Post # 1
Hi all….looking for your thoughts on dress color. The pic posted below is actually gold…though it looks lighter! I am very fair skinned…and always thought that a true white would look best. Gold and ivory seem to wash me out. However, all white taffeta seems to look “cheaper” to me. Thoughts?! Fair skin ladies, lets see your dresses!
Post # 3
Here is my dress:
It’s diamond white, and not too bright. Looked great against my skin tone!
Post # 4
The dress I purchased was white, I literally tried on Alabaster (ivory) and diamond white, but they looked AWFUL against my skin tone. Honestly the satin material also looked really shiny and cheap in the ivory and diamond white colors. I’ll show you what I mean. I’m super pale, but you can’t really see it with this low light camera ;).
Here is the alabaster. Do you see what I mean by looking cheap/too shiny?
Here is the one I ordered. The EXACT same dress, but this is in white. I just love it in white, and hate it in alabaster. Isn’t that bizarre?
Post # 5
I think it’s the opposite, I am very very fair and blonde and I found that the whiter the dress the more washed out I was, I went with an ivory satin and it actually brought out some color in my skin.
I attached pics of my dress.
Post # 6
I solved the white/off-white dilemma by wearing bottle green. 🙂
ETA: Though to be fair, when I did go and try on a few “traditional” wedding dresses, I found that diamond white was best. Stark white was too much and the darker ivories almost blended in with my skin tone.
Post # 7
I wore ivory and it was perfect:)
Post # 8
@Mrs Grape: I love your dress! Gorgeous color!
Post # 9
I went with “ivory” color from David’s Bridal. It’s an actual true ivory color as opposed to the brownish white people refer to as ivory. I think it made a big difference. I am EXTREMELY pail (blonde hair, blue eyes..go figure). Anywho, the first pic is me in the ivory and the second is white! 🙂
Post # 10
ivory is usually recommended for pale brides. have you tried on a true white? i think it would just wash you out.
Post # 11
Oh man, I’m as white as white gets. My dress is a ‘winter white’ and it has blush under it, so it picks up whatever color is in my skin:
Post # 12
@BrooklynBride10: Thanks! You look gorgeous in yours, and the detailing on the skirt is awesome. 🙂
Post # 13
@jayelcee85: Lol I think I’m the crazy one in the bunch. I prefer the white on you a lot more. Lol go figure.
Post # 14
@jayelcee85: I love the white dress on you, too–it warms up your skin tone nicely.
Post # 15
@allieisasweety: Lol. That was a HUGE decision the night I bought my dress. I had three of my maids with me and we were all split. I’m surprised my consultant didn’t go nuts! Lol.
I do feel less washed out in Ivory though. Maybe it’s a mental thing? 😉
Post # 16
Mine is David’s Bridal Soft White. The color looked AMAZING on my skintone. I didn’t look pale at all. I don’t have any pics – Fiance uses my computer. lol.