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Wedding outfit rules?

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talksensetome Tue 04-Oct-16 15:19:45

I have been invited to a wedding by my very new boyfriend. It is his sisters wedding so I will be meeting all of his family!

Talk me through the rules of buying an outfit please.

No white......
No Black......
Not too revealing......

Is backless ok if I have a jacket to go over during the day?

It has been a VERY expensive month so I would like to spend £30 or less and there is an excellent sale on in ASOS so have a few ideas.

I am 5ft 2 with long dark hair, olive skin and size 10 if anyone wants to look for me grin

talksensetome Tue 04-Oct-16 15:44:51






TheDuckSaysMoo Tue 04-Oct-16 16:07:06

Not the sequin or lace - both are a wee bit skimpy. The other 3 look absolutely fine.

CheeseCakeSunflowers Tue 04-Oct-16 16:14:03

Either Floral or Pink would be my choices.

ScarletSienna Tue 04-Oct-16 16:14:56

In order of suitability I'd say:
Lace (although maybe a bit too low at the front?)
Silver (nice style but too light in colour)

Nabootique Tue 04-Oct-16 16:15:17

I think they're all nice and evening do appropriate, but I'd say they all need a jacket for during the day, apart from the pink.

vvviola Tue 04-Oct-16 16:18:25

Floral, pink and silver are all fine. pink one looks more "wedding-y" to me.

Have you any idea of the bridesmaid colours? Last thing you want to do is end up in the same colour accidentally.

DoYouRememberJustinBobby Tue 04-Oct-16 16:19:20

Shoulders and back should be covered.
The floral is the nicest.

roseteapot101 Tue 04-Oct-16 16:22:14

i think the pink,lace and silver go well for a weeding personally i like the pink

roseteapot101 Tue 04-Oct-16 16:23:01

dam typo rofl

talksensetome Tue 04-Oct-16 16:28:40

The pink also comes in yellow

Good question about the bridesmaids, I will ask the question.

I was thinking a light grey blazer type jacket for day time?

roseteapot101 Tue 04-Oct-16 18:21:23

that is also nice but its a bit to white shame as its nice

OlennasWimple Tue 04-Oct-16 18:25:30

I wouldn't go backless at all - a jacket over the top won't look great (they are dresses designed to be worn on their own) and they are very inappropriate for a wedding IMHO. You risk being "that girl X brought to the wedding, you know, the one with no back on her dress". Plus, if the wedding is soon, it would be a bit chilly, surely?

NapQueen Tue 04-Oct-16 18:27:18

I always try and find out the Bridesmaids colours and avoid those but I don't know if that's an official rule.

NapQueen Tue 04-Oct-16 18:27:41

Oh and black is fine imo as long as it's not in a church.

NapQueen Tue 04-Oct-16 18:30:12

The floral one is the best overall imo.

The lace one I like but if you have big books you'd need maybe a modesty panel put in under the lace.

TheChineseChicken Tue 04-Oct-16 18:31:50

I like these for a wedding

OlennasWimple Tue 04-Oct-16 18:35:02

Hot pink

Kimono style

Two piece style

OlennasWimple Tue 04-Oct-16 18:42:29

Lilac pencil dress

Cape sleeves

Green wrap dress

Any of these appeal?

talksensetome Tue 04-Oct-16 23:10:02

I love the blue floral one you linked Chinese

Just checking out the rest.....

talksensetome Tue 04-Oct-16 23:12:33

wimple I really like the two piece blue one bit not sure that is a colour I can carry off very well.

talksensetome Tue 04-Oct-16 23:26:22


Any good?


talksensetome Tue 04-Oct-16 23:31:21

Is this too summer or too 9 year old girl.....

BackforGood Tue 04-Oct-16 23:40:55

I agree with OlennasWimpile's first post.
This is your first impression, I really wouldn't go backless or strapless or with lace showing off your boobs for a wedding. Far too 'nightclubby'.

The ones Chinese has linked to would be much better choice, or the ones OW linked to also (though I personally don't like the kimono styled one)

OlennasWimple Tue 04-Oct-16 23:45:59

I like the first one, but not sure what you would wear with it - you'll need tights, given the time of year, but that would ruin the look?

The second one is too white and summery, sorry...

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