Wedding Guest Attire: How much is too much?

posted 2 months ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
604 posts
Busy bee

faboflexy : 2 and 4 are okay, though 2 seems kinda short and the open back on 4 seems fairly risque.

 I guess I don’t understand why you’d feel the need to wear something so reavealing to a wedding? These look like something you’d wear if you were trying to get picked up.


Post # 3
4983 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

The only one I wouldn’t wear at all is the 3rd b/c I think the neckline is hideous.  The rest are fine, though maybe a little short depending on how leggy you are.  I wouldn’t care who wore any of those to my wedding – I don’t even know what my guests wore anymore.

Post # 4
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I like the first one or the last one.

Post # 5
43 posts

The last one if fine, the others seem a touch short, but dresses on models often looks shorter. 

Post # 6
945 posts
Busy bee

Those all look perfect for a wedding! Depending on the formality of the event I might choose one over the other for that day, but otherwise they all look great to me.

Post # 7
486 posts
Helper bee

I think 2 or 4 would be ideal, but it depends how tall you are. These would look more appropriate on someone shorter.

Post # 8
884 posts
Busy bee

I love E & J dress.  Looks somewhat couture and interesting.  Obviously, it’s a personal choice but I would wear that one. 

Post # 9
1029 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I think all of them are wedding appropriate. It just depends on what your taste is.

Post # 10
1133 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I think 2 or 4 are the best options, depending on how tall you are. I am 5’9″ and wouldn’t wear any of these as they would likely only come to my mid-thigh…and I am fairly conservative when I dress for someones wedding. 

Post # 11
844 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I think they are all fine depending on where the hem/length falls on you. For my body type, no matter what size I got my behind would be hanging out. So of course not appropriate. On a more petite frame, it would be just fine.

Post # 12
477 posts
Helper bee

I think all of those would be entirely appropriate guest dresses, unless this is a very conservative church wedding. Agreed that I wouldn’t wear the third because it’s not an attractive dress. I like the first quite a bit. 

Post # 13
13996 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think the first and last one are fine.  The other two seem a little short me.  To me, a wedding is a more of classy event, I’d leave something that short for a club.  Unless you’re actually trying to get picked up at the wedding….

Post # 14
80 posts
Worker bee

All of them are fine for a wedding, just pick the one you personally like the best.

Post # 15
12612 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Some of them aren’t my taste, but none of them are inappropriate to wear to a wedding.

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