Post # 31
My concern with a dress like that, would be whether I’d end up dressed like a bridesmaid…
Post # 32
yes! I have heard of this before. That it’s best to stay away from solid color full length dresses because what if you accidentally match the bridesmaids? I have no earthly way of knowing what the bridesmaids will wear, but I can tell you this: I have seen guests intentionally stick within a certain color family in keeping with the wedding colors and it seems to be a good thing. Several people asked before my own wedding “what colors should we all wear?” or people would upon hearing my wedding colors remark “oh man, I don’t have anything orange” as though it was understood that they should try and match the napkins, lol… and I remember not realizing that was a thing. I assume it’s cultural. It’s my culture as well, but I came of age in the US (whereas my husband was born/raised/educated here), so some things aren’t second nature to me.
Post # 33
In my country that is a normal, formal dress, and I would wear it in a heartbeat! It is beautiful!
Post # 35
Its gorgeous but its way too “LOOK AT ME” for a wedding guest. I would not be impressed if I saw someone wearing this at a wedding.
Post # 36
Sorry to jump in on your post, maybe I am oblivious or it’s a US/UK difference but I love this dress and was planning on getting something very similar for a wedding in September (pic above). I did think it is quite dressy but I thought not wearing a hat would be a little less formal? Also we can’t wear red to weddings? Is this a thing??
Post # 37
Knowing it’s in Latin America, I would think it’s fine. Their events are always very colourful and well dressed!
Post # 38
i wouldn’t consider it gaudy, it’s a lovely dress! That said, someone, somewhere, will say that red is an inappropriate color for a wedding because it’s an “attention grabbing” color and might see like you’re trying stand out and be in the spotlight. I wouldn’t mind if someone wore it to my wedding, but just something to consider.
Post # 39
Red is generally to be avoided as many people consider it rude/attention grabbing. I am sure lots of brides would not mind but I would avoid the risk that the bride or other guests might see it negatively. If you look at the royal weddings etc. you never see a guest in red!
Post # 40
That would be fine for black tie but it’s over the top for your standard wedding. Cocktail dress.
Post # 41
sophx8 : “If you look at the royal weddings etc. you never see a guest in red!”
We’d better inform Queen Letizia of Spain, as she wore a very red dress to the wedding of the Crown Prince of Denmark!
Post # 42
Do you have a legit invitation? Call up the bride or whatever the RSVP number is and ask.
Post # 43
Can you have this dress cut to knee length by a tailor?
Post # 44
I love Alexander McQueen! Amazing dress.
Not for a wedding though, unless it’s black tie.
Post # 45
Ahahaha there is always an exception! She looks beautiful, though I always hate how red looks against red carpets. With that said I personally am not a fan of rocking the boat, so I would absolutely avoid red for one night.