(Closed) Bright White Dress

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1176 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

The consultant at one of the stores that I shopped at told us that 70% of her brides choose ivory over white dresses.  I was very close to getting a lace dress, and everyone insisted that the dress should be ivory, as the lace would stand out and look better.  For me however, I’ve always wanted a white dress, and I was really struggling with the idea of getting a dress in any colour other than the white I’ve always dreamed about.  I was ready to stand firm in my decision to go white. 

Luckily, I wasn’t 100% in love with the other dress, kept on searching and found my dream dress yesterday.  It doesn’t have lace, so I ordered it in bright white like I’ve always wanted.  The one that I tried on in the store is in ivory, or I’d post pictures for you. 

Post # 4
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I also wanted a dress that was bright white, and one consultant told me the same thing about how ivory is much more popular. She also told me that fair skinned individuals (such as myself) can be washed out in a bright white dress and that an off white is more flattering. 

I ended up trying on some bright whites (which were difficult to find), but after I tried on some ivory dresses I could totally see what she was talking about. The ivory is so much more flattering on me than a bright white. Since I had to buy a sample dress, no time for ordering, I was less picky about color and went by style, and I actually love the ivory dress I found, I couldn’t imagine it in a bright white. 

Post # 5
567 posts
Busy bee

I absolutely had to have a bright white dress!  I am fair skinned and the colours Ivory and Off White did nothing for me.  I kinda looked liked I spent a few years smoking in the dress and then stored it badly.  It just washed me out.  I wear a lot of white summery tops on a daily basis and they make me look fresh and sparkly (so I’m told).  I just couldn’t pull off Ivory.  FYI when I bought my dress I was told the same thing and they only had two white dresses in the shop!!  Whatever happened to the “Big WHITE Wedding” lol.  My dress is attached.  Picture quality perhaps doesn’t show up the white too well but it is VERY white 🙂

Skye xxPossible wedding dress. Piccie included :  wedding Wedding Dress

Post # 6
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My dress was definitely bright white!  I went into dress shopping knowing I wanted white.  I just always wanted a white wedding gown… just not a fan of ivory/off white dresses, personally.  But here it is:


Post # 7
7382 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I wanted a fairly white ivory, if I had to chose between a yellowish ivory and a true white, I would have gone with white.  Luckily, my dress came in the colour I wanted, I found it was more flattering.

I’m surprised by what you were told though, most dresses can be ordered as a true white (even if it’s not the most popular).  I think that in the store most of the dresses are not white simply because you notice any damage or discolouration that much sooner.  Any dress that I actually looked into could be ordered in white.  As long as you’re not buying off the rack it shouldn’t be an issue.

Post # 10
3467 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I wore a bright white dress too!

Our guys were in white tuxes so there really wasn’t any other option for me. lol I loved it and everyone turned out looking great!

Post # 11
994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Mine was pretty bright white.  I didn’t like the way ivory looked on me.

Post # 12
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

White for me as well 🙂

Post # 13
813 posts
Busy bee

SO likes me in white so that’s probably what I’ll be getting. Who knows though.

Post # 14
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

that’s what my consultants told me too.  that ivory or diamond white was more flattering on most skin tones.  i think bright white looks great on tanned skin.  in the end, both my dresses are ivory (one a little lighter ivory than the other since it was taffeta and i was told that silk taffeta is never really white but it’s still pretty white) because i wasn’t sure if i wanted to be tanned for my wedding.


Post # 15
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My dress is a super bright white. I don’t have any pictures on me right now but the shop owner had said people commented on it’s color and how bright it was.

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