Is this too much white to wear as a guest?

posted 3 months ago in Guests
Post # 16
415 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2020 - Windermere, Cumbria

Far too much white and also too skimpy imo!

Post # 18
9127 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Well, as l have said before, it’s not that anyone will ” mistake you for the bride”, never was.  It is that white and ivory have become traditional colours for a bride and not worn out of courtesy to her. That is white, but heavily overlaid so not really a prob…. 

It is a very skimpy and clubby sort of dress ( l like it however, very fun) so if the wedding is anything but a very informal ,maybe a beach affair l think it a bit inappropriate . 

eta from your update it is probably fine 

Post # 19
7519 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

As a bride, I wouldn’t care but as a guest, I wouldn’t wear it.

Post # 20
297 posts
Helper bee

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gimmepretty :  Those were my thoughts exactly. It’s pretty, but like a silk nighty…

Post # 21
1264 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2021 - City, State

Oh nope, far too light and looks like something you wear for bed not to a wedding 

Post # 22
235 posts
Helper bee

It looks more like something you’d wear to a holiday party to me.  Personally, I’d wear a different dress.

Post # 23
6840 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

No, for a multitude of reasons, that’s not an acceptable dress to wear to a wedding. You already know that or you wouldn’t have asked. And no, a shawl doesn’t change the fact that it’s essentially a skimpy white dress.

Post # 24
9396 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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Sorrbm2 :  Your mom bought it for you to wear to a wedding…? Can’t you just not wear it…? How old are you?

If it’s a winter wedding, I guess you could wear tights and a dressy cardigan with it (a navy, hunter green, or oxblood would help offset all the white). But I agree with others that it’s not the most appropriate wedding guest dress for a lot of reasons.

Post # 25
631 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2020

Yes, it’s too much white.  But I do like it!  Where did your mom buy it from?

Post # 26
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

People are ridiculous on this site. No, it’s not too white.  Now onto if it’s dressy enough, depends on the type of wedding.  Mine was casual and that dress would have been fine.   

Post # 27
12805 posts
Honey Beekeeper

So much misinformation on this site. I’ve said this here before but it figures that the only issue where people all of a sudden go oh so very traditional is the one that has to do with competition and “it’s all about me.” Now we have apparently exaggerated the relevant etiquette to the point that you can’t wear so much as a patterned dress or gold.

Oddly I’m sure people telling you how rude and wrong this is had either a bridal registry, a family member host their shower or wore black or red to a wedding all equally disapproved of by traditional etiquette. But of course banning those things would be inconvenient.

The whole thing is crazy. If the dress is not too short, wear your gold wrap. If you are that concerned the bride thinks like some of these people, wear something else. 

Post # 28
1047 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Problem not that it’s white, but that it’s just not appropriate for a wedding.

Post # 29
2387 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Yes it is too white.

Post # 30
502 posts
Busy bee

I don’t think it’s appropriate in general for a wedding. 

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