I'm going to a friend's cotillion on Saturday and I just bought my dress today. It's this one:http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=FOREVER21&category%5Fname=Dresses&product%5Fid=2027759391&Page=2
Now, for those of you who don't know about cotillions, it's sort of the biggest event (excepting marriage) in a Filipino girl's life... a debut sort of thing, with a court, and it's really formal and such. The debutante wears a white dress. So, isn't it like an unwritten rule at weddings that you don't wear white, so as not to "compete" with the bride's dress or something? Actually, my dress is off-white, but it's close enough so that I wanted to check if there's some etiquette I'm missing.
I was thinking I could try dying the dress, since this wasn't a color I was looking for anyway, though I love the fit and the style. It's 100% nylon... will this material dye well? I was thinking either a dusty pink, yellow, or a pale blue.
So basically, 2 questions: do you think a cotillion is on the same kind of level as a wedding, and am I right in thinking it's inappropriate to wear white at such an event? Also, will this dress dye?