Wedding season is here and the ultimate question is, what to wear? While digging through your closet or looking through every department store, the question is it appropriate to wear white to a wedding continues to run through your mind. Trust me we have all been there. Recently I was approached by Carolyn, from Loverly, with the question and while thinking of my answer I found myself in limbo between yes and no.
I believe it if bride and the bridal party or if the bride requests guests not to wear white then I wouldn’t. Otherwise I think wearing “white” is completely acceptable. I do think to respect the bride I wouldn’t go overboard and wear an elaborate gown, a floor length dress, or anything else that would draw unnecessary attention away from the bride and to you. For an example, I wouldn’t wear white at all to a white tie wedding… That’s a big no no since it’s so formal. For any other reason you don’t feel comfortable wearing pure white, you can opt for cream, opal, nude, blush or any other variation to the color.
Since this topic is so controversial, I came up with three looks that would be an appropriate way to wear white to a wedding.
Michael Kors woolen dress, $2,375 / Giuseppe Zanotti sandals, $750 / Les Petits Joueurs chain strap handbag, $968 / Kendra Scott colorful earrings, $375 / Lips makeup, $9.13
I really love this black tie option. I thought it was appropriate because of the color scheme and the length and material of the dress. The Michael Kors wool dress is perfect for a black tie wedding. The fabric is more casual and since the design is basic it won’t take away from the brides attention. To add some color and excitement to this white mini I paired it with vibrant blue accessories. The piece that caught my eye was the iridescent blue Giuseppe Zanotii shoes. They are HOT! They definitely make the look and add a personality to the look. Another accessory that was a must have was this super cute Les Petits Joueurs clutch. It accentuated the shoes nicely and added more character to this look. To finish off the complete look, I finished off with red lipstick and blue Kendra Scott oval drop earrings.
Alexander Wang top, $495 / CÉLINE white pants, $484 / Giuseppe Zanotti leather shoes, $750 / Alexander Wang clutch, $545 / Oscar de la Renta statement necklace, $495 / Tom ford lipstick, $50
This look is absolutely gorgeous. I would wear this look anywhere, wedding or not. These vintage buckle and tweed Celine trouser were the base of the look. I loved the shape and structure of these trousers. The vintage pink belt adds personality to the trousers without taking away from their look. To keep the look from looking boring I loved the texture of the Alexander Wang ribbed crew neck tank. Since this look is minimal it adds texture and movement, which does wonders for this look. To keep the glamorous aspect of the look I accessorized with gold and black pieces. I was never a true fan of mules until I saw these gold Giuseppe Zanotii mules. Talk about sexy! These mules can amp up any look! T complete this look I finished up with a gold Oscar de la Renta chain statement necklace, a black Alexander Wang clutch, and a nude Tom Ford lipstick.
Burberry cashmere top, $957 / Veronica Beard white fitted skirt, $330 / Marni slip on shoes, $770 / Sergio Rossi print purse, $498
This look is obviously inspired by my BFF Nicole Richie. Whenever I look at this outfit I think of her. Anyway I thought this was appropriate for a casual wedding because of the flat shoes and fabric options. I fell in love with this white asymmetrical Veronica Beard pencil skirt. I thought it was a beautiful play on a traditional pencil skirt but with more personality. I paired this skirt with an embellished cashmere Burberry Prorsum sweater (which is on sale). Even though this might be a little warm for your typical summer wedding, it would be comfortable for a cloudy day or an indoor wedding. The embellished collar adds enough glitz and glam but keeps the integrity of the look. To finish off I paired this look with black and gold accessories. I loved these gold and black calfskin Marni moccasin’s. They add so much character and are comfortable to dance all night long. I also paired this look with a black and gold two-tone pattern Sergio Rossi clutch.
I truly hope these looks have inspired you to wear white to a wedding. Trust me it’s not as scary as you think. What’s your opinion is it appropriate to wear white to a wedding? Leave your answers and reasons below!