Which dress to wear to a wedding? (pic-heavy)

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
4020 posts
Honey bee

My pick would be dress 2. Classic. If Victoira Beckham can wear navy to a lunchtime wedding then so can you.

Post # 3
6927 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Dress #2 is the most appropriate. Dress #1 is cute but way too casual for a formal wedding. Love Dress #4, but it’s not a formal dress. Dress #5 looks like a nightie (sorry). Are these afternoon or evening events?

Post # 5
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I think you might need a new dress…2 + 3 do look like bridesmaids dresses, #1 which looks good but is too casual and #4 which I think you could make work if you had to with the right shoes, bag and accessories.  #5 is way too casual.

Post # 6
3254 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

The second one for sure

Post # 7
7664 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

#2 is great! Who cares if it looks like a bridesmaid dress? Every bride I’ve ever been a bm for has cheerfully told me the dress she picked is sooo versatile I can totally wear it again! So even if that was a bm dress, this would be your big chance to wear it again lol.

#1 is cute but i wouldn’t wear it to a formal/fancyish wedding…I think it would work for a beach wedding though. 

#4 – I actually think this could work if you dressed it up with a pair of really nice heels and some bling.

Not a big fan of #5 – too casual I think.

#3 looks kinda white to me?

Post # 8
3930 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

Yup, #2! #3 is my second favorite. The others are a little too casual for an upscale event. 

Post # 10
372 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2025 - City, State

1 – too casual and revealing

2 – fine

3 – probably okay if you skip the bouquet (!)

4 – a little casual

5 – is that a dress or lingerie?


Number 2 is the best option.

Post # 11
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2020 - Windermere, Cumbria

Dress 2 9s great OP!

Post # 12
2567 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

2 through 4 would be fine, especially if you dress 4 up with accessories. 1 is super cute and you look hot – but more like pool party hot. 

Post # 13
2936 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

2 and 3 are the only two that are wedding appropriate (the others are far too casual), so I would go with those two or check out rent the runway like you mentioned!

Post # 14
1529 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I think dresses 2, 3, and 4 would all work. 4 is a bit less formal, but could actually be super cool and trendy if you dress it up with the right accessories! (Hair up, dangly earrings, strappy heels?)

If you feel like you’ve worn these options to too many events already, it could be a good time to go shopping 😜

Post # 15
3149 posts
Sugar bee

Separates are a good option, particularly if you get invited to many semi formal/formal events, since you can play around with each piece. Something like this could work:

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