Post # 1
I saw this dress at Ann Taylor, got it for 40% off. While it’s not pure white because it has gray yellow patterns over it, it does has organza inset at the v neckline and the waistline. However the dress is simple enough that it does not look like a wedding gown. I love the dress and felt it’s formal enough for a wedding but feel a little guilty about it. The bride is Japanese, the wedding is in Hawaii so that limited summer dress options in which I would wear again.
I will purchase another non-white dress if majority of you say no go. Thanks,
Post # 3
@StyleIcon4461: Honestly it looks very white to me. I had to use the zoom feature to see the pattern.
Unless you wear a bright colored cardigan or something the whole night I’d say it’s too white for a wedding.
Very cute dress though!
Post # 4
I think it would be fine, yes it is white based, but i think that its got enough detail in it to be ok
Post # 5
While you aren’t going to look like the bride, I probably still wouldn’t wear it because it’s white. Don’t you wear summer dresses where you live? Why would the dress be a one time use thing?
Post # 6
I would not wear that to a wedding. I can barely see any pattern on it, it looks completely white to me.
Post # 7
@KatNYC2011:in person, the pattern is more visible has gray and yellowish tone to it. Depends on the settings in your monitor the pattern may not show well. But still it’s very white based.
Post # 8
Yes, I second the colored sweater option and make sure to wear colored shoes.
Post # 9
I wouldn’t wear it. Find a non-white-based dress.
Post # 10
I think it’s silly that people get upset over white dresses that obviously wouldn’t compete with a bridal gown. But, I still wouldn’t wear it on the off chance that the bride would be upset.
Post # 11
Of course you should wear it. It isn’t plain white and would look great at a wedding.
Post # 12
@EleanorRigby:Yes I definitely agree, since it’s a summer/beach wedding the off chance is there are more white based dress around! How about the guys, can they wear a white linen shirt? maybe the rules don’t apply to the guys?
Post # 14
I would say go for it, but throw a cardigan or wrap over it. Maybe an electric blue or bright coral? I think its cute. You could make it a little more casual with chunky jewelery. I think that since wedding dresses aren’t usually made with that type of material, you’re fine. Are you close with the bride? If you are, you could ask her if you are that concerened with it. But really, I wouldn’t be upset if you wore that to my wedding. There is a pattern there and its not really that white to me. I think its super cute!
Post # 15
@PinkMagnolia: I live in Chicago where 8 out of the 12 months are frigid cold. I only own a few summer dresss but non is formal enough for a wedding. I would think the bride would be more concerned about guest dressing too casual than wearing white based dresses. I had a guest wearing a white cotton t-shirt tucked in to a light green skirt, at my wedding which I was mildly upset about.
Post # 16
To me, if you have to ask whether or not it’s appropriate to wear to a wedding, then the answer is “no.” If you ask, you are clearly acknowledging the potential that the bride and groom could be offended by what you’re wearing (even if you think that offense is silly and completely non-founded). You’re there to celebrate and honor them, so why risk offending them? There are so many other beautiful colors to wear anyway–save this white dress for a non-wedding occasion.