Post # 1
My dress is pure white, but I fell in love with a pair of ivory shoes! The shoes don’t come in white, and I don’t feel the color is different enough where it can pass as colored shoes (i.e. red or pink shoes).
Ivory doesn’t really play a role in any of my wedding colors either (in fact, my invites had a small touch of silver),
Should I keep looking for white shoes? What do you girls think??
Post # 3
I have the opposite issue. My dress is ivory but shoes I like are white. I figure who is going to really see the shoes. I know my dress is so long anyway.
Post # 4
In general, the accessories can be slightly darker than the dress, but will make the dress look dirty if they are lighter. So ivory shoes go with a white dress, but white shoes do not go with an ivory dress.
Post # 5
First, no one will see your shoes at all unless you are wearing a short dress. Even then, most ivory is not that easy to distinguish from white. No need to get a different pair that you don’t love.
Post # 6
To be honest, im sure no one will know the difference but I would know that the colors dont really match so it would mostly just bother me.
Post # 7
You still have plenty of time before your wedding. If you are like me, you will probably change your mind a few times before you actually need to purchase your shoes. If it were me, I would keep looking because I don’t care for the look of ivory with white, but if you don’t mind the look, then go for it. Your shoes will be seen at some point during your day, even if you are wearing a long gown; whether it is when you pick up the front of your dresss while walking or when you sit. Whatever you decide, you don’t want to be worried about if or when your shoes will be seen. Also, if you plan to get some shoe pictures that seem to be a trend now, you may want to consider how those will look.
Post # 8
No. Ivory shoes will look dirty compared to the dress. And yes, people WILL get a peek at your shoes, like a PP mentioned. Even if you don’t care what people think, it will still mess up your outfit. So keep looking! And don’t worry, with SO MANY shoes out there, you WILL find a nice white pair you will love to bits!!
ORRR are these shoes dyeable? You can get them dyed white.
Post # 9
Honestly, when it comes to the shoes, I think you pretty much can do no wrong. The shoes are a personal opinion kind of thing. If you like them, and they make you happy, it doesnt matter if your dress is polka dots and they are plaid. So unless style wise, they simply dont fit, dont stress it, and get what makes you happy.
Post # 10
I had ivory shoes (a medium ivory) and my dress was light ivory (but it was pretty darn close to white). There was a noticeable difference, but it looked absolutely fine and barely anybody saw my shoes anyway! I loved them and they were comfortable heels. I can’t wait to get them dyed black to wear them again and again and again…
Post # 11
My dress is long, so while not too many people will see the shoes, I think it might still bother me a bit. I tend to agree that white dress / ivory shoes is better than the opposite – I definitely wouldn’t do white shoes with an ivory dress.
Still kind of torn but it’s great hearing all your opinions!
Post # 12
I have the same issue as lisamr above. Ivory dress (but SUPER long) and white shoes. They’re almost like white patent leather..super shiny. I LOVE them but not sure what to do.
@LisaC – have you decided what you’re doing for your shoes?