(Closed) Guest attire – white dress with all over print. OK or not OK?

posted 5 years ago in Guests
  • poll: White dress with all over print - OK or NOT OK for guest attire?

    Totally acceptable with an all over print.

    No, guests shouldn't wear white no matter what.

  • Post # 16
    1575 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I agree with the PP who said pregnant ladies get a pass. You will look lovely in that dress!

    Post # 17
    36 posts

    I know for me personally, finding maternity dresses I actually LIKED and felt GOOD in was a struggle. If you have something you already know fits (with room to grow) and you like it, I see no reason to waste money on a “safer” dress that you’ll never wear again. The dress you have is lovely and will look perfect with a colored cardigan and sandals, especially for a casual barbecue style wedding. I highly doubt the bride will be offended.

    Post # 18
    1463 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Anyone who judges any woman, but especially a pregnant woman, for wearing that deserves to have their opinion ignored.

    Post # 19
    9918 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I generally go by the “If you have to ask, you’d better not” principle.  I think with a dark cardigan it would be fine, but with the temperature, you’ll probably take that off anyway so it’s a moot point.   Some brides will take issue with the dress, many won’t.

    Post # 20
    1819 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Its fine. A very cute dress, and I agree with you, why buy a dress you will only wear once? I mean, do you really think someone is going to come up to you and say you need to leave/change because that dress is too white? I doubt it. The fact that this is a laid back wedding definitely helps me think you will be fine. 

    Post # 21
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    That dress is totally fine. 

    Post # 22
    1629 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think it’s okay, especially since, like some have mentioned, you get a bit of a pass being pregnant.  But I agree with PP’s that you want to make sure to pair it with a blue (or otherwise colored) cardigan. 

    Post # 23
    615 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I think it’s fine.  It seems like a laid back affair and as long as nothing else is white (shoes cardigan etc) it’s fine.  I might wear a big pink or yellow statement necklace to add a pop of color.  

    Post # 24
    350 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I didn’t read all the responses, but it seems I may agree with a few of them. I think the dress is pretty, but to err on the safe side, I would choose a dress with a slightly bolder print. The bride may be okay with it, but you never know what she or the other guests may think.

    For me: if my Future Sister-In-Law wore that, I would think she’d be trying to tick me off (not the best relationship, obvs.) but if a friend wore it, I probably wouldn’t care. Probably.

    Even if you wear that dress, I think a darker color cardigan (although maybe not black since it’ll be hot out) would bve perfect. Good luck! It’s a pretty dress, either way.

    Post # 25
    1042 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think it’s totally fine! If you wanted to add a bold solid-colored necklace or earrings, that might help too, but I think you’re fine!

    Post # 26
    7960 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    If my friend was willing and able to attend my hot, outdoor wedding at 8 1/2 months pregnant I’d say she could wear whatever the hell she wanted. 

    Post # 27
    1392 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Maybe just ask the bride?

    I think it’s fine, but none of us know how she’ll react. As we know, one bride’s no big deal is another bride’s hill to die on.

    Post # 28
    147 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    a yellow cardigan would be great

    Post # 30
    708 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I wouldn’t care and I think it’s completely acceptable  but I personally think some brides are a bit ridiculous with guest colours.  I went toime wedding where I couldn’t use blue, brown, black, red and obviously not white (probably not even a print).  As long as you don’t wear a pure white dress as a guest I think it’s acceptable.

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