Wedding guest sparks debate over ‘cheap’ leopard-print mini dress she wants to wear to the reception

A woman’s pink leopard-print dress which she plans to wear to a wedding reception has been branded "cheap" online.

The wedding guest shared a photo of the frock, explaining she'd "fallen in love" with it.

Asking opinions on Mumsnet to see if it's suitable, people branded the mini-dress "cheap," not "dressy" or "special" enough.

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The unnamed woman tried to explain the dress wouldn't be that short on her, as she's only 5"4.

She said: "I'm out shopping for a new outfit for a wedding reception I'm going to in a couple of weeks and have fallen in love with this dress.

"Do you think it's ok for a wedding reception?

"It's not as short on me as it is on the model (I'm only 5ft 4). I was thinking I would wear it with black tights and ankle boots.

"The reception is at a bar/restaurant so not a particularly fancy affair I'm guessing?

"It's a nice bar! But not super posh."

The dress she's fallen for is the Hali roar dress, from All Saints, which costs a whopping $248.50, but promises to "add a touch of the 80s to your wardrobe."

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Despite the hefty price-tag, people didn't think it was suitable.

Commenting, one person said, "Hmm, it doesn't seem special enough with black boots and black tights but I like making an effort for weddings as I never get dressed up other times.

"Where's it from, looks a bit cheap in the photo."

Another person said: "It's a nice dress but I don't think wearing it with tights and boots is really 'dressy' enough for a wedding - even if it is just the reception."

Hitting out at the critics, the guest added, "Doesn't look particularly cheap in real life and the ruching hides all sorts of sins!"

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Not everyone thought the dress was a no-go, with one person suggesting how to jazz it up.

They said: "It's a nice dress and would be fine for a low key reception.

"I would go with sheer tights and heels as opposed to black with ankle boots."

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