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What do you wear to weddings?

I attended a wedding on Saturday and I wore what I always do- a knee length colored dress with a blazer and tights since it's still winter here. My friend wore the same thing. At dinner she was pointing out all the women wearing really tight/ short dresses and she was commenting about how inappropriate they were for a wedding. She even bashed the little black dress and said "Save it for the bar sweetie, that's not wedding attire". I kind of agree with her, I mean I don't mind the black so much but the really short dresses with no tights I don't really find appropriate. Do you agree or do you think my style is just too modest?

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Re: What do you wear to weddings?

  • jenna8984 said:

    I attended a wedding on Saturday and I wore what I always do- a knee length colored dress with a blazer and tights since it's still winter here. My friend wore the same thing. At dinner she was pointing out all the women wearing really tight/ short dresses and she was commenting about how inappropriate they were for a wedding. She even bashed the little black dress and said "Save it for the bar sweetie, that's not wedding attire". I kind of agree with her, I mean I don't mind the black so much but the really short dresses with no tights I don't really find appropriate. Do you agree or do you think my style is just too modest?

    (talking about a standard dinner/ dancing time & venue)

    LBD are my go to wedding attire. How short are we talking? I don't think I've ever worn tights to a wedding since I was a kid. Now that I'm over 30, I try to keep my dresses knee length though.
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    plainjane0415ashley8918
  • For weddings I attend in warm weather, I think most of the women including myself are wearing short dresses without tights (I mean short like knee-length or just above knee, not super inappropriate short). There was one wedding I went to last year where one of my friends wore a floor-length dress and it stirred up some side eye from other guests. 
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  • My style is pretty modest in general (because I'm way too self-conscious for short skirts and tight dresses) but rarely do I pay all that much attention to what other people are wearing. I may give it a passing glance and think, "man, I could never pull off that outfit" but that's about it.

    I don't own a whole lot of dresses so I cycle through them for weddings. In the fall/winter it's a sheath dress with a statement necklace, in the spring/summer it's a chiffon maxi dress or a pastel sheath dress.
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  • labrolabro member
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    That sounds really covered up to me, but I also live in Georgia and I've never attended a winter or cool season wedding anywhere where it actually gets for real cold.

    Usually I wear some sort of knee length or shorter A-line cocktail dress in a solid color or print. I'll wear sheer hose sometimes but I don't think that's the same thing as tights.



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  • jenna8984 said:

    I attended a wedding on Saturday and I wore what I always do- a knee length colored dress with a blazer and tights since it's still winter here. My friend wore the same thing. At dinner she was pointing out all the women wearing really tight/ short dresses and she was commenting about how inappropriate they were for a wedding. She even bashed the little black dress and said "Save it for the bar sweetie, that's not wedding attire". I kind of agree with her, I mean I don't mind the black so much but the really short dresses with no tights I don't really find appropriate. Do you agree or do you think my style is just too modest?

    (talking about a standard dinner/ dancing time & venue)

    LBD are my go to wedding attire. How short are we talking? I don't think I've ever worn tights to a wedding since I was a kid. Now that I'm over 30, I try to keep my dresses knee length though.



    Like this. I kind of consider this too short. image

                                                                     

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  • The last wedding I went to, I wore a cobalt blue dress that was just about knee length. It was a-line and sleeveless with a higher neckline, and I wore flats because we walked a few blocks from our hotel to the venue. 

    I would definitely not wear something like this: 
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    I think for a wedding, it's too much boobs and too tight for me, but I tend to dress a bit more modest anyway. Ever since my boobs grew I've been way more self-conscious about showing too much. 
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  • sarawifenowsarawifenow member
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    I agree with PPs how short are we talking here?

     

    I never wear tights. They bug me. My go to wedding attire is either a short (mid-thigh to knee length) dress or a maxi dress depending on the formality of the wedding.

     

    ETA: I saw the pic you posted after I posted my reply. I don't think that those dresses are too short. I wouldn't wear it because I would be self concious, but I wouldn't side eye it.

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    PrettyGirlLostashley8918
  • I have attended a lot of weddings.  Most have taken place in the evening so I go with a cocktail dress and heels.  I have been to a few afternoon weddings so I went with a more casual sun dress and wedges.  The only time I have ever dressed down for a wedding was one that took place outside in a horse field.  It was hot as hell so I wore a cotton maxi dress with my hair up and a pair of flat sandals.

    I never wear tights/hose when I get dressed up.  They are uncomfortable and make my feet slip out of my shoes.  And all of my cocktail dresses are knee length to lower thigh.

    If I were to attend a winter wedding I would wear the same thing as I usually do but put on a nice dress coat so that I don't freeze while walking into the venue.

  • It depends on the wedding really. I do wear tights and/or a cardigan if it's in the winter because I'm a little bitch when it comes to cold weather.

    In the summer, I usually wear some sort of dress but the dressiness depends on the location. 

    As a short person, I tend not to wear anything knee length because it makes me look stumpy, but I definitely don't wear anything where there is a concern I might flash people ;)
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  • I usually wear some sort of cocktail dress or sundress if it's a casual summer wedding. If it's chillier I'll wear some sort of blazer or something over it and tights too.

    I generally am not the type to wear super tight, revealing clothing regardless of the occasion though. But I do see how it can look a bit odd if people are dressed provocatively at a wedding, however to each their own. (As long as they're not disrespecting any attire rules at a religious location ie church).

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  • ElcaBElcaB member
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    I typically wear a knee-length dress & heels with a wrap, or a maxi dress with dressy sandals for more casual daytime weddings. I agree that it's inappropriate to dress like you're going to "da club" for a wedding. What's the point?

    I only wear tights when it's freezing. I once read that women should free their legs for as long as they can tolerate, so I do. Tights are the devil. 
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    jenna8984
  • jenna8984 said:

    jenna8984 said:

    I attended a wedding on Saturday and I wore what I always do- a knee length colored dress with a blazer and tights since it's still winter here. My friend wore the same thing. At dinner she was pointing out all the women wearing really tight/ short dresses and she was commenting about how inappropriate they were for a wedding. She even bashed the little black dress and said "Save it for the bar sweetie, that's not wedding attire". I kind of agree with her, I mean I don't mind the black so much but the really short dresses with no tights I don't really find appropriate. Do you agree or do you think my style is just too modest?

    (talking about a standard dinner/ dancing time & venue)

    LBD are my go to wedding attire. How short are we talking? I don't think I've ever worn tights to a wedding since I was a kid. Now that I'm over 30, I try to keep my dresses knee length though.



    Like this. I kind of consider this too short. image

    That's the length of like 90% of my dresses. Though I wouldn't wear a sparkly dress and sparkly shoes. One sparkle takes from the other sparkle.
    PrettyGirlLostashley8918lc07
  • I usually wear knee length or above the knee.

    I side eye the club wear at weddings. I get it if your like, under 25, but after that you've got no excuse. That said, I do find it, obnoxious clothing shopping finding fun, youthful clothes that aren't too clubbishor ridiculously over priced.

    And get off my lawn you damn kids.
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  • I think a wedding is more a place for modesty. Close to knee length, easy on the cleavage, easy on the tightness. Classy. 

    I read a rule once: don't show off more than two of your three assets at the same time. (Boobs, belly, legs.) I like that rule. 
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  • jenna8984 said:

    I consider this to be the ideal outfit but maybe that's just me? lol image

    This dress looks like the same lenghth as the other dresses though....I can't tell but I don't think her knees are up that high.

    I have a dresses that are "barley cover your booty" length. I totally rock those at clubs/bars. No shame. But I wouldn't wear them to a wedding. But mid-thigh? No problem.
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  • jenna8984 said:

    jenna8984 said:

    I attended a wedding on Saturday and I wore what I always do- a knee length colored dress with a blazer and tights since it's still winter here. My friend wore the same thing. At dinner she was pointing out all the women wearing really tight/ short dresses and she was commenting about how inappropriate they were for a wedding. She even bashed the little black dress and said "Save it for the bar sweetie, that's not wedding attire". I kind of agree with her, I mean I don't mind the black so much but the really short dresses with no tights I don't really find appropriate. Do you agree or do you think my style is just too modest?

    (talking about a standard dinner/ dancing time & venue)

    LBD are my go to wedding attire. How short are we talking? I don't think I've ever worn tights to a wedding since I was a kid. Now that I'm over 30, I try to keep my dresses knee length though.



    Like this. I kind of consider this too short. image

    That length is fine, there is nothing scandalous or inappropriate about those dresses.  Their asses and hello kitties aren't hanging out.

    I think you and your friend are too up tight

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  • jenna8984 said:

    I consider this to be the ideal outfit but maybe that's just me? lol image

    That dress is hitting her mid-thigh. . . just like the dresses you posted as being too short.

    I'm small up top, so those type of dresses make me look really frumpy and lost.

    Personally I always wear panty hose with dresses, but that's because i have spider veins.  If I had my 20 year old legs I'd likely not wear hose to a summer wedding.

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  • I tend to wear shorter dresses simply because I am short. Anything too long and I tend to get stumpy looking. However if I'm showing my legs, the rest is covered. My go-to winter dress is flowy A-line on the shorter side, but its also got 3 quarter length lace sleeves.

    A dress I bought for an upcoming spring wedding is also a flowy short Aline (a theme perhaps?) But it has a high neckline (no cleavage at all) and short cap sleeves.


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  • jenna8984 said:

    jenna8984 said:

    I attended a wedding on Saturday and I wore what I always do- a knee length colored dress with a blazer and tights since it's still winter here. My friend wore the same thing. At dinner she was pointing out all the women wearing really tight/ short dresses and she was commenting about how inappropriate they were for a wedding. She even bashed the little black dress and said "Save it for the bar sweetie, that's not wedding attire". I kind of agree with her, I mean I don't mind the black so much but the really short dresses with no tights I don't really find appropriate. Do you agree or do you think my style is just too modest?

    (talking about a standard dinner/ dancing time & venue)

    LBD are my go to wedding attire. How short are we talking? I don't think I've ever worn tights to a wedding since I was a kid. Now that I'm over 30, I try to keep my dresses knee length though.



    Like this. I kind of consider this too short. image

    That length is fine, there is nothing scandalous or inappropriate about those dresses.  Their asses and hello kitties aren't hanging out.

    I think you and your friend are too up tight
    Agreed. I can see how the sparkly material and sparkly heels wouldn't scream "wedding appropriate," but if this dress was in some kind of neutral I bet no one would think anything of it.

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  • Those dresses don't seem too short to me at all. I agree with the rule of showing off 2 things at a time - you don't want cleavage, legs, tight, open back all at once. Short, blousy dress with a high neckline and open back? Sure. Tight dress with some boob action? Should be a little longer.

    I would find it much more weird to wear a blazer to a wedding. This is a party; not a court hearing.

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    PrettyGirlLostthemuffinman16ashley8918
  • My feeling is if your ass and your boobs are covered (meaning they don't make any surprise appearances through the night) then you are good.  So if you bend over and I can tell what color thong you are wearing then your dress is most likely too short, or you should learn not to bend over in it.

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  • This is what I wore to the last wedding I went to, though I'm pretty sure I wore my neon heels:
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    I don't think it was too short, plus the bride did compliment the dress.
    PrettyGirlLostDreamergirl8812
  • Depending on th formality of the wedding, I'd either wear a long gown or a short dress like the sparkly ones you posted. No tights. I don't think that's inappropriate.
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    PrettyGirlLostashley8918
  • Mostly, I see LBD and other cocktail dresses at weddings. I usually wear a cocktail dress. My short and tight days are over.

    I don't think the dresses you're showing are too short, but I do think they're too sparkly. The purple dress is fine, but I'd ditch the tights and wear dressy shoes.

                       
  • I think if a dress looks like it belongs at a Vegas club, it's inappropriate. I don't think the length was necessarily off in the pictures you posted though.  Basically MagicInk's pics of appropriate vs not appropriate were spot on to me. 


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  • Those dresses don't seem too short to me at all. I agree with the rule of showing off 2 things at a time - you don't want cleavage, legs, tight, open back all at once. Short, blousy dress with a high neckline and open back? Sure. Tight dress with some boob action? Should be a little longer.

    I would find it much more weird to wear a blazer to a wedding. This is a party; not a court hearing.

    lol, well mine was hot pink with the sleeves rolled a little. Definitely not a "work" looking blazer. And it was freezing, a girl at my table left her coat on the whole night.

                                                                     

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  • MagicInk said:

    jenna8984 said:

    I consider this to be the ideal outfit but maybe that's just me? lol

    This dress looks like the same lenghth as the other dresses though....I can't tell but I don't think her knees are up that high.

    I have a dresses that are "barley cover your booty" length. I totally rock those at clubs/bars. No shame. But I wouldn't wear them to a wedding. But mid-thigh? No problem.

    Oh. Maybe I can't tell by the picture but to me it seems like 1-2 inches above her knee, compared to the others that seem 6-8 inches above the knee. But I guess a lot of you have no problem with that so it's just me lol

                                                                     

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