The Reason Dua Lipa's Wedding-Guest Dress Is Causing Controversy

Taking a break from her vibrant stage costumes and casual off-duty outfits, Dua Lipa appeared as one stylish wedding guest at her friend Olive Uniacke's nuptials over the Fourth of July weekend. Uniacke, a literary agent who famously worked on Harry Potter and happens to be Rosamund Pike's stepdaughter, wed Dane Ensley in Pimlico, London, on July 2, in front of famous guests like Lipa, Nicholas Hoult, Poppy Delevingne, and Bonnie Wright.

Working with stylist Lorenzo Posocco, Lipa donned a lingerie-inspired look almost entirely from Bottega Veneta's fall 2022 ready-to-wear collection. Her lace slip dress was covered in sparkles and fringe detailing, but the sartorial drama didn't stop there. She added matching lace sequin opera gloves and metallic silver thigh-high boots, completing the outfit with a beaded, futuristic version of the popular Mini Jodie bag. To finish, a pair of giant silver earrings and black rectangular shades from GCDS felt right on theme.

Though Lipa's ensemble color scheme veered dangerously close to white, the star's dress was a pale lilac shade, which means she adhered to the old tradition of never wearing white to someone's wedding. Still, some fans misidentified the dress hue as white and took to Lipa's Twitter comments to condemn the color choice.

One user commented, "You never wear white at someone else's wedding. It's the brides day to shine not hers' very disrespectful 🤬." Another fan chimed in, "Dua Lipa such a cool girl ' I love your voice, songs and style , but you don't try to steal THAT show 😞 What happened to the sisterhood ???"

Interestingly enough, the bride opted out of wearing a white wedding dress. Uniacke chose a nontraditional bridal gown in bright fuchsia for her big day. Pike also complemented her stepdaughter's dress with a similar magenta Alexander McQueen gown of her own.

A few days after the wedding, Lipa was back on the scene, making her Balenciaga runway debut on July 6. The "Future Nostalgia" singer joined Naomi Campbell, Kim Kardashian, and Nicole Kidman walking at the brand's couture show in Paris, after her first runway appearance for Versace at last September's spring/summer 2022 presentation.

Take a closer look at Lipa's wedding-guest dress above.