As far as wedding-guest outfit "rules" go, there is perhaps no greater one than not to wear white (no explanation needed), but are there exceptions to that rule? Victoria Beckham seems to think there are. The Beckhams attended the wedding of soccer star Sergio Ramos and Pilar Rubio in Spain over the weekend and she opted to wear a somewhat controversial white dress. But it was a chain-printed white dress, which she paired with hot pink satin pumps—both of which she designed for her namesake label. (Fun fact: Meghan Markle wore a Victoria Beckham dress in the same print back in March.)
Despite the common consensus that it's best for guests to avoid wearing the color white so as not to compete with the bride's dress, there is actually quite a bit of division on the topic if the dress is printed, as Beckham's is. In fact, our Editor in Chief Kat Collings recently took an Instagram story poll asking her followers if it was ok to wear a white dress to an upcoming wedding since it had a print, or did the fact that it was still a white dress make it a big no? As you'll see below, the poll participators were basically divided on the matter. And in Beckham's case, do her hot pink heels make the dress more acceptable?
It will probably always be a gray area, but there's no denying the Beckham looked incredibly chic at the high-profile wedding. See for yourself below and shop white dresses that could potentially be wedding-guest appropriate (if you prefer to not err on the side of caution.
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Shop Printed White Wedding-Guest Dresses
Reformation Hannah Dress ($248)
Ulla Johnson Alma Dress ($795)
Violeta by Mango Floral Print Dress ($120)
Paige Tevin Maxi Dress - White Western Rose ($259)
Loveshackfancy Stacy Dress ($695)
The Line By K Robi Tie-Detailed Floral-Print Crepe de Chine Dress ($165)
Self-Portrait Leopard Print Fit & Flare Midi Dress ($415)
Alice McCall At Last Cutout Striped Cotton-Poplin Midi Dress ($395)
Madewell Ruffle-Sleeve Maxi Dress in Classic Corsage ($80)
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