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    I just got a save the date for a good friend of mines wedding and was poking around the wedding website. it says the dress code is formal. does that automatically mean floor length? or would tea length, knee length be ok? and does that mean more conservative cleavage wise etc?

    sorry this prob seems like a wicked stupid question but my only wedding experience has been family and its never been anything dressier that a sun dress...
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    Nicer dresses (tea length is the norm) is what I've seen at formal weddings. I rarely see long gowns, though you could wear it if you wanted. I think it's more to discourage sundress and casual dresses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *Heather* View Post
    I just got a save the date for a good friend of mines wedding and was poking around the wedding website. it says the dress code is formal. does that automatically mean floor length? or would tea length, knee length be ok? and does that mean more conservative cleavage wise etc?

    sorry this prob seems like a wicked stupid question but my only wedding experience has been family and its never been anything dressier that a sun dress...
    Formal generally equals floor length. Tea length would do in a pinch if need but knee length is more cocktail with at most semi formal. But the cut of dress is completely open. Just make sure your boobs are covered and you are good.

    Here is something I found on the knot dot com.

    Formal, Black Tie Optional, Black Tie Invited
    A tuxedo isn't required, but the wedding is formal enough for one to be appropriate. Go with a dark suit if it's a nighttime wedding, regardless.
    Him: If not a tuxedo, a dark suit and tie.
    Her: A long dress, a really dressy suit, or something cocktail-length (but still formal). Glamorous makeup and dramatic jewelry and hair are appropriate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsey810 View Post
    Nicer dresses (tea length is the norm) is what I've seen at formal weddings. I rarely see long gowns, though you could wear it if you wanted. I think it's more to discourage sundress and casual dresses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern-queen View Post
    Formal generally equals floor length. Tea length would do in a pinch if need but knee length is more cocktail with at most semi formal. But the cut of dress is completely open. Just make sure your boobs are covered and you are good.

    Here is something I found on the knot dot com.

    Formal, Black Tie Optional, Black Tie Invited
    A tuxedo isn't required, but the wedding is formal enough for one to be appropriate. Go with a dark suit if it's a nighttime wedding, regardless.
    Him: If not a tuxedo, a dark suit and tie.
    Her: A long dress, a really dressy suit, or something cocktail-length (but still formal). Glamorous makeup and dramatic jewelry and hair are appropriate.
    thanks my mom said the same thing so I'm gonna start looking of something long hopefully with a slit or something since I'm only 5'2" and hate floor length haha
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    Found a couple on rent the runway. Stuck with a $150 budget since I don't know what you have so I went average for a nice formal gown.

    https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/d...rpetbeautygown (this is one that is for sale. It runs true to size others say but the bust area is big so you need bigger boobs for it to be perfect or lots of double stick tape).

    These ones are all rentals:

    https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/d...ablebeautygown
    https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/d...amedamaskdress (Although it is not floor length it counts. But I would not do anything where the longest part was any higher up than here if it is a high low dress. Ankle length or an inch or two higher)
    https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/d...ullesequingown (not my favorite but just showing in case you like)
    https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/d...ndalrufflegown
    https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/d...keithappengown
    https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/d...sses/kaurigown
    https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/d...eriansanddress
    https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/d...vemesmoochgown


    So that is just a bunch for ideas. Ways to work that not liking long dresses into wearing a long dress. Good luck on your search!
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    According to traditional rules, yes, formal always means floor length, no matter what. Some people are comfortable pushing that, others aren't. But if you want to be within anyone possible's version of formal, go with long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern-queen View Post
    Found a couple on rent the runway. Stuck with a $150 budget since I don't know what you have so I went average for a nice formal gown.

    https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/d...rpetbeautygown (this is one that is for sale. It runs true to size others say but the bust area is big so you need bigger boobs for it to be perfect or lots of double stick tape).

    These ones are all rentals:

    https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/d...ablebeautygown
    https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/d...amedamaskdress (Although it is not floor length it counts. But I would not do anything where the longest part was any higher up than here if it is a high low dress. Ankle length or an inch or two higher)
    https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/d...ullesequingown (not my favorite but just showing in case you like)
    https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/d...ndalrufflegown
    https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/d...keithappengown
    https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/d...sses/kaurigown
    https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/d...eriansanddress
    https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/d...vemesmoochgown


    So that is just a bunch for ideas. Ways to work that not liking long dresses into wearing a long dress. Good luck on your search!
    omg thank you! you are amazing haha i def just hearted a bunch of those!! i just rented a dress from there for october i hope it works out well because that is def what i was planning on doing for the weddings i have to go to coming up!
    Quote Originally Posted by villanelle View Post
    According to traditional rules, yes, formal always means floor length, no matter what. Some people are comfortable pushing that, others aren't. But if you want to be within anyone possible's version of formal, go with long.
    thanks i was totally awkward and asked my coworker today what she was expecting and she said a variation but she wants to keep it dressier so full lenghtish here we go haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by *Heather* View Post
    omg thank you! you are amazing haha i def just hearted a bunch of those!! i just rented a dress from there for october i hope it works out well because that is def what i was planning on doing for the weddings i have to go to coming up!

    thanks i was totally awkward and asked my coworker today what she was expecting and she said a variation but she wants to keep it dressier so full lenghtish here we go haha
    You're welcome. Not a problem at all. I love shopping for others. Give me details and a budget and I will hunt. That way I get my shopping fix and spend none of my own money. Win~win for me lol.
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    I'd take a look at the location and time for a better idea as to what to wear....but would probably stick to traditional rules about formal dress.
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    Just go and buy a wedding dress. Show up and say "is this formal enough??? I hope so!!"

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