Post # 1
Last Friday I found THE DRESS. Incidentally, I was the first person who ever tried it on and it was only a little bit too big. So, I ended up buying the exact dress I tried on. I am moving to TN from MI in December so I figured it was great because I could have the dress and alterations finnished by then to take with me. When I saw the dress in person it looked white to me or diamond white. I have now come to find out it is ivory. I am literally losing sleep over this, I know thats silly. Do most of you have ivory dresses or white? I think I just hate the word “ivory” not the actual color. Opinions? I keep having this nightmare of my fiance seeing me for the first time and being dissapointed because I look dingy, LOL. HELP!
Post # 3
Just remember that you fell in love with the one you have! Don’t get too bent out of shape on the whole white vs. ivory thing. They are very similar!
Mine is white.
Post # 4
You’re being silly – you’ve seen the actual dress, and you liked the color. Don’t let the name throw you.
In the bridal world, “ivory” means “a creamy white with warm undertones,” as opposed to a stark white with cool undertones. It’s pretty much a shorthand, a way of distinguishing what are two ultimately very similar colors. Bridal ivory is just another white to the rest of the world’s eyes, and you won’t look dingy unless you go out of your way to stand in front of a stark white background.
Post # 5
Hi! I got my dress in “ivory”. It looked white but was more flattering on my skin than their white. However, next to the very white shirts that the men in the bridal party wore, yeah, you could tell it wasn’t the same color. As long as there isn’t a stark white next to your dress, it will look very white.
Post # 6
Mine’s ivory. I don’t think you can really even tell the difference with most dresses unless you see them side by side (or the ivory is very creamy-yellow looking), which obviously it’s not a creamy yellow ivory if you mistook it for white! Be confident in your choice – you’re going to look amazing in it!
Post # 7
I think Ivory is pretty much the norm these days. My dress is ivory.
Post # 8
I agree with the second.Dont let the name throw you.Take it easy,be happy!
Post # 9
I was also freaking out about color choices and ended up going with ivory. My photographer told me it looks better in pictures because it looks softer.
Post # 10
I definitely wanted a non-white-white dress, so mine is ivory. I wanted a silk dress and they don’t even come in bright white.
Post # 11
Anyways, here is a pic of it. PLEASE let me know what yall think!!
Post # 12
Thank you for the comments, I know you ladies are right. I think the stress of planning it all so quickly has gone to my head! We got engaged in August and our date is May 18th. In that time I’ve booked the church, reception venue, photographer and engagement shoot, bought my dress, cake, caterer and DJ! AND Im planning it in TN while living in MI!! AH. You all are a blessing, thank you for calming me down!! <3
Post # 13
In the bridal world 90% of dresses in shops and such are ivory as they are ordered more than white. SYttD Statistic from Randy. HTH. 🙂
Post # 14
I got an ivory dress. I never thought I would because I normally look horrible in any pastel-y colors. But this was a very light ivory, and looked great on me! I was worried also until the dress came in that it was going to be too dark!
Post # 15
its gorgeous! And with your skin tone ivory is a better shade anyways stark white would probably wash you out. … where in tn are you getting married?
Post # 16
I’m going ivory. I think it’s totally based on skin tone. I think fair skin looks better with ivory but it’s a totally personal choice. Realistically unless you told anyone is it that obvious it’s white over ivory?