Is this dress appropriate as a guest for a summer wedding?

posted 1 month ago in Guests
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

Is it a black tie wedding? I’m kinda on the fence. It’s very prom dress-y.

Post # 3
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Busy bee

Umm, it looks like lingerie and I really don’t think it’s appropriate. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

That is too much skin. It also looks cheap to me.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

No, not ok imo

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I wouldn’t say inappropriate, but that is an evening gown for a gala, etc. Not an outdoor wedding. It’s also not exactly modest. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020 - Summer Camp!

Good point on the train; it feels a bit dramatic for that. I think it’s otherwise fine though. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Nope the fabric looks like a nighty to me

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

It’s a bit much for an elegant wedding. 

Cleavage or backless (or leg), only one. No train. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

this is fire. do it.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

alexaj12 :  The problem with that dress is not that it is “sexy”. The problem is that it is a very boring dress; a lazy design. She can do sensual – which is more interesting than just sexy – with a gown which shows that at least some thought was put into its design, whether it’s the texture, print, or silhouette. Just as an example:

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

alexaj12 :  You are absolutely right, you do not wear a train to someone else’s wedding. The cleavage and back are whatever, but a train? That’s barely a half step under wearing a veil. It’s pretty much a sign saying “Look at me, not the bride!” She can be sexy, confident, even risque if that’s her style, but a train is none of the above, it will just be making a fool of herself. I would really try to talk her out of it.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

It looks a lot like a nightie to me??? 

Post # 15
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Honey bee

I’m pretty sure I owned something exactly like that from Frederick’s of Hollywood when I was 20 and thought my boyfriend would totally be about the sexy lingerie (he wasn’t – he was into naked).  At least the Frederick’s version is like a fourth of the price.

You’re likely not going to get her into something modest – and she is who she is and I’m sure you’re all aware of her style.  But I would steer her away from anything that looks like it came out of a lingerie catalog – it just always looks cheap, imo, because the intent is for it to be hitting the floor shortly after putting it on – so it’s not exactly formal event material.

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