Annette Blacker, Creative Brand Manager
I think that in this day and age, it’s absolutely fine to wear white to a wedding, so long as if you make that decision, you don’t go for something that is overly bridal in appearance. For me, steering clear of a white lace dress is a must – a white wedding guest outfit should be something along the lines of smart trousers and a blouse, a summery dress that falls above the knee or a tailored suit. Naturally, I think it makes more sense for guests to wear white to a summer wedding, or a wedding abroad as I think the colour makes its way into our wardrobes much more naturally when the sun comes out. My top pick from the collection is the Moon suit blazer and trousers.
At the weddings that I have been to in recent years, the dress code has been fairly easy going and guests have worn whatever they feel comfortable in. I think a lot of people are much more relaxed when it comes to etiquette than they used to be – not because they care less but just because traditions and priorities have changed. I love that attitude and I would want guests to feel as relaxed as I did if it were my own wedding, but I think it’s about knowing the bride and groom and understanding what’s important to them.
At the end of the day, a wedding should be a celebration and any beautiful, happy bride on her wedding day would not be upstaged by anyone, regardless of what colour they wore.