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to wear a red dress to a wedding?

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TheSeventhHorcrux Sat 23-Mar-13 17:41:40

Will I look like a harlet?
Dress is pillarbox red, knee length, thick shoulder straps and all wrinkly (I don't know the proper word!) at the stomach so very flattering.

Wedding isn't really a wedding. Is a reception do in the city centre at a bar to celebrate my best friends wedding which she had last week just her and her husband in South Africa. Very informal. But it is still kind of a wedding and she will be in her wedding dress.

Tortington Sat 23-Mar-13 17:42:22


i will tell thee whether harlotness

Shelly32 Sat 23-Mar-13 17:42:59

My wedding dress was red. Does that make me a harlot... grin

Binkybix Sat 23-Mar-13 17:43:53

Add a link, but I've seen plenty of red dresses at weddings and never thought 'harlot'. I thought the only thing you avoided was white. Oh and possibly black.

Salmotrutta Sat 23-Mar-13 17:43:54

It sounds like a lovely dress!

I didn't know there was a No Red rule for weddings? confused

Salmotrutta Sat 23-Mar-13 17:45:03

I prefer the word "floozy" by the way grin

lurkedtoolong Sat 23-Mar-13 17:45:13

Sounds lovely. Didn't know there was a problem with red.

Oh god, is this something else we have to avoid - white, black, red, what next?

mrsjay Sat 23-Mar-13 17:46:49

grin harlot my nana would have called you a strumpet for wearing red anywhere she had a 'thing' about red dresses <shrug> not sure what a strumpet is though, I have wore a red jacket over a black dress years ago to an autumn wedding are you not supposed too ?

mrsjay Sat 23-Mar-13 17:47:16


LandofTute Sat 23-Mar-13 17:47:16

Ooh. One thing you haven't mentioned is how low cut it is. Will there be a lot of boobage on display? [Gives OP stern look]

If no boobage then i don't think anyone will point at the harlot. wink (I don't think they will anyway!) grin It sounds fine!

VBisme Sat 23-Mar-13 17:47:39

No problem with red, it sounds lovely.

Jestrin Sat 23-Mar-13 17:47:52

It sounds lovely!

Salmotrutta Sat 23-Mar-13 17:48:26

I've changed my mind - strumpet is even better than floozy!

WhereYouLeftIt Sat 23-Mar-13 17:49:10

Why do you think red is not wedding-wearable? confused

mrsjay Sat 23-Mar-13 17:49:17

talking about boobage and weddings I was at a reception and a rather big boobed bridesmaid fell out of her floaty summer dress on the dancefloor and kept on dancing shock I think a lot of wine had flowed during the day they were all pissed at night

scaevola Sat 23-Mar-13 17:51:33

Bride isn't Chinese, is she?

If not, then lovely.

mrsjay Sat 23-Mar-13 17:52:23

I've changed my mind - strumpet is even better than floozy!


Jacksterbear Sat 23-Mar-13 17:54:04

I think the "scarlet harlot" thing is bollox only applies to the bride?

Shelly32 Sat 23-Mar-13 17:55:17

O.. well a definite harlot then.... Looked lovely though!!

MrsCampbellBlack Sat 23-Mar-13 17:55:37

Sounds nice and I think you mean ruching over the tummy area.

I'd wear it with leopard print heels.

As long as you're not in white with a tiara you're fine.

TWinklyLittleStar Sat 23-Mar-13 17:56:45

My bridesmaids were in red dresses... Did I make them into harlots/strumpets? smile

mrsjay Sat 23-Mar-13 17:57:56

MY bridesmaid was in red too nobody told me wink

DoingTheSwanThing Sat 23-Mar-13 17:58:17

My bridesmaid dress for next weekend is red. As are the men's cravats. Never heard of red being an issue before!

ppeatfruit Sat 23-Mar-13 18:01:06

DD2 was a bridesmaid and all 6 of them wore BLACK and held RED flowers !!!

EmmelineGoulden Sat 23-Mar-13 18:01:24

I love weddings like that mrsjay so long as I'm not the bridesmaid.

Red is fine OP.

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