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 # 46
    3449 posts
    Sugar bee

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    sophx8 :  Red truly looks fantastic on her. I’m leaning towards the idea that red is a controversial color (or not) to wear as a guest for weddings, depending on one’s cultural context.  In Latin America it is not controversial at all, and is somewhat common, as it looks great on olive/darker skin, and dark haired women.

    Post # 47
    156 posts
    Blushing bee

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    claroquesi :  I was also wondering if that may be the difference! Red is so beautiful, so I can’t blame them for making it a common color at all. If it was the standard in my culture, I would want to wear it too! I love learning all the cultural differences through this site. 

    Post # 48
    4515 posts
    Honey bee

    I have been to several weddings in Latin America and the dress code was gowns (but not poufy) for women and suits for men. So your dress would have been perfect. But all of them were evening weddings. I would talk to the family to make sure.

    Post # 49
    3804 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    If you’re in South America the culture may well be different on this! That dress would be too formal in an Australian wedding unless you knew for a fact it was black tie. However I did go to a Filipino wedding recently and the formality level was a bit ramped up, the bridesmaids dresses were quite similar to that dress. They also did the thing where the guests can match the wedding colours. So you might have to guide yourself on this one…

    Post # 50
    877 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    If it’s a black tie wedding, in which case it would say so on invite, then that is perfect

    However way over the top if its not.. a 800 dollar designer gown? please do not spend that money on a guest dress

    I am assuming you have instagram? go look at the location on instagram and see what people are wearing in tagged photos. done.



    Post # 52
    989 posts
    Busy bee

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    Overjoyed :  This is a black tie dress – if it’s not a black tie wedding, then don’t wear it.

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