Post # 1
Hi ladies – Hope everyone is doing well. I know wedding guests aren’t supposed to wear white, blush, ivory, beige, champagne or anything light colors similar to these mentioned colors that reserved for the bride. How about this white printed semi maxi dress? (See pic). Would this dress offends the bride (if you are the bride)? It’s a beach wedding, semi formal/dressy casual per invitation.
Post # 2
I would find something else to wear. I’m usually ok with a solid-colored dress with a white print, but since this is a white dress with a print, I’d skip it. Personally it wouldn’t offend me, but why run the risk, right?
Post # 3
Personally I think it’s fine. Doesn’t look bridal at all.
Post # 4
It’s fine. Doesn’t look remotely bridal.
Post # 5
I actually think it’s perfectly fine to wear. I wouldn’t call that a white dress – I’d call it a floral print dress. It doesn’t look like something a bride or a bridesmaid would wear and is appropriate for the beachside location, so I’d go with it.
Post # 6
The background color looks more gray to me. I think it’s ok.
Post # 7
I definitely wouldn’t be offended. But if the bride is sensitive to such things (or just a diva) I would try to find something else. I went to a wedding a few months ago and found a reddish dress that I loved, but I was afraid that it was too red and I might offend the bride. I don’t know, there are so many unspoken silly rules that I don’t know which ones to follow (I read that red is too bold of a color to wear to a wedding?) I need Ms. Manners to help me through life!
Post # 8
I voted wrong because the poll question was different from the thread question so ignore one of the yes answers, I think it’s fine!
Post # 9
I think it’s fine.
FYI, I have a feeling the poll might be skewed slightly. Some people (including me sometimes) read the title and select their answer based on that. However, the poll question is bascially the opposite of the title so if someone doesn’t read that question, they will give the ‘wrong’ answer.
Post # 10
It’s fine, it isn’t white–it’s floral.
Post # 11
I agree, I nearly voted ‘wrong’ because I was answering the post title not the poll question! I have a feeling a lot of the ‘Yes I would be offended’ votes actually meant ‘Yes it is ok’! People are so touchy sometimes about anything with a hint of white on it, it’s weird. You’re not wearing a wedding dress, it’s fine. And lovely!
Post # 12
I get that it’s floral print and not bridal and all, but it still is predominantly white, and I think a lot of brides look forward to being the only one wearing white on their wedding day. There’s something special about it being your day to wear the white dress, and I’d want to be the only one wearing white, even if it has a print. Love the dress, but I’d save it for another event, or only to wedding if you are sure you have a super laid-back bride, but why risk it?
Post # 13
Oh woops! I said “Yes”, because I thought you were asking if it was okay. I say yes it’s okay, because even though it is predominantly white, the print and cut are such that it doesn’t look remotely bridal. Please feel free to wear that dress to my wedding. If I saw you at the wedding, I wouldn’t give the dress a second look except to compliment you.
Post # 14
Oops I’ve messed on the vote too. Answered based on title question. The dress is fine.
Post # 15
It’s fine. I wouldn’t even have realised the white bits were white unless you’d said so. Even then it’s still fine.
If you think there’s a chance the bride might be super sensitive, just wear a darker cardigan or wrap on top.