(Closed) Is it ok to wear a white dress with colored floral print to a wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 31
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Helper bee

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nuberi09 :  I wore something similar to a co-workers wedding. White dress with purple and pink floral on it. I asker her ahead of time if she was OK with it and she thought it was HILARIOUS that I even had to ask. She did not care at all and did not understand why I asked, or why anyone would ever care. That was my experience lol

Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I vote fine. It’s a floral pattern. No one will mistake you for the bride in that. 

Post # 33
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Busy bee

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j9marie :  I just bought this! It’s from Forever21

Post # 34
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Helper bee

So what if the dress screams ‘look at me’ (referring to someone else’s comment) concerning the color? I think if a bride is THAT insecure where she feels she wouldn’t get enough attention because someone else has a bright colored dress (which CLEARLY isnt even close to a wedding dress) with some white in it, that bride has issues to begin with.

OP, noone will mistake you for the bride. The dress is fine.

Post # 35
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Honey Beekeeper

Despite what some people would have you believe, etiquette would be perfectly fine with this dress. It’s not all white and does not look even slightly bridal. 

Post # 36
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Bumble bee

I think it looks fine. Why not just ask the bride (if you know her personally)? I was planning to wear a dress to a friend’s wedding that was white the top half and floral on the bottom half and I know the partner so I just messaged her and asked. She said she didn’t mind at all. I ended up going with another dress that was wine coloured.

But it’s good to hear from the horses mouth, it doesn’t really matter what we think, it’s more if the bride minds right?

Post # 37
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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tobeornottobe7 :  Thanks, its so pretty!  Contemplating if I could wear it now even though I am pregnant.

Post # 38
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Busy bee

It’s great! You can totally wear that to a wedding. Honestly, I don’t really get this whole “no wearing white” thing for guests.. as long as it’s not a wedding dress, I don’t care if you wear white 

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969 - City, State

 

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butterfly67 :  No, it is not about outshining the bride. I just meant, I personally would not wear it. I told my guests ahead of time, wear anything that makes you happy. If it is a white dress with yellow floral print, then go ahead. But that does not mean I would wear it as a guest because it is too bold for me. 

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I just came back from a wedding and alot of people had white based floral prints and no one cared.  as long as it isnt majority white you’re fine.

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I think its a very pretty dress, but I would absolutely not wear it to a wedding. In my opinion it looks more like a white dress than a floral one. I’d play it safe and wear something else. 

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

A friend wore a similar dress to my wedding (but maybe with a little more white and a little less floral). She asked me before hand which I really appreciated (and of course I said it was fine!). So maybe ask the bride to make sure?

I had a different friend ask if she could wear a white dress that was literally all white and I said no haha, so hopefully the bride will feel comfortable to voice her honest opinion! ☺️ 

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I think it’s fine. I never interpreted the, don’t wear white to a wedding,  thing as meaning that your outfit can’t contain a hint of white. And a lot of people on here say, it’s only one day, can’t you find any other color? But a lot of those same bees say that it’s also not ok to wear blush, beige, red, black or any of the wedding colors….

 

Eta:: and add yellow to the list as someone said that’s too attention grabbing.   You might want to consider a burlap sack as to not “outshine ” the bride.  

Post # 44
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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oceangirl40 :  “and add yellow to the list as someone said that’s too attention grabbing.   You might want to consider a burlap sack as to not “outshine ” the bride”

This made me laugh!  I eloped but had I gone through with a full blown ceremony I really don’t think i would have put any consideration into what my guests may wear.  I also woudn’t have been concerned about others outshining me and I have some model like members in the family I married into.

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