Post # 1
I’ve tried on about 40 dresses in the past three weeks (ridiculous, I know), and I’m back at a dress I tried on at my very first appointment: the beautiful Mori Lee 5104. I tried it on again today, and I see myself walking down the aisle in it. I’m about 95% sure I’ll buy it tomorrow, or sometime this weekend. I’ve only been able to try it on in light gold. I love the color, but I wonder whether it’s too close to my skin tone. I think ivory might have a better contrast, but I wonder if the dress, especially the ruffles at the bottom, will have the same effect in ivory. I like that light gold is a different color that you usually see, but I like other dresses I’ve tried on in ivory, too.
Here are some pictures of me in 5104 in light gold, and a picture of me in 5108 (which I decided against) in ivory so you can compare the colors. (Sorry the 5108 picture is so tiny. I can’t get it to come up bigger.)
The last photo is borrowed from another bee (I hope she doesn’t mind!) wearing 5104 in ivory.
Any opinions? Thanks!
Post # 3
I really like the light gold, but thats just me 🙂 It looks perfect on you!
Post # 4
Go light gold! It looks great on you, and the detail will be WAY less obvious in white!
Post # 5
@sheepandbear: Thank you!
@BrandNewBride: I think the detail is one thing I’m a little concerned about. I’m a little afraid it won’t stand out as much. Thanks for your thoughts!
Post # 6
You look wonderful and slim in this dress, and it is one stunning gown! I adore the softly ruffled skirt (so diaphanous). Plus, I love your hair (yay, natural curls).
I like it better in ivory. The detailing is still beautifully shown in the skirt, and it would really brighten up your skin. I think you’re right: the light gold, albeit lovely, is sort of giving you this goldish/yellowish cast that is throwing me off.
I do understand your concern about the ruffles because they look softer and more cloud-like in your photos. But, I don’t think you can accurately compare the look to the ivory ones you have posted since she is under super bright sunlight (which tends to just wash things out), and you’re under very warm lighting (which tends to shadow and add depth). In real life and in photos, the ivory ruffle detail will look just as fantastic with.
And I actually think the weird warm spotlighting in your photos is a better reflection of the warm lighting that you’ll likely have at your wedding day. So, you want the dress to look nice and bright, even under warm, golden light (which makes the ivory the better choice).
Post # 7
Okay, so after I typed out that diatribe above, I looked for more photos of the light gold in different lighting (and I love it). I think it looks great in this lighting (more natural), and it doesn’t look yellowy at all. So…either gold or ivory would work BUT gold wins for me!
Borrowed from another Bee
Post # 8
I love the light gold on you!!
Post # 9
What a gorgeous dress – I love the light gold. It’s a bit more special/unexpected than the ivory.
Post # 10
I have seen a few pictures of this dress floating around and I have to say that i like the light gold the best. To me the light gold looks more like an ivory and the ivory is more of a white color. I just dont think that the bottom looks as beautiful in the ivory- i don’t notice the detail as much. But, either way you can’t go wrong.
Post # 11
@Missteaandcrumpets: + 1
I was expecting the champagne to be more golden, but it seems to be more of an ivory hue. The actual ivory looks more of a bright white. I prefer the champagne, it’s softer…but the ivory is stunning too!
Post # 12
Your dress looks great on you. My pic is the light gold but both are really stunning:)
Post # 13
@CurlyTop24: The light gold is stunning! I think the details stand out much more in that color, it’s more unique, and it looks fantastic with your skin tone. I love that dress, and it seriously looks perfect on you … Great choice!
Post # 14
@MlleFabuleux: Lol! I love that you wrote all that and then changed your mind 🙂
Thanks to all of you for your responses and comments! You all are too sweet. I think I’m leaning toward the light gold after reading your responses. But it’s strange: Everyone who commented likes the light gold, but ivory is winning in the poll!
If anyone sees this and prefers the ivory for any particular reason, I’d love to know why 🙂 (Even though that might make the decision harder!)
Post # 15
I purchased this gown in ivory. I was only able to try on the 5108 in ivory and bought the 5104 sight unseenlike chose the ivory color because I had not yet seen any pictures of the light gold, and feel that the light gold would blend with my skin too much ( I’m pale but will be tanning). I think the light gold looks stunning on you!! You have dark hair so it’s a perfect mix!! My dress should be in this month, and I’m very excited to try it on….. Eeeekkk. Good luck! Let me know what you picked!! Cheers
Post # 16
I keep going back and forth, which is funny because after I try on dresses I’m pretty sure that I’ll also be debating these same 2 dresses and colors. My skin tone is a tad bit darker than yours and I’ve also been thinking about contrast.
I agree that the ivory in the other bee’s pic looks more white in the pic than the mori lee ivory actually is in real life. Also, in your first pic, I do think the light gold color can look like ivory b/c of the lighting, but I think in real life and in most pics, it’s much darker than ivory.
I’m still wavering (and haven’t voted in the poll yet b/c of that), but I think you should do the ivory. The ivory just pops with our skin tone and makes us look more golden and tan – it’s very complimentary and very bridal and lets us and the dress shine, both individually. I don’t think any detail is lost at all- that pic of the other bee in the ivory is what solidified the dress’s spot on my top 3 dresses list- the bodice looks AMAZING in ivory and so does the skirt. For the light gold, it is definitely a romantic color, but it blends in more and really? We get one day to wear “white,” so might as well do it up big and then just ask your photog to give you a cpl of the photos you like in sepia tone 😉