Wedding guest's outfit slammed as 'inappropriate'

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer


When it comes to deciding what to wear to a wedding, it can be a bit of a minefield for guests.

Your outfit choice all depends on where the wedding is located, what the bridesmaids are going to wear and whether or not the bride has stipulated an actual dress code.

However, one guest has been slammed online for her outfit choice – and not just because it’s white.

“I need help, I don’t know if I’ve massively over thought this now or am I going to be hunted down and killed by the wedding fashion mafia?,” the woman started a post on Mumsnet.

A wedding guest has been slammed for her outfit choice. Photo: (stock image) Getty Images

She went on to say she went shopping for her cousin’s wedding over the weekend and decided on a pair of ‘cute’ check trousers and a ‘cream basic T-shirt to go with tan and cream heels’.

“I was happy with my look. Then I read that you cannot wear, cream, ivory or white to someone else’s wedding,” she continued.

“I would never dream of wearing a cream dress to someone else’s wedding but a T-shirt will be ok surely?”

The woman said she has been so panicked about her possible faux pas that she even ran out and purchased a black top and blazer instead.

She took to Mumsnet to ask if she’s overthinking her outfit or if she’s going to offend anyone.

Many people thought only the bride should wear white on the day. Photo: Getty Images

Some of the responses were brutal, with a few people saying they wouldn’t dream of wearing the outfit she has planned to any wedding ceremony.

“Neither of your outfits are wedding appropriate in my opinion I personally don’t wear anything white or cream to weddings because there are so many other colours to choose from – it’s the bride’s privilege to wear white on the day, give her that respect,” one person said.

Another person said it ‘might be a little bit casual, but that totally depends on the flavour of wedding’.

While another commenter said the woman would look like she had come ‘straight from work’.

The debate then shifted to the fact that the T-shirt is cream and is too close to a white top.

“Would always avoid white / cream dresses, even if it’s just a background colour personally. It’s just something I always do and it really isn’t difficult,” one person said.

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