Can You Wear White to a Wedding?
I have a wedding to attend in July, and after much purchasing and returning and gnashing of teeth, I think I have my outfit picked out. Because, you know, the focus is totally going to be on ME, a random guest, and not that bride-type person. So, anyway, I’m thinking I’m good to go, right? But maybe not. Because I apparently hate myself, I have come up with a problem with my chosen outfit. It’s a white skirt with a black swirly pattern that I have paired with a black twinset, and black peep-toe high heels. So here is my dilemma. What is your opinion on a guest at a wedding wearing something white? Please keep in mind it is NOT a totally white outfit, just a white skirt with a black pattern. Please help, I’m driving myself crazy.
Oh, I think that’s totally fine. Wearing an all-white outfit is one thing, but a black-and-white patterned skirt? Soooo not a big deal. Unless it’s big and poofy and floor-length and possibly tulle. Then I might suggest that you reconsider.
My only concern with your outfit (which could be moot, depending on where you live) would be the twinset. Is it…a sweater? Like a long-sleeve sweater? In July? I only bring this up because it’s barely June here in DC and already getting up in the 90s, temperature-wise, and I am DYING at the thought of anything other than short sleeves and I fully believe if you put a twinset on me right now I would melt. Oh, what a world!
Of course, if the twinset is sheer or short-sleeved or you intend on taking the outer sweater off inside, you will be fine and seasonally appropriate and everthing. Or the wedding could be in Alaska, for all I know. And I’ve gone and relieved your one worry about your outfit and replaced it with another for no good reason, because I am awesome and helpful like that.