(Closed) Is wearing a white dress [with a pattern] taboo?

posted 4 years ago in Guests
Post # 3
4053 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Surely  you can find a dress where the  prominent color isn’t white. 

Post # 4
782 posts
Busy bee

That is not okay to wear. Choose a dress that is not white. 

Post # 5
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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marryinmaine :  It’s a pretty dress but too white IMO, I would definitely choose another dress.

Personally when I got married, I wouldn’t have noticed someone wearing white because I was too ecstatic BUT a lot of brides would have a problem with it…I think the safe option is to always avoid white. It’s one day and there are so many other colours to wear

Post # 6
3439 posts
Sugar bee

 The dress is perfectly fine. Too many people are misinterpreting the ‘don’t wear white’ rule. It doesn’t mean ‘not a speck of white’.

Post # 7
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I think its perfectly fine. Plenty of other colors on that dress and not bridal at all!

Post # 8
324 posts
Helper bee

Originally you had a different picture posted of one way more white. If you’re going to change it to a completely different dress picture in the post, you should note as much. 

Post # 9
7433 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I think it is 100% fine lol and can never understand the chorus of people on these threads bleating about the horror of any white on a dress at a wedding. Esp on a dress like, this where the green pattern is so predominent! There’s no way it’s going to look remotely like a wedding dress in any of the pics, or that it would even blend in with a white wedding dress.

Before I found the bee, I wouldn’t have thought twice about wearing a dress like that to a wedding. But now that the bee has made me aware of how much some people do care about stuff like this, I’d probably choose something else, only because I wouldn’t want to spend the evening worrying about whether my outfit was pissing off the bride lol.

Post # 10
753 posts
Busy bee

It looks fine to me.  Personally I don’t care what anyone wears to my wedding as long as it’s not an actual wedding dress.

Post # 11
816 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

This is a (heavily) patterned dress not a white dress so in that respect it’s fine.  If a bride has an issue she is in the cuckoo category and there is little to please her, after all nowadays we can’t wear: black, white, patterned with a white background, silver, beige, anything to blush colored, what the bridal party colour is, what the wedding colours are, red (for certain cultures).  Might as well not attend a wedding!

if you would like to pick another dress than that’s fine but there’s nothing wrong with the colour of this dress.

Post # 12
436 posts
Helper bee

This dress is fine, but it is also not the dress you had originally posted which was very white and minimally patterned. 

Post # 13
2672 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

What’s the venue like? I don’t see anything wrong with the color of this dress (although I understand it’s not the one you originally posted), but it’s pretty casual. I could see it working for a daytime backyard wedding, but if the event is more formal than that, I’d choose something else. 

Post # 14
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My Mother-In-Law wore  a white dress with blue patterned flowers (ugh it’s not letting me upload)?to our wedding. She did ask first as there was so much white (her description) and of course she’d be in so many pics. At first I had thought it might be too much white, but I’m happy it said yes, it’s honestly ghetto prettiest dress she’s worn to any of her kid’s weddings and she looks beautiful in it. My tip: when in doubt ask tne bride in advance.

Post # 15
2414 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m afraid you’d be in serious danger of being mistaken for the bride if you wore either dress. The bride would also be very likely to accuse you of stealing her thunder.

I wish I could think of more nonsensical cliches to include in two sentences but the alarm just went off on the drier.

The “Rule” ( which was never a rule) is to avoid white, not flower prints on white.

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