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Is it acceptable to wear black to a May wedding?

As a plus size gal, I have been having difficulty finding a formal outfit to wear as a guest to a wedding next month. I've found some really flattering and pretty black dresses. Is it acceptable to wear black to a May wedding? Men wear black tuxedoes so I thought it might be okay but I'm not sure. Thanks, in advance for your input! :)

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Asked by AzAngie at 3:43 PM on Apr. 11, 2011 in Shopping

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  • Yes, get what's flattering to you.

    Answer by mompam at 3:46 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • I think it would be fine, just make sure the bridesmaids dresses are not black!

    Answer by kimigogo at 3:48 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • I got married in May and had a few women wear black. I say wear what you are comfortable in!

    Answer by mommytobrooke at 3:49 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • I am plus size also, so I know how much magic black does!! LOL if ur feel hott in it, flaunt it! Its a great confidence booster to be in public knowng you look cute ;) enjoy the wedding!

    Answer by AdrianzMommie at 3:50 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • It used to be considered a faux pas to wear black to a weding, but that no longer seems the case. I would suggest however some colorful accessory (necklace, bag, earings) . Be comfortable, be confident!

    Answer by NHRachel at 4:16 PM on Apr. 11, 2011


    Answer by Brandy928 at 11:24 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • People wear black all the time now so it isn't a big deal. Just wear something you feel comfortable/confident in!

    Answer by jmpj8107 at 11:29 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • Thanks so much ladies. I feel better about it now. I wouldn't have minded if a guest at my own wedding wore a pretty black dress.

    Comment by AzAngie (original poster) at 5:07 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

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