Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Can you wear a white trench coat to a wedding?

A subscriber emailed me asking if it was poor social etiquette to wear a white trench coat to a wedding. Now,  I'm sure sure most of us are aware of North America's "don't wear white to a wedding" rule, HOWEVER, this is simply a coat you are wearing over your original outfit so you're not breaking any rules by wearing a white trench coat to a wedding. I understand my subscriber's concern, since this is a winter wedding, the bride may wear a white coat.   One major tip is to avoid white accessories.Winter brides often do this.  Here are three ways you can accessorize your white coat without looking like the bride.
 I've chosen a simple white trench for this article; please note, this is not the one my subscriber is wearing.
1. Black and white. You can do a classic black and white theme with your trench coat. This is not only fool proof, it's appropriate. 
2. Multicolor/pattern. You can use a combination of different colors to make your white trench coat a little less like a blinding white slate. This adds some spice to your look, and makes it youthful. Just be sure not to overdo it. To avoid looking like a clownish rainbow, find pieces that have blended colors already. Forzier Multicolor Crystal Jeweled Evening Hard Clutch w/Chain Strap 3. Solid Color Theme. Instead of multicolor, choose one solid color for your theme. The colors don't have to be the exact same shade, but they should compliment each other.  
 Pistachio green ovals stretchy interchangeable watch band KC Malhan 04 Swirl Clutch,Yellow,one size Prada clover patent mid heel mary jane pumps I hope this helps to give you some ideas for how to dress up you white trench coats, whether it be for a wedding or another event. I love getting emails so please send me a message about your trench coat concerns or stories and if you haven't already subscribed please do so. You'll get great fashion ideas, as well as the heads up on contests.    

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