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Can I wear a long dress to a wedding?

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HellonHeels Thu 30-Jun-11 22:29:28

Please help if you can!

It's a 3pm church wedding, formal but not super formal. the dress is a red jersey day dress but long (maxi) with a twist / knot front. I've worn it to a wedding before but that was in another country and was a different type of wedding with more laid back people.

I would wear it with nice heels, fascinator thingy and a little clutch bag.

I have got an alternative dress, shorter phase eight silky patterned jersey but it's less comfortable and I'm already feeling miserable with pmt bloat and sore boobs.

Advice on dress and pmt remedies appreciated!

TapselteerieO Thu 30-Jun-11 23:26:37

The long dress sounds lovely, but I don't have a clue about wedding etiquette - wear it if you feel comfortable you will look relaxed and happy and therefore good imho.

Clary Thu 30-Jun-11 23:28:38

Maxi dress for a wedding is fine IMO.

I was looking for one for a church wedding last month tho in the end I found a mid calf one I preferred.

Others there wore Maxi and loked great grin

HellonHeels Fri 01-Jul-11 10:14:55

Thanks so much!

DonaAna Fri 01-Jul-11 14:18:06

I think the rule is that if it starts before 6pm, I'd wear a shorter dress (knee or calf length), and if at 6 pm or after, long is better. However, this year maxis are everywhere, so you can get away with a long dress. Cover your shoulders in church though.

I just attended a smartish 3pm wedding a week ago and the majority of guests wore short dresses but I could spot a maxi or two.

Bonitas Fri 01-Jul-11 18:14:18

The dress you describe sounds fine.

If it was white and you wore a tiara - that would not be fine. grin

HellonHeels Fri 01-Jul-11 23:20:26

Ha ha not white, no tiara.

Thanks everyone for your help, I appreciate it.

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