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^ I would be tempted to do two outfits. You could wear your black dress with a colorful scarf in the afternoon, and for evening ... I would try for something I could wear again during the holidays. For example ... a long black velvet skirt + something like this Lanvin sequin print blouse + a shawl ...
I like the holidays suggestion as well as the idea of packing two outfits, but I'm one of those people who still won't wear black to a wedding. My mother pounded it in to my head that it's just not done. My grandmother would turn over in her grave and/or haunt me that night.

I could always try to find a navy sheath, which I could then also use for work. With dressier accessories, could a navy sheath work for an evening "formal" reception? I could wear it with a jacket and pumps for the wedding and try to jazz it up with different items for the reception. But would a matte sheath be too casual?

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plenty of people wear black to weddings nowadays. i think a navy sheath would work really well. and you can splurge on a necklace or new shoes because you are saving money.

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^ Total girl math That's true, you could step it up with a really beautiful pair of evening shoes.

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What I don't get is all these girls who insist on wearing strapless short dresses with cheap-looking fabrics, they look more appropriate for the beach really.

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I'm totally enamored by this dress
it's so simple and fresh, made of cotton, not flashy at all, which makes it really charming in my eyes.
but i guess that's very personal, cause i just don't like fancy formal dresses in general. for my own wedding i was wearing a sweet short dress with messy hair, casual and laidback.
hopefully i can wear this dress to my best friend's wedding


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pics yoox

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Found something! I was going for a navy sheath, but after speaking to the bride, the reception sounds a bit more formal than I could jazz up a simple sheath. Luckily, I found a very nice knockoff of this dress:



Which has sleeves, so it's church appropriate, and it seems a bit more fancy for the reception. I have a black patent clutch and black patent pumps that I planned on pairing it with. What do you all think?

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ATM1985, remember to post a source for every image you post here. it is part of our Community Rules. please list the source or your posts will be deleted.

what does the knockoff look like?

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And it looks exactly like it. Navy lace, 3/4 sleeves, sheath shape, bateau neckline, light liner.

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Okay, I have another question - hats. I know that in other countries, hats are typically worn to the service for weddings. You'll also see that in parts of the U.S., depending on the region/church.

I found a hat that perfectly complements the lace dress. I love it. Would it be acceptable to wear (only to church)? Or would it look like I'm trying to be trendy/trying too hard/too formal/taking attention from the bride? I know that most will not be wearing a hat, I don't think. BUT - it's a great navy blue, small hat/fascinator type thing. It doesn't stick straight up, it's not huge and I don't think it's too much when I put it on with the dress.

I'm just worried what sort of impression I'd give off. What do you all thing - yea or nay on the hat for the service.

It's shaped similarly to this (same size/angle), although the brim is sheer, and it's much more minimal in the decorations, which are small swirls/flowers, with just a few small, flat feathers nestled in it - they don't stick up.



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Humm... is the wedding in the states? Or is it elsewhere? Because if it's in the US I think it can depend on the venue and what part of the country you are in. Like if it's the east coast or the south then I think a hat could totally work. But in the end, I think you should still wear it if it makes you feel pretty. It's good to standout!

Also, I definitely think once again acceptable to wear hats to weddings because Princess Kate has been sporting them. She's certainly helped revive the look but in a good way I think! I really do hope it's something that become's more popular, especially in the states. It's a wedding staple that I think the British do well... I loved seeing what everyone else was wearing at my cousins wedding.

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i would not wear a hat to a wedding in the north - people would think you are an attention getter.

i think you should focus your attention to other accessories like jewelry and shoes or hair accessories.

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In the states - New York (but not NYC). No clue what type of guests will be attending but the invitation states "formal." I'm guessing there will be few with hats, unless there's a southern contingent, although most weddings I've attended are in the midwest, and people seem to think clean jeans is wedding formal attire here, ha. Catholic afternoon service.

I'm okay if I'm the only one wearing it, but I don't want to look like I'm trying to steal attention from the bride. I'm definitely seeing more formal hats in stores, I think because of the Kate effect, so I'm waffling on this.

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The hat seems fine to me. Since navy is such a low-key color, it seems to me like it would be hard to take it the wrong way. Do you still have to cover your head at the Vatican? Maybe you're just a very strict Catholic

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What shoes would you recommend for this black dress?


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