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    Formal wedding attire

    I am attending a wedding soon and the dress code is "formal attire". Before you ask, I have confirmed that formal does not mean tuxedo/black tie. They put formal because a large number of attendees are in the military and they want them in their formal dress. Suit and tie is acceptable for everyone else.

    I'll be wearing a classic navy suit and tie, but I'm wondering if I can get away with a non-white shirt. Would it be acceptable to wear a light blue or patterned shirt (something like herringbone or small grid checks)? Or do I need to just go with a plain white dress shirt?

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    I'd stick with either white or light blue. They're the two most "formal" shirt options.

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    I’d say you can get away with a non white shirt since essentially they are asking for dressed up.

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    I think you're fine with a non white shirt. I like the idea of a patterned shirt to mix things up.

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    I agree -- I would add the nuance that "non-white" should be fine provided that it's also not loud and not excessively colorful. In your situation, a light blue, off white, or something with a very subtle pattern would be just fine. Herringbone or small grid checks sound appropriate.

    Enjoy the wedding!

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