(Closed) Is this dress too much for catholic church??

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
  • poll: Should I try to get another dress?
    No.. the dress is fine the way it is! : (28 votes)
    19 %
    Yes.. it's absolutely too much for a catholic church! : (26 votes)
    18 %
    No... just have the dress lined inside... : (92 votes)
    63 %
  • Post # 3
    2522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I think you should have it lined or look for a new dress.  I don’t think it’s very modest.  If there were material in the see through areas you would be fine.  I don’t usually have a problem with strapless dresses either unlike some Catholics.  My only opinion of negativity is when you can see through it.


    Post # 4
    1429 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    What a beautiful dress! I think lining it would do the trick. Otherwise yes to much for a Catholic church IMO.

    Post # 5
    592 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I voted it’s fine. But I’m not catholic and really have no idea.

    Post # 6
    528 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    First of all, I think the dress is beautiful 🙂

    I’d have it lined though for that bit of extra modesty that’d probably make you more comfortable anyways- been as it’s even occured to you to ask.

    All churches are different but I’d say it’s best to line it anyway. It’s a gorgeous dress, lining it should be easy!

    Post # 7
    1109 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think it would be fine if it were lined. I even feel weird about my dress and it has little straps and stuff, you won’t feel comfortable in that if you wear it as is. its def too much

    Post # 8
    277 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I wouldn;t have even noticed it was see through if it wasn’t for the boob area!! But yes it does look a bit too much, because you can see the contrast. I’d have it lined so that the boob area wouldn’t be different from the rest…


    (i’m not catholic but protestant, and i wouldn’t wear a see through dress in church)

    Post # 9
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    The first thing i noticed was the see thru part.  I’d either have it lined or get a new dress unless you’d like the priest to give you a piece of his mind during your wedding ceremony.

    Post # 10
    711 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Surprisingly, for someone who had a Catholic wedding, I don’t think it is all that bad. I have seen other dresses where they dip like crazy in the front and back and show more skin. If you aren’t sure maybe ask your priest so there are not any problems the day of.

    Post # 11
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I like the dress, I would like it better lined. Honestly I don’t get see through wedding dresses. They look like lingerie to me.

    Post # 12
    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    different churches are different… if you showed up wearing a see-through dress like that in at least one Catholic church I know of, they either wouldn’t let you get married, or else they’d plop a shawl on you! 

    Post # 13
    2107 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    As long as you have it lined, it should be fine.  It’s a gorgeous dress otherwise!

    Post # 14
    6830 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    It is a pretty dress but definately have it lined.

    Post # 15
    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    Really pretty dress. I think the see through may be too much for church but I would ask my mom and aunts for their opinion on if it is church appropriate as some churches are more strick than others. My church was okay with strapless but I’ve heard of catholic churches requiring covered shoulders for example.

    I have heard that wearing a long line bra in the same color can create the look of a lined dress, particuarly as yours has a lot of detailed lace. Maybe you could try this and then remove the long bra for the reception to really let the mid section show all its details. It is truely a georgeous dress and looks great on you.

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