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emthefantastical 06-06-2012 05:24 PM

Would this be wedding appropriate?
 
I'm going to a wedding this Saturday with my SO. I won't really know anyone there except for him, his parents, and a couple of his friends. One of his friends from childhood is getting married.

The wedding is outside Saturday afternoon, it will be about 87 degrees out, and the dress code is a dressy-casual. Sundresses and the like for women, nice dockers and button downs for men. Normally I'd just find a nicer sundress, but I'm kind of self-conscience because I have a knee injury and the knee brace I have to wear doesn't do my legs any favors, and it also means no heels. I'm kind of looking into a maxi-dress with a nice pair of sandals for the day. Would a dress like this be appropriate?
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...30631601_n.jpg

I'd probably wear my hair either down or in a low pony tail with minimal jewelry, probably a couple of bangle bracelets and that'd be it. I showed this picture to my SO and he said, "Well, it would look good, but it's just a little brighter than what I'm used to", so that kind of gave me pause. I thought I'd seek the advice from you lovely ladies (and few gentlemen).

rouquinne 06-06-2012 05:28 PM

i think it's fabulous!

:D

Like.Australia 06-06-2012 05:35 PM

The pattern isn't something I'd wear personally, but if you like it, I don't see anything wrong with the style for a wedding. Go for it!

LAwoman 06-06-2012 05:40 PM

I think it's fine. But tbh that pattern hurts my eyes.

KurlyKae 06-06-2012 06:37 PM

I like it. I think bright is fine for a dressy-casual outdoor wedding. I would suggest adding pretty dangle or hoop earrings to complete the outfit.

roseannadana 06-06-2012 06:43 PM

It's appropriate and I like it!

curlypearl 06-06-2012 07:03 PM

I think it's perfectly appropriate. It wouldn't look good on me so I'd never wear it but on the right person I think it would be exciting and flattering. It's very fashion forward. Your SO may be used to more subdued dresses but if you can carry it off, it will be a standout.

Are your reasonably tall and slim?

I'd avoid this color/pattern if you are a redhead.

Keep accessories simple. Maybe silver hoops.

If you answered all the above correctly (LOL) - go for it! It looks like a dress someone would wear who loves to have fun. :hello2:

rouquinne 06-06-2012 07:47 PM

i have red hair and i would totally wear that!

:laughing1:

curlypearl 06-06-2012 08:10 PM

From what I know of you, Rou, you could pull it off!

However, on lesser redheaded mortals, I think it might be clashy.

Guide18 06-07-2012 05:30 AM

I like it!

Who Me? 06-07-2012 07:43 AM

I love the dress, and think it fits the dress code perfectly. My only concern would be if they're a "beige family". You know the type--everyone wears really boring beige clothes to pretty much everything. On every romantic comedy out there the rich guy/girl's family is a "beige family". If that's the case, you're going to stick out like a sore thumb. Not in a bad way, though, just in a noticeable way! (I'm this noticeably brighter person at lots of occasions, it doesn't bother me).

Also, where'd you find that dress?! I want one!

SuZen 06-07-2012 08:13 AM

I think it's pretty, but if you're concerned about it being too bright, there are tons of maxi-dresses around right now, you could probably find a great one that's a bit less bright. I bought a really nice one at Dress Barn last week, to wear to a wedding. I know, Dress Barn has some stuff that's a bit old-lady, but they did have a lot of nice maxis.

I also saw a huge rack of maxis at TJ Maxx.

poemaXX 06-07-2012 08:52 AM

I think a maxi dress would be an appropriate thing to wear. However, although I like this dress and pattern very much, my gut tells me that it would steal the show with its pattern. Seeing that you aren't the bride (wow that'd be an interesting wedding dress choice! :happy8:) or a close family member, it might be more appropriate to wear something more subdued... Then again, they might not care! Just my two cents.

Trenell 06-07-2012 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by poemaXX (Post 1969172)
I think a maxi dress would be an appropriate thing to wear. However, although I like this dress and pattern very much, my gut tells me that it would steal the show with its pattern. Seeing that you aren't the bride (wow that'd be an interesting wedding dress choice! :happy8:) or a close family member, it might be more appropriate to wear something more subdued... Then again, they might not care! Just my two cents.


I love the dress. I think it's perfect. To the bold, if that dress steals the brides thunder then the bride dropped the ball somewhere. :toothy7:

spiderlashes5000 06-07-2012 09:21 AM

:silent:Sorry but I don't love it.

The combo of the style, the colors and the print make it a tad too casual IMO. If you want that style of dress, I would go w/ a slightly dressier palette/print.

I think it's a nice dress but not for a wedding.

NetG 06-07-2012 12:03 PM

I think it's totally appropriate for an outdoor wedding where people are wearing sundresses! Just remember your sunscreen, too.... You don't want your SKIN to be standing out for its bright color!

emthefantastical 06-07-2012 12:08 PM

Thanks for all your input! I ended up getting the dress today. It looks a lot more subdued on, in natural light and not in a picture with flash. I tried on a few other maxi-dresses that were either solid, or had minimal patterns and they all looked significantly more drab and more like something I'd wear to the beach than something I'd wear out. The pattern gave it that extra kick on me and looks very nice. The fabric is gorgeous and feels wonderful and won't be too hot, considering the wedding is in the afternoon and the high for saturday is 89, and we're gonna be outside for it. You can't see the outline of my knee brace at all in it, which is nice. The pattern is bright yes, but I think it's tasteful. Again, it's a summer wedding in the afternoon outside. On a side note, my SO's family is southern, and him, his mom and dad tend to wear bright, flashier clothes so at least I'll fit in with them if everyone else is a little more beige.

Who Me?, the dress is from a boutique in my hometown, called Lottie Dottie Boutique. I know they have a facebook page Lottie Dottie Boutique - Shopping & Retail - Greenwood, IN | Facebook. I'm not sure if they have an online store though, but it's worth checking. They get new shipments every week or so, so their stuff is always rotating out. I like it a lot though and anything I've purchased there I've never seen anyone else wearing.

emthefantastical 06-07-2012 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by NetG (Post 1969296)
I think it's totally appropriate for an outdoor wedding where people are wearing sundresses! Just remember your sunscreen, too.... You don't want your SKIN to be standing out for its bright color!


Oh yes, I'm way more worried about that than a brightly patterned dress. No one wants to see Lobster Em.


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