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Black for an evening wedding do

(12 Posts)
LoniceraJaponica Sun 08-Oct-17 10:22:05

I very rarely go out and even more rarely need to wear very formal, smart clothes.

We have been invited to an evening wedding do just after Christmas and I am loath to spend £££ on an outfit I might never wear again. I have a lovely black dress from last year's work Christmas do (I haven't worn it since as I have had no occasion to).

Would it be a faux pas to wear it? I will ask my friend of course, but I don't think she would care what I wore because she is nice. It is a second wedding, but I don't think it is relevant.

LadyBundleBrent Sun 08-Oct-17 12:13:11

I would say completely fine!

SquareSophia Sun 08-Oct-17 12:14:16

I’ve worn black to a day wedding before. It’s fine!

KadabrasSpoon Sun 08-Oct-17 12:16:30

I wouldn't personally. I think white and black are big nono for weddings.

AnaisB Sun 08-Oct-17 12:18:02

I wouldn’t give it another thought. Have fun.

LoniceraJaponica Sun 08-Oct-17 12:25:10

It's an evening do Kadabra not the wedding itself.

I will update on what my friend says as well.

TheTurnOfTheScrew Sun 08-Oct-17 12:27:46

I'm planning to wear a black dress to a church wedding next month. I'm very much a c-list guest (wife of a cousin) so doubt anyone will give a monkey's. While it might be frowned upon if you're the mother of the bride or a significant ex I reckon "ordinary" guests can get away with it.

KadabrasSpoon Sun 08-Oct-17 12:28:52

I still wouldn't personally but it's up to you. When I got married I didn't mind what people wore but other people did comment but if you don't mind that go for it.

joannah323 Sun 08-Oct-17 12:34:58

Go for it. I dont think anyone would think its out of place

MontyPants Sun 08-Oct-17 12:36:18

As long as it's not white, it's fine!

Butterymuffin Sun 08-Oct-17 12:38:11

For an evening do I think black is fine. There'll be other people wearing what they'd wear for an evening out, which for many women would be a black dress.

greendale17 Sun 08-Oct-17 12:56:10

I wouldn't wear black. Black is for funerals

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