Post # 1
I am inclined towards a nay, but am unsure as to what is appropriate these days. Is black ok?
We may attend a very formal winter wedding and I have a gorgeous satin texture wool formal dress that would be great, except that it’s black! I don’t want to wear anything that would be wrong. Thoughts?
Post # 3
If it’s very formal, and the dress doesn’t look “funeral-ish” I say go for it. Black is a very elegant color! Maybe try pairing it with a red scarf or something to brighten it up 🙂
Post # 4
I’ve worn black dresses to weddings and several women wore black dresses to my wedding. I don’t think it’s an issue, especially if it’s a formal wedding.
Post # 5
Another yea vote – a number of guests looked great in black at my wedding in August.
Post # 6
@PacificMrs: Fortunately it’s not funeral-ish (whew). It’s a simple strapless dress with a flared skirt, and very formal. It would look great with colorful satin heels and pearl jewelry. I’m just concerned about the association of black with funerals (and how women shouldn’t wear black to weddings). Come to think of it, men wear black suits to weddings all the time. Unfair! LOL, I’m only partly jesting.
Post # 7
I think wearing black to a wedding is super acceptable. At the last 4 weddings I’ve been to, I’ve seen a lot of women wearing black dresses. None of these were formal affairs, so I would say it is pretty mainstream. Go for it!
Post # 8
I would wear black no problem and I would not think twice if someone wore black to mine.
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Black is completely appropriate to the more formal weddings.
Post # 10
I am a big LBD fan and have several. I usually wear one of them to weddings unless they are daytime, outside, and very informal. Just the safest thing to wear for me. Sometimes when I don’t know the people that well I will take several options for jewelry with me and check out what people are wearing when we pull up to the venue and put on what ever dresses up or down my LBD.
Post # 11
I just looked at our wedding photos b/c I thought I had seen a guest at our wedding in a black dress. Indeed, there was at least one woman in a black dress–satin, one shoulder cocktail gown that was absolutely stunning. So I may wear the black dress to this wedding if we attend it. Thanks everyone!
Post # 12
I have no issue with black dresses! I wore one to my friends wedding this summer. Go for it!
Post # 13
Yes, especially with colored heels, colored wrap, pretty jewelry, a nice manicure, etc etc! Not to mention a big smile. 🙂
Post # 14
i have worn black dresses to many weddings. a black cocktail dress typically doesn’t look too funeralish (is that a word) when you pair it with great accessories and sexy pair of shoes.
Post # 15
I think it’s fine. Black to me says formal, not necessarily funeral.
Post # 16
MOG wearing black birdcagey veil type headpiece with a black dress and shawl=not ok
Otherwise I think you are ok lol
Seriously though I see no problem with wearing a cute black cocktail dress!