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To wear this dress to a wedding?

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redlittlesquirrel Sat 01-Apr-17 16:23:30

I am going to my cousin's wedding in a few weeks. I'd decided on a dress ages ago - one that I bought for my holiday last year but didn't end up wearing and haven't worn yet (perfect because money is rather tight at the moment).

However, it just clicked in my head (I'm a little slow, evidently) that the dress is essentially white. Is it too white to wear to a wedding? I'm planning on wearing it with a blue shrug, blue shoes and I'm making a blue necklace to go with it.

I don't really want to have to buy a new dress if I can possibly help it but I don't want to offend/upset anyone either.

DoublyTroubly Sat 01-Apr-17 16:24:32

I think it's absolutely fine x

TheWoodlander Sat 01-Apr-17 16:24:40

I'd say that was sufficiently blue to not offend smile It's very pretty.

Nan0second Sat 01-Apr-17 16:24:58

No, it's not too white for a wedding.
It's lovely, wear it

BigBrownSofa123 Sat 01-Apr-17 16:25:40

It's more blue than white.

It's lovely, go for it!

kimlo Sat 01-Apr-17 16:25:59

thats fine, its more blue than white.

FadedRed Sat 01-Apr-17 16:26:14

It's predominently blue, IMO it's absolutely fine for a wedding.

greeeen Sat 01-Apr-17 16:26:34

I think it's fine especially with the accessories you have describedsmile

Tartyflette Sat 01-Apr-17 16:27:26

definitely fine -- not too white at all. Pretty frock in a nice, summery print.

FadedRed Sat 01-Apr-17 16:28:00

Presume you are not planning to accessorise with a veil and carry a bouquet, Op? grin

Curlyshabtree Sat 01-Apr-17 16:28:51

Looks lovely, love the print.

LauraGashley Sat 01-Apr-17 16:29:30

Unless the bride has made a particular request on "no white" - yeah, I've seen that happen - I think it would be lovely with the accessories you've described, and have seen lots of guests do the same at plenty of different weddings.

Enjoy the day and don't worry about it!

Absintheshots Sat 01-Apr-17 16:31:20

this is not a white dress at all, you will look lovely, even without the blue accessories. You are very kind to be so careful, hope you have a blast at the wedding.

NoParticularPattern Sat 01-Apr-17 16:35:33

It's not white- it's definitely not blue than anything!

I also don't get the "don't wear white to a wedding" thing. Unless you're the sort of loon that would also turn up holding a bouquet and wearing a veil then how could you possibly "upstage" the bride?! I won't have a problem with anyone turning up to our wedding in white, I'm fairly certain everyone there will be fully aware of who the bride is!

NoParticularPattern Sat 01-Apr-17 16:35:54

MORE blue not "not blue" hmm

ShiroiKoibito Sat 01-Apr-17 16:36:22

that the dress is essentially white. Is it too white to wear to a wedding

no its not - unless this is one of those 'gold/white - blue/black' things, in no way would you think this is a white dress

MeadowDream Sat 01-Apr-17 16:37:39

The dress is beautiful. Not too white at all!

chickenowner Sat 01-Apr-17 16:43:56

It's a lovely dress.

I wore a similar one to a wedding, except with pink flowers rather then blue.

aaaaargghhhhelpme Sat 01-Apr-17 16:45:26

Ah it looks beautiful and not too white and 'Bridey' at all. Have a lovely time!

CookieDoughKid Sat 01-Apr-17 16:50:03

This dress is so far removed from a wedding dress. What you worried about? It's very very flowery. IMO, I think too much flower power can look a bit aging (unless you are a sweet 20 something) but that's my personal opinion only.

redlittlesquirrel Sat 01-Apr-17 16:51:54


Presume you are not planning to accessorise with a veil and carry a bouquet, Op?

Of course not, that would be daft! I was just going to add a train and have some female friends in matching dresses follow me around all day! grin

Thanks for the reassurance everyone! I'm having a bit of a stressful time lately, not sleeping well and it was one of those far-too-early-in-the-morning-to-be-awake panics! I will go ahead and wear it as planned!

DuPainDuVinDuBoursin Sat 01-Apr-17 16:56:53

You're being thrown by the fact that white appears to be the back ground and the blue the decoration but in actuality there's only a tiny amount of white. If it were solid blue with an equal amount of white stripes you wouldn't be thinking twice about this.

DuPainDuVinDuBoursin Sat 01-Apr-17 16:58:19

MInd you, on the other hand, this is England and you're possibly being a bit optimistic with the weather grin

MumW Sat 01-Apr-17 16:59:07

Lovely dress and I wouldn't have even considered it white.

TheProblemOfSusan Sat 01-Apr-17 17:02:14

No, that's lovely - and with blue accessories even more suitable, but I don't think it would be a problem either way unless the bride is exceptionally precious.

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