(Closed) Is it okay to wear Off white floral dress to a wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 46
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Helper bee

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Swizzle:  This. I am super surprised people are saying no. It’s not close to white, it’s short, it’s floral, I would not have thought twice at my wedding if you wore this. It’s cute and I think it’s perfectly appropriate. A girl wore ivory lace to my wedding and people were offended but I could have cared less. The bride is the “star” no matter what, but to me, this looks nothing like a bridal dress and is a definite go. 

Post # 47
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

It is super cute, but I’d probably save it for a date or non-wedding event!

Post # 48
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

It’s a very cute dress, for sure, but is it the only dress you own?

I get very confused by people who ask about white-ish or off-white dresses. If you have to ask, the answer is no.

I don’t think that a bride has to be crazy to be slightly upset that a guest is wearing anything close to white. Of all the other colors in the rainbow, and of all the other dresses most women have in their closet, the choice to wear white or off-white or cream or whatever on the wedding day of someone else just blows my mind. You can wear that dress to ANY OTHER EVENT or on any other day, just not to someone else’s wedding.

It’s a cute dress for sure. And the bride might not give a shit. At all. But honestly, go to your closet and wear ANY other dress. Any one. I’m sure you have others.

Post # 49
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Helper bee

I wore a dress just like it to a wedding and it was no issue.  I think it is fine.

Post # 50
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think it is cute, and I wouldn’t mind if you wore it, but some brides get a little worked up over that stuff, so I would consider something different.

Post # 51
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My wedding is outdoor…I would say no for the same reason I told my cousin no to wearing a baby pink dress. Outside in the sun, the dress would appear white.

I had a friend of my mine wear a dress like that to an indoor wedding last year. She was accused of wearing too much white and was tormented throughout the night. It was to the point that this year when a guest from that wedding had her own wedding this past May she had this girl show her the dress she was planning on wearing. (They were roommates this year.)

Post # 52
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think the dress is beautiful and I see no problem wearing that to a wedding. Esepcially since it has other colors from the floral design.

I get that it’s against etiquette and I understand the reasonings behind it, but someone wearing a certain color doesn’t ruin or take away anything special from a wedding so I couldn’t care less.  I’d be more offended if someone was wearing something inappropriate rather than the color they were wearing.

Post # 53
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Backyard

If the bride is pretty laid back, I think it is fine. If the bride is super excited for this to be “her day,” I would find a different dress. (I, personally, think it is fine.)

 

Post # 54
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

If you have to ask, just don’t wear it.

Post # 55
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I wouldn’t wear it. It would bother me. 

Post # 56
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Bumble bee

It wouldn’t bother me, but it could bother someone else. I think when you have to ask the question “is this appropriate?” then you already know it could offend someone. There are 100 million other dresses, lol, just wear something else.

Post # 57
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Definitely not.  No one will confuse you for the bride, but people will wonder why you did it, and it will look tacky.

Post # 58
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Either Philadelphia City Hall or a small chapel.

That’s perfectly fine. It doesn’t look bridal in any way. 

Post # 59
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Either Philadelphia City Hall or a small chapel.

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MrsMaverick13:  Agreed. Like, it has a friggin design on the front! 

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