White dress for engagement photos?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress should I pick for our engagement photos?
    Wear the red dress for the engagement photos and save the white one for later : (41 votes)
    41 %
    Wear the white dress for the engagement photos and return the red dress : (46 votes)
    46 %
    Find another dress for the engagement photos : (11 votes)
    11 %
    Another option I'll explain below : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I like them both (I know, not helpful haha).  Wear whichever one you feel the most comfortable in, there’s no “rule” that says you can’t wear white in your engagement photos!  I love the white dress but personally I’d wear the red dress because, if you intend to hang engagement and wedding photos in your home (which most people do), you don’t have a bunch of professional photos taken at different times that all have you in white.  

    Post # 4
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    141 posts
    Blushing bee

    Both dresses look really nice! When we did our engagement shoot my photographer said it was best to not wear white and black (or what ever colour the grooms suit will be) as you will have your whole wedding album in the same colours. It’s not taboo or anything, I think she just wanted to help us keep the pictures looking different/seperate! 

    You’ll look great in which ever one you choose!

    Post # 5
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    432 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @jpr:  No contest. The white one! The detail on the midriff is way flattering on you!

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @jpr:  They are both super cute, but I vote for the white one.  Maybe because it pops more than the red?

    Post # 7
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    851 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

    I love white dresses for engagement pictures!!! I think they look “bridal.”

    Post # 8
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @smv22114:  agreed

    I think the red looks a bit…matronly.

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I love the white dress! I’ve never heard that you’re not supposed to wear white for engagement photos but even if that was true, it has black on it..it doesn’t look like a wedding dress so you’re good to go!

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @jpr:  I love the red dress. So cute. 

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I love the white dress on you, it’s super flattering!

    But I’ll be wearing a white dress for my engagement photos, and a pale blush dress for my engagement party, so I see no problem with wearing bridal colours before the big day 🙂 I actually prefer to wear white because it’s a color that I won’t tire of, and because I want my photos to clearly be engagement-y! We can dress up and take photos anytime, but there is only a short period of time that I can wear white with a purpose.

    Post # 13
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    317 posts
    Helper bee

    they are both cute. i know that some people think it’s better not to photograph in white clothing because it can come out too bright in the pictures and be overwhelming. (although obviously everyone just deals with this for their wedding pics, LOL! =)  ) but i would ask your photographer whether one color or the other photographs better.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @jpr:  I wore white and black for mine

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @jpr:  I love that white dress! Where did you buy it?

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