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Is this dress ok for a wedding reception????

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laurenslovelymummy Fri 24-Oct-08 22:07:20

I am so excited about wearing it and think I look lovely in it, but my mum said I shouldn't wear black. But it's only the evening do so I'm thinking it's fine!

It's this dress here but in black (obv!!) With my gorgeous black satin shoes, clutch bag and diamante jewellery.

What do you think?

herbietea Fri 24-Oct-08 22:08:47

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laurenslovelymummy Fri 24-Oct-08 22:23:39

I thought it was ok, my mum must still be in the dark ages!!
I can't wait to get all dressed up, it's been so long

SimpleAsABC Fri 24-Oct-08 22:25:20

It's lovely.. and you could wear black if you wanted, but don't, the colour is really nice.

Louandben Fri 24-Oct-08 22:26:41

its gorgeous, I think black is fine these days, particularly for a winter wedding - unless couple getting married are ultra traditional?

Tillyscoutsmum Fri 24-Oct-08 22:27:02

Lovely dress (assuming you've got great legs smile)... Black is absolutely fine for weddings imho

MerlinsBeard Fri 24-Oct-08 22:30:04

oooh its nice

why not black? someone else asked me that this week too (if they could wear black to the wedding)

Tillyscoutsmum Fri 24-Oct-08 22:32:43

MoM - I keep "bumping" into you on threads with wedding in the title. I think we may be obsessed grin

I think in the olden days, black, white and green were big no no's at weddings. Not sure why though. I'm off to google

MerlinsBeard Fri 24-Oct-08 22:35:58

grin Tilly! Wonder why?!

Lilyloo Fri 24-Oct-08 22:38:53

Think pretty much anything goes (bar wedding dress) at evening do!! Although when i suggested white on here a pregnant while ago that was a no no but black fine imo!!

wingandprayer Fri 24-Oct-08 22:44:44

Utterly fab. So fab will be hunting it down locally tomorrow.

MsHighwater Fri 24-Oct-08 22:49:19

The only reason I can think of that black might be considered unsuitable for a wedding would be that it might look funereal. I don't think this dress looks funereal (unless you are an Anna Nicole Smith clone)wink.

S1ur Fri 24-Oct-08 22:51:17

yep, looks perfectly appropriate to me.

laurenslovelymummy Fri 24-Oct-08 23:03:48

I certainly look nothing like anna nicole smith grin

Just done my fake tan for my legs so they are looking lovely tomorrow Didn't know green used to be a no no, thats a strange one!

mazzystartled Fri 24-Oct-08 23:12:44

beautiful dress
no prob with black, imo, very smart to wear black these day s. but it think a touch of colour somewhere - shoes, pashmina, whatever - would make it more weddingy and less cocktaily.

witcheseve Fri 24-Oct-08 23:17:32

Love it. That dress will take you anywhere.

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