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Can Pregnant Women Wear White to a Wedding?

by The Stir Bloggers on June 17, 2009 at 12:00 PM

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Guest blog from Lucky magazine editor and CafeMom Meredith Rollins.

Are pregnant women excluded from the don't wear white to a wedding rule? I mean someone else's wedding-not your own wedding, obviously. (Pregnant brides in dramatic, sweeping white gowns: I totally vote yes.)

But let's say you're going to a friend's ceremony. There's no way that a mom-to-be wearing white is going to upstage the bride, right? Or is this one of those fashion rules that you just never, ever break?

Here's my current perfect-summer-wedding outfit for pregnant mamas:

This Built by Wendy Fireworks Dress, magically on sale for $70 and very bump-friendly.

low heels

Photo from Piperlime

These Naturalizer Prissy shoes ($60 from Piperlime), which are low-heeled enough to not kill me.

And my hair done in a little braid, like this.

What do you say? Would you ever wear white while pregnant to someone else's nuptials?


Filed Under: maternity clothes


  • ethan...


    June 17, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Nope, no white. It wouldn't matter if you were the elderly grandmother in the wheelchair. I think it is tacky to wear white to someone else's wedding.

  • Kimpo...


    June 17, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    I don't really see an issue with wearing white to a wedding as long as it's not a gown or anything but personally as a pregnant woman (I'm 39 wks pregnant) I would feel like an egg.

  • auror...


    June 17, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Nope, no white. It wouldn't matter if you were the elderly grandmother in the wheelchair. I think it is tacky to wear white to someone else's wedding.

    ethans_momma06 Jun. 17, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Ditto this exactly. 

  • GiselleU


    June 17, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    I think that's just one of those fashion rules you can't break.  It's the bride's day and she usually likes to be the only one wearing white...I know it sucks, but it's just one day!

  • cryst...


    June 17, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Never white! It doesnt matter who or what condition you are! It's just direspectful.

  • Whaley


    June 17, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    NO WHITE unless you are the bride. It's disrespectful.

  • Peajewel


    June 17, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Kimposible....I hope you don't mind but this made me chuckle! 

    I agree with everyone, I would not do it myself.  Do you feel close enough to the bride to ask her feelings on the matter?  Maybe she would not mind but again, personally, I would pick another color.

  • Peajewel


    June 17, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    P.S.  -- Love the braid and the shoes though! 

  • tcart...


    June 17, 2009 at 2:04 PM

    No white!  That's very rude!  I usually go with browns and creams.  A nice cream tank with pants or capris is still bright and elegant, but the pants make it obvious you're not trying to upstage anyone.  If it's a very elegant wedding you can even wear a black dress, but no white.  I don't really like red either.  Too flashy!

  • Emmy_...


    June 17, 2009 at 2:09 PM

    I dunno. It depends on the bride really, and how she feels. I didn't care who wore what to my wedding because I sure as hell didn't wear white (either time! lol). I say ask her and go from there.

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