View Full Version : Black dress to christening?
07-28-2005, 08:11 PM
I've been planning to wear a black linen dress (v-neck, fitted through the bodice, falls just below knee) to my son's christening in August. Today, my sister asked "Why on Earth" would I wear black. Now, I've got a complex.
FWIW, the christening is in San Francisco where it's NEVER warm in the summer. We'll likely have fog all day if that matters at all.
Should I plan to wear something else? My only other option at this point is a red dress (which I don't think is any more appropriate). Even though I'm almost 4 mo PP and into all my normal clothes, my waist isn't 100% back yet. :eek:
07-28-2005, 08:17 PM
My SIL wore black because she was only 2 months PP and no one mentioned that it was odd... I never even thought about it until now. I would wear the black over the red, but if you've got a complex ;) maybe get a little sundress and wear a cardigan with it if it's cool.
07-29-2005, 10:35 AM
07-29-2005, 12:48 PM
I would wear the red, over the black. Maybe pair it with a cute white cardigan and white sandals. Then it wouldn't look innapropriate at all.
07-29-2005, 12:52 PM
Wear what you feel more comfortable in. Don't worry what others think of what you wear. They are there for your son's day, not to judge you about what you are wearing. Either dress sounds nice.
07-30-2005, 12:47 PM
I think black is always appropriate, but that's just me. I think it used to be more of a 'somber' choice, but now women wear the 'little black dress' for almost anything and it just isn't the same concept anymore. Plus, you can always dress it up w/ a cardigan/wrap and/or funkier jewelry. When I'm not feeling great about my body/clothes, I always focus on accessories b/c it doesn't matter what size I am for them. :p
07-30-2005, 02:05 PM
The little black dress is such a fashion basic that I don't think it's "funereal" at all, unless you also wear a black hat with a black veil. ;) I say go for it. :)
07-30-2005, 03:26 PM
People wear black to all sorts of happy occasions: weddings, etc. It's fine. If the dress is comfortable for the weather, who cares? To be honest I wouldn't give it a second thought if I saw black at a christening as long as the person wearing it looked nice and appropriately styled for the occasion (i.e. not a sexy cocktail dress). And anyway, you are PP--so your sister needs to give you a break.
07-30-2005, 03:36 PM
I totally agree with, Ericka. Wear whatever you want. Black is fine, IMHO.
I guess I'm old-fashioned, but I prefer not to wear black to happy occasions. The LBD is, to me, the answer to almost any function except celebratory church gatherings like baptisms and weddings. I was stuck in a similar boat, at 2 mo pp the weight was gone but things were, ah, redistributed and I could wear a black top with a black and royal patterned skirt or go shopping - I went shopping. :) It's true that most people won't even notice what you wear, but I just felt more comfortable in a summery color (my DD was baptized July 3rd, and I wore a mint-colored blouse with a diagonally striped multicolor skirt).
07-31-2005, 09:07 PM
I think black is always appropriate. :)
07-31-2005, 09:14 PM
Wear what you want, and tell your sister to stuff it. But, I wouldn't wear black dress, black hose, black shoes, black jewelry, etc. Use it as a base, maybe like someone said, with a pretty cardigan.
Ah, fog in the middle of 'summer' in San Francisco. How I miss it!
07-31-2005, 10:30 PM
Thanks everyone! Yep, I've decided to go with the black dress afterall. It's classy, understated, and most of all, I feel great in it! I'll accessorize with a pink wrap, and it'll be fine!
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