(Closed) Can I wear this dress?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Can I wear this dress?
    yes : (58 votes)
    63 %
    no : (34 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    It didn’t show up, but if it’s just a cute sundress with white at the top and a different color bottom or – better yet – a pattern, then I think those are normally fine. If you’re really worried, wear a light cardigan and some funky jewelry. 🙂

    ETA: Okay, it showed up now! The red, length, and style makes me think it would be okay. I would still pair some funky/colorful jewelry that isn’t at all bridal with it. With that red you could do red shoes, red earrings, etc.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think it’s ok. I tend to stay away from dresses that are solid white on top just because so many pictures are taken from the waist up and I personally would be embarrassed even of down the road only from photos it looked like I was the guest that showed up in white. 

    Post # 7
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    3267 posts
    Sugar bee

    Totally fine.  Nothing about it says bridal, which is the true spirit of the law.  You will not look like you are trying to outshine the bride in this dress.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    That is adorable, I think it will be fine!

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I would have said yes if you asked a year ago…I was at my friend’s wedding and another guest was wearing something similar and the girls behind me during the ceremony were tearing her apart! I felt so bad for her.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think this dress is fine.  White can be worn as long as it is not remotely bridal looking.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    That’s totally fine. It looks nothing like a wedding dress.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I definately think you can wear that!

    Post # 14
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @SapphireSun:  I was going to say it would be fine, but you made a very good point about waist-up pictures. I would play it safe and keep looking 🙂

    Post # 15
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    41 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think it’s okay – make sure the other accessories are NOT white.

    Post # 16
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    Sugar Beekeeper

    I would have said yes until I attended my cousin’s wedding last week and one lady showed up with a white sweater on over her blue/red dress. The other bridesmaids and even the bride were tearing her apart and I thought it was fine. Obviously to some white is white regardless of the location or abundance.

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