How often do you read a sentence about Lauren Conrad that doesn't include the word "Pinterest?" The ultimate California girl does seem to lead a picture-perfect, Pin-worthy life, right? So, who wouldn't want to take her up on her style and etiquette advice?
Well! It turns out one Cosmo writer would not. Lauren recently chatted with Who What Wear about what to wear to someone else's wedding. We all know the drill—do not wear white—but the Laguna Beach cutie elaborated on that point. "Wearing anything loud—that could be anything from color to hemline—is usually not appropriate," Lauren said. "I think anything that distracts from the bride is good to avoid."
Cue a scathing rebuttal from said Cosmo writer, whose story had the headline: "Sorry, But Lauren Conrad's Wedding Dress Code Advice Is Total B.S." The writer went on to say: "Here's some new advice: Wear whatever thing you feel comfortable and confident in that still fits the formality of the wedding you're attending...And one more thing: Let's forget about this idea that somehow guests or bridesmaids are distracting everyone from the bride and stealing her attention away. That doesn't happen. The bride is still most likely wearing a freaking wedding dress, so, believe me, she'll be standing out. Besides, everyone's there for her—and if she's worried about someone's hemline, she needs to calm down."
Hundreds of comments came in on the magazine's Facebook page when the Cosmo story was posted. And, as it turns out, many of the commenters are very pro-Lauren—and pro her dress-code advice. "This Cosmo writer just sounds bitter lol the day is all about the bride and groom after all...that is why you are there in the first place," said one reader.
Another reader, Sarah Davis, commented: "I think the idea that wearing something incredibly eye catching (or bridal) to someone else's wedding might be a bit rude (depending on the wedding and couple of course) is fair to me. No one is saying you can't look good, but you should be mindful of the type of wedding you're going to and the fact that the day is not about you. That bodycon dress you wear to be the hottest one in da club might not be the best choice for a wedding (again, depending on the wedding)... but maybe that's just me?"
For the record, it's not just Sarah (we're with L.C. on this, too.) But, to each wedding guest their own! And to the couples: there's always photoshop.
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