Would a white dress with black floral print be inappropriate for a wedding?

A little background on the wedding:

My brother is getting married in September. I am not part of the wedding party, but I am likely to be in some pictures. The wedding starts at 4pm and is outside, while the reception following is inside. I have no idea if I will be sitting near the wedding party during the reception. There isn't really any dress code that I know of, and the couple isn't really that formal, nor are the families.

Description of my outfit:

I went shopping and after 5 different stores, I finally found a dress I liked that was affordable and comfortable. The only problem is that after I got home and was thinking about it, I started to worry about the color choice. The dress has a white background with medium size black roses all over it and black edging. I also plan to wear a short black cardigan over the dress with chunky black jewelry and black flats.

The issue:

I know that there are rules about wearing white to the wedding and about wearing black. I tried to get some opinions online, but it was mostly 50/50. For the most part, it seems that the black would be okay, especially since the wedding is late afternoon/early evening. I am still not sure about the white though. At the time, I thought it wouldn't be an issue due to all of the black accessories and the black print on the dress, but after reading all the comments online I am not so sure. I asked my brother and the bride for their opinion, but I haven't gotten an answer yet. Even if the bride does okay the dress, I don't want to have to worry about the rest of the guests talking about my dress choice being inappropriate.

Here are the links to the items I will be wearing:







Possible Jewelry


Thanks for your help!!!

3 Answers

  • 3 years ago

    Then cross with a coral,darkish purple,lavender,or yellow.These colours will appear best if it is a summer season/spring marriage ceremony.You would put on black simply ensure that has polka dots or another layout on it to take and make it festive.Your components will bring a black get dressed besides.Have a blast, however do not put on white to HER marriage ceremony....

  • 7 years ago

    There is nothing inappropriate about your choice of clothing and accessories for your brother's wedding next month. You are not wearing too much black or too much white.

    Please stop second guessing your choices and know that you will look lovely and need not worry one single bit. Okay?

  • fizixx
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    It all looks very nice and classy. I think you will certainly get noticed!

    Nice choice.

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