White dress with ivory tuxedo jackets?

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

im gonna say yes! White white makes ivory look yellow. I def wouldn’t want them in ivory! It will look off

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Considering it’s standard to wear ivory jackets with a white shirt, I don’t think it’s a problem. If you’re worried about it, look for off-white rather than yellowish ivory. A bleach white color is the sign of cheap material (e.g. polyester) since pure wool can’t be made bleach white.

(Technically, just so you understand “the rules,” white/ivory dinner jackets are meant to be worn in hot weather only, so depending on where your wedding is, it might not be the correct choice according to “the rules.”)

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@yehyehgirl:  They’ll be fine.  DON’T put them in white dinner jackets, whatever you do; “White” in the context of a dinner jacket, actually means ivory or off-white.  As Groominator says, they’re worn with white shirts (ivory shirts are incorrect with Black Tie), and any man looks good in Black Tie, if he sticks to the rules.  That’s why the rules are there.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I have the exact opposite. my dress is ivory and he ordered a bright white tux….

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Well, everyone has the perfect bid for tailored clothing, since that means it’s been made to fit you 😛

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@vess5:  In the movies, I think Bond only wears white DJ’s in the Caribbean.  Even in Monte Carlo, in the summer, being English, he would wear black, or midnight blue, I should think.

Separates also cut you in  half, visually, and thereby make you look shorter.  That was the final nail in the white DJ’s coffin for my wedding.  I still want one, but to wear on cruises, or at fancy resorts, when I can afford either.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I say let your FI win this one! I actually think it will look really nice. Just make sure the jackets the guys get are actual ivory and the shirts white so you can see the difference! I think your FI’s idea is awesome. Pics for fun:

 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@NewYearsEve:  Unrelated, that bottom one shows, really well, how evening shirts are made to be worn with a waist covering – either cummerbund, or vest/waistcoat.  You can see that the bib (the decorated part of the shirt, e.g. the pleats) stops after three studs, and then you can see one button at the bottom.

So, the best option is to wear black (low cut) vest or cummerbund, but, if you don’t, some makers now extend the bib all the way into the waistband of the pants, so get one of those shirts – though you’ll als need a set of FIVE studs, which is harder to get.

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