WEDDING season is in full swing, which means women around the country are desperately trying to find something to wear.
Dressing for a friend’s special day is a total minefield – no one wants to be accused of upstaging the bride, after all.
One woman decided to take to Reddit to ask whether her white floral dress was too white for a wedding.
The user honeycomehome posted a picture of her outfit with the question: “Is this dress too white to wear as a guest to a wedding?”
The dress in question is a “Botanical Breakfast Dress in White Bouquet” from clothing website ModCloth, which costs $59.99 (£45).
Surprisingly, she was met with some very divided opinions from other users.
Some justified wearing the dress as it has a “lot of colour and the pattern is very busy” adding it’s perfect for the wedding season.
One user wrote: “I think it’s a nice dress. I see it as a floral dress rather than a white dress. You could also wear it with flats or pretty sandals to make it look a little less formal if needed.”
While another commented: “Not at all. This whole “no white, not even a thread” thing is so out of hand.”
“I wouldn’t be mad, as a bride, if someone showed up to a summer or spring wedding in this,” a female user said.
“That’s a floral dress, not a white dress. I think you’re totally fine with that,” another said. “However, at every wedding I’ve been to in the last two years, someone has shown up in an entirely white/ivory dress/outfit.
“I don’t mean a patterned dress, I mean a purely white outfit. It always seems incredibly rude to me.”
But other users were quick to point out that if she is seeking advice about it then it’s probably not appropriate.
One user wrote: “If you have to ask.. Probably.”
“I always say if you have to ask then yes its too short, too white, too tight, etc,” another commented.
The most important traditional wedding etiquette is to never wear white or cream coloured dress – so if in doubt, leave the whites to the bride.