(Closed) White or Ivory??

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: white or ivory wedding dress
    white : (25 votes)
    17 %
    ivory : (118 votes)
    82 %
    other : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I have olive skin, and the ivory looked best on me. Also, white sometimes photographs blue.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My dress is Ivory, its the only color my dress came in. I think I would have chosen ivory anyways because I likethe way it looks on me

     

    Post # 5
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I have fair skin, too, and went with ivory. Bright white tends to wash me out. But everyone is different!

    Post # 6
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Most (but not all, of course) brides look best in a slightly off white color (i.e. “diamond white” or  light ivory.) However, a smaller percentage of brides look striking in bright white, and some look best in a darker ivory/champagne color.  It really depends.  However, I don’t think too many brides could go wrong with a diamond-white/light ivory colored dress. Also, some materials, such as pure silk, are not actually available in bright, stark white.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @mrsalexander:  I worried about this, too, because my gown was “diamond white” (i.e. light ivory), and I wondered if my DH’s white shirt, white pique vest, and white bowtie would make my gown look “off.”  However, because my DH’s white shirt/vest/bowtie were not directly against my dress but, rather, were framed by his black tuxedo, there was no issue. 

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Champagne!

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’m fair-skinned as well, and I’m thinking I’ll end up with an ivory or champagne dress.  (I actually haven’t gone dress shopping yet, so I’m not 100% sure.)  I agree with other posters that white can often make people look washed out.  I think most people tend to go with a light ivory or other “off-white” option these days.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    My husband’s shirt was white, and his tie was a light ivory. In pictures, I don’t think the color difference is noticeable at all…

     

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I went with white, my gown came in Ivory and White, but in the store I could only try it on in Ivory and I hated the way it looked dirty. So I ordered it in white as a speical order and I LOVE IT.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    My dress is Ivory. I think its universally flattering. I have a dark complexion anyway from spending all summer outside and white is too much of a contrast on me. I also bought a lace dress and I just feel lace looks better in Ivory, gives it more of a vintage/romantic feel.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I don’t like stark white, I don’t think it is very flattering on most people. But ivory is universal and looks basically the same unless it’s up against pure white. 

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    i’m also fair skinned. and ivory looks the best on me. i didn’t even try on any white gowns, they seemed so bright!  lol

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    White looks dated, not to mention it’s stark and looks unflattering on most skin tones. Go with ivory.

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