(Closed) Ok to wear a nude/blush dress as a guest to wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Guests
Post # 16
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909 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

My own wedding dress is nearly this same shade, but with a layer of beading on top. If it were short I’d say it would be ok. But neutral colour + long = no

Post # 17
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I would not wear that to a wedding personally.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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xx06003 :  Most of the responses here have advised you not to wear this dress, so why are you leaning towards wearing it? I wouldn’t wear it unless you can have your husband verify her dress / bridesmaid dress color. It is springtime and blush is super popular.

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee

Slit up almost to the panty line? Hanging off the top from every angle? Who cares WHAT the COLOR IS?

Post # 20
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395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Oh my gosh, I never understand the logic behind stuff like this. If someone showed up in a light-colored (not a plain, stark white) dress to my wedding, who cares?! Everyone knows I’m the bride here lol. It’s not disrespectful, it’s not selfish, etc. Rock the dress, bee!

Post # 21
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Blushing bee

Go ahead and wear it I say. You do run the risk of it being too similar a shade to the bride’s gown, but given that bridal gowns have expanded into blush/champagne/pink I don’t think it’s fair to take all the colors off the table for a guest. 

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

It’s ridiculous to think that, because a bride might choose a non-traditional dress color, so many dress colors OTHER than white should be off limits. If a bride chooses to wear blush or champagne or red or black or florals, she should do that accepting the chance that someone else may also wear those colors. It’s also ridiculous to try and plan around the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. The bride does not need everry guest calling her asking what color she and the bridal party are wearing.

That said, I would not wear the dress for other reasons – the high slit and very loose neckline are a little too showy for a wedding for me. But the color should not deter you. 

Post # 23
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406 posts
Helper bee

Girl, wear whatever you damn well please as long as you look bangin’ in it!  Tradition is shit these days and you can’t walk on eggshells for every wedding because the bride MIGHT wear a shade of the same color as you. Nah, I don’t even care if girls wear white to my wedding…if someone mistakes them for the bride then they’re at the wrong damn wedding because I sure as hell didn’t invite anyone I don’t know or anyone that stupid.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Most brides won’t notice or care–becaues they will be too busy, especially if you aren’t close enough with her that she is making extra effort to spend time with you (no offense, it’s a busy day). There are exceptions to this rule, some brides take it very seriously. Usually, however, the only problem with wearing light colored dresses that look nothing like wedding dresses is that other guests will whisper about it and act appalled. Some particularly mean-spirited jerks might actually mention it to the bride, in what can only be interpreted as an attempt to sabotage her good time. It doesn’t really matter unless the bride cares, tbh, but proceed with caution because guest scorn can become unpleasant, and is avoidable if you don’t want to deal with it.

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I would keep looking. It is blush which is a popular bridesmaids / wedding dress color but I am more concerned with all of the cutouts and slits. Generally, you’re supposed to pick one asset to showcase. This dress shows back, shoulders, chest, arms, AND a ton of leg. That skit is wayyyy to high for a wedding imo. If you are going to wear this regardless of the gaurenteed side eye from other guests, I would at least pin the slit so that it ends before your thigh and consider a modesty panel for the bust. 

Post # 26
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Honey Beekeeper

Whether you like or dislike the dress itself, the only thing that is too revealing is the side slit which may be perfectly fine on someone who is less tall than the model in the photo. It’s also extremely easy to adjust.

Otherwise, if this is not a very conservative venue it’s perfectly appropriate. It’s really no different than any other spaghetti strap gown. 

Post # 27
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177 posts
Blushing bee

I took another look at the dress and have changed my mind. The slit is way too sexy and revealing. That alone disqualifies the dress.

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Haha! I think it’s fine… I did not care about that so much on my wedding day, but no one wore anything inappropriate. I mean, everyone knew I was the bride. As far as the whole “avoid looking like a bridesmaid”, my SIL and BFF wore dark blue dresses and looked like they were bridesmaids! I only had 2, but with them it looked like I had 4. It was funny, not upsetting at all.

Post # 29
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Honey bee

Long solid light blush color? No way would I risk that

 

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