A Mumsnet user was advised against wearing a maxi dress to her friend’s wedding.
While some thought it was “cheap” to wear a floor length gown to the ceremony, others said the outfit was “lovely”.
So is donning this outfit a fashion faux pas?
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A British woman took to Mumsnet for advice about her pal’s upcoming nuptials.
She asked the parenting forum: “Am I being unreasonable to wear this dress to a wedding?
“The bridesmaids are wearing a very light blue/grey colour long dress.
“I was thinking of wearing this dress, but now worried it looks like a bridesmaid dress.
“I don’t like wearing short dresses as I hate my legs right now (not lost my baby weight yet!) So feeling a bit self conscious. Thoughts please?”
After the Mumsnetter attached a snap of the £80 Quiz frock, she received a mixed response.
The majority of responders argued it would be inappropriate to wear it to the wedding.
One wrote: “I don’t think it’s suitable, to be honest – very bridesmaid.
“If you want to go for a maxi dress then I think it needs to be patterned in some way.”
Another said: “It’s very pretty but you might look like a wannabe bridesmaid.”
A third remarked: “I don’t like that dress at all, the colour is a bit blah and it looks like a cheap bridesmaid’s dress.”
While many warned the woman not to clash with the bridesmaids, others saw nothing wrong with the dress.
One commenter said: “I don’t think you’ll look too similar at all! Beautiful dress and will look very elegant.”
A second reassured: “I don’t think that wearing an evening dress automatically means you’re trying to look like a bridesmaid personally.”
A third added: “It’s lovely. Could you compromise and have it shortened so it’s mid/low calf length?”
This isn’t the only wedding dress debate that’s sparked controversy in recent weeks.
One bride divided opinion when she admitted to wearing jeans and a T-shirt down the aisle.
And another was blasted for wearing a nipple-exposing frock.