(Closed) Anyone freaking out about choosing Ivory

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
23636 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ivory was the only color that looked right on my skin tone!  White was just much too bright on me!

Post # 4
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

My dress is Champagne.  It’s so beautiful.  It doesn’t really matter to me because I know white would really wash me out.

Post # 5
444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I got ivory too, I honestly can’t tell the difference unless I put it right next to something thats actually white lol  you’ll be fine 🙂

Post # 6
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012
Post # 7
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It depends on the ivory.  Some ivories are very dark, almost champagne.  Some are nearly white.  Yours looks like it’s really more of an eggshell white than ivory- it’s not really not white, it’s just not bright stark white.  My dress is like that- they call the color “soft white”, but you can’t tell it’s not pure white visually until you put something stark bleached white up next to it.

I honestly think most people don’t look good in bright white.  Ivory is usually the better option, IMO.

Post # 8
3626 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with PPs. True white wouldn’t look good on me, and I don’t think it would look good on most people. My dress is ivory/champagne.

Post # 9
73 posts
Worker bee

I actually like ivory better than white, and that dress looks stunning in it. As SandyThePoet mentioned, ivory looks better with most people’s complexion anyway, so I don’t think you have anything to worry about.

Post # 10
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think you definitely made the right choice. Ivory looks better than white on lighter skin tones. It still looks very bridal. No one will be able to tell that it’s ivory opposed to white unless someone wearing stark white is standing next to you. I personally think ivory makes the fabric look richer.

Post # 11
30 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think Ivory is a MUCH better choice than white on a lot of girls b/c of the skin tone and it warms you up a little…

All and all, it if makes you feel any better 95% of the people in the audience will still percieve it as white.

I hear there are over 1000 shades of white in the Eskimo language and when working with painters and asking for a room to be white, you’d get the question… Egg Shell? Coconut? Baby’s Breath? Swiss Coffee? etc etc etc…

Dont get too hung up on the color “white”. I think Ivory is a much prettier “white” than white.

Post # 12
1903 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I actually compared a dress in ivory to white.. no offence if anybody chose white but it made the dress so bright it was showing up the detail in a garish way, ivory has a more natural white look to it, rather than a chemically bleached effect

Post # 13
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

No regrets here! My mom looked at me kind of goofy when I said my dress was ivory (she was offering me a veil as “something borrowed” and I said the white wouldn’t match), but I think she just had the impression of ivory as being more yellow-y than my particular dress actually is. There are lots of shades of ivory and white – the most important in a wedding dress is finding the one that really looks best with your complexion.

Post # 14
831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Maybe I’m imagining things, but I remember about 10 years ago when the first of my friends were getting married, a lot of the ivory shades offered in wedding dresses were darker than what I see now. It was definitely a more yellow “antique-y” shade. Now the “ivory” is usually more of an off-white color a shade or two down from the bright white. There are exceptions to this but I think the designers have overall brightened up their ivory shades, probably because there wasn’t as much interest in the traditional darker ivory.

That dress is going to look great. Don’t worry.

Post # 15
827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I tried on my dress in ivory and then an almost identical dress in white and the dress looked more elegant in ivory for sure. Before I even tried on the white dress (I went shopping for a ‘white’ dress) the girl at the shop told me the ivory is much nicer and she was definitely right!! Even so, I waited about 3 months for my dress to arrive and started wondering if I’d made the right choice, it arrived last week and I’m so glad I went with ivory! Honestly, I think it looks white anyway!

Post # 16
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m the opposite.  I ordered White and now thinking whether I should have order Ivory!  My dress will be here in a day or two so I’ll know soon :-). 

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