(Closed) Advice on wedding dress color please!!!

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s a very pretty dress. I guess to me it would depend on your skin color. I’m a red head and very pale so I’d opt for the ivory. I’m not sure on lighting but white does reflect more. I think its more up to you and how you feel in the color. Let the photographer worry about the lighting 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

does your bridal salon have white taffeta samples (even if it’s just a piece of fabric or another dress)? as long as no one stands next to you wearing super bleached white, I’ve been told people generally can’t tell the difference between off-white and white.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

I read that you should opt for ivory if you have yellow undertones to your skin and white if you have red undertones. That being said, I am clearly yellow (with dark hair and eyes)and I bought a white dress. I too wanted the traditional white dress and even though I tried on some very nice dresses in ivory and the consultant recommended the ivory, I stuck to white. Online, I can hardly tell the difference between white and ivory dresses in photos but I generally feel like there is a trend in the direction of ivory to champagne. You just need to pick what makes you happy, maybe the store has a different style white taffeta dress you could try on for comparison.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i agree it would depend on your skin tone like Janana I am a red head so I opted for ivory. I am also doing the church wedding its really what you want i think the pictue is beautiful though.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Some of hte designers make hteir white SUPER white and it cheapens the look of the fabric for some. I was warned about this with my dress. Do they have a sample of any dress by that designer in the white/silver. When I ordered mine, the consultant brought out another dress in the white and when I saw it, I definitely decided on ivory even though I thought I really wanted white.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

I personally am fond of ivory, since it won’t be so stark of a contrast against your skin!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I also decided on ivory even though I really wanted a pure white dress (I’m also having a church wedding). I think the white sometimes cheapens the look of the gown and the details of the gown all blend together in photos because the white reflects so much. I was also told that wearing the pure white is like putting a florescent lamp under your face in photos.

However, some ladies can really pull of the white so if that is what you love, go for it! At the same time, ivory really works for anyone if you want to be safe 🙂 Good luck!!! YOUR DRESS IS BEAUTIFUL!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you want white, get the white. If they have a sample, ask to see one so that you can know for sure.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I’d try to see the different colors in person if possible- call around to all local bridal shops to see if they have it.  If you can’t see them in person- just follow your heart- I was warned against getting the white dress as I’m really pale, but I really wanted pure white, so I got it, and it looked beautiful!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My wedding dress is ivory…mainly b/c I felt that it looked better against my skin tone than a white dress would have. If you don’t have those worries…go for the white. As one of the other posters stated…the photographer can worry about the lighting…you just worry about making sure what you get is the dress you want. I think white photographs just fine. On eof my close friends got married in white at the end of May and her pictures are gorgeous.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I am sure it will look fine either way. Ivory tends to photograph similarly to white anyway; the big difference will be how your skin will look in it–whether you look washed out or not. Buy the color you like better (and if it’s white, than it’s white). I’m sure you’ll be happy.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

White taffeta can be super super white — I would definitely not decide on it without seeing it in person first, and trying it against your skin if possible. Skin tone really does make such a difference (and it will matter in photographs, too….)

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’d go to the store and ask if they have a sample of another dress in that color/material from that designer and try it on to see how the color would look on you and also compare it to the ivory one.  I did for my dress and I went with diamond white over ivory.  If it’s a stark white, though, be wary.  They are a bit hard to wear on most skin tones. 

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