Post # 32
@JenGirl: I think you can get away with red or tight fit, but both is a bit too sexy for a wedding.
I was initially all for the red, I love wearing bright colors to all events, but the design of the dress I think is a little more club and a little less wedding, bump or not 🙂
Post # 33
Pre-pregnancy my cocktail dresses have always been form fitting like the ones pictured on the celebrities. I don’t think they’re particularly sexy. They’re just your regular form fitted dress. But I think it’s the bump that makes the difference. Most pregnancy dresses are flowy and tent like and I think it’s what most people are used to seeing. Honestly, it’s unflattering on me and I feel like I’m wearing a dress that’s meant for a teenager. Pre-pregnancy I’ve never like baby doll dresses or empire waist top and dresses. I also hate cheap satin looking bows that usually tie at the back of maternity dresses, and the chiffon materials usually look cheap or the prints are just hideous and dowdy looking. My style is usually more clean, no ruffles, no florals, avant gard, sophisticated and a little edgy. I don’t usually like ruching too but surprisingly, it works well on pregnant figures. I guess I’ll just have to suck it up and find something less “sexy” and more flowy and girly. The wedding starts at 3 pm and there will be a cocktail hour and then dinner and dancing. I never thought maternity dress shopping would be this hard. Thank you all for your input.
Post # 34
I think the red dresses are totally fine, and totally hot! I would never in a million years be offended if you wore that to my wedding; I’d be thinking, “I hope to look that hot when I’m pregnant!”
That being said, if you know the bride/families attending are conservative, then yes this dress is going to seem a bit wild. Otherwise, I say do it! 🙂
Post # 35
I didn’t even know that was a thing! I am complete fine with red, and as long as it is not a Jessica Rabbit dress (complete with gravity-defying cartoon cleavage), I think it is just fine 🙂 Your dress looks fine. However, if you feel like you’ll be uncomfortable in it, go with the black dress.
Post # 36
@chickeebean: I’m very curious as to why you’re scraping the black dress? Plenty of us said it’s the combo of red AND tight. You said you have the black one, why not wear that?
Post # 37
I am leaning towards black now. I’m not scraping it all. 🙂 It’s hard when I feel better in the red and having not being able to wear clothes lately that I normally like due to being pregnant, I guess I wanted to wear something that made me feel good, but I also want to be appropriate too.
Post # 38
I think you should wear the red one that you feel good in. I wouldn’t ant anyone at me wedding to wear something they don’t like just because they think I might go bridezilla. I think the red one can look very classy as long as you’re not trying to look scandalous.
Post # 39
I have never heard you can’t wear red… Unless its cultural and that’s the wedding dress.
Post # 40
To be honest I don’t think the red is a problem but it’s the combination of red and clingy that isn’t exactly appropriate for a wedding I think.
i think it also depends on what type of wedding it is
Morning? Evening? Church? Outdoor?
Post # 41
I agree with most of the PPs. It’s not the red that’s the problem, but if it’s a super clingy dress then I’d feel uncomfortable with it.
Post # 42
I’d be pissed if someone wore red to my wedding, but that’s because I’m Asian and red is supposed to be the bride’s color (much like white is for most brides).
I’m guessing that isn’t the case for the wedding OP is attending. I don’t think the bride gets to call dibs on all attention-grabbing colors, so I think red would be fine. Black is considered chic nowadays and red isn’t quite as va-va-voom as it used to be.
Post # 43
In old-school (Martha) opinion, red and black are no-no’s for a non-pregnant woman who has unlimited options for what she can wear to a wedding. However, IMO at 6+ months pregnant I really feel like all those weird rules go out the window and you get a free pass and I’m sure you’ll look awesome in either color you choose. I would personally go with black depending on the shade of red (too flashy?!)
Post # 44
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
@chickeebean: I think wearing red to a wedding is fine. I did it once and no one gave me dirty looks or commented or anything.
Post # 45
I would be totally okay with red at a wedding. At Chinese weddings, it’s considered festive!
Post # 46
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I like the black one a lot better, and it’s totally fine to wear black.