Post # 1
i purchased an ivory organza silk dress that suites my skin tone beautifully, i do have to choices between white vs ivory but i have only seen / try on ivory one at the store and decided on ivory.
i know a lot people would choose " pure white " dress because it’s their 1st marriage, just wondering how many bride-to-be are picking Ivory over White dress? and why?
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2010 - Jewel Box in Forest Park and Windows on Washington
Ivory all the way. I honestly do not think there are "rules" anymore. Ivory vs. White is a very old tradition which I do not think really applies to today. More and more brides are doing things the way they want. Ivory can be very pretty, and in fact every gown I have tried on looks so much better in ivory that white. But, I think you should do what you want and pick what looks best for you and your style and skin tone!
Post # 4
Mine is white just because it looked better with that type of dress but if I would have chosen the 2nd one I liked it would have been ivory. Secretely though I think my traditional catholic mom is happy that I went with the white.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery
Mine is white, but only b/c that is what looked best on me.
Post # 7
I was ok with ivory…but my mom made a big ole stink about me wearing white. I told her I didn’t care, I was going to buy what looked best on me. Then again, white looks good on me so I guess I’m lucky there.
The only dress I ended up loving was at an off-the-rack sale…and it was a Maggie Diamond White, so I guess she got her wish.
She was SOOO worried people would think I wasn’t "pure" by not wearing a white dress. Puh-lease, ma!
Post # 8
Mine is ivory and both my mother and I think it looks best on me. It doesn’t wash me out like the white would have. This is also my first marriage, but anymore I don’t think it really matters. People are not going to look at my ivory dress and make traditional assumptions.
However, I do have a friend who has remained "pure" and was very insistant on her dress being white.
Post # 9
i chose a lace dress in ivory. i think the ivory makes it look so elegant and sophisticated. it depends on the style of the dress, i think. plus, i’ve seen pictures of the dress in white and ivory and the ivory is defintely more flattering.
Post # 10
Hopefully mine will be ivory. I think it goes better with my fair skin tone than pure white. I say hopefully because I’m wearing a really old dress that wasn’t preserved so it needs to be "bleached" back to ivory or white from the dingy yellow it is now.
And as far as white for the first marriage….I don’t really think that matters anymore, especially since there are so many different options for dresses these days – white, diamond white, ivory, champagne, pale pink…. But that’s just me.
Post # 11
Ivory because it looks best on my pale skin. I did try on some white dresses but I would have had to spend too much time in the tanning bed! I don’t think the color of the dress matters anymore.
Post # 12
My dress was "diamond white" – this is the color white between white and ivory that a natural silk satin will be (natural silk is never "white"). It was perfect 🙂 Sigh…
Post # 13
I choe ivory because it looked better with my skin tone. Actually the light gold looked best, but they didn’t have it in the dress I feel in love with.
Post # 14
I chose white because it looked best with my skin tone. A good friend of mine wore a champagne and silver beaded gown and it was gorgeous. I don’t think the color matters anymore as long as you look and feel fabulous 🙂
Post # 15
Mine is ivory…I didn’t know what I was going to choose until I started trying them on. I think for my skin tone and hair color, ivory looked best. I didn’t really associate any tradition or thought with my choice beyond what looked best on me.
Post # 16
Mine is ivory, apparently. I had to be told this, because to me, they all just looked roughly the same, haha.