(Closed) cafe and white dress with ivory vest for groom – what color shirt?

posted 11 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: what color shirt vest combo for FH?

    White shirt IVORY vest

    Ivory shirt Ivory vest

  • Post # 4
    1479 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Pretty dress!  I’m confused- Are you thinking of having him wear a white shirt with an ivory vest?  I don’t know, I like the look of the groom being in all either all ivorty or all white.  I think it looks chic and makes him stand apart from the rest of the guys.  With his black tux I think it will be enough to break up any monocromaticness and blend nicely with your dress.

    Post # 6
    13094 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think the ivory shirt with ivory vest would look best.  I’m assuming he’ll have some sort of colored tie plus the black tux – he won’t look monochromatic.  Having the ivory vest with a crisp white shirt could potentially lead to the vest just looking dirty/clashing, I think.

    Post # 7
    1580 posts
    Bumble bee

    I had almost exactly the same issue as you (and my dress is similar in that there is a darker underlay and lighter lace on top). I took my dress to the tux place to pick out the shirt and vest colors. My fiance will be wearing an ivory shirt with a latte herringbone pattern vest/tie. Have you looked into textured/patterned vests and ties?

    You have to be careful about the ivory color. Just as bridal dresses come in all different shades of white and ivory, so do men’s shirts. At mens warehouse, the ivory looked very yellow and dingy. Then I went to an independent shop and their ivory looked so much better, and you can’t tell its not white until you hold it up to a white shirt.

    So I guess what I’m saying is you should take your dress to the tux shop to see what color to pick for him.

    But I voted ivory/ivory because I don’t think mixing a white shirt with an ivory vest will look elegant the way your dress does mixing the two colors.

    Post # 8
    3363 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Oh my Gosh, I LOVE your dress!!!!!!!

    I vote ivory.

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