(Closed) French manicure with an ivory dress??/

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2079 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia


I also got an ivory dress from DB (CMK-513). I will order a bottle of OPI Nail Polish Lacquer Cream of Crete Ivory French from the lady I always buy from and let you know how it goes!

Post # 4
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@SparkleBaby:  Maybe you could do more of an American manicure?

I tend to like to use OPI’s Kyoto Pearl for that, but that might be too silvery.  I’m pretty sure I’ve seen a more creamy “pearl” color in OPI’s line.  Orly has one or two pearl type colors that could work as tips as well.

Post # 5
1583 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had a cream wedding dress and wore a French a manicure.  I told the nail lady that my dress isn’t stark white and she put a coat of the neutral/pinkish polish over the white tips. It looked just a bit less white so it was fine. I all got some flower, pearl, and crystal decals ony thumbs and ring finger and she made them all different shades of white and it looked perfect. 

Can you do something like that? I would still get white tips though, I wouldn’t get ivory or cream tips- they may look dirty

Post # 6
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Are you opposed to one solid color? I wore an ivory dress and did  a nudeish/light pinkish color. 

Post # 7
11273 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Don’t worry. I think you’ll be fine with a classic French manicure. My dress was silk and was diamond white (a.k.a. light ivory), and I had a classic, French manicure done with nail polish only. Here is a pic:

ETA: I’m posting from my phone. Sorry about the awkward formatting. For whatever reason, I am unable to post the photo after the text. .

Post # 8
1735 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I honestly can’t imagine that this will make any difference. Unless your ivory is really yellow-y or champagne-y, or your French manicure white is really artificially white, you should be fine. I mean, if you didn’t do ANY nail polish, your nails would be French-ish and it wouldn’t be a scandal!

My dress was ivory and I had a standard French manicure — you can judge for yourself whether this is a dealbreaker for you.

Post # 9
1082 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think it will look nice, as PP have posted pictures above you can see it doesn’t clash at all. 

Post # 10
6361 posts
Bee Keeper

I think a natural french (or “American manicure”) looks better anyway, and will go fantastic with your dress.

Post # 11
1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think you’re over thinking it.  I don’t think my nails clashed with my dress at all, and in person it was a very creamy ivory



(Please ignore my lace bolero being flipped and out of place on my chest. Grr…)


Post # 12
11177 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Honestly no one will be able to tell.

My dress was alabaster (version of ivory) and I have white tips.

Post # 13
1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@SparkleBaby:  I’d still do the French. But you can also ask for an American manicure. It’s not as harsh white more of an off white tip

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