(Closed) What to wear to an all white wedding??

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 31
1936 posts
Buzzing bee

For the life of me I don’t know why people are so antsy about this. I’ve heard of it being done before, and guests had a blast. Also black and white attire. I wouldn’t stress, OP. Just grab something simple – if she’s requesting white she doesn’t care whether you blend in with her. Heck, she might not feel comfortable being the only one in a white gown! 

Post # 32
196 posts
Blushing bee

If you don’t want to buy or wear a white dress, then don’t go…  I know someone who had a white wedding, and the pictures looked pretty cool.  As far as not looking bridal, just get something that’s midi length.

None of you guys heard about the white wedding trend??? I mean it’s not something I ever wanted to do, but it’s not unheard of, really.  Kinda surprised that everyone is all up-in-arms about it.

Post # 33
2229 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015


Post # 34
584 posts
Busy bee

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AstonMartin:  Honestly, yeah, this is a request that is a huge pain in the ass to comply with when you are just a wedding guest.  I had a hell of a time finding white dresses to wear to my bridal shower and rehearsal dinner – so much so that I actually ended up just wearing the one dress I managed to find that worked to both. And that was me wanting to find one, not doing it just to comply with someone else’s wishes.

White can be a really tough color to pull off, both because some people don’t have the coloring for it and if you’re not a skinny mini most white dresses that are not bridal don’t have a lot of weight and structure to them so they’re not that flattering.  I’d be pretty pissed about it and unless I found something to wear easily might consider not going if it weren’t a close friend or family.

Post # 35
8363 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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epon10642:  “None of you guys heard about the white wedding trend???” — Sure but that doesn’t make it any less rude or ridiculous. If more people would say “the cost to me far outweighs the benefit to you so I’m not doing it” brides would stop pullling self-indulgent BS like this.

Post # 36
13542 posts
Honey Beekeeper

The expression “if someone has the nerve to ask, then you can have the nerve to say “no” comes to mind. 

Post # 37
1319 posts
Bumble bee

Idk if I’d get anything new just for this because I’m kind of a jerk, but if you are looking for opinions on white-ish non-bridal formal dresses, I think this Chi Chi london one is super cute



ETA: also this one, I think the shoulders make it look pretty formal idk


Post # 38
1157 posts
Bumble bee

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You know, the tradition was once for all of the bridesmaids to wear the same as the bride to confuse evil spirits as to which one was the real bride… so if you’re really being “old-fashioned” you should wear the same dress as her. Just saying. XD

Can you accessorise with another color? It depends how strict she is…

Post # 39
312 posts
Helper bee

I went shopping for white dresses for the bridal shower, reception, etc and I had no trouble finding white dresses between Macys and JCP

Post # 40
1002 posts
Bumble bee

I’ve been to an all- white wedding Destination wedding in Jamaica. The bride thought the pictures would be cool and they were. 

Post # 41
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

RTR has lots of good options for shades of white, ivory short dresses that you could get. 



Post # 43
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

What about an awesome pant suit like this one on Ms. Swift?

Post # 44
2417 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My first thought was something like this dress from How I Met Your Mother. 


Post # 45
54 posts
Worker bee

I had a friend who wanted a “black and white wedding” where all the guests would wear black and white and she would surprise everyone in a bright red dressing when she walked down the aisle. That relationship didn’t last so it never happened, but eh whatever its a theme. I saw a couple cute white dresses at Dillards today. Pretty inexpensive too. 

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