(Closed) Thoughts on white bridesmaid dresses…

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’m neutral on it(no pun intended 😂). I don’t love love it or hate it. It’s definitely the new trend. Some people I see them do it really well, maybe an arrange of BM’s with slightly different shades of ivory or white. 

I will say if it matches the colour of the brides dress to a T that’s where I’m like “whyyy?”. 

Post # 3
4890 posts
Honey bee

I don’t care what anyone puts on their body.  I only remember the dresses I wore as a bridesmaid.  I don’t remember the bridesmaids dresses of any wedding I have ever attended as a guest.  I have a vague recollection of one wedding having green and one having yellow, but that’s about it.  So if people want white – have at it.

That said, I would only pick it for my wedding if the people wearing it were comfortable with it.  I literally don’t own a single article of white clothing, including socks, and I’d spend the whole day afraid of spilling anything on it or accidentally brushing up against something.  So comfort is always my priority.

Post # 4
2119 posts
Buzzing bee

Not a fan. I tend to avoid anything that us too “trendy” because it will date so much faster. Plus, there are so many ‘shades’ of white, and different people suit different shades. Unfortunately, having a range of shades will alter the appearance of the white – an ivory dress looks like a white dress until it is put next to a stark white dress. 

To me it also feels like it’s trying to be glam but isn’t. Like a wannabe white party? Idk, I just don’t like it. That being said, you have to do what you love for your wedding. Don’t choose something or shy away from it because it is on trend, or the bees say yay or nay! Talk to your BMs and go with something you all love! 

Post # 5
648 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

This is not quite the same situation, but at my sister’s wedding she asked that the sisters (me as well as her two sister-in-laws-to-be) wear white lace. Since we weren’t bridesmaids and were all wearing different dresses, no one knew we had been requested to dress this way and all I heard all night was “so you’re trying to be the next bride eh” and the side-eye I got…. yes it was my sister’s choice and I did it because she wanted me to, but it was such a headache and I was so frustrated by the end of the night – I spoke with the other sisters towards the end of the evening and it had been the same story for them.

It might be a little different with actual bridesmaids since they will presumably be wearing the same or similar dresses, as well as everyone will see them standing up with you and know that it was planned. I myself have no problem with white bridesmaid dresses if that’s what you want and love, however it hadn’t even occurred to me the reaction I’d get wearing white to a wedding on request and I spent the whole night wishing I had a sign that read “yes, the bride made me wear white!”

Post # 6
6237 posts
Bee Keeper

I didn’t know it was a trend. 

We got married last year. My one bm/flower girl was 5 and she wore a plain ivory satin dress in the same sort of fabric as mine. I liked the look. 

Post # 7
3804 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Eh, don’t hate it but don’t love it. I like pretty colours! In one of the photos you posted I’m not quite sure if one of the girls is actually the bride or it’s all bridesmaids?? Someone who doesn’t know the bride might get confused when the first bridesmaid comes out haha. 

Post # 8
47414 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If it’s good enough for Kate, it’s good enough for me.

Those who say it dates your wedding  are kidding themselves if they don’t think that every choice you make dates your wedding: dress, hairstyle, makeup, shoes, decor at your venue, even the cars you drive and take pictures of. Everything dates your wedding and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Post # 9
7987 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I really like the idea actually. That said I svoid wearing white like the plague because I know I’ll spill lol.

Post # 10
78 posts
Worker bee

I love it! Here’s one of Princess Margaret’s daughter’s wedding from 1994. I never knew it was a trend, I’ve always thought it was timeless.

Post # 11
9254 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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Ambi D :  As a guest, I don’t care either way. It’s a tradition for British royalty and apparently Beyonce’s sister thought it was cool so now it’s become kind of a trend. I tend to think a lot of trends are silly, but clearly others don’t which is why something becomes a trend. If I were a bridesmaid, I would wear it but not be too happy about it. I haven’t owned anything white since before puberty.

Post # 12
78 posts
Worker bee

And Princess Diana’s bridesmaids and flower girls all matched

Post # 13
1069 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - -

 I quite like it! The first time I saw it was actually for Nene Leakes’ bigass wedding on TV. lol she had all her bridesmaids design their own custom dress and their white all matched while she had a white and canary bling ceremony dress and bling jumpsuit for her reception. Pretty freaking amazing.

Post # 14
9252 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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Ambi D :  Well historically bridesmaids were supposed to dress the same as the bride so this is hardly a trend, more like going back to traditional ways.

I don’t really care what bridesmaids wear unless I am one of them and then since the bride pays here I will wear whatever colour she wants within reason. All the examples of white bridesmaids dresses I have seen look classier/prettier than some bridesmaids dress pictures I have senn.

Post # 15
3823 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

I think it’s fine. I agree that it’s not something that’s trendy, but has been occurring for years. I don’t see anything wrong with it. 

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