(Closed) How bad is it to wear red to a wedding? Maternity dress shopping frustration!

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
1699 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 34
537 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 35
3872 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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 ๐Ÿ™‚  Your dress looks fine.  However, if you feel like you’ll be uncomfortable in it, go with the black dress. 

Post # 36
3218 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@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 # 38
4394 posts
Honey bee

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
6533 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I have never heard you can’t wear red… Unless its cultural and that’s the wedding dress.

Post # 40
636 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
1762 posts
Buzzing bee

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
1087 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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?!)

Good luck!


Post # 44
2567 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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
2315 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would be totally okay with red at a wedding. At Chinese weddings, it’s considered festive!

Post # 46
4134 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I like the black one a lot better, and it’s totally fine to wear black. 

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