It's a pretty dress, but the color is off for a wedding, nothing happy in it. I hate charcoal colored dresses for weddings, the color is wrong-but that is just my opinion.
I wasn't quite sure either, but it goes well with my skin tone. Being that the wedding is in the fall, I'm thinking that I would have a hard time with a color. DD hasn't picked a color for her girls dresses, but her fiancé wants a navy suit, so I can't do navy, which would have been my first choice.
My only question would be if you would have a use for the dress in the event that your daughter decided to do a less formal wedding where a dress like that wouldn't be necessary.
Otherwise, I say for the price, having a pretty dress in your closet for formal events is always a good thing, even if you don't wear it for the wedding.
They are thinking downtown Chicago or a vineyard in Michigan. I didn't even give it a thought if it would be too formal for the vineyard. Most pics I've seen of outdoor/tent/vineyard weddings, the MOB is wearing a formal dress. It will be pretty formal even at vineyard, as dd is an event planner and has some great ideas.
It's a pretty dress and for $84 you could wear it to the rehearsal or other events. I'd buy it. My only concern would be the wedding colors. She might want your dress to reflect her wedding colors.
Ha, my dd would definitely not want me to wear a dress the color of or anywhere near the color of the wedding party or her colors. She is an event planner and has seen the crazy MOB fiascos. I'm trying to stay neutral in everything! DD liked the color, so I'm not worried.
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