21 May, 2015

Thoughts on Thursday: Wearing White to a Wedding

We have a wedding to go to in June and back in February when I first found out I was pregnant in my mind I thought by week 21 I'd be pretty big so I would need a maternity dress. Well, I'm at week 18 now and I can pretty much fit in my normal clothes so I'd hate to waste money on a maternity dress I'll wear once. I started looking for a dress I can wear now and wear not pregnant and for some reason I keep coming across white dresses. Not like all white, I know better than that, but white with designs on it. Is that a no no in wedding world? I'd hate to show up to this girls wedding with a white dress on and ruin her day. I know that sounds ridiculous but brides can get crazy. I'll show you guys the dresses I keep coming across and y'all tell me what you think. 


French Connection Polka Spray V-Neck Cotton Sheath Dress
I think what attracted me to this dress was "cotton" and "sheath". Sounds comfy and hopefully would have some stretch. 




This dress looks a little on the short side for my 5'8 self but I really like the drop waist. It looks like it would be really accommodating for a bump.



I really like the sequin design on this dress but I'm thinking it may way too white. 




I really love this dress and it's on major sale at Nordstrom but sadly it's sold out in my size.


What do you guys think? Are these too white to wear to a wedding?

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20 comments :

  1. I think it really depends on the bride and I'd ask her first before buying something. I know someone who picked out a dress that was white for the base but a bunch of other colors and I thought it was fine but she asked the bride an the bride said if she wore it she would feel uncomfortable. Some don't care and some would be upset. I love the dropped waist one though!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. Haha and Pamela is talking about me!!! I am the girl that found a great dress that had black, white (less than 105) and fuscia in it...i asked the bride and she honestly said she would be uncomfortable if anyone wore anything with white in it - I'm glad I asked because I don't want her to be upset on her wedding day. Each bride is different - but I'd ask and I have to say I was like you - i kept finding such cute dresses with white in them!!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. I know you aren't going to like my comment here but... Don't buy anything. You have a million dresses. Save your money for maternity clothes when you need them then buy something super cute. Pregnancy can be really tough and it is important to find clothes that you can maintain your "swagger" in. Clothes that you still feel cute in. And they are expensive. The cute ones anyway. Put your purse down, step away from the charge card, and wait. Love ya girl!!

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  4. No, just don't do it. I had a girl one of our guests had just started dating at the time show up in a WHITE dress - no other colors - and she just played it up all stupid like it didn't occur to her. 7 years later and I still remember it.

    www.california-to-carolina.com

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  5. i say you're safe wearing white as long as theres a large pattern on it -- i like the last one! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  6. As others said I would ask the bride first if you are close with her. Some get very upset about this and others don't care. Since you are also pregnant and people might be commenting on your growing belly you don't want to do a double whammy with also wearing white. If you go with any of the dressed above the last one has the least white in it. Winks and Eyerolls

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  7. My two cents are if it's a pattern or print like the ones you showed above it's perfectly fine!

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  8. I think I would be really, really careful. Granted, it depends on the bride but I have multiple friends who were brides and they are still talking about guests whose dresses were "too" white. I think the last dress you picked would honestly be fine, there's a lot of pattern there, but the first dress I would say is too white.

    Very fun post though and it was really interesting reading the comments above!

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  9. I would say ask the bride first, and definitely pick something you can wear again, so necessarily something in a larger size or a maternity dress.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  10. I think if it has enough other colour and pattern to it, it should be fine! She's might even be too busy on her wedding day to notice what other people are wearing!

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  11. The last one would be the best since it has so much blue, but honestly I would run it by the bride. My friend wore light grey to to the wedding I went to and she was worried it was too light, but I asked the bride and it was okay :)

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  12. If I were the bride, I'd be ok with #2 and #4 just because they have a lot of other colors and patterns going on with it. But like everyone else said, if you're still not 100% sure, ask the bride if she'd be ok with it. A little different situation, but my Aunt wore an all white suit to our rehearsal dinner. Obviously, I still remember that and was not happy about it.

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  13. I honestly don't see a problem with it, it's not like it's all white! But I guess asking the bride to be safe is the best bet.

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  14. Other than the really white one with the sequins I would have said any of them look totally fine to me-- most of them have bright or big patterns so I don't think there would be any mistaking them for a wedding dress, but reading some of the comments, maybe not??

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  15. I go back and forth on this, too -- I personally do feel like a white base would be okay but like you said, brides get a little crazy on their big day haha. I figure if I even have to question it, I should just go with something else!

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  16. I have a friend who is super sweet and thoughtful, and yet always seems to wear white to weddings. Granted they are not plain white, but it's enough to make me do a double take & I've heard other friends mention it too. It's just a little odd..
    That being said, if you already had a dress that you love that was white with a pattern, I would give you a bit of a pass since you're pregnant.. But I probably wouldn't go out of my way to buy a white dress for the wedding.
    Fun post though, I love reading everyones thoughts!

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  17. That first dress is so pretty! But yes, maybe a bit too white for a wedding. The last one isn't though and it's really cute and summery!

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  18. While I love white dresses, I’m weird about wearing them to a wedding and just always choose something different. I love the above dresses for another occasion though!

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  19. I love them! I don't see a problem with it honestly but I think its up to the individual bride.

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  20. I say no to white but as you can see everyone has a different opinion!

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