My sister is getting married and she said to me that someone mentioned to her that I'll be wearing a dress that has white in it.(Well the bottom half of it is white,the top half has white and gray)And that usually you don't wear the same color as the bride.She said she doesn't care though and that I can wear it if I want,but other people might look at me weird... I know it's just a dress but I love it,I've never had a chance to wear it,it's not cheap either..She said it's up to me weather I want to wear it or not and if people would feel comfortable..To me it's like her way of saying don't wear it... I can understand,but it's not completely white,I wouldn't wear it if it was,but it has gray in it.So what there's not going to be anyone with a white part of there dress?It is her day and everyone will be looking at her!They won't be looking at me.I feel annoyed!I can't afford to just go out and buy another one.Do you think it is wrong to wear the same color as a bride,even if the whole thing isn't the same color?
Here is the dress.Tell me if you think it's acceptable,I don't care if you don't like it lol.
If she's told you its fine to wear it, then wear it. Its her f***ing wedding, who cares what other people think? But if they're uncertain terms, like they seem to be, really talk to her about it first and find out how she really feels
i know traditionally it is definately not proper etiquette to wear anything white to someone elses wedding...and I personally would never ruin someone elses day like that, my best friend spent like half an hour sobbing on my shoulder on her wedding day because her cousin had showed up in a dress the was white and wine... I just think its unfair on a bride..
But good house keeping has an artictle that goes through some traditional etiquette and more modern etiquette it addresses this issue saying:
"Old: Guests shouldn't wear white or black to a wedding.
New: In most circumstances, either is acceptable.
Peggy says: Yes, you can wear white, just as long as it doesn't look remotely bridal. And if you wear black, it should look chic, not funereal. Other considerations: time of day, location, and any rules of attire specified by religion (for example, no bare shoulders or low necklines)."
I wouldn't wear it. It's almost completely white and that's a no-go for a wedding if you're not the bride...
I'm sorry, but it would be appropriate to wear another dress. But you don't necessarlily have to buy a new one, maybe you can borrow one or you find something else in your closet. But if you have to buy one - the prize doesn't matter, a cheap one will do! And buy something that's not too dressed up so you can wear it on other occasions as well.
I sat wear it. When my mom got married to her second husband, my aunt wore a low white dress that ended above mid-thigh. Which stole my mom's spotlight. As long as it won't drag attention from the bride, I say wear it...