Is it OK to wear white with a floral pattern bottom as a guest?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 31
29 posts
  • Wedding: September 2021 - Roman baths

To me it’s not a white dress. If it was mainly white then you’d have a problem but this is just a nice summer dress. I mean unless you planned to team it with a tiara… then you  asked for it lol

Post # 32
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2020

I wouldn’t mind if someone wore this to my wedding, not only is it not all white, it has no where near the style of a formal wedding dress (and from your post this is a formal wedding?). I would be a little more iffy on it if was a casual wedding and therefore the bride’s dress might be more similar, but even then I think it’s OK. That’s just my opinion though.

Agreed with others though that a bright coloured necklace (like bright blue big beads or something) would really put the matter beyond doubt and sort out the sitting down issue.

I suppose the question for you is, how would you feel if someone wore that dress to your wedding?

Also, consider whether others might question your choice at the wedding – would you be comfortable if you thought that even some of the people there might consider the dress inappropriate? If not, then I’d steer clear anyway, for your own enjoyment of the day.

Post # 33
408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

This is absolutely fine. If I had to describe it Id say it was a blue dress. The ‘no white’ rule has been raken rather too severely in some quarters I feel. No-one is going to mistake you for the bride are they. It’s lovely. Enjoy. xx

Post # 34
275 posts
Helper bee

I wouldn’t be offended if I as a bride and you wore this dress. It’s a very colourful dress and you can even add more colours to it by wearing colourful accessories and shoes.

Post # 35
44 posts
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chaska, MN

I think along with most reasonable people, that dress is totally acceptable and very pretty! BUT since there are people who for some reason feel like any other person partially wearing the color white will “take away from their day” I would throw a matching cardigan or shawl over it or some brightly colored jewelry! 

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