Can I wear this dress to a wedding?

posted 3 months ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
3736 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

If someone had worn that to my wedding I’d have been fine with it. The print on the skirt takes the focus to me rather than the white top. I would pair it with colorful accessories rather than white just to accentuate the color though.

Post # 3
1588 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

Cute! I think it’s fine. There’s not that much white to begin with, and if you pair it with colorful accessories to accentuate the color like PP said, you’re good.

Post # 4
7851 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I definitely wouldn’t bat an eye at that. I think it’s cute and totally wedding appropriate.

Post # 6
13577 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wouldn’t have cared if you wore that to my wedding, but I also live by the “if you have to ask, don’t wear it” rule.  You will certainly get some side eye from some guests, but it’s also not a bridal white type of dress.

Post # 7
4520 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

caligirlinmichigan :  it lovely, very elegant and appropriate for a wedding. I don’t think it’s too white for a guest to wear.

Your husband has excellent taste and its awesome that he saw it and purchased it for you. 👍

Post # 8
762 posts
Busy bee

I love it! I would go with a bold colored (maybe turquoise) statement necklace to break up the all white top and just in general go with “pops of color” accessories rather than what Nordstrom recommends

Post # 9
2732 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Absolutely yes that is appropriate for a wedding guest, and super cute!

Post # 10
47197 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wouldn’t mind, but there will be brides who do. When you are sitting down, it will appear that you are wearing a white dress as that is the only part that will be seen.

It is a gorgeous dress.Rather than suggest a cardigan, I would wear a crop blouse over top, pulling one of the colors from the skirt.

Post # 14
11963 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

It’s not a white dress and is totally fine. Anyone who side eyes you is just looking for trouble. 

Post # 15
8814 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

caligirlinmichigan :  I’m usually one of the ones saying “no, of course you should not wear that!” but I think this one is fine, really no different than a white top with a floral skirt. Unless it’s going to be 80 degrees the whole time, I’d get a wrap or some kind of topper with some color. And I agree with everyone else: metal or color accessories. Nordstrom really missed the mark suggesting all that white stuff for a wedding guest outfit.

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