Generally, I don’t subscribe to fashion “rules”—I’m more of an “if you like it, then wear it” sort of fashion editor— but there is one I stand by: Never wear white to a wedding. I’ve been to so many weddings in my time, being a wedding guest could pass for my side hustle. And you’d be surprised at how many people commit this faux pas. Sure, you can always clear it with the bride first—I know, from firsthand experience, that some aren’t phased with guests wearing white—but that doesn’t mean everyone else in attendance knows you’ve been granted permission. With the inevitable side-eye you can receive from less-liberal guests, wearing white to a wedding is something I suggest you avoid.
This week, Victoria Beckham attended what is undoubtedly one of the weddings of the year—the nuptials of Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Edward Enninful, and his partner, Alec Maxwell. Naturally, we were excited to see what VB chose to wear for the occasion and, thanks to the Instagram feed of her friend and plus one to the celebration, fashion critic Anders Christian Madsen, we were able to see her look in all its glory.
Opting for a white floor-length satin gown, complete with string-like straps and ornate lace detailing, Victoria Beckham was striking. But white? For a wedding? Had Beckham finally missed a style beat? Of course not! This is VB we’re talking about.
The wedding itself had a black-and-white theme, so not only did Victoria Beckham nail the dress code, she looked fabulous in doing so. Model Karen Elson also opted for the stylish shade in her attire, looking equally impressive in her flapper-style beaded midi.
If you’re anything like me and hope to be invited to such a soirée in the future, scroll on to see the chicest white dresses I can find, some of which look very similar to Victoria Beckham’s.
This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.