Question about guest attire

posted 7 months ago in Guests
Post # 16
8760 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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 # 18
56 posts
Worker bee

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
5182 posts
Bee Keeper


christeeny :  

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
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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
870 posts
Busy bee

Nothing wrong with the color, imo, but it’s a bit informal.  Looks like something I’d wear to the beach.

Post # 23
1380 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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 # 25
5455 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

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 # 27
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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.

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