(Closed) Purple dress

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Is this dress too much for a formal wedding?
    Yes : (68 votes)
    88 %
    No : (9 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @knight.keira: Unless both weddings are black tie required or white tie optional/required, I’d say that dress is way too much for them.

    It’s a beautiful dress, but not appropriate unless they are very formal occasions.

    Post # 5
    46421 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think you can find something else to wear with your shoes.

    This dress would definitely come across as competing with the bride- train or no train.

    Post # 6
    23602 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Yes, that train is definitely too much.  And, who says you need a purple dress to go with purple shoes?

    Post # 7
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    This dress looks like a purple wedding dress so unless it is a black tie dress code you would be over doing it a bit. Perhaps a short version of this dress would work well, about knee length if you don’t wish to compromise but may work out pricey getting the dress and the alterations.

    Post # 8
    579 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Sorry it is too formal for a guest at a wedding to wear. You would be competitng with the bride as it looks like a wedding gown but in purple. When I first saw this I actually thought you were asking if it was okay to wear this as your wedding gown. Then I read your post and it was as a guest. I personally would find something else.

    Post # 9
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @pengoala: This. Purple shoes =/= purple dress.

    Post # 10
    964 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Love the dress but if you came to my wedding in it I would spill something on you..lol. Smile  I think its a little too much for a wedding.  It would be nice to wear to a black tie event but not a wedding

    Post # 11
    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Like PPs said, that’s probably too much unless the weddings are black- or white-tie.  If the brides have previously told you that they want the wedding to be super formal, then I *might* show them a picture of the dress and ask them what they think, but preface it by saying that you know it might be too much, and you won’t be offended if they say so.

    We want to have a *really* formal wedding, so I would personally be okay with you wearing that dress to my wedding, but I understand that I’m far from the average bride when it comes to acceptable levels of formality.

    Post # 12
    1278 posts
    Bumble bee

    From the bride’s POV you will be trying to upstage her and the BMs, even though that isn’t what you are trying to do.  It is a gorgeous dress, it just is too much for a wedding.  But as the PP said, if you want to, I would show the bride first!

    Post # 13
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I generally think a wedding guest needs to take a backseat and let the bride shine. It’s not a fashion gala, it’s someone else’s day to be the one in the fancy dress.

    Post # 14
    96 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Beautiful dress, but I agree that it’s WAY too much. It really does look like a purple wedding gown. I think purple heels and purple dress might be too matchy-matchy anyway. Try a gray, black or another neutral dress color… your shoes will really pop then 🙂

    Post # 15
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Pretty but I wouldn’t wear it as a guest to a wedding, regardless of formality.

    Post # 16
    2125 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    If it’s black tie formal…I really don’t see why not.

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