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

posted 3 months ago in Guests
Post # 16
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937 posts
Busy bee

You don’t wear dresses with a train to a wedding that’s not yours.

You don’t wear a silk-lingerie-skin-baring dress to an outdoor wedding, regardless of the reception site.

Whether she looks like a “model” or not, this is a WEDDING, not the freaking red carpet. It’s not the time to look “sexy” or “fire”.  If she usually dresses like that, it’s clear she enjoys the attention, and that’s fine.  But this is not her day.  She’s a guest, not the star of the show.

Post # 17
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6450 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Even the model, who is likely rain-thin, is showing her belly button through the dress. I agree with the sentiment that it looks cheap. She should keep looking. There are plenty of dresses out there that are sexy without being trashy, but this doesn’t hold up to scrutiny. 

Post # 18
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Honey bee

It’s not the shape…it’s the fabric. I can see the models bellybutton. I’m no prude get the dress in a good fabric same color then we’re talking but not that fabric. 

Post # 19
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632 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

No. It’s trying way too hard, and the fabric looks really cheap. 

Stay away from shiny shiny fabrics. 

Post # 20
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4548 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I actually really like it.. the color, the design, everything. It just looks way too long on the model even. If part of the wedding is outside I’d have the train cut off so I wouldn’t be dragging it around over dirt and twigs.

Post # 21
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5184 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

This doesn’t really suit an outdoor wedding imo. It also looks like a costume.  That all aside I don’t ever think it is appropriate to wear a dress with a train to someone’s wedding unless you are the bride or a bridesmaid.  Tell your sister to find something else, everyone will be giving her a raised eyebrow in this. 

Post # 22
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885 posts
Busy bee

I might be old fashioned, but I don’t think it’s respectful to wear something overtly sexy to a WEDDING. Your sister can have the attention every other day of her life – now is not the time for everyone to be looking at her. There are plenty of other ways she can be sexy – try a red lip, try an amazing blowout, try lace that gives some coverage but still shows something. Wear something that covers but hugs your figure, something with a high slit, you can be sexy and still show some class. IHere are some examples.

Post # 23
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Busy bee

Sorry for the ginormous pictures! :/

Post # 24
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797 posts
Busy bee

I think the style is fine. I just think the quality is crap. For $200 she can get something way nicer. Tell her to check out Top Shop or ASOS. They have trendy, good quality pieces. As far as people saying it’s inappropriate, I love a deep V, open back, fitted, all that. I would be PISSED if someone told me that the style I dress in is not what they deem “appropriate”. The concern should be if she looks stupid (ie she buys something that doesn’t fit or flatter her figure) rather than being pearl clutchy. That dress is just kind of ugly IMO, but I like what she’s going for. 

Post # 27
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Worker bee

Honestly for 200$ usd you can find somethign way nicer and more unique. That is a good budget for a floor length gown, tell her to look on Nordstorrm. The dress looks cheap.. not going to lie. i do love the style and I think its easy to make that classy and black tie instead of too showy but the dress itself looks like a 50$ dress from missguided not a 5 star resort wedding 

 Also satin in that heat? Ya no.

Post # 28
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Sugar Beekeeper

Too low cut and in more than one place. It doesn’t look remotely bridal so if it is an actual black tie wedding the hemline would not bother me. I don’t really call that a train. If it’s not a black tie wedding a gown is inappropriately formal. 

But as others say, I think you can do a lot better for the money. It doesn’t look well made. 

Post # 29
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6431 posts
Bee Keeper

Color is gorgeous.  Dress itself is too over the top for a summer wedding.

Post # 30
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1911 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I would have been okay if someone wore this to my wedding. It’s not white, and I don’t know that I’d call that a train, especially in comparison to a wedding train. 

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