Ask the Fashion Police, What To Wear

Can you wear white to a wedding?

Alison writes:

Dear Fashion Police,

I’ve fallen in love with this white Closet dress, which I’d love to wear to my brother-in-law’s wedding this summer. Is it still considered bad form to wear white to a wedding, though, or is that no longer the case?


Dear Alison,

We love this dress too, but bright, unrelieved white to a wedding? Only if you’re the bride, unfortunately. While many of the wedding-related “rules” have fallen by the wayside these days, the fact remains that if you turn up wearing all-white, no matter what you’re wearing, and how non-bridal it looks, people will still think that either a) you’re the bride, b) you wish you were the bride, or c) you’re trying to upstage the bride. And yes, this still applies even if the bride herself is wearing green/blue/fluorescent yellow with purple spots. Never upstage the bride.  Never wear a white dress to someone else’s wedding. The Fashion Police hold these truths to be self-evident, but we’d like to know what YOU think, too, so please feel free to enlighten us in the comments section!

(For more advice on what to wear to a wedding, click here.)

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