(Closed) Is this dress okay for a wedding guest?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Is this dress appropriate for an early evening outdoor winery wedding next weekend?

    Yes, cute!

    It is just okay.

    No. The color, cut or other is worng for a wedding.

  • Post # 17
    3356 posts
    Sugar bee

    What fabric is it made out of?  It looks like cotton.  I think for a wedding you should go with something a little nicer, and less clubbish.  But I don’t think it would be something other guests would snicker and laugh at.

    Post # 19
    4522 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    @MorganCG:  For what it’s worth, cleavage wouldnt offend me at my OWN wedding, so maybe I’m not the best to ask :-p I love that dress!

    Post # 21
    1722 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1998

    I haven’t seen the dress on you personally, so I don’t think anyone here is exactly qualified to give you a full opinion.

    Speaking solely of what I see on the model, I would never wear this to a wedding. I think it’s too short and it would be a serious concern sitting down. I’ve seen people wear similar to weddings, and it usually doesn’t end well when it comes to a seated dinner.

    The chest-triangle’s an interesting accent and, on the model, doesn’t appear to show much more than what I would see on someone wearing just about any other dress. If you aren’t busty, and from what you say, you aren’t, that wouldn’t be a concern.


    Post # 22
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @MorganCG:  i think it’s adorable. as long as it’s longer than where your fingers rest on your thigh, and you can dance without flashing people, you’re fine.

    people here make it a personal challenge to find things to get offended about.

    but when in doubt, ask the bride?

    Post # 23
    1566 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think it’s cute, but I’d never wear it to a wedding :-

    Post # 24
    240 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Am I the only one concerned about what a weird tan line you could get from this? You’ll likely be outside from 430 on – maybe I’m just pasty but I could get some serious sun in that time. 

    The dress is cute though. 

    Post # 25
    5184 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I think it’s all good except for the keyhole. That’s meant to be a bit provocative.

    Post # 26
    14016 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I don’t love the color for a wedding.

    Post # 28
    2426 posts
    Buzzing bee

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    @MorganCG:  The first dress looks fine to me as long as you’re not showing more cleavage than the model. Otherwise it could be too sexy for some more conservative guests. It does look more like a dress one would wear to go out with friends or on a hot date than a wedding to me, but I wouldn’t be offended by it.

    Post # 29
    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2019 - City, State

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    @BrandNewBride:  The model is probably really tall. Last year I was intentionally looking for a daringly short dress (for NYE) and tried styles that were provocative on the models…on short-legged me they were knee-length. The OP states that the length is different on her.


    There are differing schools of thought on red, but most people don’t get all that worked up about it anymore IME.

    Post # 30
    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

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    @MorganCG:  The same dress (maybe not exact same dress but close to it) my sister wore was a really nice fabric not cotton, everyone raved about her dress. She is really busty too and it covered her up more than most of the girls at the wedding! My sisters dress was a different color so maybe the color is what is throwing everyone off, I thought it was a really nice dress to wear to a wedding. 

    Post # 31
    2051 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Definitely the first dress!!!

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