Post # 16
I wonder why dresses can’t be sultry/elegant for a wedding. Why does it have to be “minimal”? I get the sense that so many people are insecure about others looking better than them on their “big day” IMO both those outfits are best for work and not fancy enough for a wedding.
like when the ankle is too tapered and creates the triangle bottom? I always thought of it as “the turkey leg” effect
Post # 17
I was thinking the same thing. I dress like that to go to a work conference, not a wedding. I would never wear either of those outfits to a wedding and I don’t believe that a guest has to dress intentionally frumpy or understated as to not steal attention from the bride.
Post # 18
- Wedding: December 2019 - City, State
My go-to is a floral print dress. The floral is cheerful and colorful, but the print means it probably doesn’t look like the bridesmaid dresses, and I feel festive and sort of old-fashioned-ladylike.
Post # 19
I love floral for spring/summer!! I have a few floral dresses I feel cannot do me wrong
Post # 20
By minimal I mean no wedding dresses or dresses that are outside the realm of the indicated dress code. Obviously a more formal affair will have a more formal dress code. Sultry and romantic? Good. Extreme cleavage, bare backs to your butt crack, and skirts up to your hooha? No. Wedding attire is also extremely regional, these outfits are perfectly acceptable for a cool weather wedding in my area. Obviously outfits will vary on the season.
Post # 21
Black jeans are appropriate wedding wear for a typical wedding in your area?
Post # 22
Turkey leg is a perfect description. 99% of men look horrible in skinny pants.
Post # 23
Well, of course, no wedding dresses… lol what a silly thing to say!! I agree on not wearing EXTREME club wear but I also think that plunging necks and backs (very trendy now) can be done appropriately. Weddings in my region (big city) tend to have high fashion elements like jumpsuits with deep Vs, tasteful cutouts, and open backs. I totally see our differences as regional and thats cool. I think there are a lot of other areas that have vastly different ideas of wedding attire.
I guess I’m thinking of when people instantly say so red it’s too attention grabbing or something similar
Post # 24
I generally wear something like this to a wedding.
I’ve never really seen anyone dresses like some of the examples on the previous threads, I agree they look like office outfits.
Jeans would look out of place at any wedding I’ve ever been to, women always wear dresses, maybe a jumpsuit or a nice cigarette pant but not jeans.
Post # 25
This is the perfect description, IMO.
Post # 26
Other than black or white tie dress codes don’t belong on a wedding invitation since guests are presumed to be adults who can dress themselves.
What’s considered appropriate to wear to a wedding? Nothing low cut or with cut outs, nothing too tight or short. There’s a time and place for everything and a wedding is neither. With no specification, a wedding invitation implies cocktail dress or dressy separates and a suit for men. In my circles a little black dress is perfectly appropriate, but conservative or traditional etiquette would still say no to all black, white, red.
Obviously an outdoor or beach wedding would call for something in a not too heavy or hot fabric. Business casual and jeans are generally not appropriate. I totally disagree with some of the examples that were posted and yes, I know the sequin dress was a joke!
Post # 27
that’s SOOO interesting about the red and black!!! I love black. I have some gorgeous black dresses I’ve worn to weddings. I respectfully want to push back on the cut outs with this dress:
Out of respect to the guest at my wedding who wore it ill post the model version. I thought this was AMAZING.
Post # 28
I kinda like the ice-cream cone look for men >.>
Especially for spring/summer weddings when anything dark color just stands out as over-dressed, and the poor man will be sweltering in the outfit….moreso if it’s outdoors as a lot of weddings tend to be.