Colours to avoid wearing as a wedding guest

Colours to avoid wearing as a wedding guest

As you look through your closet trying to find the perfect dress to wear to a wedding, there are some things that you need to be mindful of.

Never mind the style of your outfit, it is basic etiquette to avoid certain colours.

If you are not sure what those are, here are five colours you should avoid wearing.


80% of brides wear white to their wedding, and it’s important that a bride stands out on her special day. You do not want to look like you’re trying to upstage her. Only wear white when the bride has specifically asked guest to.

Glitter (gold or anything metallic) 

If not white, the bride I most likely to wear a champagne-coloured dress, which you won’t know until you see her.

To stay on the safe side, avoid ensembles that are predominantly gold or champagne-colored.

The color the bridesmaids wear

If you can, ask the bride for a heads-up on what color the bridesmaids’ dresses are so you won’t look like the one that wasn’t included.

If you don’t know the bride or any of the bridesmaids, use the wedding invitation as a clue—usually, an invite is designed to match a wedding’s colour palette.

Overly bright colours

Again, this could mean that you want the spotlight to be on you. Imagine rocking up wearing a neon dress. When choosing a bright colour, consider the season and where the wedding is going to be held.


This colour (fabric) comes across as too casual for a wedding. You can get away with wearing denim if it is a denim jacket as a coverup for a cold-weather event.

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