May have bought the wrong dress as a Wedding Guest?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I think it’s perfectly fine. The point of the dress is the colorblocking, not the white.

Post # 3
3250 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

That dress will be fine. It does not look bridal and won’t compete with the bride’s dress. If you wanted to down play the white, see if you can find a cardigan in black or to match the blue in the dress.

Post # 4
2462 posts
Buzzing bee

Sweetescape1976:  Honestly, I think it’s fine. I have seen people show up to weddings wearing solid white or ivory lace dresses. Your dress is clearly not related in any way to a wedding dress. Is it cool enough where you are that you may bring a darker colored wrap or cardigan so make it less obvious? I don’t think you need to, but maybe that would make you more comfortable.

Post # 5
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I would agree with PP, the colors make it perfectly acceptable. 

Post # 6
1208 posts
Bumble bee

I think its totally fine!

Post # 7
1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Sweetescape1976:  I think it’s completely fine. I wouldn’t think twice if someone wore it to my wedding.

Post # 8
7157 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I would not think twice about wearing that dress. 

Post # 10
5389 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

That dress is perfectly fine.

Post # 11
435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I would wear it but also bring a cardigan/sweater…not a white or ivory one.

Post # 12
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014


Sweetescape1976:  I know everyone else has already said so, but I wanted to chime in and say that the main focus is on the design and colorblocking of the dress– you will be completely fine! However, good for you for at least being aware.

Post # 13
2791 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

If you wore that to my wedding, I’d be fine with it. 

However… there are always those crazy brides who might get upset. So just consider how laid back or not the bride might be. 

Post # 14
4598 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

That’s a nice dres to wear to a wedding.

A friend of mine wore something WAY shorter and tighter to mine last week. Soeone said at one point, you could see stuff that you shouldn’t have been able to see. All of the men in attendance enjoyed it, but that’s her… and she was there with her husband.

Heck, she was going to wear something similiar to her sister’s wedding a few years ago when all she asked was that the girls wear black dresses. I had to convince her to change her mind on it, because it was TOO short for a family function.

Post # 15
745 posts
Busy bee

100% fine! Not too white at all. 

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