These Are the Colors You Should Never Wear to a Wedding


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Wedding season is fully in tow, and once you’ve sent in your RSVP with the box checked “yes”, the only thing left to do is figure out what to wear. Sure, you’ve already decoded the dress code, but when it comes to knowing what colors not to wear to a wedding, that’s where it gets a little trickier.

We may have learned specific colors to avoid at any wedding such as white and black, but in 2018, however, the rules are different. So we asked Jen Campbell, the founder of Green Wedding Shoes and Jocelyn Robertshaw, owner of Ready or Knot, to provide their expertise on what to save for another occasion.

“Nowadays, most any colors work, but I always do recommend against wearing white—unless requested by the couple,” Campbell says. “A new trend we are currently seeing is couples having a dress color code for the day. Requesting guests to either wear bright, bold colors, pastels, or all white or all black.”

Robertshaw mentions keeping in mind that, as a guest, you want the couple, as well as their wedding party, to stand out. “A lot of weddings are using whites and neutral tones for their colors, so I’d steer clear of those—especially cream, ivory, or gray,” she says. “If you’re unsure, you can usually get an idea of the colors based on the invitation.”

Whether your couple has requested a specific color code or it’s up to you, shop our favorite dresses that’ll be appropriate for any wedding you attend this summer.


Wear this to any formal occasion.

Available in sizes 0 to 10.

You’ll never want to take this dress off.

Available in sizes 10 to 20.

This off-the-shoulder dress is so cute.

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

You can wear this dress in any season.

Available in sizes 34 to 40.


Tangerine is a color that’ll never get old.

Available in sizes FR 32 to FR 40.

So on trend for the season.

Available in sizes 0 to 10.

Yellow is a huge color this season.

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

Who doesn’t love a good jewel tone?

Available in sizes 10 to 18.

An unexpected color for the summer is always welcomed.

Available in sizes 34 to 42.


Yes, you can wear pastel green.

Available in sizes S to L.

This will get you so many compliments.

Available in sizes 34 to 42.

A champagne dress is a little unexpected in the pastel realm.

Available in sizes XS to L.

So elegant.

Available in sizes XS to L.

This dress will have you feeling like royalty.

Available in sizes 10 to 20.

Now you know. Wear any of these colors to guarantee you’re in the clear with the couple’s dress code.