Dresses, Part 2
That was fun!
Thanks for all of your opinions! Dress 2 had the most votes, but there were plenty of votes number 1 (or for neither!) as well. For the record, I really wanted this dress, but I didn’t buy it quick enough to get my size and now the most similar available one is full priced and mostly black. No thank you.
So, I’m not keeping dress 2. For starters, it is about two times as expensive as dress 1, and I’m not in love with it enough to pay that much. I do quite like the fit, but don’t care much for the specifics of the print. Or the length (which is easily fixable). It is close, it would do, but I have a feeling I’d never wear it again. T really likes it, but… too bad for him. So I’ll keep my eyes out for something in a similar cut that appeals to me more.
I did check out BR online, and they had some cute ones, but why is everything either pink or black??? I don’t really want pink or black. I’ll stop by in person if I get a chance.
For now, I’m going with dress 1, unless I can find something better. I agree it is on the causal side, but I’d be much more comfortable in it. I’ll try to dress it up with accessories. (I say that as if I actually know how to properly utilize accessories.). The wedding is all outdoors, but evening – 5 pm in Northern California. I think removing the belt & cardigan might help?
Anyway, this dress is in line with what I’ve seen at weddings I’ve attended, but I’ve attended most weddings in small towns in the Midwest. I worry I’m no longer qualified to judge the level of dressiness required after seeing someone come to a wedding in athletic pants? (Clearly that was not acceptable.)
In my mind, East Coast and Southern weddings are typically more formal than Midwest weddings, but i have no idea where California falls in line. Despite the fact my own wedding was here. At any rate, I feel like we have a very nice “do what you want” culture here, and I also doubt anyone (esp. the bride and groom) cares much what I wear. As long as it is not athletic pants. Or a wedding dress.
Do you think levels of wedding formality varies based on region? Or does it just depend based on the wedding itself? And how can you tell in advance?
(PS – who knew an eye infection could ruin a whole weekend? Not me!)