Post # 1
All right, as many people have surely seen by my posting habits today, I am contemplating getting a replica made of the famous Justin Alexander 8465 tea-length dress. I’ve been talking to CaraBridal on etsy about it, and I realized I would need to make a decision on the tulle/lace color eventually.
I want the dress to be customized to have a navy blue sash. My fiance is getting married in his dress blues, and I want a little “something blue” to match his uniform (plus I will be wearing navy blue shoes to match).
Do you think Ivory or White would look better? I crudely photoshopped the dress to reflect the difference between white/ivory. Please help me make up my mind here. I’m torn.
Here’s another thing to factor in–my flowers are from a seller on etsy as well, made from sola (balsa wood) flowers, and they are naturally colored ivory, not pure white. Would it be a faux pas to have a white dress and ivory flowers?
Seriously, help me out here.
Post # 3
I’d go with what looks best with your skin tone. I definitely look more alive, vibrant, and healthy when I wear ivory vs white.
Post # 4
@soupydoopy: Totally depends on your skin tone. Do you have a photo of yourself?
White looks absolutely horrible on me and washes me out. I opted for a pearl ivory which was almost a light champagne.
Post # 5
@turnanewleaf: Well, I have fair (pale) skin, and I most likely won’t do any tanning before the wedding (I like my skin the way it is :P). Would ivory do better for me in my case? Or just make me look washed out?
Post # 6
@soupydoopy: I’d go with ivory- I perfer almost all wedding dresses in ivory over white.
Post # 7
@soupydoopy: I love this dress in ivory!!!
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle
Definitely go with what will compliment your skin tone. I tend to think ivory looks better on pale skin. Bright white looks lovely contrasting against darker or olive tones.
Post # 9
Another vote for ivory – I think it almost always looks less stark when it comes to wedding dresses.
Post # 10
If he’s getting married in his dress blues I would do white…
Post # 11
And I LOVE the idea of a Blue Sash to match your Hubby-2B’s “Dress Blues”… AWESOME idea
I agree with the other Bees… you need to check out whether your complexion looks best with White or Ivory … find fabrics in both and drape them around you, over your shoulders, to get a good idea when you look in a mirror
(Lol, there was a Bride on here the other day who said she was currently wrapped in the Bedsheets / Curtains, and she could clearly see the difference, and soooo glad she did the experiment)
Altho… Blue & Stark White are a classic combo.
As for the Balsa Wood Flowers… they’ll no doubt look good with either.
Plenty of Brides for example opt for Champagne / Candlelight Roses (sort of an off-white creamy ivory colour) and they look great against any Wedding Gown
Post # 12
Lace in ivory looks much richer than lace in white! Go ivory! Especially with fair skin
Post # 13
Thank you for your feedback everyone. I wrote to CaraBridal last night asking if they had a chart of their colors, and this is what they sent me:
I am sort of scared that the ivory is too dark. I don’t want the dress to look dirty. 🙁 But overall I am leaning towards the ivory. I have an appointment at a bridal salon this weekend, just to try on the REAL JA8465. Maybe I will have them put me in something ivory just to se how it looks. 🙂
Post # 14
If you are fair you definitely are going to want ivory
Post # 15
Yes, if u are fair complected, ivory will be ur best option, almost ur only option. If u r tan or dark complected, ANY color will work for u, and white makes a bouquet and bridesmaid dresses POP.
If u r liking ivory, my advice is to get ivory and do not to hold it next to a white gown or it will forever look dingy in ur mind, or at least it did for me.