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

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 31
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

IMO the black and white cage dress is very LOUD and waaay too short for a semi formal. It even looks mini on the short legged women. It is a statement dress and not meant for a semi formal wedding. I love, love, love the orange dress! Even though the orange dress has a busy print it has a more formal look to it. I vote you rock the orange one!


p.s. Sorry about your house! Best of luck!

Post # 32
2672 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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CorvusCorax:  first of all, I’m really sorry to hear about your house. That must be an incredibly traumatic experience. I think both of the options you posted are fine. If at all possible, given your circumstances, try to dress them up a bit with some more formal accessories. However, there is nothing wrong with either of those dresses as is. I’m kind of surprised by people saying the dresses are too short. You’ve already said you are not especially tall, so I think the length is perfectly fine. Unless, the wedding is for a very conservative crowd. I’ve attended lots of weddings all over the US.  The only times I’ve ever seen people pass judgement on a guest’s attire was when girls have shown up in dresses so short their ass was practically hanging out and another occasion where the father of the groom wore jeans to a formal ballroom wedding.

Post # 33
2544 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I really like this dress, but I think the orange one is more appropriate.

Post # 5
15349 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think it would stand out and looks a bit too informal imo.  I agree with MrsTtoB, it looks more like something you would go shopping on a nice weekend in.  Sorry about your house burning down.  I hear what you are saying about dress shopping, I hate it too! 

Edit: I don’t know why the timestamp on this post is 6 hours before the post was made!  It’s driving me nuts.

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