(Closed) Is this type of outfit too flashy for a wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Is this appropriate or competing with the bride?
    Sounds fine : (36 votes)
    24 %
    Choose something else : (97 votes)
    64 %
    The dress sounds fine, skip the cream color : (11 votes)
    7 %
    The cream sounds fine, skip the sparkly dress : (8 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    2400 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @chillinchillin:  I don’t think it would be. Picture?

    Like this V

    or this V


    I think the second one is alot less flashy and acceptable.

    Post # 4
    3063 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Yeah, pictures would be helpful. It’s hard gather an accurate opinion based on your description alone.

    Post # 6
    2400 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I would say yes. Too flashy. Sorry ):

    Post # 7
    632 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Honestly, I think the dress is fine. flashy wise, but appears to be a tad short? But I don’t like the shawl. The dress + shawl combo don’t seem to go well together.

    Post # 8
    251 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    If you have something else then I’d wear something else. This is a pretty subjective thing and even if the bride doesnt think it’s too flashy one of outspoken family members might, either way why risk it

    Post # 9
    5544 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Is that a shirt or a dress?!?! Short, glittery and a white doesn’t seem like a good plan for a wedding. 

    Post # 11
    2185 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Sorry, but I think the shawl is too casual for a formal affair. And the dress seems to be rather short, which, combined with strapless and sparkly, make it a bit too flashy for an evening reception. I’d suggest looking for something else. 

    I was at a wedding several months ago where numerous female guests were dressed for the after-party, not the wedding; super-short, tight, strapless, shiny dresses paired with 5-inch heels. I’m sorry, but that’s not classy and definitely not appropriate for an afternoon vineyard wedding.

    Post # 12
    8422 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think it’s a bit too flashy for a wedding. Look at it as a good excuse to go shopping 🙂


    Post # 13
    4605 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I think you need to keep looking. It looks really short. That paired with sparkle and strapless… not good for a formal wedding.

    Post # 14
    2515 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Since it’s short and strapless, i would say don’t wear it. have you looked into renttherunway.com? you can rent dresses from them and it’s awesome. i’ve used them for a few different events and it’s nice because i don’t have to buy a dress for every event (if i were to buy a dress, it wouldn’t work for every situation).

    Post # 15
    1848 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I wouldn’t wear it. Too sparkly.

    Post # 16
    53 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I agree with most others. The dress is cute, but the combo short/flashy/strapless is too flashy for a wedding.

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