(Closed) Is this dress appropriate to wear to a wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Should i wear this dress?



  • Post # 47
    7439 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Popping back in here…

    When one says Wedding… it really can mean so many things.

    The one thing tho I would say (that I don’t feel has been emphasized enough in this topic)

    Is that IF it is a Church Wedding… then more than ever this dress isn’t going to be appropriate.

    Lol, if you read the DRESS, BRIDESMAIDS, or the various Religion Boards here on WBee… you can read countless stories where Brides have found themselves fretting the “sorry that type of attire isn’t appropriate for a Church Wedding” talk that they’ve been confronted with when planning a Wedding

    And we are talking run of the mill stuff here… that Churches / Clergymembers are objecting to…

    Sleeveless Wedding Gowns – Sweetheart Necklines – Backless Dresses – Strapless Bridesmaids Dresses – Bare Shoulders – Bra-less – Too Short etc

    So ya, in many cases a dress with a peek-a-boo front like this one, isn’t going to be deemed appropriate for Church.  Period.


    Post # 48
    1484 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    If a dress displays any part of your stomach or abs, it’s probably not wedding appropriate. 

    Even if you cover up the front, all black better be for an evening formal wedding. Can’t really pull it off before 5 pm. 


    Post # 49
    1741 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    No. Not appropriate.

    Post # 50
    201 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    That dress is more conservative than a lot of stuff I see at the receptions nowadays. It’s generally frowned upon to have your diddlybits hanging out in a Church hall though.

    Post # 51
    719 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    It’s appropriate for an event such that the attendees are of a certain age or mindset that they are ok with showing some skin (yes I know it’s lace but it still shows skin).

    Weddings tend to have a range of ages and types of people attending, so if it’s considered inappropriate by even a few of the attendees, I wouldn’t wear it. Just out of respect that you are a loved one of the bride/groom and those who are more conservative are also loved ones of the couple.

    Otherwise, if it were a different, public function and only a few would think it would be inappropriate, I’d still wear it, it’s a cute dress!

    Post # 52
    2002 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    my general rule is, “if you have to ask, the answer is no”


    however, i voted that this was appropriate. It’s not white/cream, it’s not super low cut, and even though some may say that the lace would count as “implied” low cut, i think it’s totally fine 🙂

    Post # 53
    2604 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I love the back, but the front is a little much. Or… not much. :-/

    Post # 54
    392 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Cute dress, cute back, but wayyyy too much boobage for a wedding. If you do choose to wear it be aware that people may be looking at you funny or talking about you (hey, just being honest, someone is bound to do it).

    Post # 55
    222 posts
    Helper bee

    Is there any way you could pin some black fabric to the front to cover up that open area? I had to do that to a shirt once (more because of a hole than revealing, and I sewed it). If you could find black pins to use or a long necklace then you might get away with it.

    Post # 56
    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I think it’s fine for a wedding in Australia. I’ve been to a few here in qld, this past year and that dress would not have looked out of place at them. For a cocktail dress function I think it is fine. 

    Post # 57
    195 posts
    Blushing bee

    in australia, it should be alright, as they are more casual

    Post # 58
    23 posts
    • Wedding: May 2013

     Definately, if the friend is an ex-boyfriend. WinkWink

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