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

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Can I wear this?
    Yes! : (119 votes)
    40 %
    No! : (141 votes)
    48 %
    With the right accessories! : (36 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    6825 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I see nothing wrong with it

    Post # 4
    7219 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @EPatriciaWilliamsR:  Oh it’s definitely “on the line”. For me, I usually say a white background that is 80% covered by a print is ok, but this one is iffy. 

    Post # 5
    595 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I agree that it could go either way. It’s a beautiful dress but mostly white. Is there another sundress you could wear?

    Post # 7
    127 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Hmmm..maybe not, you never know if the bride is a bridezilla or not…maybe its better to be safe than sorry. Not saying you need to go to this extreme, but I had a friend in the same situation a little while ago, a mostly white dress that she loved and wanted to wear to a wedding, so she bought a pack of dye for $6.00, diluted it, and voila, it looked great, came out in a nice pale pink, which might look nice on yours and would probably keep the flowers the way they are:)

    Post # 8
    307 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Maybe see if you can find a pink or black chunky belt?  That could help break up the white.

    Post # 9
    307 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2015


    That’s a pretty good idea too 🙂

    Post # 10
    3763 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Why not just ask the bride. Send her a pic and see what she says. I don’t think there’s a problem but I see how it could be on the line.

    Post # 11
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m on the fence so I’d go with another dress.

    Post # 12
    7739 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Hmm, borderline. I thought the floral print was going to be all over it, not just the sides. Since it’s borderline, I vote no. Better safe than sorry.

    Post # 13
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I wouldn’t wear it to a wedding. Yes, your dress (which is very pretty by the way) has floral print, but it’s too white to wear to a wedding as a guest. 

    Post # 14
    5269 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2016

    Absolutely NOBODY will mistake you for the bride…. I would be fine with a guest wearing this and I tend to be a bit bridezilla when it comes to white dresses. Pair it with a fun necklace, maybe a bauble one and some pink heels. Voila!


    Post # 15
    379 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I think you should find a non-white dress. But I like the idea of asking the bride!

    Post # 16
    894 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    If you has come to my wedding my junior bridesmaids would have attacked you with red wine 

    ” operation no white ” we called it. no white, no ivory champagne at weddings period

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