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 okay to wear a white dress to an upcoming wedding since it had a print, or if the fact that it was still a white dress make it a big no? As you’ll see below, the poll participants were divided on the matter. 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 that Beckham looked incredibly chic at the high-profile wedding. See for yourself below, and shop white dresses that could potentially be wedding guest–appropriate.