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Too much white for a wedding?

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TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Mon 18-Aug-14 17:46:13

It's a white dress with navy trimming. Unsuitable for a DB's wedding? Would SIL who seems perfectly normal but possibly a touch stresssd be likely to have a hissy fit?

MairzyDoats Mon 18-Aug-14 17:47:33

Lovely dress but I wouldn't risk it myself...

MrsCampbellBlack Mon 18-Aug-14 17:47:52

I think its lovely and appropriate - assuming you won't be carrying flowers and wearing a tiara though.

Softlysoftlycatchymonkey Mon 18-Aug-14 17:49:43

Lovely but a bit too white.

HaPPy8 Mon 18-Aug-14 17:51:39

I think its a bit too white sorry.

dexter73 Mon 18-Aug-14 17:52:34

I like it. It isn't the least bit like a wedding dress so I would think it would be fine.

Greyhound Mon 18-Aug-14 17:53:23

If you wore it with a black hat, clutch bag, black shoes - should bebfine.

MrsBungle Mon 18-Aug-14 17:55:02

Very nice dress but I think it's too white for a wedding

MrsCampbellBlack Mon 18-Aug-14 17:55:03

I'd go for navy accessories personally.

Honestly, provided sil is doing a 'proper' wedding dress, I really do think its appropriate.

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Mon 18-Aug-14 18:01:31

LOL Mrs C.

No - no tiara or flowers. smile It's probably pretty impractical given I will have two small children climbing all over me all day. It's just nice and elegant/simple and I thought I'd try to find a navy jacket and some foxy shoes.

The wedding is in September so I need to find something that will suit a late summer heatwave or a chilly drizzle [or worse] My sisters are getting very stressed that I haven't bought my "outfit" yet. Bless them - they don't have kids and seem to have endless time for post work shopping and weekends visiting "boutiques" and bespoke fascinator makers.... I'm hoping that two stone in babyweight that I haven't shed will miraculously melt away before I go shopping with no actual effort from me......

Dum di dum.. Alternatively I could wear an LK Bennett dress I bought to wear to another wedding but couldn't attend. Have a mental block about it as I bought it to wear at 28 weeks pregnant (teeny bump) with DC1 and it only just fits me my enormous rear now blush Have foxy sandals, a bag, a pashmina and a jacket so would be all set. DH would be shock though - he knows it's the preg dress, though not a maternity dress...... Bollocks - I need to go and join the crash diet thread.

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Mon 18-Aug-14 18:04:50

SIL to be is about 28, a size 6 and will definitely be doing the full meringue [and will look amazing].
She's fab and we get on v well so I won't risk it. She'd never object, too polite.
Plus the dress would look much better on pre preg me, which is how I still imagine myself which is why I never go shopping but lust after my pre-preg clothes which are three sizes too small now.

Must. Get. A. Grip -- leave the mayonaise on the radiator overnight, and a personal trainer, urgently--

MarshaBrady Mon 18-Aug-14 18:06:14

It's a lovely dress but I think you could go for something else for a wedding.

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Mon 18-Aug-14 18:07:33

I keep finding stunning black dresses from new seasons collections but that's even worse than wearing a white dress ! according to the MN jury anyway, though I don't think these rules are altogether observed where I come from

Karbea Mon 18-Aug-14 18:08:46

No you shouldn't wear white for a wedding, pick another colour any other colour smile

MarshaBrady Mon 18-Aug-14 18:08:56

Someone wore black to my wedding. She stood out in a good way. I thought great choice.

MrsCampbellBlack Mon 18-Aug-14 18:09:13

Wear the old dress and keep money for clothes you'll wear when you hit your target weight.

I am loving the crash diet thread.

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Mon 18-Aug-14 18:15:16

Will try it on tonight... and probably pop up on the diet thread grin

DorothyBastard Mon 18-Aug-14 18:35:36

It's too white in my opinion.

Pollywallywinkles Mon 18-Aug-14 18:40:01

I also think its fine. It's not bridal and will not in anyway overshadow the bride.

lostinindia Mon 18-Aug-14 18:51:27

You're part of the bridal party and will be in the family photos. You will really stand out in a white dress in the photo. For that reason I wouldn't. Nice dress though.

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Mon 18-Aug-14 20:52:02

Very good point LostinIndia!

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