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Wedding guest attire

Going to be a guest at a wedding and need input.  Is this dress too much white or is it an acceptable balance of white & black? Please excuse my make-up free face. :P 
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Re: Wedding guest attire

  • edited December 2011
    I think it looks great! 
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  • edited December 2011
    well, it's darker than the wall behind you, so I'd say it's light gray and not white :).

    EDIT: Which is to say, I think it'd be fine to wear to a wedding.

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  • edited December 2011
    I think it is pretty and appropriate!
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    edited December 2011
    i think adding a black shawl/jacket/shrug or something would make it a litttttle bit better. i think it's kinda borderline...depends on how bridezilla the bride is :)
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    edited December 2011
    p.s. did you cut your hair?
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  • edited December 2011
    Niq - good point.  I think it's because it's got a black lining behind the white organza.

    Jenn - I was thinking of adding some color jewelry pieces.  It's for this weekend which looks like another warm weekend in the 80's.  And yes, I did cut my hair. :)
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    edited December 2011
    I think it will be fine as long as you don't wear white/off white/etc shoes.  A black shawl would help, and you might be able to wear it w/o becoming too hot if the wedding is early enough in the day (I think weather should be about what it is today-ish= cooler morning, warmer evening).
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  • edited December 2011
    Dang, the only shoes I have to match it really are white ones. :(
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  • edited December 2011
    But they're wedge shoes - does that help?
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    edited December 2011
    It will probably be okay, imo.  I think we all (on this board) put WAY more thought into these things than anyone else.  As long as you don't sport a tiara or veil, it shouldn't be seen as "stealing the spotlight" from the bride.  I think WA is chill enough you should get away with the dress and shoes, especially since it is summer.
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    edited December 2011
    Your hair is SUPER cute.
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  • edited December 2011
    Yeah, I think it will be.  As I recall, it's a semi-formal wedding and outdoors-ish.  I'm going to try to add some color to the ensemble with the jewelry for sure.

    Koosh - thank you! :)  I had it cut the day we got back from Mexico. 
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  • carrieoz_76carrieoz_76 member
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    edited December 2011
    1 - love the hair!
    2 - I think it's an ok amount of white.
    3 - Is this for Sara or Jenny's wedding?  B/c if so, you can probably find out for sure what they think in this thread.  ;)
  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_washington-seattle_wedding-guest-attire?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:104Discussion:f6aa1823-15ad-48c0-9033-7b5fbbb80860Post:924dc787-4d6c-43f1-9edc-c8a79649fb5c">Re: Wedding guest attire</a>:
    [QUOTE]1 - love the hair! 2 - I think it's an ok amount of white. 3 - Is this for Sara or Jenny's wedding?  B/c if so, you can probably find out for sure what they think in this thread.  ;)
    Posted by carrieoz_76[/QUOTE]

    Thanks! :)

    And yes, it's for Jenny's but I'm afriad to bug her to come look at the thread.  I'm sure she's busy running around today.
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  • edited December 2011
    First of all, I love the new hair. Not sure on the dress. I agree with everyone else if you add a jacket and some colored peices that can help. Could you just ask the bride?... My rule of thumb for dressing (I apply this to work attire a lot), if I am questioning it I probably shouldn't wear it. The black lining does really help though and it probably looks more grey in person than in the picture.
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    edited December 2011
    you're going to jenny's wedding?? i didn't know..i assumed you were going to sara's. see u there!!! i'm so excited to boogie with her :)
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  • melissa82melissa82 member
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    edited December 2011
    It looks gray in the photo (as pp said), so it's that's how it looks in real life I think it's great!
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