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Unread 06-04-2010, 12:38 PM
 
Location: norcal
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the last wedding i went to i couldnt figure this out either...i finally had settled on an outfit that was all black and thats what i was gonna wear. last minute i went in panic mode thinking it wouldnt be okay, so i wore a different top with black on bottom. when i got there, more then half the guests were wearing black lol.
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Unread 06-04-2010, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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the last wedding i went to i couldnt figure this out either...i finally had settled on an outfit that was all black and thats what i was gonna wear. last minute i went in panic mode thinking it wouldnt be okay, so i wore a different top with black on bottom. when i got there, more then half the guests were wearing black lol.
I suspect that something like that will be the case here too! LOL! I found a purple dress with matching jacket (that I already own) which is suitable for a wedding. No black in it! However, I prefer the black dress with floral jacket. So I still haven't made up mind.
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Unread 06-04-2010, 02:03 PM
 
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I'm a NY'er, so I wear black to everything! Seriously though, the majority of the time I wear black to weddings. It is so easy to lighten up, snaz it up with a lovely pair of shoes, some nice jewlery, a scarf, etc. Go for it. Classic black is always so smart looking.

As a matter of fact, at one wedding I attended (in a short black dress, beautiful sling-back shoes, and a wonderful hat!), I had the priest come up to me and say "Only 2 other people look as good in black as you - Mick Jagger and myself!!".
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Unread 06-04-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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I'm a NY'er, so I wear black to everything! Seriously though, the majority of the time I wear black to weddings. It is so easy to lighten up, snaz it up with a lovely pair of shoes, some nice jewlery, a scarf, etc. Go for it. Classic black is always so smart looking.

As a matter of fact, at one wedding I attended (in a short black dress, beautiful sling-back shoes, and a wonderful hat!), I had the priest come up to me and say "Only 2 other people look as good in black as you - Mick Jagger and myself!!".
LOL! Well, I don't think black is always the most flattering color for everyone, but I do think it may actually be the "classiest" and as you said, the most "smart looking." Just my personal opinion...others' mileage may differ! Personally, I wear a lot of color in my wardrobe, but there's usually some black involved somewhere even then! As I said in the OP, almost everything I own has some degree of black in it! I work here in a bank and the ladies that work with me and I always kinda laugh at the fact that we all wear so much black or black and white, it looks liked we coordinated it or something!
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Unread 06-04-2010, 02:55 PM
 
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LOL! Well, I don't think black is always the most flattering color for everyone, but I do think it may actually be the "classiest" and as you said, the most "smart looking." Just my personal opinion...others' mileage may differ! Personally, I wear a lot of color in my wardrobe, but there's usually some black involved somewhere even then! As I said in the OP, almost everything I own has some degree of black in it! I work here in a bank and the ladies that work with me and I always kinda laugh at the fact that we all wear so much black or black and white, it looks liked we coordinated it or something!
Ha! Me too! I've said to the gals at work that we could sometimes pass for waitresses in our black and white get-ups! The worst was when I was wearing a black skirt and what I thought to be a trendy white top. Until I had one of the traders call me Sister Mary Margaret! Obviously he had the Dominican nuns teaching him at school!
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Unread 06-04-2010, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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Well, the purple dress didn't work after all. So....it looks like the black dress with floral jacket is going to be the choice!
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Unread 06-04-2010, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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I'm sure you'll look lovely! Enjoy....
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Unread 06-05-2010, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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I'd wear black to a wedding, but I'm a man.
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Unread 06-05-2010, 09:55 AM
 
Location: southwest TN
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While I agree that it is acceptable, from a correctness pov, I have a personal problem with it. It's too somber -- for me. We had a garden party wedding and I specifically wrote on the invitations that "we are having a celebration and wish to have a party atmosphere. Please join us with happy colored clothing and leave your black at home."

But that's me and I wouldn't run around criticizing you or even make a comment about it. Oh heck, from the last few weddings I've been to, I think 80% of the women were in black.
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Unread 06-05-2010, 11:08 AM
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Location: New England
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Since you're not one of the family, you'll probably never even have to see them again, right? It's not like Greta Aunt Matilda is going to remind you of your "mistake" at every family event. I think black mixed with the jacket or belt and all of the above posts is fine anyway. Have Fun!
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