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to wear a black and white dress to a wedding?

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mrsjuneyjuney Sat 25-May-13 21:26:14

that's it really! I know it was bad etiquette to wear black or white to a wedding but would a black and white dress be ok? my back up dress is red, but someone else said you couldn't wear red because it was the colour of the devil. I am so confused.

sagfold Sat 25-May-13 21:28:46

Oh dear, I've just bought a black and white dress for a wedding, but then again the bride will be wearing black.

Lweji Sat 25-May-13 21:28:52

At some point you won't be able to wear anything.

Wear what you like best.

HoHoHoNoYouDont Sat 25-May-13 21:30:58

Black isn't bad etiquette any more, I've seen people in black before and it looks great if accessorised properly.

Black and white looks great too. I'm considering it for a wedding next month.

Iggi101 Sat 25-May-13 21:31:04

My mil wore black and white to our wedding.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Sat 25-May-13 21:31:14

i've worn black and white before
i think it's just all black or all white that are frowned upon
at least, I hope so, as I have a black and floral (nicer than it sounds) dress to wear to a wedding next week...

Loulybelle Sat 25-May-13 21:36:40

I wore black (with coloured flowers) for my sisters wedding and my sister wore a little black dress for our brothers wedding.

cathpip Sat 25-May-13 21:37:10

I wore a black and white dress to my brothers wedding, had loads of compliments on it.

KittensoftPuppydog Sat 25-May-13 21:38:41

Wore black and white dress at civil partnership. The couple were much better dressed.

Beatrixpotty Sat 25-May-13 21:39:54

Some of the nicest outfits at my wedding were black and white.

ByTheWishingWell Sat 25-May-13 21:40:24

I wouldn't wear all white, but I don't think anything else is unacceptable. Even 'the colour of the devil' grin

mrsjuneyjuney Sat 25-May-13 21:44:13

oh good if you all think it is ok I will just wear my black and white one. It's thick black and white stripes.

I was a bit bemused when my friend said about red being the colour of the devil and even more so when she said green was the colour of envy - doesn't leave many colours really!

PesteredButHappy Sat 25-May-13 21:49:36

I went to a wedding last weekend and the mother of the bride wore this and it looked lovely. She had a matching bolero in ivory with it. No one thought it was weird, or if they did they kept quiet grin

Loulybelle Sat 25-May-13 21:54:01

Who came up with all the bullshit rules, aslong you dont clash with the bridal party, who gives a fuck.

mrsyattering Sat 25-May-13 21:56:34

Wearing white is a no no. Black and white is fine. In fact I wore a black and white dress to my sisters wedding. She helped choose it smile

Mumsyblouse Sat 25-May-13 21:58:44

I've worn a black and white flower dress to a wedding, I thought it looked nice and you can wear a nice slimming black jacket if you are plump like me or a white one, I think it's a good wedding look.

BreasticlesNTesticles Sat 25-May-13 22:05:29

I think it is just bad luck hmm to get married in red or green, not to wear it as a guest.

Black and white fine though. Only two outifts I have ever thought odd at a wedding.

1) guest who wore a white jersey jumpsuit thing with a cowl neck down to her stomach
2) Mother of the Bride in top to toe black

Avoid those and you'll be fine wink

redwellybluewelly Sat 25-May-13 22:08:19

My incredibly well dressed cousin with impeccable taste has a beautiful black ans white dress which is frequently her choice for summer weddings. She does accessorise it differently but it always looks smart and never out of place!

HerRoyalNotness Sat 25-May-13 22:18:16

I just wore black and ivory to one. Apparently it is ok here in Canada. The mother of the bride wore a stunning black gown and looked amazing!

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