(Closed) Red dress….too Jessica Rabbit?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
5107 posts
Bee Keeper

If it’s brick red, I think it would be fine. You can always do it down with a black or grey cardigan/shawl.

Post # 4
1837 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@pinkybunny:  i think it’s fine

Post # 5
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The reason a guest doesn’t wear white or red to a wedding is so she doesn’t seem to be attempting to “upstage” the bride. That’s a simple enough dress (certainly not a glossy satin or anything!) and it isn’t likely to match the bridesmaids – even if they’re in red. So that dress really ought to be fine. 

If you know the bride quite well you could run it by her and see if she has any objection. Otherwise, I don’t think it should be something to worry about, red is a pretty acceptable color. 

Post # 6
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it’s pretty and perfectly acceptable!

Post # 7
745 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I don’t see a problem with red at all, in any hue. That dress is lovely, and it’s not out there (even without a blazer).

Though, I don’t know. The way I see it, if someone shows up to my wedding in a white or red dress, I can’t imagine people paying attention for too long. Though, I don’t think people need to focus on the bride and groom the entire day, either.

Post # 8
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wouldn’t see any issues with that, and it’s a beautiful dress! 

Post # 9
5983 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

Wear it!  Totally cute!

Post # 10
5295 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

I think it’s very pretty!

Post # 11
10355 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t understand how red would be upstaging the bride. Crazytown.

It’s a knee length fairly conservative dress, honestly. Should be fine.

Post # 12
634 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I made this same post a while back. And I wore the strapless red dress to an evening wedding. And it was awesome and no one thought I was crazy or a hooker.

Post # 13
25 posts
  • Wedding: March 2014

It’s classy, wear it 🙂

Post # 14
914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think it’s beautiful! So many color rules, it’s crazy.

Post # 15
5982 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

i like it. I approve. LOL

Post # 16
4410 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

Okay…never heard the rule about not wearing red to a wedding if you’re a guest…  

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