(Closed) Is it okay to wear this dress to a wedding? Im worried there is too much white!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
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  • Post # 16
    1355 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2027

     I have never figured out why it is such a big deal. Unless you are litereally wearing a wedding dress no one is going to think “OMG!! She looks like the bride!!!”. And unless you are dealing with an overly anal bride, she probably is not even going to notice you. If you are that worried though, ask her.

     It is a beautiful dress, I think some sort of belt matching one of the colors in the dress would set it off more. 

    I do wonder, back in the day when women just wore their best dress, how many actually had very similar dresses. Because styles and fabric would have been more limited. I can see it now… “Thou hast worn my wedding day attire!” **Cat fight ensues!**

    Post # 17
    160 posts
    Blushing bee

    I firmly believe that people get their panties in a twist much too easily over what guests “should” and “shouldn’t” wear to weddings, but even I would say this toes the line a little too closely. Maybe with a pastel cardigan or something, but as is, it’s pretty much a white dress with a couple flowers on it (as opposed to the florals that are mostly darker flowers with some white peeking through.)

    Post # 18
    3232 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    If a bride is choosing something nontraditional, she should do so with the knowledge that other people may wear something similar. Long, white gown = bride’s territory. A short, floral dress = free game.

    It is not too much white. 

    Post # 19
    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2018

    Beautiful! Wear it ! 

    Post # 20
    861 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

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    carolinabelle :  perfectly put. I agree! 🙂

    Post # 21
    5000 posts
    Bee Keeper

     I think it’s fine, other than I would pick a pashmina or cardigan to go with it.

    Also agree with Carolinabelle – It’s not incumbant on the 50, 100, 200+ guests to divine that a bride might choose a non-traditional floral gown nor does anyone I know have so much free time on their hands to actually give a damn what other people wear.  Hell, it’s a chore some days figuring out what I’m going to wear, let alone care about others.  Anyone who chooses to go non-traditional should do so with the knowledge that many many other dresses might strike a passing similarity to theirs then or learn to just not care what other people choose to put on their bodies.

    Post # 22
    10351 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    Personally, I wouldn’t care. I wouldn’t have really care if a guest wore an all white dress to my wedding.

    But some brides do care, whether or not they should, they do. And you can pick literally any other color but white so WHY are there so many posts like this? Is it really that hard to avoid that ONE color? I just don’t get it.

    Post # 23
    1217 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    Probably not, because of the white.  If the bride is wearing a white dress and her bouquet has colors in it… Well, that’s effectively your dress.  Does it come in another color, like blue or purple?  Even black would look lovely! 

    Post # 24
    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Depends on the wedding! I’d laugh if a guest wore that because my wedding dress is the same color and length with a nearly identical print. I’m with those who say: if you have to ask, then choose something you’re sure will be appropriate. 

    Post # 25
    1623 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

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    Elizabeth Graham :  Personally, I think it’s too white.

    A lot of people always say “the bride probably won’t care” and that’s often true- For me, I don’t really think it’s about just the brides opinion.

    I went to a wedding a month ago where one girl wore a dress similar to this.  Every other female was wearing darker colours and the guys were obviously wearing suits in almost all dark colours, so she really stood out, and there were several guests that were throwing her side eye.  She looked pretty uncomfortable at times.  Definitely not saying it’s right for the guests to form an opinion – but they do.

    Surely you’ll be able to find a dress which is not predominantly white 🙂  


    Post # 27
    9528 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    Elizabeth Graham :  

    Pretty dress but very bare in the neck and  back area, on the model it looks as if it’s falling off. Which  wouldn’t be a  good look any colour ! 

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