(Closed) Ivory Dress… Can you still use white?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Newbee

                            You can, but be careful-anything you’re going to be in pictures with may make your dress look "dirty" because of the contrast.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

My dress is also ivory, and I’m staying away from white as much as possible. But that may just be me- I’m one of those people who has clash-issues: I don’t like to mix silver and yellow gold, white and ivory, brown and black, navy and black… Of course, our linens are white,  and I’m not willing to pay extra to rent anything else, so that kind of throws everything out the window!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

My dress was ivory, and I honestly couldn’t tell the difference. I think it depends on the shade of ivory you have to work with. Otherwise, it didn’t seem to matter.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Go-mizzou, *I* don’t think it’s crazy but I know my FI would roll his eyes if I talked about it with him!

I’m not worrying about the mens’ shirts, though, as I was trying to make it easy on our groomsmen by letting them wear suits/shirts that they hopefully already have. Probably none of them have an ivory shirt, but who doesn’t have a white dress shirt? (Not to overgeneralize…)

I am not having a flowergirl so I can’t really say, but if I were, I would probably be looking for something ivory and not white. Or, maybe a colored dress? That would solve the white/ivory problem ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m also kind of leaning more toward gold tones than silver tones (even though in ‘real life’ I hardly ever wear yellow gold) as far as jewelry and small accents. I just feel that it goes better with ivory than silver… 

Ok, maybe it’s a little crazy ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2018

My dress was ivory, so I bought the guys colored shirts and ivory ties to wear. It all worked out nicely, and I wasn’t uber concerned about white linens at the reception… those aren’t going to be in any of your posed photos from the photographer anyway.  That’s just my 2 cents! Good luck!  It will all turn out great!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

This is a funny thread to me..  my favorite necklace is a sterling silver circle with a yellow gold chain.  I wear black and brown together all the time (and not to toot my own horn, but it looks darn chic).

Anyway, my dress is ivory and my flowers, linens, fg dresses, grooms and gm shirts are all white.  I will not look dirty.  I think it is a nice, clean, lovely look.

I’m not a matchy person.  To each their own, I guess. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I’m a matchy person, but I agree with Katiethelady.  My wedding is black and white, but my dress is ivory because of my coloring.  I too, won’t look dirty.

No one at the wedding is going to think it’s weird.  And, it’s not just Katiethelady and I, the designer of my dress and photog both mentioned that it should look modern and classic — exactly what I want.   Plus, a friend of mine recently got married in a Monique Lhuillier gown that was white tulle and ivory lace with a veil that was the same two tone.  The mix is in baby!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

yay MJ!  ๐Ÿ™‚  My bridesmaids are wearing black.  Sounds like we are twins!

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I don’t object because the ivory looks dirty next to white – for me they just don’t ‘go.’ But yes, to each their own! All that said, I’m still going with the white table linens, mens’ shirts, etc. next to my ivory dress.

I care, but not THAT much ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Katiethelady- I think you posted one of those color board things?  (Your screen name is cute, and I believe I remember it from that).  You had some of the same pics that I had collected!  Our weddings might have been seperated at birth!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Hey there,

It depends because I have seen so many different variations and shades of ivory. I’ve seen some really yellow looking ones and I’ve seen some really white looking ones.

IME, the type of material your dress is will also play a role. Ivory doesn’t dye a true ivory on silk but looks more diamond white. Some other ivories, like that of a particular Amsale gown I have seen, were a touch of ivory. I can’t say the same for another Lazaro dress I looked at which was VERY yellow in comparison to everything else I had seen that was supposedly "ivory".

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

If you want your ivory dress to look ‘white" but are wearing it because it suits your colouring better, or the dress only came in that colour, etc, then I would stay away from white.

Otherwise, use white linens, shirts etc. They’re usually cheaper or at least earlier to find, and your dress isn’t going to look dirty, just not white.

Post # 16
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Helper bee

You can definitely use white linens, etc., with your ivory dress, especially if the light will be at all low in your reception area. You’re not going to be standing next to the tablecloths and plates all night, after all. Frosting (at least the good stuff, not the shortening based junk) will never be pure white anyway, so you’ll be fine with the cake too.

And ditto on having the groom wear a white shirt, it’s very hard to match ivory tones, since there are so many different ones.

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