(Closed) Is this dress inappropriate for a woman to wear to your wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think it is a very pretty dress and I don’t see how you would upstage the bride in any way. 

I say wear it!

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

No. Not at all a problem.  The background is light, it’s short, but the pattern really stands out to me more than it being light/whitish in the background.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I personally would have no issue with that.  But I don’t have a problem with people wearing white/off-white etc unless it’s a long gown.  But there is absolutely nothing bridal about that dress (which is v. cute, BTW).   That’s my two cents anyway.  Might depend on the bride though.  Some people will nitpick anything, esp. if they are predisposed to be grumpy.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Wear it. I don’t see how it could possibly upstage the bride, its not w hite its not overly formal and def. doesn’t look like a wedding gown. If she thinks you are upstaging her in this, then nothing you could wear would be appropriate!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think its totally acceptable, since the pattern dominates the dress (and its very cute!). I would also wear colored accessories if I were you, to continue the non-bridal look.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It definitely seems acceptable-is there any reason that it wouldn’t be? I mean, if the bride is wearing a short white and brown dress, then it may be an issue 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Your dress is super cute! Its unfortunate they’re giving you grief about your wedding but you didn’t schedule it out of spite, everyone has their own reasons. Have a great time!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

That dress is totally fine (and cute!), and I’m one of those people who is SUPER sensitive about that type of thing. I wouldn’t give it a second thought. Also, I second mechiebaby’s suggestion about colorful accessories.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think it’s acceptable.  It’s not a plain white/off-white dress and like other said the pattern dominates the background.  Plus, it’s a cute summery dress.  Wear it.  Sorry they’re making things hard on you. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

I agree.  Not a problem.  If by some small chance the bride takes issue with it, I would consider it as her digging for something to be upset with you about.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

hmmm, I kind of don’t understand why it would be an issue. Its a nice little spring/summer dress. I like it. I wouldnt’ see why there would be an issue. Its not like you’re wearing an uber extravagant dress or something.

do it!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think it is super cute and would be fine to wear. i cannot see any reason she would be mad about it.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA

I agree with everyone else, super cute and perfect for a wedding guest dress!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

To be honest, I was prepared for a picture of a white or ivory dress.  I think tan with that pattern is a great option for a Spring wedding, and you should absolutely wear it!

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