(Closed) wedding guest dress

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: which dress?

    champagne/white

    peachy pink

    navy/plum

    red

  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I didn’t bother looking at all the pictures but do NOT wear white. DO NOT DO IT!!

    I also wouldn’t wear pink/peach for a November wedding. Too spring/summer in my opinion. And I try to avoid wearing the colors of the BM’s if I know what they are. I wouldn’t want to match the bridal party. I would go with navy/plum

    ETA: the last dress? I wouldn’t wear such an elaborate ballgown to a wedding either.

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by  SoonAsYouCan.
    Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    What’s the dress code for the wedding?  I would not wear white, and I would also not try to match her bridal colors or bridesmaid dresses.

    You also included so many options, it’s hard to narrow it down and I’m not sure which direction you are heading in.

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    Agreed, I would be annoyed for a guest to wear white/ivory… that should be the bride’s right. I vote navy/plum.

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

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    BrideAddict92:  Unless you are in the bridal party, do not wear the same colours (I think the only exeption would be if the party were wearing black dresses) and definitely not white!, even if the bride will be wearing ivory. This may just be me but if someone wore white to my wedding I would be beyond angry.

    Post # 6
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2016

    Do not wear anything white or even close to white. 

    Also, some of these dresses look very elaborate and formal. Is this a black tie wedding? If not, most of these are simply too much, in my opinion. I feel like you just posted pictures of every single dress you’ve looked at in the last year or something! Much too many (and all in completely different styles) for us to narrow it down for you. 

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I would narrow down your choices and also number them so we can easily tell you which ones we like.  I have no idea how to describe the ones I like to you.

    Post # 8
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    Busy Beekeeper

    Your choices are all over the place as far as style, and there are so many it’s like you’re spamming your own page.  Narrow it down if you want real opinions.  

    As PPs mentioned, do NOT wear white. I can’t believe you’re even thinking of that.  How would you feel if someone came to your wedding in some of those white dress options you have up there?  They’re practically bridal themselves.  What’s the ‘dress’ style for the wedding?  Cocktail? Black tie? Prom?  That’s what I’m seeing from what I scrolled through, but they’d be appropriate for 3 different weddings, or a quinceanera (last one). 

    I agree with others – go for an autumny color.  Will it be cold?  Some of those short dresses may make you miserable if it is.

    Post # 9
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    Umm first of all, why would you consider even wearing ivory or white to a wedding? For all you know the bride can have a short reception dress in white. No you should not try to match the bridal party if you are not in the bridal party…and I also don’t think you should wear red…its stands out too much….seems to me you are looking for a reaction on here or want all the attention on you the day of your friends wedding. 

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee

    Can I just real quick vote NONE OF THE ABOVE? 

    if you’re not the bride, and not a bridesmaid, none of those dresses are appropriate. 

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee

    Hi OP – as others have said DO NOT WEAR WHITE! Or Ivory, or Champagne for that matter. 

    Since the bridal party is wearing red, do not wear red. It would be strange for you to try to match them. 

    I stopped scrolling after a while because there were too many pictures and in too many different styles. I think we need more information on the type of wedding/dress code. Is this black tie/formal? Most of the dresses you posed look too formal to me, so I need more information.

    For a November wedding I would wear something green, brown, maybe navy, but I would look for Autumn-y colors and styles. 

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015 - Haddonfield, NJ

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    Chance99:  +1 !!

    OP is the same Bee who posted the same style nails a few times asking for opinions, after her first post got a lot of strong reactions. I think this is simply attention seeking.

    Rule 1 of being a wedding guest is “Don’t wear white”. ASking if wearing a white ball gown to a wedding seems obviously attention seeking?

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Why so many darn pictures? What am I looking at?

    No whites, no ivories, no, no, no. I voted for the navy/plum but I didn’t even see any in your many pics. What? Your complexion can do peaches very nicely so maybe consider that too.

    Post # 14
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015
    • Do not wear white or ivory
    • Do not wear red in an attempt to match the bridesmaids
    • Purchase a dress that is appropriate to the stated formality of the wedding; personally, I would avoid anything that looks like a prom dress
    Post # 15
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2016 - Sacred Heart Catholic Church

    How about something like the pic below?  It is not as attention grabbing and has a bolero if it is cold.

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