Like many women, I put a lot of thought into what I’m going to wear to weddings. But normally my priorities are finding something affordable that I love. I don’t worry about upstaging the bride because of one simple fact.
She’s THE BRIDE.
Yet American television personality, fashion designer, and author Lauren Conrad is worried about exactly that. Upstaging the bride at weddings she’s invited to.
Normally I love reading about Lauren Conrad and her fashion tips. She has exceptional taste and a stunning Instagram account that makes me want to urgently redo mine, but on this one, I think she’s got it completely wrong. That’s because you could never upstage a bride on her wedding day, no matter how “loudly” you dressed.
Lauren Conrad at her 2014 wedding to guitarist William Tell. They recently announced they are expecting their first child together. Post continues…
In an interview with Who What Where, Conrad was asked to provide some tips ahead of wedding season. When asked about appropriateness and what someone should never wear to a wedding, she said:
Also, wearing anything loud—that could be anything from colour to hemline—is usually not appropriate. I think anything that distracts from the bride is good to avoid.
And that just makes me feel sad.
How can you upstage the woman standing up the front, wearing a big white gown who’s getting married? You can’t, that’s why wedding guests should just wear whatever they like.
There was a time when weddings were all about the bride. They still are aren’t they? Maybe. But I like to think we’ve been moving away from that. Weddings should be all about a marriage, love, and the uniting of two people (one of whom is a beloved family member or friend).