(Closed) Wedding Guest Dress – too close to white?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think that dress is fine. I wouldn’t consider it white.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t consider that dress white at all. I think it’s fine.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think it is too white – cute dress, but not really appropriate for someone else’s wedding.

I think the philosophy of “If you have to ask, don’t” applies here!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Wear it… totally fine.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ll add that – yes – I know the dress isn’t “white”.  But in my mind, wedding guests shouldn’t wear white, ivory, cream or off-white (all too close to the bride’s dress) and this dress is clearly cream (that’s even what the website calls it).

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I like the dress and would wear it, but you know your friend better.  Is she the type to raise an eyebrow over something like that?  Two of my best friends, one would love the dress and encourage me to wear it, and the other I could definitely see getting weird about it.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t think it is to close to white at all. It looks very pink to me. And if it is even darker in person, than I don’t think you have anything to worry about. Its a really cute dress too! 🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I think its cute and fine to wear! It looks sorta peachy to me.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

One thing to remember is the reception halls aren’t always well lit.  If the couple is going for an candlelight type ambiance, with low or amber light, then anything in the cream/ivory/beige/pale pink catergory is going to look the same as white.  I was just at a wedding last weekend with an outdoor ceremony and indoor candlelight reception.  During the ceremony, I noticed a girl in a nice dress with a white top and a khaki skirt – very obviously not a wedding dress, and totally cute.  During the reception I saw her and did a double take because the whole dress looked the same color and it looked white!  I noticed other people doing double takes as she walked by, too, so I wasn’t the only one who noticed, and I’m sure people who hadn’t seen her earlier just thought she was wearing a white dress.  So just remember, in the bright lights of a dressing room it may look different enough, but on a dimly lit dance floor, you may end up feeling uncomfortable.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

I think it’s fine…it actually looks pink-y to me! I like it…it doesn’t to me look at all bridal, and doesn’t look close to a wedding dress.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m afraid I can’t omment on the link as it sends me to the European homepage for Anthro – but as I never even knew they had stores in the UK, this is a massive-awesome-lucky-find for me, so thanks for posting and good luck with your decision.

For what it’s worth, I would say probably best to steer clear of anything which might be considered cream/ivory BUT use your best judgement; you know your friends best.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

The dress is an obvious beige, and nudes are so in right now.  I think it’s fine.  In fact, I even pointed that dress out to my bridesmaid as an option.  If you’re worried, pair it with dark accessories.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think if you pair it with colorful accessories (bright colored cardigan or shawl, bright shoes, some colorful jewelry) then you will be fine. But if your honestly worried about it, then ere on the side of caution.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d maybe add a brown belt and some chunky brown bracelets or a multi strand long gold necklace – it needs something take it away from being to light. Definitely don’t add anything blingy at the waist or floral.

EDIT: I just looked at the other pics on the website and it’s definitely cream. I’d say skip it. If it were more pink or nude it would be cool but I think that’s too close to being bridal. Sorry!

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/popups/popup_zoomviewer.jsp?productid=033035&color=012&viewCode=e’ defer=’defer

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