(Closed) can I wear this patterned white dress to a wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: can I wear this white pattern Ann Taylor dress to a wedding
    Absolutly since it's not pure white and does not look like a bridal gown : (32 votes)
    16 %
    Stay away because it's white! : (136 votes)
    66 %
    Maybe, check with the bride first : (38 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @StyleIcon4461: Honestly it looks very white to me. I had to use the zoom feature to see the pattern.

    Unless you wear a bright colored cardigan or something the whole night I’d say it’s too white for a wedding.

    Very cute dress though!

    Post # 4
    7431 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I think it would be fine, yes it is white based, but i think that its got enough detail in it to be ok

    Post # 5
    3374 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    While you aren’t going to look like the bride, I probably still wouldn’t wear it because it’s white. Don’t you wear summer dresses where you live? Why would the dress be a one time use thing?

    Post # 6
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would not wear that to a wedding.  I can barely see any pattern on it, it looks completely white to me.

    Post # 8
    3374 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Yes, I second the colored sweater option and make sure to wear colored shoes.

    Post # 9
    315 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I wouldn’t wear it. Find a non-white-based dress.

    Post # 10
    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I think it’s silly that people get upset over white dresses that obviously wouldn’t compete with a bridal gown.  But, I still wouldn’t wear it on the off chance that the bride would be upset.

    Post # 11
    5778 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Of course you should wear it. It isn’t plain white and would look great at a wedding.

    Post # 13
    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I think it’s too white.

    Post # 14
    749 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would say go for it, but throw a cardigan or wrap over it. Maybe an electric blue or bright coral? I think its cute. You could make it a little more casual with chunky jewelery. I think that since wedding dresses aren’t usually made with that type of material, you’re fine. Are you close with the bride? If you are, you could ask her if you are that concerened with it. But really, I wouldn’t be upset if you wore that to my wedding. There is a pattern there and its not really that white to me. I think its super cute!

    Post # 16
    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    To me, if you have to ask whether or not it’s appropriate to wear to a wedding, then the answer is “no.” If you ask, you are clearly acknowledging the potential that the bride and groom could be offended by what you’re wearing (even if you think that offense is silly and completely non-founded). You’re there to celebrate and honor them, so why risk offending them? There are so many other beautiful colors to wear anyway–save this white dress for a non-wedding occasion. 

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