Need advice on dress color

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
10916 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@marty57: I’m kinda pale and wore ivory. Are you drawn to ivory or coloured dresses?

Post # 4
Member
4540 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

I’m super pale, and almost all of the dresses I tried on were ivory. You really can’t tell the difference in pictures, but it’s generally a more flattering color.

Diamond white shades were my favorite, though. They’re still quite white, just a little more muted. Some of the whites looked flourescent. 

Post # 6
Member
1582 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@marty57:  I’m pretty much the palest person around, and I went with ivory, but one of the most flattering shades on me was champagne. It still felt very bridal, but it didn’t wash me out at all. Maybe look at something in that colour? 🙂

Post # 7
Hostess
10916 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@marty57: I’m sure you won’t, I think ivory can bring out your colour. Happy trying on and keep us all updated.

Post # 8
Member
2209 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@marty57:  I’m pale!  The first time one of FI’s best friends met me, he made a vampire reference.  I tried on many an ivory and white dress, and many were beautiful, but none of them did it for me quite like the one I ordered this past weekend (squee!). 

Be warned, though, it doesn’t have hanger appeal.  I went to back to order it after not seeing it for 3 months and I had doubts when it was on the hanger.  Once I got it back on my body, I was like “yessss!”

It makes me feel like I have some color!

That all having been said:  of course you can wear ivory on your wedding day!  And you’ll be gorgeous.  🙂

Post # 12
Member
2132 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m insanely pale and all the consultants recommended ivory. I would try on dresses with sample sizes in ivory because not all ivory is the same.  Some are more flattering on a particular person than others.  I was shocked that the dress i picked actually makes me look tanner.  Didnt think I could pull off a bridal gown!!!

definitely steer away from white.  unfortunately, very few people can pull off white and the ones that can aren’t really pale. 

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