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Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

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WhatNow
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Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

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I know it is of course rude to wear a red dress to a wedding, but would it be rude for a birthday dinner for exactly the same reason though: that is would be too ostentatious and take the attention away from the birthday girl?

Posted 4/21/21 9:27 PM
 
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NervousNell
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Re: Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

Um no.
I mean Jesus Christ do grown adults need that much attention on their birthday that nobody can wear red?
Or look good?
Perhaps you can go in a burlap sack with your hair in a shower cap and no make up so as not to draw attention away from the guest of honor.
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Wear the dress, it's very pretty.
And it's not over the top or anything- yes it's red, but the style is classy and understated IMO

Message edited 4/21/2021 9:48:20 PM.

Posted 4/21/21 9:39 PM
 

BFNY516
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Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

I love that dress. I wouldn’t think twice. Wear it in good health and enjoy your time out.

Posted 4/21/21 9:54 PM
 

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Re: Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

Not at all. I have a friend who just looks amazing red. It's just her color. I would never question it.

Posted 4/21/21 10:00 PM
 

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Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

I have never heard that you can't wear red to a wedding or any other party! The dress seems very pretty. It's not flashy or anything. If you will be comfortable in it and happy to wear it, then please wear it without a second thought! Enjoy the party!

Posted 4/21/21 10:00 PM
 

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Re: Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

red is my favorite color!!!!

that is one adorable dress.

wear it and have an amazing time.

Posted 4/21/21 10:04 PM
 

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Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

Is beautiful!!! Go rock that dress!!!

Posted 4/21/21 10:09 PM
 

RainyDay
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Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

I would wear it. Didn't even know it was against the rules at a wedding.

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Posted 4/21/21 10:18 PM
 

JennP
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Re: Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

It's a very pretty dress.

I'm sure you rock it.

Wear it wherever you want.

A wedding, a birthday party, to Whole Foods.

People can f!ck off if they have a problem.

Posted 4/21/21 10:33 PM
 

PhyllisNJoe
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Re: Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

Honestly, I wouldn’t because of it being someone else’s day and it’s a big “look at me” color.

Personally I wouldn’t care if someone came to my bday party wearing a red dress because I’m not that way. My sis in law wore a beautiful red gown to my wedding and I loved it. She looks so good in red.

So it really depends on the friend. Would she feel slighted if you wore it? You know her best to know if it would be a big deal or not.

P.S. I love that dress.

Posted 4/21/21 11:00 PM
 

windyweather21
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Re: Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

The only thing I have heard is not to wear white to a wedding.

Go for it, it is a beautiful dress and the bday girl will not find a problem with it :)

Posted 4/21/21 11:49 PM
 

oldtimerocknroll
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Re: Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

I think it is completely outlandish for a grown adult to care what a guest wears to their birthday party.

Wear it!!!

Message edited 4/22/2021 12:06:14 AM.

Posted 4/22/21 12:05 AM
 

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Re: Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

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Perhaps you can go in a burlap sack with your hair in a shower cap and no make up so as not to draw attention away from the guest of honor.
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Now that would be rude!

Posted 4/22/21 12:33 PM
 

WhatNow
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Re: Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

Thank you, everyone, really appreciate your opinions!

I think you guys are right: it might be red but it's an elegant and understated style so it should be fine.

I think i have a fear of looking like I am "trying too hard"and that's why I was questioning the choice.... i also never wear red but i just really liked that dress.

I will definitely have to have it altered though: i am very short and the girls are popping out a bit because the straps are designed to be long enough for a much taller woman. And it is also a bit too long. The struggle is real... :)

I did get it for a steal though so might as well spend a bit extra to make sure the fit is perfect.

Message edited 4/22/2021 12:44:46 PM.

Posted 4/22/21 12:44 PM
 

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Re: Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

So pretty! I'd wear it without giving it a second thought. I literally never heard of not wearing a red dress to an event, so silly.

Posted 4/22/21 12:46 PM
 

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Re: Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

It is a great dress. Why would you second guess it? I have never thought about what others wore to a birthday dinner, ever.

Posted 4/22/21 2:43 AM
 

LuckyStar
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Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

I love it, of course you should wear it!

Posted 4/22/21 3:59 AM
 

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Re: Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

Why would it be rude?? I LOve the dress, wear it!!!!

Posted 4/22/21 12:41 PM
 

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Re: Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

Posted by NervousNell

Um no.
I mean Jesus Christ do grown adults need that much attention on their birthday that nobody can wear red?




Sadly, yes. Yes they do.
People have become so over the top with the constant attention they “need” it’s absolutely ridiculous.

Posted 4/22/21 2:24 PM
 

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Re: Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

wear it.

A "mature" former boss of mine who was a very chic dresser and wore whatever she liked with very bright colors to the office (while i was in typical nyc black and grey every f day) said something to me that stuck with me since:

"THERE ARE NO RULES JUST WEAR WHAT YOU LIKE"

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Posted 4/22/21 2:38 PM
 

Momma2015
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Re: Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

No way. I wouldn't even blink an eye at wearing red to a wedding.

Posted 4/22/21 2:39 PM
 

chilltocam
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Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

I've never heard of that rule for weddings or anywhere else. It would never dawn on me to be upset if someone wore red (or any other color - except white - to a wedding) to an event of mine. Love the dress and the color. Go for it!

Posted 4/22/21 3:08 PM
 

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Re: Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

Posted by Mushesgirl

wear it.

A "mature" former boss of mine who was a very chic dresser and wore whatever she liked with very bright colors to the office (while i was in typical nyc black and grey every f day) said something to me that stuck with me since:

"THERE ARE NO RULES JUST WEAR WHAT YOU LIKE"

love that and it has guided me sinceChat Icon



i love this.

i, too, wear almost nothing but black, gray, or brown... although my favorite color is red.
i have been working hard to bring more color into the clothes i wear.

Posted 4/22/21 3:13 PM
 

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Re: Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

No, not at all. That is great dress. Maybe if you were wearing a red sequin mini dress with a tiara, people might say that you were trying to take attention from the birthday girl, but this is fine.

Posted 4/22/21 4:37 PM
 

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Do you think it is rude to wear a red dress to a friend's birthday dinner?

This is a beautiful, fun, feminine dress. This isn't a micro-mini skin-tight plunging neckline fire engine red satin and sequined number! I'd be so happy to have you wear this dress at my birthday :D

Posted 4/22/21 5:13 PM
 
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