This is something i wonder about..seeing how formal has changed..
i went to a wedding last year that was stated as being formal i was so worried about what to wear...i went with a red dress that came just below my knee very flowey with silver strappy shoes...yes I looked very formal but when i got to the reception i think i was the most formal dressed there..
i will never understand when someone says formal it doesn't mean a new pair of jeans and a polo shirt...but it does mean dressed up whether long or short....now black tie means something else....
Susan E. Lanzara ·
Things have certainly changed over the years but, formal was always long; semi-formal was shorter - tea or street length. If I received an invitation stating dress was formal I would go with long - but then I'm old...
I say no way. I had a formal wedding, but it was held outdoors in September. My girls had knee length dresses. September in Texas and long dresses do not mix. The short dresses went perfectly with my formal wedding.