Post # 1
I know you shouldn’t wear white because you don’t want to take away from the bride, and you don’t want to wear black because it is seen as disapproving of the marriage, but what about a black and white print? Like this one?
I am having a very, very hard time finding a dress that is figure flattering, yet appropriate for the occasion. I have been looking for over a month now, and the wedding is only a few weeks away (I live in a very rural area, shopping is not a common occurance). It is a 5 o clock semi formal wedding, and I believe it is outdoors with an indoor reception. Help!
Post # 3
@Lrroma181986: its okay. i wouldn’t say its ideal, but i also wouldnt say its a glaring no-no.
Post # 4
It doesn’t look bridal AT ALL and no one will mistake you for the bride in that.
Post # 5
@Lrroma181986: I would really play up the black in it by wearing some black earings and maybe a chunky black bracelet and black shoes. In general though, I think that should be fine. My concern wouldn’t be that it’s partially white, it would be that it’s pretty casual. At least it appears to be in this photo.
Post # 6
Perhaps wear a black cardigan?
Post # 8
It doesn’t look white/bridal etc, yes. But I still wouldn’t wear it. The bride might think differently.
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
You may have some sticklers who disapprove because there is white on it, but I personally wouldn’t have a problem with it! If you enjoy shopping, keep shopping, but don’t beat yourself up if you end up wearing it. It’s cute!
Post # 10
That doesnt look bridal at all so I think you are totally fine.
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@Lrroma181986: I second wearing a black cardigan and black accessories. I don’t think anyone is going to be upset by this particular dress.
Post # 12
Looks totally fine to me.
Post # 13
Doesn’t look bridal at all! But I’m going to go against the grain here and say to play up your accessories with fun colors so people notice your fun shoes/handbag/jewelry, and let the dress melt away like the neutral it should be 🙂
Post # 14
Ive seen girls in way more white than this, it looks absolutely fine.
HOWEVER: Just be mindful of the bride, do you know her well? How would she dress for a wedding? And most important: what kind of dress will she wear? Is she going to be in a big ballgown? No worries! Is she going to be in a slinky column? Probably not.
Post # 15
Can you add a red jacket or large scarf?