Olivia Wilde Sparks Debate After Revealing She Wore A Wedding Dress To Her Friends' Wedding
It's pretty much the one and only rule when it comes to Western—cultures where the bride wearing white is traditional—wedding guest etiquette, other than keeping quiet at that "does anyone object" part.
Don't wear white to a wedding unless you're the bride.
But actor and director Olivia Wilde is a maverick who makes her own rules. So when it came time to attend the wedding of her friends Jordan C. Brown and former star of The Bachelor Colton Underwood, she decided to break with tradition in a major way.
Not only did Wilde wear white to the lavish affair, she took the whole thing a step further--she wore an actual wedding dress to the bash. And a lot of the internet is not having it.
See her look below.
\u201cOlivia Wilde reveals she wore a 'wedding dress' to Colton Underwood and Jordan C. Brown's wedding.\u201d— Pop Crave (@Pop Crave) 1684276293
In Wilde's defense, she did have a reason for wearing the dress beyond just trying to break with normal traditions. As she stated in her Instagram Story showing off the wedding gown by designer Nili Lotan:
"Wore a wedding dress to a wedding just so I could make a joke about it in my toast."
Wilde didn't reveal what the joke was, but she did go to on say in a subsequent Story that "the grooms approved."
And of course, given that Brown and Underwood's affair was a gay wedding for two men, there was no actual bride at the altar, so it's not like Wilde was exactly upstaging anyone coming down the aisle.
Still, much of the internet was not happy with Wilde's wedding attire choice.
Some were downright outraged.
\u201c@PopCrave Why would you do that that\u2019s weird asf \ud83d\ude2d\ud83d\ude2d\u201d— Pop Crave (@Pop Crave) 1684276293
\u201c@PopCrave You\u2019re still not supposed to wear white or let alone a bridal gown to a wedding. Doesn\u2019t matter that they\u2019re two grooms, it\u2019s drawning attention away from the couple and putting it on yourself. If they didn\u2019t approve prior to the wedding it\u2019s a bad look\u201d— Pop Crave (@Pop Crave) 1684276293
\u201c@PopCrave Olivia Wilde trying to make it about her in any situation:\u201d— Pop Crave (@Pop Crave) 1684276293
But others didn't see what the big deal was.
\u201ci don't even like her but ppl are being so miserable being mad at this \ud83d\ude2d it's HER friends wedding and literally the grooms THEMSELVES didn't have any problem. who are yall to get mad\u201d— \ud83d\udc09 (@\ud83d\udc09) 1684397941
\u201cthe grooms were not mad. there was no bride to upstage. why are you guys so pressed over this\u201d— Ben Eales (@Ben Eales) 1684309802
\u201cit's a gay wedding, it's a joke, the grooms approved. just leave olivia alone omg\u201d— oh caroline (@oh caroline) 1684324253
May has been quite a month for Wilde when it comes to sartorial controversies. Earlier this month, her Met Gala look raised all sorts of eyebrows when Vogue China Editor-in-Chief Margaret Zhang arrived in the exact same dress. Oh well, can't win 'em all, right