The perils of working in fashion mean that come wedding season, I often get asked the same questions from wedding guests: Do I have to wear florals? (No.) Is it okay to wear black? (Yes.) And is it ever acceptable to wear white? (Only if that's the dress code, otherwise absolutely not.) But there was one unasked question I wanted to address: Is it ever all right to wear a "naked" dress to a wedding as a guest? The reason I felt we needed to discuss it is because of the abundance of barely there and nude-coloured dresses on and off the red carpet. While I don't exactly dress according to the A-list, the influence of the "naked" dress can't be denied.
I decided to put the question to my Facebook friends to see what they thought about the matter. There were, as you can imagine, a range of different views, which made me realise what a divisive issue this can be. To find out what the verdict was, I suggest you keep scrolling to check out whether it's ever okay to wear a "naked" dress to a wedding.
People should dress in a way that makes them feel most comfortable, and I don't think anyone has a right to judge or dictate what another person wears.
No way. I'd have security escort them out.
I think it's ruder to wear black to a wedding, but I'd maybe be a bit miffed if my guests were dressed distastefully.
Do you even need an answer to this? No!
If I still had the bod, I so would. And if I was a bride, I'd be thrilled to have such hot friends.
As you can see, it's pretty evenly split down the middle. Personally, if you're happy with people wearing whatever they want to your wedding, and there isn't a strict dress code, then by all means, wear a "naked" dress. But in my experience, it's all about knowing the context of the situation beforehand. Keep scrolling for my "naked" dress picks that will still look super chic whatever wedding you go to.
Throw a jacket over this if you feel too exposed.
Toughen this up with a pair of black boots.
The cool way to do the "naked" dress—one with sleeves.
This knitted version would look great with a polo-neck underneath.
This is an A-list–ready pick.
The most risqué, but we kind of love it.
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