Ivory or white?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Go with the dress you like, in the colour that suits you best. Don’t try to match style/colour to the season, unless your wedding will have a seasonal theme.

Post # 3
1778 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’ve never heard of someone choosing white vs ivory based on the season. Definitely go with what looks more flattering on your skin tone.

Post # 5
732 posts
Busy bee

Get what you like! I have an ivory dress in summer. I tried on my dress in white before I bought it and I thought it was the “one.” I went back to buy it and decided to see what it looked like in Ivory and fell in love with it!

Post # 6
6467 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

shawna.darling4:  My wedding was very close to fall, and fell in love with an off-white neither white nor ivory. It was a diomond color by Allure. Go with the one you like the most!

Post # 7
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2015 - Banquet Hall

Go with what you like 🙂

Post # 8
69 posts
Worker bee

If you love the ivory and it was flattering I would stick with it 😀

Post # 9
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m having a spring wedding and I have an ivory dress. It goes better with my skin tone. I am all kinds of pale and white would make me look too washed out. Go with what looks best on you. 🙂

Post # 10
123 posts
Blushing bee

shawna.darling4:  whichever dress feels ‘right’ when you try it on and you just know it’s the one!

Post # 11
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

shawna.darling4:  it doesnt matter if you what season you are in. Wear what you feel good in and look great in. The color of your dress doesnt have to match the season. 

Post # 12
511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m wearing ivory in summer. Honestly for most brands these days you can’t tell the difference between white and ivory until you hold the two up next to each other. The only difference is how it works with your skin tone, and the ivory was much better for me.

Post # 13
716 posts
Busy bee

I’m struggling with this as well.  One more consideration that consultants have mentioned to me is that laces sometimes look richer in ivory because the subtle color contrast makes the lace pattern stand out.  Probably the determining factor though should be your skin tone.  If your skin tone is pale – yellow or pink – probably ivory is the color.  If your skin tone is darker, then most likely white.

Post # 14
703 posts
Busy bee

shawna.darling4:  whatever looks best on you and your skin tone more so than the season itself. I pucked diamond white and after I found this list of which colours for which skin tones and I do have yellow tones! So I think we automatically pick what suits us best anyway 🙂 here’s the info I found 

Fair skin

If you’re an English rose with fair skin, you’ll look best in yellow-toned ivory gowns. Steer clear of the traditional bright white wedding dresses as they will make you look washed out in your wedding photographs.

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If your skin is a medium tone and tans easily without burning, look for wedding dresses with a creamier undertone.

<h2 style=”margin: 1em 0px 0.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;”>Medium with pink undertones</h2>

Medium pale skin with a pinky undertones works best with creamier colours like ivory. This is the most popular colour of wedding gown and you’ll find most shop samples in a light ivory colour as standard.

<h2 style=”margin: 1em 0px 0.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;”>Yellow undertones</h2>

If your skin has yellow undertones, and you want a traditional look, you’re in luck! White dresses will suit you, as will fabrics in a Champagne shade.

<h2 style=”margin: 1em 0px 0.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;”>Dark skin</h2>

Dark skin tones have the most choice – almost every shade of wedding dress will complement your skin. If you have yellow or olive undertones steer away from ivory dresses with a yellow tone and try bright white or rum pink colours instead. Look for gowns by award-winning Ian Stuart and Veromia if you’re dreaming of a coloured wedding dress.


Post # 15
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

shawna.darling4:  I always pictured myself in white, but apparently white and my reddish tone skin don’t look great together, so the Ivory was a much more becoming color. Match yourself with the color 🙂

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