Is this dress appropriate for a wedding guest?

posted 5 months ago in Guests
  • poll: Is this dress appopriate?
    Yes, it’s great : (44 votes)
    35 %
    No, it’s too white : (49 votes)
    39 %
    No, it’s not formal : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Yes but it’s ugly : (29 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    800 posts
    Busy bee

    It’s not exactly my taste, but I don’t think it’s ugly and I think it’s suitable for a formal wedding.

    Post # 4
    1858 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2020

    It’s a very pretty dress but I wouldn’t wear it to a park because I’d be afraid of getting it dirty. 

    Is the dress code formal wear at a public park? Methinks the dress code doesn’t match the venue but that’s a separate issue. I’m not sure if a hi lo would count as formal. Maybe cocktail. That being said, I wouldn’t wear a long dress at a park! My head is spinning.

    I would also avoid that dress because it’s the kind of white-ish dress an alternative bride would wear at a casual park wedding so…


    Post # 5
    1307 posts
    Bumble bee

    My first impression is that it almost kinda looks like a wedding dress. 

    Post # 8
    2036 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    Yeeeeeah idk. It’s not a bad dress, but I feel like something is just off about it. Not sure if it seems too fancy, or too white….but it just doesn’t feel right. 

    Post # 9
    2060 posts
    Buzzing bee

    The dress is too white to wear to a wedding as a guest imo…

    Post # 10
    301 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    That dress is gorgeous! It does not resemble a wedding dress whatsoever, and anyone who would be upset that you wore this to a wedding would be nuts!

    Post # 11
    13623 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    What do you mean by “formal dress code?” Does the invitation actually state black tie?  If not, it’s not properly a formal dress code at all. They may just mean cocktail attire. If so, this dress may be a bit on the dressier side, especially for a state park. If in doubt, just ask. 

    Absolutely not too white to wear to a wedding, though. That is an absurd POV IMO. 

    Post # 12
    600 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    It’s maybe just a little bridal? But I wouldn’t not wear it because of that. I agree that there’s something off with it. I also think it’s super dated.

    Post # 13
    1268 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

    I think it’s totally fine to wear as a guest, BUT, I do get a bit of a bridesmaidy vibe from it. I don’t think it’s inappropriate at all though, I certainly wouldn’t be unhappy  if one of my wedding guests had worn that.

    Post # 14
    246 posts
    Helper bee

    I don’t think it’s too white, but something about it seems too bridal for me to consider as a guest. That said, a few of my guests wore white and I didn’t even notice!

    Post # 15
    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

    I think it’s quite white. 

    And I think it is very very dressy for a wedding. 

    Only you know if these things are bad things for this specific wedding though! 

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