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Faux Pas or Nah: Wearing black to a wedding?

Lynnie, on April 15, 2019 at 12:18 Posted in Wedding fashion 0 30
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What’s your take on wearing black to weddings? Do you think black is only for funerals, not weddings? Or do you think a little (or long!) black dress is always appropriate attire?

Would you wear a black dress to a wedding? Faux pas or nah?


Faux Pas or Nah: Wearing black to a wedding? 1Photo by Michael Bennett Kress Photography in Bethesda, MD; featured in Here’s What to Wear to a Wedding, According to the Experts.



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30 Comments

Latest activity by Amanda, on April 23, 2019 at 10:53
  • Amanda
    Super June 2019 Ontario
    Amanda ·
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    I have probably worn black to almost every wedding I have ever been to. I see no problem with this at all.

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  • Donna Yeung
    Devoted August 2018 British Columbia
    Donna Yeung ·
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    I think black is classy for wedding guest attire. Definitely not for the mother or mother in law though.

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  • T
    Curious September 2019 British Columbia
    Tianna ·
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    Black is fine!
    My only request was for my mother and mother inlaw not to wear full black due to I don't want people to think they are mourning the loss of their daughter/son hahaha!!!

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  • Rachael
    Super October 2019 Ontario
    Rachael ·
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    Black is versatile; I'm for it!

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  • Stephanie
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
    Stephanie ·
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    Its fine for me! There's a difference between a black dress worn to a wedding and a black dress worn to a funeral. I mean if you come in a floor length black dress with sleeves and a black veil I might question your judgement? But a cute little black dress is a go for me!

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    I've worn black to a wedding and I think it's fine.

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Its all based on the attire dress code. Formal can be black dress with a jacket suit or skirt. It doesn't take away from the look of the funeral dressing.

    Many variations can come out from the black colour even for men with shirts that go with any suits worn.

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  • Maegan
    Frequent user August 2021 Ontario
    Maegan ·
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    Nah, if they dressed up and arnt wearing a wedding gown they pass!
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  • Robyn
    Super June 2019 Ontario
    Robyn ·
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    Nah, I think this one is outdated now. Black is elegant and chic, totally fine for a wedding.

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  • Chelsea
    Super June 2020 Alberta
    Chelsea ·
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    Doesn’t bother me at all! especially when it can be dressed up with colourful accessories or shoes!
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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    Nah. Unless you are actually being obvious that you are making a ride statement then I don't care.
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  • Allison
    Frequent user June 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    I have been to a total of 3 weddings, all of which I wore black. Its become a sort of personal tradition I guess so yes you can wear black to a wedding! I just wouldn't wear the same dress to a wedding and a funeral...

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  • Becky
    VIP September 2019 Ontario
    Becky ·
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    Nah! I think it is fine. I don't care unless they are wearing white!

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  • Veronica
    Super October 2021 Alberta
    Veronica ·
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    I think black is just fine! Super old rule.

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  • Kelsie
    Master July 2021 Ontario
    Kelsie ·
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    I think black is fine!
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  • K
    Expert June 2019 Ontario
    Kim ·
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    Nah I think black is totally fine!
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  • Jenna
    Frequent user February 2021 Nova Scotia
    Jenna ·
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    I don’t mind black at all!
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  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
    Valérie ·
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    Nah.
    This is such an old rule, I find it funny. Black goes well with everything, it's rarely the bridesmaids colors and it doesn't outshine the bride, so why not wear it!

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  • Caitlyn
    Super January 2020 Ontario
    Caitlyn ·
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    I think there's no problem with wearing black. I've seen many guests wear black to weddings. I went to wedding where the bridesmaid dresses were black.

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  • Janaya
    Expert August 2019 Saskatchewan
    Janaya ·
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    As long as no one shows up in white im happy

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  • Amelia
    Super September 2020 Ontario
    Amelia ·
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    Our guests can wear any colour or shade under the sun except white.

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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    Definitely fine! As long as the guest who's wearing black isn't acting like they are at the groom's funeral since he's getting married. Or a MIL wearing the black birdcage veil lol

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  • Candace
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
    Candace ·
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    I think the only colour to avoid at weddings is white. Some people have a black bridal gown or do black bridesmaids dresses!

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  • Seleena
    Super September 2019 British Columbia
    Seleena ·
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    I think wearing black is fine. Most suits are black anyways, and wearing a cute black dress shouldn't be a problem.

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  • Meghan
    Devoted April 2019 Ontario
    Meghan ·
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    Nah not a problem at all! I have worn black to a few weddings. As long as its not pure white, I think anything is acceptable.

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  • Gina
    Super April 2019 Alberta
    Gina ·
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    Oh I don’t mind black at all.
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  • Peggy
    Super May 2019 Alberta
    Peggy ·
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    I think wear any colour but white!

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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    Nah, as long as you don't wear white - go for it!!!

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  • Casey
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Casey ·
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    No problem! It's common these days. Plus for fall/winter weddings its a popular colour.

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Nah. It's what a lot of women feel comfortable in!

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