Post # 1
Hello, Bees… lurker here for awhile but new member. Not currently waiting or anything, but mainly stumbled upon bee due to my being a bridesmaid in my bff’s wedding coming up. Then I got sucked in and can’t stop reading what you ladies have to say!
Anyway, backtrack. My SO and I have been invited to a wedding of a friend of his from his old job. The couple is Muslim, and I have barely been to any weddings before, no Muslim weddings, and I just had a question about attire. (I am very reformed Jewish, have never been to super religious wedding of any kind) I want to be as appropriate as possible for the reception, and I do not know anyone else going that I could ask this question. I was planning on wearing a knee length black a-line dress with the top part fully covered, just arms showing. Is this ok? Should my legs be totally covered? Arms? I am not sure how religious the couple is, the reception is at a hotel… but I just don’t want to show up wearing something inappropriate, even though I think it’s a pretty modest dress. I would truly appreciate anyone’s help! Thanks 🙂
Post # 3
I don’t know about this, but I’ll bump in case anyone else can help!
Post # 4
Where i live most people wear dresses to muslim weddings, how tight or lose the dress is is age dependent, but its never ridiculously tight and never shorter then knee length and it must have sleeves. If i have problems finding a dress with sleeves that I like i’ll add a cardigan. Ummm, guess some ladies wear pants as well, but if you’re wearing pants make sure your top covers your bum.
Post # 5
I would say majorly depends on the couple and their family. The one I went too I wore my standard cocktail dresses it was a v neck and sleevless and I was fine. Some of the muslim ladies were very modest others were dressed just like me. The bride wore a strapless dress.
Post # 6
As a muslim bride, my immediate family is conservative, but that doesn’t mean other family members will be. It is dependent on the reception itself, if it doesn’t specify “Muslim Attire” on the invitation, then your regular wedding attire should be fine.
Post # 7
At the Muslim weddings I’ve been to, generally as long as you’re not showing cleavage or wearing a sleeveless dress or a miniskirt, you’re good. Like another bee said, sometimes I’m throw a cardigan over if the dress I really want to wear is strapless or anything.
Post # 8
Thanks so much for all the responses! Well, it seems as if my dress (shell type top, sleevless but covers up to shoulder) should be ok then but I’ll bring a cardigan with me and see what everyone else is wearing. As far as I know, the couple is on the less religious side but I still want to be a bit more on the conservative side. Thank you again so much for your input.