Fashion Files – Wearing White to a Wedding

Royal Wedding - The Wedding Ceremony Takes Place Inside Westminster Abbey


The Kardashians are doing it. So did Pippa Middleton. Colored wedding dresses are on the rise. But is it socially acceptable now to wear white to weddings? We have to say NO. And shockingly we are seeing guests wear white more and more frequently.

Technically there is no rule of etiquette that forbids wearing white to a wedding, but for as far back as we can recall it has been completely taboo. A girl gets a handful of times in her life to truly shine, and her wedding day is one of them, so why chance putting even the slightest of dampers on a day with such great importance. Plus, do you really want to be old Aunt Rita’s gossip topic for the night? In most people’s mind it is a big no no to wear white as a guest.

If the bride requests everyone wear white, please do. That is the small exception to the rule though. There are so many great fashion trends out right now, so take the opportunity to dress up and make a statement with a great color choice or awesome silhouette.  The bride will appreciate her time in the spotlight and you will probably feel much more comfortable. Just say no to guests wearing white to weddings.