Dress Distress: Wearing black to a wedding

by epi on November 30, 2011

Q: I am attending an evening wedding with a sit down dinner. Is it okay for me to wear a black dress? I remember my mom saying that you don’t wear black or white to weddings.

A: Your mom is right that one never used to wear black to weddings, but this rule has changed and it now is fine, particularly for a late day, early evening wedding. You still endeavor not to wear white or ivory which are traditionally reserved for the bride.  The key here is not to look too somber, wear a bright scarf or something else to prevent a funerary look.

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Cynthia Sullivan February 12, 2012 at 11:24 am

I love this column! Very much needed and practical!

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