Post # 1
What are people’s thoughts on Ivory versus White (not the super bright white)? Does ivory make you look older? I have a medium skintone that is fine with either color but I am having a hard time deciding and a couple of friends have told me that ivory is for older brides. I am 29, 30 next month. What do you guys think?
Post # 3
i don’t think ivory has anything to do with age… i think it purely depends on the dress and what looks FABULOUS on you.
i tried my dress in ivory (as the sample was only available in ivory) and i thought it was beautiful! i ended up ordering it in white, just because i wanted the tradtional wedding dress color… but i woulda been ahppy with either color.
i am 26 going on 27.
Post # 4
i was 26 when i got married (27 8 days later), and i don’t consider myself old. i wore ivory. i’m just not a white dress person. i think you should get what you love!
Post # 5
it really all depends on how it looks on YOU when you try it on. go with what makes you feel prettiest. my dress is white because i have dark hair and skin.
Post # 6
Um, I think your friends need to be updated some 😉 Typically most women cannot even wear white (totally forget about the super bright white) because it’s just not good on their skin. I don’t know how many places I talked to who said most girls go with ivory because it’s just a better look on them and it’s not so stark. I’m 28 and will be married in September and I’m wearing ivory and I’m not old 🙂 It all depends on what your skin tone looks like and if you can get away with it. Make sure you get good photos and not just under the crappy lights in the store because they usually are horrible. Also, sometimes an ivory dress doesn’t even look “ivory” unless you hold it up to a stark white dress anyway and people would never know it was actually ivory. There are so many shades of ivory and white it’s insane!
Post # 7
For me there was no question what color to get when I was trying on gowns. I looked terrible in white! For the most part people won’t even be able to tell what color your gown is unless you put something bright white next to you.
Post # 8
I am 22 and got married in ivory. My dress was a sample so I didn’t ever consider white. I was a little nervous after purchasing it that maybe I was “supposed to” go with a white dress. In the end I was very happy that my dress wasn’t true white. We used a lot of champagne & gold with our reception spot, which worked much better with ivory. All that to say, pick whatever you think looks best–both for the dress and on you. Maybe consider your venue or colors too.
Post # 9
I don’t think ivory makes you look older. It has more to do with your skin tone and what looks good on you. I’m very pale. I looked much better in ivory.
Post # 10
Completely white dresses looked silly on me. I thought that they made me look really young, like I was wearing a prom dress or something. I thought that ivory dresses looked more mature, but not old.
Post # 11
i’m wearing a “champange” colored dress – even darker than ivory, and I am 25! ivory is definitly not for “older” brides. And, honestly, 30 is not old!
Post # 12
Ivory looks MUCH better on me because of my skin tone. I don’t really look that good in stark white.
Post # 13
As everyone else said I think it’s what makes you look good, not what age you are. Maybe they’re applying this to the whole tradition where you couldn’t wear white if you weren’t a virgin. So the older women wore ivory to still look the part of the bride.
I say if you want to wear white, all the power to you. Remember it’s your day and what you want out of it.
Post # 14
I don’t think what color you choose matters too much either way, it’s entirely your decision of which you like better. My reason for choosing white was that my FI really wanted me to wear white, otherwise I probably would have gone with ivory.
Post # 15
I’m 24 and my wedding dress will be ivory. I have a medium beige skin tone and the white totally flushed me out. I looked pale and sickly so ivory it was for me!
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
I think ivory is generally a more flattering color for most skin tones. I looked freaky in white dresses.