(Closed) What to wear…

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

hmm late december in PA, i’d say look for velvet!

Post # 5
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think velvet would be perfect for late December.

You can do chiffon in a dark color or if the dress have sleeves.  In my friend’s wedding, the Bridesmaid or Best Man wore long chiffon dresses in burgundy. 

Post # 6
9951 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I wore this Dress for an event this past January.


It is from David’s Bridal and is a Jaquard Knit (basically polyester) and had nice cut & draping.  The fabric would be good year-round (ok in Summertime it might be a bit hot).  And it also featured a cute bolero styled jacket with 3/4 length sleeves.

You might want to check out David’s Bridal on-line they have a lot of great dresses (many in similar fabrics), at decent prices (and frequent sales).  As well check out Consignment Shops or look for Re-Sale Dresses on-line.


Post # 8
3729 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Hit Macys now. It is post prom season and there are a ton of long dresses on the clearance rack now. I get my best formal wear in June. Plenty are warm too. I would also hit Nordstrom Rack in the next two weeks. Great stuff there too.

I have been to at least 20 formals post prom, all with different dresses. I never pay more than $50 for them, and normally under $30. The best advice I got was from a wealthy, proper lady with impeccable style: you are wearing the dress once, twice at most. Don’t worry about quality. Just go for style and something that looks nice in photographs. She was amused at people worrying about the quality of a formal gown that they will wear for 8 hours tops. 

Post # 9
3729 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

@hiroshymatetrastar:  Look at David’s bridal clearance and outlet. I find that all of their stuff goes on sale at some point in a 8 month period. Just check in weekly if you can order without trying on (I am at the point that I can do that now because I have tried on so many dresses, but many of my friends can’t).

Post # 11
211 posts
Helper bee

I think it is a bit strange to plan to wear the same color as the bridal party.  If a guest happens to wear the same color as the bridal party, no big deal, but to plan to?  I don’t understand why a guest would want to do that.  But maybe it is just me?

Post # 14
368 posts
Helper bee

@hiroshymatetrastar:  Personally I’m not a big fan of velvet, especially for someone younger. I like the idea of a satin, metallic, or easier fabric. Also, if you can afford it old prom gowns will be going on sale soon. Those could be great options to get a killer price on an evening dress.

Here are some links to dresses to give you ideas.







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