(Closed) March evening wedding attire?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Is this dress wedding appropriate?
    yes : (10 votes)
    40 %
    no : (15 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 3
    13012 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t think you’d need to dress it down, honestly.  It seems a bit casual/clubby to me.  Typically evening weddings are more formal (I’m having a night black-tie optional wedding next March), which means cocktail dresses at a minimum.  I personally don’t see the dress in the link as a “cocktail” dress; it’s more something I’d wear out to a club on a Friday night. 

    Post # 5
    3522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    If the men are in tuxes and it’s at a country club in the evening, that leads me to believe that relatively formal attire is expected. I like the dress you posted, but not for that situation–it’s just too casual.

    Post # 6
    1925 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think the dress is too informal.  Particularly because of its length.  I think a cocktail dress would be more appropriate since the men are wearing tuxes.  This dress seems like a going out with the girls dress to me.

    Post # 7
    5269 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2016

    what about something like this??

    Post # 8
    803 posts
    Busy bee

    I have to agree that this dress is not appropriate. Perhaps if you were going out for cocktails at a lounge. However, as you stated, this is a country club and the men are wearing tuxedos. I find that when I’m usually unsure about dress code that it’s good to pull out the multi-use little black dress. 

    You can dress it down or up depending on the occasion. This one is great because it has a very simple cut and silhouette. However, it has beautiful lace which makes it more formal. 

    Post # 9
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think it’s fine, especially if there isn’t a dress code written on the invitation. I’ve seen plenty of people wear dresses like this to formal weddings. I suggest bringing a fitted black blazer, just to dress it up a bit for the ceremony.

    Post # 10
    5762 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @Lydiaemily:  when you say the Father and the ‘men’, what exactly do you mean? The men (GM) in the bridal party, or all the men that are invited guests? Most Bridal Party men wear tuxes of some sort, but that doesn’t mean all the male guests are expected to as well.

    I see nothing informal about the dress you’ve posted, and see it as perfectly appropriate for an evening country club wedding.

    Post # 11
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think it’s perfectly fine for an evening country club wedding. Unless it says black tie then I think you’re safe with a cocktail dress

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