(Closed) Fair Skin Ladies…show your dresses!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Here is my dress:

 

It’s diamond white, and not too bright.  Looked great against my skin tone!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

 The dress I purchased was white, I literally tried on Alabaster (ivory) and diamond white, but they looked AWFUL against my skin tone. Honestly the satin material also looked really shiny and cheap in the ivory and diamond white colors. I’ll show you what I mean. I’m super pale, but you can’t really see it with this low light camera ;).

Here is the alabaster. Do you see what I mean by looking cheap/too shiny?

Here is the one I ordered. The EXACT same dress, but this is in white. I just love it in white, and hate it in alabaster. Isn’t that bizarre?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I think it’s the opposite, I am very very fair and blonde and I found that the whiter the dress the more washed out I was, I went with an ivory satin and it actually brought out some color in my skin.

I attached pics of my dress.

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Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I solved the white/off-white dilemma by wearing bottle green. ๐Ÿ™‚

ETA: Though to be fair, when I did go and try on a few “traditional” wedding dresses, I found that diamond white was best. Stark white was too much and the darker ivories almost blended in with my skin tone.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wore ivory and it was perfect:)

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I went with “ivory” color from David’s Bridal. It’s an actual true ivory color as opposed to the brownish white people refer to as ivory. I think it made a big difference. I am EXTREMELY pail (blonde hair, blue eyes..go figure). Anywho, the first pic is me in the ivory and the second is white! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

ivory is usually recommended for pale brides. have you tried on a true white? i think it would just wash you out.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Oh man, I’m as white as white gets. My dress is a ‘winter white’ and it has blush under it, so it picks up whatever color is in my skin:

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@BrooklynBride10: Thanks! You look gorgeous in yours, and the detailing on the skirt is awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@jayelcee85: Lol I think I’m the crazy one in the bunch. I prefer the white on you a lot more. Lol go figure.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@jayelcee85: I love the white dress on you, too–it warms up your skin tone nicely.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@allieisasweety: Lol. That was a HUGE decision the night I bought my dress. I had three of my maids with me and we were all split. I’m surprised my consultant didn’t go nuts! Lol.

I do feel less washed out in Ivory though. Maybe it’s a mental thing? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Mine is David’s Bridal Soft White. The color looked AMAZING on my skintone. I didn’t look pale at all. I don’t have any pics – Fiance uses my computer. lol.

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