Post # 1
I am soon to be a wedding guest!
Short dress? Long dress?
When is it appropriate to wear a long dress?
This wedding is at 4pm on a Saturday, @ a cape cod resort. But what is the general rule as a wedding guest, to determine what to wear?
Post # 3
if the wedding is formal or black-tie, you wear a long dress.
semi-formal is a cocktail dress, short dress.
Post # 4
Also evening is more formal than afternoon, and I would count 4 as evening because the reception is during dinner time.
Post # 5
A nice short dress is appropriate at any wedding unless it states black tie.
Post # 6
4 PM sounds more like an evening wedding as it’ll be evening by the time the reception comes, but my general rule of thumb is that it’s better to be a little too dressed up rather than underdressed. I realize the abundance of more casual weddings these days, but anytime I hear “wedding” I just automatically think “time to dress up!” 😛
Post # 7
I’d say a short elegant dress would be perfect, unless black tie/formal is specified, then you need to go long.
To clarify based entirely on my own opinion and personal preferences 😉
By short I mean knee length to mid calf. (I’ve been to too many weddings where short has been, well, misinterpreted to night club wear)
By elegant I mean something suitable for a classy evening. e.g. Pale sundresses would probably look out of place.
Post # 8
Unless it states “black tie”, I always go with knee length elegant dress with nice accessories, fancy shawl, and heels.