Post # 1
Hey Bees, I need your help. I am attending a wedding on Saturday so I went dress shopping yesterday and found a dress that will work. I Loved the way I looked in it so I went ahead and bought it. However, after evaluating it further I noticed that there was white in it. It’s not pure white more of an ivory/off white, and I now feel like a complete idiot for buying it. I have never done this before and I can’t believe I was so oblivous to the dress. I in NO WAY want to make the bride unhappy. My husband and a few of my friends say that it would be ok. But I wanted to get some OUTSIDE opinions as well. Thanks so much for the help. Here’s the dress.
Post # 2
I think it’s perfectly fine. The point of the dress is the colorblocking, not the white.
Post # 3
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
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
I would agree with PP, the colors make it perfectly acceptable.
Post # 6
I think its totally fine!
Post # 7
Sweetescape1976: I think it’s completely fine. I wouldn’t think twice if someone wore it to my wedding.
Post # 8
I would not think twice about wearing that dress.
Post # 9
Sweetescape1976: Thanks, so much guys. I’m starting to feel better already. 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY
That dress is perfectly fine.
Post # 11
I would wear it but also bring a cardigan/sweater…not a white or ivory one.
Post # 12
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
- 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
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
100% fine! Not too white at all.