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It really depends on what time of day the wedding is.

If it is a day wedding then wear a light color (but not white) and make it something simple, you don't want to upstage the bride or even compete for attention- that is rude.

If it is an evening wedding then you should wear a basic color in a dark shade and again something elegant but simple.

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(04-21-2012, 10:59 AM)Serah Wrote: [ -> ]Thank you very much for your input, Mark. You really know your etiquette rules. : )

I just made that stuff up.

(04-21-2012, 10:59 AM)Serah Wrote: [ -> ]It is an early evening wedding and I was thinking black, but I always seem to end up with that "little black dress".

I love it when a woman wears a little black dress. I am also a fan of color, but not necessarily bright colors. I don't even like flashy highlights or exposed seam dress that are dark but have flashy trim colors.

(04-21-2012, 10:59 AM)Serah Wrote: [ -> ]I was looking for a dress in a color, but they just never seem right. Too loud, too tight, too short...always too something! lol

Never too short. Never.

(04-21-2012, 10:59 AM)Serah Wrote: [ -> ]Black sometimes seems a bit boring, but I guess you can't go wrong with that little black dress.
And I would never even think of upstaging the bride. Although, any dress that looked nice other than black was too close to white, like, cream or beige, so I said, "rats!"....can't take away from the bride.

Right. I see so many girls heading to the wedding and even the groom is looking . . . I know some girls go to weddings to find a man, but at least wait until the reception Big Grin

(04-21-2012, 10:59 AM)Serah Wrote: [ -> ]Then there is the issue about the shoes....
"My feet are KILLING me! But my shoes look great, right?" lol
I love shoes, but the shoes today are so hideous! They look like Frankenstein shoes or hooker shoes, with their 6" heels and 2" platforms! Yikes! Have the shoe designers completely lost their minds?
Think I'll just stick with the 3" spike-healed dress sandals in my closet. ( and the bride and groom can get more money in their card! ).

Such a dilemma! heehee

Your dilemma, in my humble opinion is that you actually believe that three inch spiked heels make you look better. The perception of height is an inherent stimulant in males, it is true, but not necessarily in other females. This brings you to the question of who you are dressing up for to begin with. If the answer is either the males or the females then there is a choice to make, but if you are dressing to please yourself (and you like the way three inch spiked heels make you look) then you would only choose based on physical comfort over the edge given by feeling sexier (real or perceived).

(04-21-2012, 10:59 AM)Serah Wrote: [ -> ]Men.....you guys have it easy.

Yes we do. I have it so easy that I never even think about what I am going to wear. I wear whatever is clean and within reach. If I have to walk from the shower to the laundry room then so be it, but if there was a chicken suit between the bath and the laundry and it was clean and dry, then I would . . . walk to the laundry room in a chicken suit. :p

(04-21-2012, 10:59 AM)Serah Wrote: [ -> ]PS...sorry I put this in the wrong topic. I'm still learning my way around this site.

No worries. It is the first work I've done since I got here. Smile
A nice feminine suit is always appropriate. I disagree with Mark that a dress is never too short - a wedding guest in a skin tight too short skirt is tacky, even if you're J-Lo.
Do you know how formal the wedding will be? That should be your first indicator between gown/cocktail dress. I will generally go with a paler shade of the brides colors if possible.
(04-21-2012, 11:12 PM)Serah Wrote: [ -> ]Yes, "too" short is definitely tacky when attending a wedding.

I'm sorry. For a moment there I had slipped out of my capacity as a fashion consultant and etiquette guide and assumed the role of the common idiot male. Blush

Of course the dress can be too short . . . for a wedding, but never too short for a redneck. Big Grin

(04-21-2012, 11:12 PM)Serah Wrote: [ -> ]**Mark.....thank you again! Your comments were fun, funny and helpful, all tied up into one neat little package. Spoken like a true man!

You must have a better Internet connection that I do because I didn't hear anything Huh

(04-21-2012, 11:12 PM)Serah Wrote: [ -> ]But ahh, about the 3" heel: that is not a big heal, and I don't wear it to gain height, as my husband is the same height as me and hates when I am too much taller than him. So I try to find heels no higher than 3". I wear a heal when dressing up because, 1. it completes the outfit, like fine wheels on a nice car. And 2. it makes the leg look long and sexy.

I hadn't thought about what it does to the appearance of the legs. Hmm . . . I'll get back to you when my mind stops wandering. Smile

(04-21-2012, 11:12 PM)Serah Wrote: [ -> ]You really cracked me up with your comment:
"This brings you to the question of who you are dressing up for to begin with."
That reminds me of the song, Wild Night, by Van Morrison, or John Melloncamp....

"All the girls walk by, dressed up for each other
And the boys, do the boogie-woogie
On the corner of the street
And the people passing by, just stare with wild wonder, yea
And inside the juke box roars just like thunder."

That was the exact song I was thinking of . . . [Image: whistle.gif]

(04-21-2012, 11:12 PM)Serah Wrote: [ -> ]Truth be know...I can honestly say, that I dress for myself now, but I do ask my husband for his opinion. He just doesn't know style and what's in now. lol And that is what I love about being in my 50's...I know who I am!

And good for you. Maybe one day I too will realize who I am and stop trying to please others . . . do you think it starts with fashion? :p
Big Grin Thanks. I will now ban you for off topic posting Hysterical

Seriously though, good luck at the wedding. And forget what I said, make 'em forget the bride even exist Wink
(04-21-2012, 09:30 AM)Serah Wrote: [ -> ]A woman is going to a wedding as a guest...
Should she wear a gown or a cocktail dress?
Should the dress be a color, or black?
Hair...up, or down?
being a guy, i'm not that bothered, personally i think she should wear something she feels comfortable in, bearing in mind if there's a meal, dance etc after the ceremony. always best to ask the bride if they have a colour scheme.

moved to polls, (i did the questionnaire for you, hope you don't mind)
yeah, they'll probs answer it as they see it Wink
If the bride and groom are to be totally open to eachother, hiding nothing from eachother, and have no reason to hide their love for one another, why not have them wed naked? With guests in plain earth colored clothes, so as not to stand out and distract from the moment.
i could go for that as long as we can keep the pics Smile
(12-29-2012, 07:25 AM)smakpopy Wrote: [ -> ]If the bride and groom are to be totally open to eachother, hiding nothing from eachother, and have no reason to hide their love for one another, why not have them wed naked? With guests in plain earth colored clothes, so as not to stand out and distract from the moment.

This sounds like a great idea . . . . for a woodland wiccan orgy!! Best part of weddings is eating and drinking after, I would hate to lose my appetite.
I'm going to a wedding in September. I'm the MOH... and it's driving me crazy.

I'm wearing a sangria colored dress... but I've also always been a fan of deep purples and blues.
colored dresses are classy
wear the sangria dress, any item of clothing named after a drink is okay with me....and and bluey purple shoes and bag..


you shall go to the ball cinders :J:
(08-19-2013, 10:25 AM)billy Wrote: [ -> ]wear the sangria dress, any item of clothing named after a drink is okay with me....and and bluey purple shoes and bag..


you shall go to the ball cinders :J:

be home by midnight or you will turn into a pumpkin.
Who is this in response to?
(08-19-2013, 10:53 AM)newsclippings Wrote: [ -> ]Who is this in response to?

who is what in response to?
Bills told someone to wear the sangria dress.
(08-19-2013, 10:55 AM)newsclippings Wrote: [ -> ]Bills told someone to wear the sangria dress.

that was you, Cinderella.
(08-19-2013, 10:53 AM)newsclippings Wrote: [ -> ]Who is this in response to?
wear the sangria dress, any item of clothing named after a drink is okay with me....and and bluey purple shoes and bag..


you shall go to the ball cinders

i love a woman in sangria, i would prefer vodka but i'm not a fussy drunk
Instead of a pumpkin, can I just get some pie?
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