Is this dress too gaudy for a wedding guest?

posted 3 years ago in Guests
  • poll: Is this dress too gaudy?

    No, it's great. I'd love if a guest wore that to my wedding!

    Girl, are you crazy? That is WAY too much.


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  • Post # 31
    547 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2019

    My concern with a dress like that, would be whether I’d end up dressed like a bridesmaid…

    Post # 33
    377 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2017

    In my country that is a normal, formal dress, and I would wear it in a heartbeat! It is beautiful! 

    Post # 34
    1890 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

    Gorgeous dress

    Post # 35
    1520 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    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
    24 posts
    • Wedding: November 2018

    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
    8269 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Knowing it’s in Latin America, I would think it’s fine. Their events are always very colourful and well dressed! 

    Post # 38
    3353 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

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    Overjoyed :  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
    156 posts
    Blushing bee

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    mrsg9118 :  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
    9575 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    That would be fine for black tie but it’s over the top for your standard wedding. Cocktail dress.

    Post # 41
    3501 posts
    Sugar bee

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    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
    1294 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Do you have a legit invitation? Call up the bride or whatever the RSVP number is and ask.

    Post # 43
    132 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2008

    Can you have this dress cut to knee length by a tailor? 

    Post # 44
    1419 posts
    Bumble bee

    I love Alexander McQueen! Amazing dress.

    Not for a wedding though, unless it’s black tie.


    Post # 45
    156 posts
    Blushing bee

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    claroquesi :  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.

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