Post # 1
I went to a small wedding boutique today and dragged my parents with me to go look a some dresses, and I said yes to the dress!!
Maggie Sottero Kendra 🙂 she is sooo beautiful, the pictures don’t even do her justice.
The lady at the boutique didn’t let me take any pictures but heres a picture on a model:
What do you guys think?? The dress comes in 3 colors but I am completely torn between Alabaster (Shown above) and Diamond White (shown below)
How can I ever decide?!?!
I liked the Alabaster but the Diamond white is more traditional and plus I worry about other people thinking badly because my dress isnt “white”.
Post # 3
I love love love that dress! I wouldn’t think too hard about what other people think. I think long gone are the days that if you aren’t wearing white on your wedding that means you aren’t ‘pure!’. What is your skin tone? I think if you have a darker skin tone then diamond white all the way, but if you are on the more fairer skin side, then perhaps the Alabaster will be more flattering on you!
Post # 4
I am a fan of Maggie Sottero’s “Diamond White” more than Alabaster… but don’t worry about thinking traditionally, unless your family is a stickler for tradition.
Post # 5
@Hippos: Hi 🙂 I have olive skin (Tan VERY easily in the summer months but still remain somewhat tan in the winter)
@SakuraBlossomBee: YEs her diamond white is beautiful. I just worry that the Diamond white in photos will be like “in-your-face” white.
Post # 6
I like the diamond white personally
Post # 7
Most dresses look nicer in not-white. I don’t know if it’s what they use to bleach it or what, but they usually look a lot more high-end when in colors other than white.
I know at least one virgin (seriously, she was one of those “first kiss on the wedding day” girls and a close friend, so she was the real deal) who deliberately chose ivory, so I think the days of that being tied to the status of your hymen are long gone. And if that’s true in Oklahoma, I bet it’s doubly so for the rest of the world.
Post # 8
Beautiful dress! I’d go with diamond white, but that’s just me
Post # 9
@Floridian Belle: What color was the Kendra dress you tried on? Have you tried on a Maggie dress in diamond white and alabaster to see how each color looks on you?
As far as worrying about relatives, I say don’t worry about them. Pick the color that you like best, it’s your wedding not theirs. 🙂
Post # 10
It’s not like you’re deciding between white or hot pink. It’s white vs. white 🙂 I can’t imagine that there’s a person out there who will say that your alabaster dress isn’t an acceptable shade of wedding white.
(Also, I tried on several Maggie Sottero dresses. I thought the diamond white was too white on my skin. Perhaps you feel the same?)
Ultimately, if you look incredible in the alabaster dress, no one will even notice if it’s a slightly off-white shade!
Post # 11
@StarryNight2011: The Kendra dress I tried on was in Alabaster. I thought it looked awesome against my tan skin. I did try on a different maggie dress of the same fabric in the Diamond White. I thought it was too white for my skin.
My parents have told me not to worry about the alabaster color. But deep down I worry about that the church will think as well as my in laws. I don’t want people to think I unpure or not a bride because I am not in white. *sigh* so hard….
Post # 12
@Floridian Belle: Based on your response, I say you should definitely go with the alabaster! 🙂
Post # 13
The alabaster color looks close enough to white that others shouldn’t judge. White dresses do not indicate purity anymore than less-than-white dresses indicate trampiness (is that a word?) Women didn’t start wearing white dresses to indicate purity, it was a fashion choice. Also, white was an impractical color, so it indicated wealth.
The alabaster looks better on your skin, so get that one. I’ve got slight yellowish-olive undertones in my skin and white makes me look jaundiced. Also, I’m not a fan of white. You should wear what you want to wear, and more importantly, what makes you look and feel beautiful.
Post # 14
@Floridian Belle: My Maggie is alabaster. Like you, it looked amazing on my skin. I think it looks like a warm white.
My friend just got married, outside, in a Maggie alabaster and it looked white. I am sure that no one was able to tell that her dress was any other shade but white. I knew because she told me.
I say get what looks amazing on you! No one will judge you, as an ivory dress definitely doesn’t imply impurity. I’ve heard that most wedding dresses are ivory because its more flattering for a lot of skin tones.
Post # 15
I think alabaster is beautiful on an olive tan skin tone. Go for it, be unique.
Post # 16
I like the Alabaster color better, personally. I think it would look much better with your skin tone, and I don’t think anyone would say anything about the shade of white.
What they will say is:
“WOW, she’s beautiful!”