Olivia Wilde has never stuck to mainstream fashion, and that includes her wedding style choices.
The “Booksmart” and “Don’t Worry Darling” director was among the 200 guests who attended the nuptials of Colton Underwood and Jordan C. Brown in Napa Valley, California over the weekend. True to form, she went against the grain, opting to wear what she described as a “wedding dress” for the occasion.
The dress in question was an ivory gown by designer Nili Lotan. As she revealed her unconventional look on social media, Wilde made it clear she was aware she was breaking a well-established taboo of wedding etiquette, but said she had a reason for doing it.
“She wore a wedding dress to a wedding so I could make a joke about it at my toast,” she joked on her Instagram story.
As many wedding experts will testify, it is generally considered a major mistake for a wedding guest to wear white, specifically because it can overshadow the bride and groom. This rule is also assumed to include dresses with blush, cream and champagne fabrics, as these shades may appear white in photographs.
But Wilde said neither Brown nor Underwood had a problem with their set. “The newlyweds approved,” she wrote on Instagram.
In an interview with People published Sunday, Underwood said he and Brown intended to “break some of the traditional norms of what a ceremony and a wedding looks like,” especially since it would be the first same-sex union for many of their guests.
The former “Bachelor” began dating Brown, a Los Angeles-based political strategist, shortly after coming out as gay in April 2021.
The two men got engaged around Underwood’s 30th birthday on January 26, 2022.
“2021 was the most transformative year of my life,” Underwood told People in February of that year. “Starting 2022 with my best friend, teammate and now fiance is something I never thought would be possible.”