This is My Second Marriage. Can I Still Wear White?

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Q: I’m getting married for the second time, and already had the big, white dress at my first wedding, which sadly ended in divorce. Will guests think it’s tacky if I wear a white wedding dress again?- Marie

A: If there’s ever a wedding question that I hope people take my advice on, it’s this! You can (and should!!) absolutely, positively, without a DOUBT wear a white dress to your second wedding. In fact, you can wear a black, red, green, beige, pink, or blue dress to your wedding, no matter what number it is. That super old, tacky tradition of only wearing white if you were “virginal” (cough. cough.) is so outdated, I wish it would just go away entirely!

Depending on how long ago you got married the first time, your style might have changed and you might be interested in a mermaid vs. a ballgown, or an A-line vs. a sheath. Plan a few appointments at local bridal boutiques to get a feel for what you like the best until you find that perfect white dress. Which, ahem, you can proudly wear 100% guilt free.

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