(Closed) Is this OK to wear to a wedding as a guest?

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 17
2165 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

I think it is a cute dress, appropriate, and it is apparent you are not trying to draw attention to yourself at the expense of the bride. 

The last wedding I went to, no guests were really looking at anyone’s attire. The only dresses anyone cared to look at were the wedding party. No one was side-eyeing, talking behind hands or throwing shade at another guest. For all I noticed, there might have been a floral print with a white background. I am in NJ and people at a wedding are pretty wrapped up in themselves and their own families.

Post # 18
5641 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

The dress is fine.

Post # 19
974 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I think the dress is fine. The don’t wear white as a guest to a wedding rule was supposed to apply to an all white dress. Somewhat along the line that got misinterpreted to, don’t wear any amount of white ever. However, a quick Google search shows that a white base dress with a floral print is considered ok. You are just not supposed to wear any white dress that is considered bridal. That dress doesn’t look bridal to me. 

Post # 20
13556 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Where do you live? For here, the bigger issue would be it’s too summery to wear in the winter. A pattern on white is not inappropriate. Nobody will mistake you for the bride. 

Post # 21
1819 posts
Buzzing bee

OP, I think this dress is gorgeous and not too much white at all. Who’s to know the bride is in white and not champagne or eggshell or ivory? Go for it!

Post # 22
1815 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

This is a very pretty dress I would wear it to a casual spring or summer wedding

Post # 23
951 posts
Busy bee

If it’s a super casual wedding, I would say no.

Post # 24
6342 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

IMO pregnant women get a pass on most every dress “rule” when it comes to weddings. Wear what feels comfortable. If anyone gives you side eye, they can go kick rocks. 

Post # 25
8368 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Me personally, I wouldn’t wear it.

But I’m with 

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llevinso :  7 Months Pregnant = automatic pass on anything without a veil. 

Post # 26
673 posts
Busy bee

I think it’s SO stupid that there are “forbidden” colors for weddings. Personally, I could care less what color my guests wear. Hell, my sister who is my Maid/Matron of Honor is wearing a bright red dress and it doesn’t bother me one bit (she asked beforehand and I told her to wear what dress/color she felt most beautiful in). The only way I’d be bothered is if someone else showed up in a wedding dress because that’s just weird. The dress is fine and pretty 🙂 

Post # 27
1151 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

When is the wedding?  It looks like a really summery dress to me.  If the wedding is during the winter, I wouldn’t wear it.  

Post # 28
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I wore a floral dress with a white background like that once to a wedding. My husband was concerned that it was too much white, so I was thrilled when the bride complimented me on the dress! She did obviously did not have a problem with it.

It’s fine.

Post # 30
495 posts
Helper bee

Normally I woulsn’t wear anything with white on it to a wedding, but I actually think that dress is really gorgeous and think it’s fine for you to wear.  I’m also pregnant at the moment and it’s not just my baby brain talking!! Lol

Post # 31
432 posts
Helper bee

I think its fine. I certainly wouldnt have felt upset if a guest wore that at my wedding, especially if they were pregnant. 

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