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Too dark for wedding?

(24 Posts)
icklekid Sun 11-Feb-18 08:34:37

I only really have summer suitable dresses for weddings (sleeveless and not at all warm). I recently bought this one for work and dh thinks it is suitable but I think it's too dark for a wedding next weekend. What do you think?

caffeineandcalpol Sun 11-Feb-18 08:37:00

I think it's perfect , especially for this time of year

TheNavigator Sun 11-Feb-18 08:40:15

I think it suits you very nicely, you have a lovely figure. I think with a black jacket/shrug/coat whatever it could look a bit dark, but with a lighter cover up (which I assume you will need at this time of year) it will look great.

LadyPenelope68 Sun 11-Feb-18 08:42:49

It’s a lovely dress and you’ll look fabulous. I don’t get all the “it’s too dark for a wedding” rubbish. It’s outdated and ridiculous IMO. I don’t really ever wear very light coloured clothes, they just don’t suit me so I certainly wouldn’t wear something light just because it’s a wedding.

PaperdollCartoon Sun 11-Feb-18 09:09:24

It’s a very nice dress and really suits you, but yes I think it’s too dark for a wedding, especially with black tights as well. You look like you’re going to work not out to celebrate something. I wouldn’t wear black to a wedding.

thedevilinablackdress Sun 11-Feb-18 09:18:07

Finer denier tights (or coloured ones) and and a boxy jacket in an interesting fabric/colour will make it ace.

PinkAvocado Sun 11-Feb-18 09:21:06

Perfect for a Feb wedding!

Frazzled2207 Sun 11-Feb-18 10:23:38

For a winter wedding I think it's fine

Baileystruffle Sun 11-Feb-18 14:41:15

Personally I wouldn't wear it for a wedding, I think its too dark and has a 'work' appearance. Is it possible to wear one of your summer dresses with tights, boots and a cardigan to 'winterify' it a bit? Maybe layer a top underneath the dress, depending on what style they are. You'll probably be indoors a lot of the time.

OutyMcOutface Sun 11-Feb-18 14:43:17

Is it an evening wedding? It may be a bit dark during the day-maybe lighten it up with a jack/coat/shawl?

Fekko Sun 11-Feb-18 14:43:29

It’s nice (where’s it from?). With nude tights and nice accessories it will be lovely.

DragonsAndCakes Sun 11-Feb-18 14:46:45

I think you need to pick out the pale blue for accessories to make it wedding rather than non work.

SwedishEdith Sun 11-Feb-18 17:38:44

I'd wear it. Lighter dresses look odd at this time of year.

BakedBeeeen Sun 11-Feb-18 17:42:39

I would definitely wear it, it looks great on you! But to make it look more weddingy I would get a teal coloured fascinator, or like a PP said a little boxy jacket in a bright colour. And also no to black opaque tights.

peachypetite Sun 11-Feb-18 17:43:42

What shoes are you planning to wear?

Movablefeast Sun 11-Feb-18 17:47:20

With lighter tights snd a white or light pink fluffy jacket/shrug you could make it work. Jazz it up with nice hair and jewelry. If you're not one of the most essential guests, in other words will be one of the crowd I think it is fine.

Movablefeast Sun 11-Feb-18 17:48:12

Like your floorboards grin

icklekid Sun 11-Feb-18 18:39:38

Thank you so much everyone. I think your right nude tights and some nice high heels. A lighter cardigan would make a big difference too so might have a look, I have a teal one that might work...

icklekid Sun 11-Feb-18 18:40:46

@fekko its boden but I bought it from eBay for £15!

OnlyTheDepthVaries Sun 11-Feb-18 18:50:13

It's lovely! I wore black to my own wedding so crack on!,

Opheliasgoldenwine Sun 11-Feb-18 19:00:43

Gorgeous figure OP!

cindersrella Sun 11-Feb-18 19:01:30

I think it's lovely!

Fekko Sun 11-Feb-18 19:11:25

Bargain! Very flattering too.

MiniMaxi Sun 11-Feb-18 19:14:25

Agree with pp's - nude tights, lighter colour cover up and maybe lighter colour shoes and you're sorted!

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