Why Olivia Wilde Wore a White Wedding Dress to Colton Underwood and Jordan C. Brown's Nuptials

Olivia Wilde may have broken a fashion rule, but she revealed she got Colton Underwood and Jordan C. Brown's approval to wear white to their wedding.

By Alyssa Morin May 15, 2023 11:26 PMTags
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Don't worry, darling—Olivia Wilde's wedding attire wasn't that wild.

The Booksmart director cheekily broke two style rules to celebrate friend Jordan C. Brown and Colton Underwood's nuptials on May 13 in Napa Valley, Calif. While attending the couple's romantic ceremony, Olivia not only wore white—traditionally, a huge no-no—but she also donned an actual bridal gown.

"Wore a wedding dress to a wedding," she captioned her Instagram Stories on May 14, "just so I could make a joke about it in my toast."

And for extra clarity, the Don't Worry Darling director explained that her outfit wasn't exactly a fashion faux pas. "The grooms approved," she confirmed in a separate post, alongside a photo of her hugging and smiling with the newlyweds.

As for Olivia's wedding look? Well, we can see why she'd save it for a special occasion, as the elegant silk slip dress featured a backless design and flowy train that fanned out. She styled the ensemble with her signature waves, a white parasol and sunglasses.

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It's unclear if Olivia's dress was one she previously wore when she married Italian prince Tao Ruspoli in 2003 when she was 19. What is certain, however, is that the actress wasn't the only guest at Colton and Jordan's wedding to change the style rules. 

The grooms also opted to break free of traditional wedding tuxedos. Colton chose a deep green Tom Ford suit, while Jordan wore a blue getup from the brand, according to People.


Shying away from the typical black-and-white suits was intentional, as the couple's looks coordinated with the vibe and scenery of their ceremony.

"We wanted trees around and sunshine," Jordan told the magazine. "It was really important for us to get married outside."

The Bachelor alum added, "We wanted to break some of the traditional norms of what a ceremony and a wedding look like. And for the entire weekend, we recognize that a lot of people attending, both of our families and some of our friends, this will be their first queer wedding. We really want to make it special."


Colton and Jordan's nuptials come more than a year after they got engaged and more than two years after Colton, who also appeared on The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradisecame out publicly as gay on Good Morning America.

During his April 2021 interview, he told Robin Roberts, "I'm the happiest and healthiest I've ever been in my life."

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