Post # 1
I’m a guest (close family) to a March 10th evening wedding at a Country Club. The father and men are wearing tuxes, and it seems to be a pretty formal event. I’m wondering what everyone thinks about this dress:
I own it in the gray silver color. Do you think this would be appropriate if I dressed it down with black accessories and a jacket? I don’t exactly want to be the one everyone stares at because I’m flashy! I was told cocktail attire was fine. =)
Post # 3
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 # 4
@abbie017: The most confusing part of this wedding is that there’s no mention of dress code in the invitation. Everyone seems to be confused as to what to wear.
Post # 5
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
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
what about something like this??
Post # 8
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
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
@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
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