(Closed) Is diamond white, off white?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I have learned very recently…. that diamond white IS off white. 

When I bought my dress, it was listed as “ivory” at DB. When we started looking for a tux for my FI, we couldn’t find an ivory that matched. Insert small family owned tux store who says… that’s not ivory, that’s diamond white. All of a sudden the heavens opened, I found ribbon, I found accessories and he found a tux.

So yes, diamond white IS off white.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

“Diamond white,” “ivory,” “off-white,” etc. – none of these names refer to a single color, they vary across designers, but they’re all basically “shades of white.” (Yes, even ivory. In real life, “ivory” is a creamy color with gray-to-yellow undertones, but bridal ivory is (usually) pretty pale, almost white, but with noticeably warmer undertones.) “Diamond white” tends to be white with just a little bit of warm undertone, as opposed to “white” which has cooler undertones.

The best thing to do is take all the color names with a grain of salt, and just try to get swatches so you can see if the colors match or the undertones are complementary.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think diamond white is BRIGHT white.  I don’t think it’s off white.  It wasn’t with my dress.  I went with ivory for an off-white color.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My Maggie Sottero dress is diamond white.  It’s hard to tell when you don’t see it next to white, but when you do it’s different.  It’s a little, teeny bit off white.  Just enough so I didn’t look so corpse-y.  🙂  My husband’s tux was actually diamond white, too.  Most of the ivory stuff I saw was a lot more yellow-tinged than my dress.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I think this depends a lot on designer. From what I’ve seen diamond white is pretty close to white, not ivory. It’s sort of pearly white I’d say. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My dress what AA and diamond white was bright white…

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yes. It’s usually between white and ivory. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would think it was a bright white

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

When I was trying on dresses, it varied.

I saw some that were “Diamond white” that were scald-your-retinas white.

Then I saw some that were more of a light cream color.

It really depends on what the designer’s interpretation of it is.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My dress was diamond white, from pronovias. It was in between White and Ivory.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@malouloune:  my dress was “off white” according to the designer.  Everything I bouhgt to coordinate was ivory.  It looked fine.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Chances are, you’re not going to find a TRUE white dress anywhere. Most of these terms are names for just varying varieties of off-white, as @KCKnd2: said. Some of them come a little closer, some are further away.

Diamond White, from my understanding, is closer to a true white than ivory, which has more buttery undertones. It’s still technically an off-white, though.

Here is my “diamond white” dress from Casablanca, in both indoor and outdoor lighting:

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Bah. Double post.

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