I am the guest. Can I wear this white cardigan?

posted 10 months ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Is it ok to wear this white cardigan?
    Yes : (29 votes)
    25 %
    No, choose a different color. : (74 votes)
    64 %
    Yes as long as you take off the cardigan for inside : (3 votes)
    3 %
    No white at all! : (9 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Yeah I agree with PP – it doesn’t go with the dress at all 

    Post # 17
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    473 posts
    Helper bee

    Even if you weren’t going to a wedding, they don’t go together at all. 

    Post # 18
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    2413 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I think it would be ok to wear, but a better choice might be a Champaign colored cardigan. I like the length. I don’t think a structured jacket would look good at all, personally. 

    Post # 19
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    21 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    honey, you can wear whatever you want. 

    Post # 20
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    693 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2020

    Since you’re just looking to wear it outside, I’m on team wear a coat.

    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    WHY *clap* IS *clap* IT *clap* SO *clap* HARD *clap* TO *clap* PICK *clap* OUT *clap* A *clap* NON-WHITE *clap* OUTFIT

    Post # 22
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    Honey bee

    xxchristina01 :  I’m very good with colors, and that long sweater does not go with the dress you selected. It has nothing to do with wearing white at a wedding because it’s something neither I nor my daughter would have cared about or noticed. I’ve lived in Wisconsin and your ass will be freezing in that get-up. If you dont want a coat, I would suggest a large wool wrap.  

    I have a wrap from Burberry and it looks and feels great and is warm. It’s cashmere but regular wool will do fine.

    Post # 23
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2018

    Since it seems like it will be quite cold I don’t see why you would pick such a loose knit cardigan, white or not.  I would wear a proper coat, not everyone will be upset with the white but it is a large amount of white.  On top of that it is really casual so it doesn’t seem worth the risk. 

    Post # 24
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2021

    I don’t think there is anything wrong with wearing a white cardigan or blazer with a wedding outfit, but TBH this cardigan is way too casual and doesn’t go with the dress at all. Do you have a plain, solid black or white cargidan (without a bunch of holes and a weird ribbon on the sleeves? Or a blazer or jacket? Because the dress is patterned, it should be paired with something solid.

    Post # 25
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    3114 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

    I don’t think a white cardigan is inappropriate for a wedding (people take the not wearing white too damn far) but it looks too casual and doesn’t go with your dress in my opinion. 

    Post # 26
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    168 posts
    Blushing bee

    Hi bee, I only said don’t wear the cardigan because I don’t think it will look pretty with your dress! I agree with the PP that posted a vision ‘board’ of what you should wear. Since you are going with a green dress, I imagine green looks wonderful on you. Get a deep green coat to wear over it. It’s seriously a gorgeous colour and will make your dress look classier!

    Post # 27
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    xxchristina01 :  

    I was going to say no anyway, far too casual, and not warm enough and then I saw the dress you are planning to wear wear with it . No OP , there is no way those two garments should be worn togehter , wrong colours,   wrong patterns,  wrong style .

    Get a proper coat or warm wrap  in a  plain colour, complementary to the dress. Look at the always   stylish pp  claroquesi’s suggestions. Or something   like this perhaps  

    Post # 28
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    Helper bee

    You’ll be wearing it essentially as a coat for going from the car to inside the venue and then taking it off.  You’re fine.

    Would people expect you to buy another coat if your winter coat was white?  No.  Those that are saying it’s not appropriate are being ridiculous.

    Post # 29
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    If it’s cold enough to wear a coat, WEAR A COAT. And, By The Way, I live in WI, and the weather has been cold enough for a coat. I’d guarantee that amost no one here has ONLY a white coat because winters are long and dirty. A white coat would likely have to be dry-cleaned multiple times per season, meaning that a person either had ONLY two or more white coats or had another color – in which case you should wear it (the other color).

    And all of this is beside the fact that the cardigan doesn’t go with the dress at all, under any circumstances.

    Post # 30
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    218 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2019

    Guuuuurl so many nos!! Its WHITE and it aint just a little bit white its nearly as long as a dress, but then its also waay too casual for a wedding, and then also it does not match that dress at all. Dress is super cute but you need a more formal jacket maybe something black😊

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