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Am I breaking the fashion rules of weddings

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Rosskidsmum Wed 17-Oct-18 14:03:39

I need help, I don’t know if I’ve massively over thought this now or am I going to be hunted down and killed by the wedding fashion mafia?!
Went shopping for my DF cousins wedding this weekend, as it’s now going to be too warm for the suit I was originally going to wear I have purchased cute checked tan tapered trousers and a cream basic Tshirt to go with paired with tan and cream heels I was happy with my look... then I read that you Cannot wear, cream ivory or white to someone else’s wedding! I would never dream of wearing a cream dress to someone else’s wedding but a tshirt will be ok surely? I’ve been out today and panic purchased a black top and blazer instead, but it really doesn’t look as nice 😞 am I massively over thinking this or are people like to pass comment on my colour choice, I would hate to offend anyone.

Stonebake Thu 18-Oct-18 11:46:56

Ah balls - name change fail! That^^ was me.

As I’ve already said, I heard of this a long time ago. But think what you like. Wear what you like. I’ll do the same.

Stonebake Thu 18-Oct-18 11:57:01

And anyway, I thought it was made up by “petit bourgeois” mumsnetters, now it’s those ghastly Americans hmm.

<whispers> shearwater, your prejudice is showing shock!

I mean, make stuff up all you like to support your position, but you don’t have to be snobby about it. It just weakens your argument.

TheDowagerCuntess Thu 18-Oct-18 13:56:11

There is nothing 'inappropriate' about a cream satin, short-sleeved top, matched with different colour trousers. Nothing.

Stonebake Thu 18-Oct-18 13:59:59

I already said I think this outfit sounds fine, as it’s trousers. But I would always avoid white / cream dresses, even if it’s just a background colour personally. It’s just something I always do and it really isn’t difficult.

Clarich007 Thu 18-Oct-18 14:02:11

Sorry op i think the whole outfit sounds far too casual for a wedding.More like a shopping trip to town

CaledonianQueen Thu 18-Oct-18 14:56:14

I think the outfit sounds fine! I have worn a lemon shift dress to a wedding that looked cream in some lights. It looked nothing like a wedding dress. I have also worn ivory trousers and a dress top to a wedding that looked nothing like a wedding outfit.

I had a guest wear fishnet stockings, thigh high boots and a mini kilt to my wedding (Scottish wedding, guest from England), other than distracting my photographer so that there were no photos of my Father and I in our lovely Daimler limousine, she was subject to abject horror from our older guests and whispering and tutting for her attire. She went to bed in a huff after the speeches. Now that was an inappropriate wedding guest outfit!

Ghanagirl Thu 18-Oct-18 15:02:34

You hijacked a thread to bitch about another woman 🙄
Outfit looks great presuming it’s not a formal wedding.

shearwater Thu 18-Oct-18 15:04:17

I've obviously touched a raw nerve, Stonebake.

I'm not sure that my post was worth five posts plus one from your sockpuppet in response, but each to their own.

Caledonian - it sounds like the photographer was more at fault there than your guest!

DiveBombingSeagull Thu 18-Oct-18 15:09:25

I once wore a white trouser suit to a wedding. With the brides permission. I was 38 weeks pregnant and my options were very limited as I couldn’t fit into anything apart leggings and XHs shirts.

She was wearing a meringue dress (it was the 90s) there was no confusion over who was the bride grin

spanishwife Thu 18-Oct-18 17:21:55

I don't think wearing white is abut 'knowing who the bride is', that's nonsense... it's the brides privilege to wear white and you should be respectful enough to give her that on one day.

The bride wears white (99.9% of the time) and in the run up it's all about the dress, what the bride will wear etc, there's so much pressure on this one dress for this special day... It's her day to be the one in white.

OrigamiZoo Thu 18-Oct-18 18:19:58

I announced my pregnancy at my cousin's wedding blush- well not at the wedding itself, a couple of days before as it was abroad. I couldn't not really as it was a full on drinking and eating fest and vast amounts of seafood at the reception and I had to ask for different food. It was torture actually as I'm a real foodie and I love my wine too.

I think your outfit will be lovely!

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