Dear OuterInner, Can I Wear White Occasions Dresses Without Looking Like A Bride?
However, white is an amazing color and there are loads of dresses in that color that look simply beautiful, so it’d be a shame to miss out on wearing them! There are a few tips that can help you to wear white and not look like a bride, so let’s have a look:
Choose Modern Occasions Dresses
You need to steer clear of the usual wedding dress ‘look,’ so that means choosing occasions dresses that are in modern and fashionable styles, rather than the traditional ball gown style which is almost synonymous with weddings!
Going for shorter white cocktail dresses can work, as can sheath dresses with wild cool prints, fancy decoration and chic cutouts.
This dress is a daring look, but imagine the impact you’ll make when you head out in this cocktail dress?! Think Marilyn or Elizabeth Taylor…it could be you!
It’s also worth considering asymmetrical styles, as these are by their very nature very different and unique with their off-kilter lines.
As you can see, the sharply contrasting asymmetrical lines of this cute sheath are edgy, modern and VERY far from looking ‘bridal.’
Add Some Color To Your Outfit To Make It Pop!
You can see Mila Kunis is pairing her white dress with metallic blue shoes and they are an eye-catching pop of color that really sets off her outfit. You can try colorful shoes like this too, or perhaps a sash or bracelets and other accessories.
Your White Dress Doesn’t Need To Be White!
Sorry? How can a white dress not be white?
What I mean is that you should try some dresses which feature other colors too. After all, pure white dresses are more ‘wedding’ and so by going for occasions dresses that perhaps have black or colored lace overlays, or are two-tone, you can demonstrate a strong image and be a step further from looking like a newlywed!
How about dresses like these?
This pretty cocktail dress is still a white dress, but the black lace overlay gives it a really strong and elegant look!
I love the two-tone color of this cool dress, and with the resurgence in 50s chic (maybe thanks to shows like ‘Mad Men’) you can dazzle too, in something as simple as just black & white together!
We hope you now see white as a potential color for your next dress, and you can see even more white occasions dresses right here!