(Closed) Is this dress okay for a semi-formal wedding

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
901 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

I’m so sorry about your house burning down. How awful. I can’t even imagine what you are going through. 

I honestly don’t think that dress is appropriate for a semi-formal wedding. It’s very loud for one, but it’s also way too short and not formal or semi-formal at all.

When I think semi-formal I think tealength or floor length dresses. That dress just looks like one a teenager would go shopping in. 

Post # 3
1543 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think if u wore it with some fancy jewelry and a pair of more formal high heels it would be ok. Not the ankle boots. 

Post # 4
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center


I think it’s too ‘loud’ for a semi-formal wedding.

Post # 6
2848 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I am so sorry about your house.  🙁


I think the dress is a little short and a little too bold, but in your situation, wear what you have.  At least you’re going.

Post # 7
1784 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

CorvusCorax:  So sorry about your home. It seems a bit short. Maybe Rent the Runway?

Post # 9
4040 posts
Honey bee

Too high, on the thigh!

Post # 10
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

CorvusCorax:  No!  That is SO short (and “loud” as a PP put it)

Post # 11
14658 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

CorvusCorax:  It could only take a day at the mall to find something more appropriate.  You asked and everyone has said too short and loud, but it seems like your mind was made up anyways so why bother asking.  Personally, I’d be embarrassed to stand out and not fit in at a semi formal/formal event.  I’d go shop for a day and settle for something more appropriate to spare myself the embarrassment.  If you really dont care and will be comfortable in that, then why ask and just do it.

Do you have picture of your orange one?  That could possibly work better.  It’s not all just about the color.  The print on this one is very bold, and the length too short.

Post # 12
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

CorvusCorax:  I think it’s fine as long as it’s dressed/jazzed up with something classy like a strand of pearls. However, I would not wear ankle shoes with the dress- that would make it look way more casual asap, whereas some nice black heels or pop of color heels would make it more cocktail attire/semi-formal friendly. I think it’s very reminescent of vintage tea dresses, just a bit shorter & more bold pattern. 

Post # 13
2987 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

To me, this is not a loud dress at all. “Semi formal” is not even a real thing and this is why it’s confusing to use those words to describe a dress code for a wedding. I would wear it, I like it and if it fits you more like the non-model pictures, I think it’s appropriate. I might go for a lower heel or flats if you’re worried about the length and I think with the right accessories it could be dressed up more. I would not be offended if someone wore this to my wedding. 

Post # 15
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I personally love that dress and would wear it in a heartbeat. Buuuuut I am clearly outvoted here.

Post # 16
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I personally LOVE it!!!  I think it’s perfect……and it’s not that short on you.  It’s ridiculously short on the model lol.

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