 7
Also wouldn’t wearing anything so attention drawing as a bright red dress and wouldn’t show that much skin.
Post # 8
As mentioned, the bride is far from being traditional and conservative so the colors and ‘skin showing’ is a non issue. I don’t think these are all that revealing anyways.
Also…why would a red dress be an issue? It’s a formal color and its been impossible to find a nice black tie dress that isn’t white or black. Just curious
Post # 9
I voted 4 (the color is gorgeous) but agree with everyone else – it’s just too much skin for the most part. Reason I didn’t pick 1 was I think it’d be uncomfortable all night with the sleeves halfway down your arm like that, but maybe in reality it isn’t so constrictive. Any chance you’d take a more neutral color option? That bright red sure is bright. For me it wasn’t so much the color as the quantity of it, though. Fine in a shorter dress but just sooooo much red in a gown, if that makes sense.
ETA: saw your update. I think red is supposedly taboo because it’s so eye catching, it draws away attention. It’s also taboo in some cultures b/c the birde wears red. If your friend is sensible that won’t really be a problem. If skin doesn’t matter, then go with the last one, which is a classier shade, as it were.
Post # 10
You would likely get a lot more responses if you posted pics. Many Bees aren’t going to take the time to open 4 links.
Post # 11
Does anyone have any suggestions on where to find a dress then? I’ve spent the last 3 weeks loosing my mind over this and just can’t seem to find something suitable. :/
Post # 12
You should definitely try renttherunway !
Post # 13
bambiiandthefox : The following are great options; they have the sexy vibe you seem to favor, but are more interesting design-wise with a bit of a couture feel:
From The Outnet:
From Fame & Partners:
Post # 14
Any dress except #2. It screams bridesmaid to me and also not a nice color or look for summer.
Post # 15
I liked #1 and #3 – I love that red colour!
My Mother-In-Law didn’t wear deep red to our wedding because she was told at work you don’t wear red?!
I’m a bit over all these rules about what colour you can and can’t wear at a wedding…. Will that colour make you stand out? Sure! So what? It’s beautiful colour. Everyone will still be looking at the bride.
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Post # 17
zias : These are great suggestions – nice choices!