Ivory pocket square with white shirt and black bow tie???

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My dress is ivory (light ivory, not the super dark kind), and my FI/all the guys are wearing black tuxes, black ties, white shirts and white pocket squares. While I don’t subscribe to the idea that his shirt will make my dress look dingy, I’d worry that an ivory pocket square would look dingy next to his shirt.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

White pocket square. 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

An ivory pocket square would look out of place. Keep his classic look classic, with a white square.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

Those are our exact color,s too!!! We actually went to the rental place to try different combos since I had an ivory dress. We ended up with black tux, hits shirt, ivory vest, tie and pocket square. The ivory shirt looked too yellow but the ivory vest with white shirt looked clean. Then the BM will have black tux, purple vest, tie, square with white shirt. 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My DH wore a white shirt, black tux and bow tie and ivory pocket square. The ivory was very light and matched my dress. To be honest you couldn’t tell as it was a small and the black was between the white and ivory. I loved it 🙂 

If you are able to try prior to bbuying so you can see and make your own mind up. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

White linen pocket square.  Done.

He is wearing classic Black Tie; a white silk square is totally out of place.  White linen squares are not as white as cotton shirts, or silk, or cotton squares for that matter.  White linen squares are every so slghtly off-white, because they’re linen, and not bleached to hell, but so close you would have to put it directly on the shirt to begin to notice.  It’s not so much that it isn’t white, as that linen looks different from cotton.<br /><br />His outfit should be coordinated with itself, not yours.  A white linen square is a staple.  I wear them with my Tuxedo, my morning coat, navy, steel, and charcoal suits (with a cream/ivory pnstripe, in fact), my tweed, my navy blazer, and all of my sport coats, so it’s a great one to own.

Kent Wang has some nice ones.  I bought mine, and my groomsmen’s, from this Etsy store: <br />https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/ANaturalistsAttic 

I cannot stress enough how much one should not wear a white silk pocket square.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

This is how the whole package looked last night:<br />

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