Post # 1
Its been a while since I’ve been here but I came across a question which I was hoping more knowledgable bees could help me out :)I’ve been invited to a summer wedding where the dress code isn’t black-tie. I thought this dress would work best for the type of wedding setting (more outdoorsy) my concern is that it is off-whitish but with lots of grey and pink patterns. I would use a pink cardigan and shoes to make it less white of course. Is it still too close for comfort or would it work? I do have another dress that’s navy in colour but it is quite a bit fancier and I feel I would be out of place. Also the dress hits an inch above my knees. Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
Ettalie: I don’t think it is an appropriate dress for a guest to wear to a wedding. With or without pink accesories, it is too close to what some brides wear for a reception dress.
Post # 4
If anyone mistakes you for the bride in that, then they need to get their eyes checked. If you like it wear it.
I think brides need to get over this too white obsession. Soon guests will only be able to wear brown sacks because everything is considered too bridal or a bride’s colour. If you are too busy worrying about what a guest is wearing at your wedding then I think you are not concentrating on the right things.
Post # 5
I think it will be fine with the colourful accessories you have mentioned!!
Im a stickler for the no white rule but to me this doesn’t look white, it looks like boart tern on a white background.
Post # 6
Ettalie: I don’t mind the color but I do think it’s a little bit short. (but if you feel comfortable in it, go for it)
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017
I think the colour/design is fine, especially with the cardigan. Looks a bit short though.
Post # 8
I’d go with it. With or without a pink cardigan there’s absolutely no way anyone is going to mistake you for the bride and I’m inclined to agree that the “no white” rules are beginning to get ridiculously extended to include all pale colours no matter how unlike a wedding dress the pale garment in question is!
Also, if it really is only an inch above your knee the length will be fine.
Post # 9
Do you know for sure the bride isn’t changing into a short reception dress after the ceremony? This looks like it could be a cute, summer, non-black tie reception dress to me.
Post # 10
Thanks for all the replies. In all of the weddings I’ve been to in my area none of the brides change into a reception dress. I’ll have another think about it 🙂
Post # 11
What Steampunkbride: said. It’s adorable!
And By The Way, Steampunkbride:, I think we’re kindred spirits. You always say (in a much nicer way) exactly what runs through my mind.
Post # 12
I think it’s fine. It’s a pretty dress. The model is probably 10 feet tall. Dresses are always much longer on me than on the models.
Post # 13
Ettalie: I think it’s a lovely dress; however, I always err on the side of caution. If I even think to myself, ‘Hmm…Is this too white?’ then I won’t wear it. You never know if the bride is planning a surprise dress change to a short dress or if she or a family member would be offended. I personally wouldn’t mind, but why risk avoidable drama. I just feel like there are a million and one dresses to wear to a wedding. Why take a risk?
Post # 14
Steampunkbride: +1 I’m definitely not a stickler for the no-white rule simply because I think everyone who goes to your wedding probably knows you’re the bride, but I don’t even think this dress violates that rule (especially with the cardigan mentioned). I say go for it!
Post # 15
It’s too much ivory/beige imo. I debated my bridesmaids wearing dresses with similar coloring, but I would never wear that dress as a guest. Imagine that the bride could be wearing blush- your dress would be lighter. And I’m not really strict- I have worn dresses to weddings that include white, ivory, beige, and champagne in a pattern but the dresses I’ve worn have so much color (usually black or grey) that the predominant color is never white, ivory, beige, or even champagne. But the dress you posted, I would describe as an ivory or beige dress, which is a no-go unless you’re the bride.