Post # 16
Actually, you should dress according to the formality of the event, not to match your date. Of course your H should go along with the groom’s wishes, but as a date, I would not want to be the only guest in a long gown.
Long dresses are not necessarily always formal, of course, but this particular dress does seem a bit summery for a March in Annapolis. The color is also a little too loud, IMO. If the wedding is not black tie, I’d wear a cocktail dress and bring along a sweater, shawl or pashmina. Assuming the wedding is indoors, your arms would get cold before your legs do.
Post # 17
christeeny : not seasonally appropriate
Post # 18
That’d be a great dress for an Aussie wedding!
edited to add – not that I’ve answered your question at all. Sorry!
Post # 19
I agree with pps , not a very elegant dress and too loud/casual for a formalish wedding . Not to mention you might be cold. Is it a daytime affair ? Would a tea length be ok, like this or fitted like this
If it evening, then a long evening style would be better. And a little wrap or pashmina anyway
Post # 20
Preface this by saying I’m obviously wrong because every previous poster has disagreed with me. But I think that if someone tends to dress bohemian, or funky, or goth, or however they dress, and they go to a wedding in MD, they shouldn’t have to be like “must run down to the mall and get my Kate Middleton on so I can fit in with everyone else.” You’re an individual, you have your own sense of style, and you’re going to a wedding. It’s not a casting call for “wedding guest #5,” I think it’s ok to look like yourself.
If your goal is to fit in and not draw any attention to yourself whatsoever, then that’s probably not the dress. But I think it’s cute as hell and not at all inappropriate.
Post # 21
christeeny : Hi there. I live in the DC Metro area and it is still quite cold here. Next Saturday’s weather forecast for Annapolis is a high/low of 60/50 with a good chance of rain. That info may help you to better dictate what you feel comfortable wearing…enjoy!
Post # 22
Nothing wrong with the color, imo, but it’s a bit informal. Looks like something I’d wear to the beach.
Post # 23
- Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek
Sorry, bee. I love this dress for a summer wedding here (I live really close to Annapolis), but it’s a little too bright for right now. We still have snow on the ground! According to my phone, it’s supposed to be almost 70 next Saturday, but that might change. I would pick a maxi dress in a darker color and plan to wear a cardigan over it.
Post # 24
Thanks everybody for the advice so far.
The dress code isn’t listed on the invitation. I only know the groom (not the bride) and I asked him about the dress code and he said he thinks it’s cocktail attire (he doesnt seem to want to bother to with any of the details). We’re staying at the hotel that the wedding’s being held at, Historic Inns of Annapolis, so at least I shouldn’t have to commute in the cold. The ceremony is at 5 PM, so it will be an evening wedding. Now I’m thinking I’ll either wear one of these 3 dresses. Is it ok to wear a simple, long dress to a wedding with a cocktail dress code?
Post # 25
Okay, you’ve got your answers regarding the wedding lol.
Now that that’s out of the way, we’re hoping to move to Florida soon, so I’ve got new clothes on my mind. Where is the original dress and the first short navy one above from?!
Post # 26
ksn1219 : Lol, it’s way easier to dress in Florida. Anything goes as long as it keeps you cool!
The short navy one was from Francesca’s and I just got it today so it should be in stock at most stores. https://www.francescas.com/product/london-mesh-lace-a-line-dress.do?gclid=CJTyn5Wp4dICFcW4wAodC6gG4Q
The pink dress in the original post was by Gianni Bini from Dillard’s. The dress style was called “Shawna” and came in a few colors. I got it about a year ago so I couldn’t find a link, but you might be able to find it online somewhere.
Post # 27
christeeny : your question was already answered on here but I just wanted to say I really love your style!
Where I’m from the first dress would be fine but you might get a little cold in March.