Is a wedding the only 'white/color restricted' event?

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Is it ok to wear a white dress to a baby shower?
    Yes : (22 votes)
    96 %
    No : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Other (see below) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    2338 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Kwhoa:  I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that at all 🙂  I wouldn’t wear one to a funeral but apart from that I think white is perfectly fine.  I probably wouldn’t wear one to a barbeque either but that’s because I’m a klutz…

    Post # 3
    176 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: Banquet hall

    I’ve always abidded by the no white shoes/pants/dresses after labor day. I’d never heard of the “never wear white to a wedding” rule until I was on Wedding Bee. Most people in my circle, young or old, don’t wear white because it’s so hard to keep clean, so I guess it’s just not usually an issue. I’ve only had two articles of clothing that I had to be wary of: the white flats I bought for my high school graduation and the white dress I wore to my college graduation, which will become my rehearsal dinner dress. All of my other pre-wedding events will be in fall and winter in rural New York and we seem to wear black to anything that occurs after school starts.

    If you’re in the South, I think you can probably wear the white dress no problem in October. If you’re somewhere where the leaves are changing, I would save your white dresses until spring. I definitely wouldn’t hesitate to wear it for Memorial Day, July Fourth, work events, even Easter if your climate permits.

    Post # 4
    42166 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    No white after Labor Day is a rule that disappeared quite a while ago.  If it’s good enough for Coco Chanel, it’s good enough for me.

    It depends on what you wear, how you wear it, what you wear it with, how you accessorize it,not just the fact that a garment is white in color.

    Post # 5
    173 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    My friend’s baby shower a few years ago had a dress code “ALL WHITE” we were all in white clothes of all kinds including the mother to be. It was awesome. So I think yes you can wear white!!

    In my culture you can not wear white to a funeral. But I’m sure anybody who’s brave can do but you will definately have funny looks and gossips about you. White is believed to be a happy colour hence it is not proper for funerals (at least in as far as my culture and beliefs are concerned).

    Baby showers are happy events so I will wear white anytime!! 

    Post # 6
    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

    Kwhoa:  The only other one I can think of is only wearing dark colours to a funeral. I don’t see why you cannot wear white to a baby shower. I also do notabide by you cannot wear white past labour day … I think it’s more just all white. If you have white paired with a colourful sweater or something then whatever.

    Post # 7
    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    You can wear white almost anywhere. It’s a fresh, light color that looks great on most people. I think it’s most appropriate in the warmer months or on warmer days just because it’s such a crisp style.

    Post # 8
    2704 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Kwhoa:  Other than a wedding, I don’t see any issue with wearing white to events. 🙂

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