“Sporting a white outfit to a marriage is de facto strictly a no-no until it is the costume code from the couple,” says marriage ceremony costume designer Kate Halfpenny. “Particularly something that appears like a bridal robe.”

On this case, Beckham and Elson may need acquired away with it, because the costume code for Enninful and Maxwell’s marriage ceremony at Longleat – the seat of the Marquess and Marchioness of Bathtub – was black and white. Though I am nonetheless unsure meaning a protracted silk costume with a prepare. Notably since many of the visitors took the costume code to imply monochrome or black: Diane von Furstenberg opted for a black and white print costume, shoe designer Tabitha Simmons wore a white swimsuit, whereas fashions Karlie Kloss and Naomi Campbell wore glossy black robes with daring jewelry.

Stylist Sarah Corbett-Winder, who additionally just lately acquired married, was as shocked as I used to be to see multiple visitor on the marriage ceremony trying bridal. “My rule for weddings is that there aren’t any guidelines… other than do not put on white or denim,” she says. “Weddings are a lot much less formal than they was once, which is great. Put on a hat if you wish to, do not when you do not, however trying bridal will all the time be a no.”

Enninful and Maxwell’s marriage ceremony was, after all, barely completely different to mine and Corbett-Winder’s in that it was the celebration of a wedding between two males. This raises the query of whether or not you possibly can put on a protracted white robe if there is no such thing as a bride to upstage. Some may say sure, though the Telegraph’s males’s fashion editor, Stephen Doig, warns in opposition to it.


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