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Is it a no no to wear a black dress to a wedding?

(61 Posts)
zookeeper Thu 21-Jun-07 10:47:58

It's a very nice posh black dress with a little shrug black jacket - was thinking of jazzing it up with heels etc and a bright pashmina. I mentioned it to a friend and she is horrified and am now having a crisis of confidence. Please let me have your view - I am feeling fat pale and frumpy, am comfortable in this and am really not up to looking for a wedding ourfit

RnBee Thu 21-Jun-07 10:50:52

I think that's fine. I wore a black dress to a wedding and got gasps when I said I was wearing it. But in reality lots of people wore black but obviously not funeral style.

I hate superstition. What is it supposed to mean? That you're trying to curse the marriage FFS!

Go ahead and wear it. I'm sure you'll look great!

lyrabelacqua Thu 21-Jun-07 10:51:52

As long as you've got colourful accessories it should be fine.
Black on it's own might be a bit weird.

Diplidophus Thu 21-Jun-07 10:52:24

I have worn black a few times. I always jazz it up with some bright accesssories.

Mainly as my only posh hat is black with an orange trim!

littlelapin Thu 21-Jun-07 10:52:28

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Lucycat Thu 21-Jun-07 10:52:53

I agree - it sounds lovely.

hat? buttonhole?

I much prefer it to seeing people wearing white = apart from the bride of course

dontwanttogetoutofbed Thu 21-Jun-07 10:52:56

its not a nono.
if you ask me black always looks good.
but its summer so you might want to ad some colorful accessories?

hermykne Thu 21-Jun-07 10:53:42

my mother is going to one in france next week and shes wearing black, she wore black to my wedding and she did look a bit melancolic,
so for this event i have gotten her to change her hat!

i think black with a small amt of antoher colour whetehr its bag and shoes, hat, corsage, top under the dress for modesty, whatever will lighten the effect .

choosyfloosy Thu 21-Jun-07 10:53:55

IMO White is the real nono.

Sounds great the way you are going to do it.

littlelapin Thu 21-Jun-07 10:54:01

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iwouldgoouttonight Thu 21-Jun-07 10:54:05

I've worn a black dress to a couple of weddings - didn't think anything of it. Much better to wear something you feel comfortable in than worrying about what anyone else thinks!

You'll look lovely.

MrsBadger Thu 21-Jun-07 10:54:53

sounds fine but beware of bright colours with black

zookeeper Thu 21-Jun-07 10:56:58

thanks for your comments - I'm really out of the loop on dressing up and feel very mumsy

Was thinking of lime green scarf and necklace

mylittlestar Thu 21-Jun-07 10:58:13

sounds fine to me


2 people wore black at my wedding, one had white jacket and accessories, and one wore silver shoes, silver bag, back wrap with silver detail etc...
both looked absolutely lovely


I agree that I'd be careful of bright colours with black.

goingfor3 Thu 21-Jun-07 10:58:23

Men can wear black suits without any one giving it a second thought so I don't see why you can't.

mylittlestar Thu 21-Jun-07 10:58:43

although lime green sounds like it would work actually

NKF Thu 21-Jun-07 10:59:25

Posh black dress sounds lovely but a little like evening wear to me.

slug Thu 21-Jun-07 11:02:43

I wore black to my own wedding.

CatIsSleepy Thu 21-Jun-07 11:06:47

me too slug...
black and gold

go for it zk, nowt wrong with black

zookeeper Thu 21-Jun-07 11:08:58

It is a day wedding and it is definitely an evening dress - it has a snmall diamante square at the waist and has a layered below knee hem

I know it sounds foul but it isn't!

CatIsSleepy Thu 21-Jun-07 11:12:21

sounds glam...
maybe pale blue or v. pale pink accessories?

tbh i hate choosing wedding outfits, i find it an absolute nightmare and always have a crisis of confidence...

if you've found something you like and feel good in you're doing well IMO!

MrsBadger Thu 21-Jun-07 11:17:10

metallics with black an excellent idea

littlelapin Thu 21-Jun-07 11:24:36

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Sunshinemummy Thu 21-Jun-07 11:29:06

I've worn black and white and black with pastels to weddings before. Both gone down well.

MrsBadger Thu 21-Jun-07 11:36:09

I was thinking bronze or pewter

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