Post # 1
I have an issue – my dress is not white, and its not ivory… lol its both.
i have a lace dress, the fabric underneath is CAFE (kind of a latte color) with WHITE lace over top of it. from far away it gives the look of ivory. but up close it looks like two distinct colors.
our colors are brown, ivory, green, and antique gold. the groomsmen will be wearing brown, and my FH is wearing ivory – with black tuxes.
heres the problem. the shop says its better to use ivory shirts instead of white shirts, but im not sure. since my dress is a mixture of white and not white, i kinda think FH should be the same – not all ivory (monochromatic) –
here are some pics to help with the visuals:
my dress up close
my dress far away:
Post # 4
Pretty dress! I’m confused- Are you thinking of having him wear a white shirt with an ivory vest? I don’t know, I like the look of the groom being in all either all ivorty or all white. I think it looks chic and makes him stand apart from the rest of the guys. With his black tux I think it will be enough to break up any monocromaticness and blend nicely with your dress.
Post # 5
yeah i was concerned with his ivory on ivory it would look super monochromatic on my two tone dress and was thinking of doing two toned for him as well (with ivory vest and tie with white shirt) but cant find pictures of something that looks like that…
Post # 6
I think the ivory shirt with ivory vest would look best. I’m assuming he’ll have some sort of colored tie plus the black tux – he won’t look monochromatic. Having the ivory vest with a crisp white shirt could potentially lead to the vest just looking dirty/clashing, I think.
Post # 7
I had almost exactly the same issue as you (and my dress is similar in that there is a darker underlay and lighter lace on top). I took my dress to the tux place to pick out the shirt and vest colors. My fiance will be wearing an ivory shirt with a latte herringbone pattern vest/tie. Have you looked into textured/patterned vests and ties?
You have to be careful about the ivory color. Just as bridal dresses come in all different shades of white and ivory, so do men’s shirts. At mens warehouse, the ivory looked very yellow and dingy. Then I went to an independent shop and their ivory looked so much better, and you can’t tell its not white until you hold it up to a white shirt.
So I guess what I’m saying is you should take your dress to the tux shop to see what color to pick for him.
But I voted ivory/ivory because I don’t think mixing a white shirt with an ivory vest will look elegant the way your dress does mixing the two colors.
Post # 8
Oh my Gosh, I LOVE your dress!!!!!!!
I vote ivory.