Is this dress too white to wear as a wedding guest?

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
5333 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

To me, this seems appropriate – and I would say that I error on the conservative side when it comes to “too white.”

Post # 4
1560 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Fantastagirl:  Nah you’re fine. Anything with a pattern/stripes is acceptable. It’s the plain white dresses that may raise a few eyebrows.

Post # 5
4483 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I thi k it’s fine

Post # 6
7273 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Fantastagirl:  Ooh! I remember you! So I just had to pop in and say hi. If you have a new bf it sounds like you’re moving on ok, which is wonderful.

I always think partial white like that dress is fine. No way can it possibly be mistaken for competing with the wedding dress.

Post # 7
789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I think it’s fine!  

Post # 8
11027 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Completely fine.  A great many summery prints have a white background or a predominance of white in them.  It’s very clear that your intention is to wear a cool, summery dress, not a dress to compete with the bride.

Post # 9
905 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Totally fine, and that dress looks great on you!

Also, I am obsessessed with navy blue and coral right now.  I’m going to a wedding in October, and I’ll be wearing a navy and white dress with coral earrings, necklace, and shoes.

Post # 11
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

@cbgg:  I thinkit is appropriate. That being said: my rule of thumb is if I am questioning it is probably best not.

Post # 12
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Perfectly fine and cute!

Post # 13
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Totally fine. I always thought the wear no white rule just meant the whole outfit. As long as you can’t be mistken for a bride, its fine! I’m loving stripes. It’s part of my wedding decor.

Post # 14
46 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

Totally fine 🙂  I’ve worn a white and black dress to a wedding before and had the same concerns when picking out the dress.  Everyone reassured me it was ok and while at the wedding I realized my fears were unnecessary. 

Post # 15
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Totally fine!

Post # 16
8282 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Get something nicer. 

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