So I was sitting at work today flipping through a bridal magazine (Don't get any ideas. It was for work, you hear?) and I came across something that surprised me. It said that it's not proper etiquette for guests of a wedding to wear white because only the bride should wear white.
Well you know that awesome dress I picked up for the wedding I am going to in June? Yeah, it's white. Actually, it's off-white with big black square and polka-dot shapes around the neck and bottom. It is short and modern--there's no mistaking that it's not a wedding gown. Still I feel it's kind of borderline. It IS mostly white.
I did some internet searches and most sources say the same thing (although this article says to use your judgment). I feel a little silly for not knowing this. Like duh, makes total sense. But then again, some of these same sources advise on not wearing black either, which to a New Yorker seems ludicrous.
So I am kind of thinking that maybe I should keep an eye out for another dress. And yet, this dress is so cool, I hate for it to sit in the closet (I love it so much, I won't be returning it). I am blogging about this because I am at a loss. What do you guys think? What would you do? Am I totally over thinking this? (probably!) Should I be Emily Post or Rebel Rider?