(Closed) Good ol' Ivory vs White debate

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What color was your wedding gown?!?
    Pure White : (20 votes)
    12 %
    "Diamond" White : (24 votes)
    14 %
    Ivory : (111 votes)
    65 %
    Cream/beige : (6 votes)
    3 %
    Gold : (4 votes)
    2 %
    Pink : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    3120 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would pick a style then worry about that.  The ivories/whites are always different.  I went with ivory but I honestly think people wouldn’t realize there was a whiter option. 

    Post # 4
    327 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I wore ivory because our wedding was outdoors and I didn’t want the bright white contrast out in natural lighting.


    Post # 5
    914 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @MrsZippyMouse:  I LOVE your dress. Seriously gorgeous!

    My dress is champagne with ivory overlay. I am super pale and the white dresses made me look like a ghost.

    Post # 6
    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Pure white!!!  I’ve never though of white looking dated… strange.  All the ivory dressed I tried on just didn’t look as crisp as I wanted.  I thought it looked fine outside in the sun.  


    Post # 7
    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My dress is ivory.  It’s actually champange colored underneath with an ivory lace overlay.  Champagne underneath pops the lace more.  I wanted white white originally….but I felt pale.  It didn’t suit me very well.  Once I tried on an ivory dress I was so head over heels in love I didn’t even look back.  Ivory looked so much better on me.  With that said white/white and ivory are different depending on who made the dress/material yatta yatta.

    I love my ivory dress.  It should be coming in soon *dances* <3 oh man 

    Post # 8
    581 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I chose ivory because I have a somewhat fair skintone.  i read that ivory works better with fair, and when I tried on dresses that was definitely the case.

    Post # 9
    23597 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Mine was a light ivory! Loved it. :). Congrats on the engagement!

    Post # 10
    1253 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    You may consider a silk white. To me it is a cross between white and ivory. My dress is a silk white, I thought it was white however, when I put it up against something white I noticed it wasn’t white at all. I had to buy a ivory sash to match the dress which is a little off but it looked better then a white sash. My seamstress says its silk white, kind of off white. 

    Post # 11
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    “White,” “Diamond white,” “Silk white,” “Off white,” “Ivory,” et al. are just words until you try on an actual dress and see how it looks with your skin tone. Color names are rarely consistent from one manufacturer to the next, and any pictures you are looking at online will be affected by the settings on your computer monitor. You need to try on some real dresses in order to know how you’re actually going to look in whatever shade of white or ivory you’re thinking of.

    Post # 12
    807 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @KCKnd2:  +1

    I tried on several dresses that I would have sworn were white, but they were in fact ivory…you really need to see the colors in person.

    Post # 13
    613 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I had the same difficult as you when trying on dresses because I have light olive skin. I ended up purchasing a light ivory satin wedding dress–just based on personal preference. 

    Post # 14
    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think it totally depends on your skin tone.  Ivory didn’t look as good as “pure white” on me, and I didn’t feel that it looked “dated” at all 🙂

    Post # 15
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I love Ivory.  Darling Husband told me he wanted ivory because my skin is so fair.

    Post # 16
    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Ivory and White is different for each designer, or by the type of fabric really. I also think it depends on the style. I’m naturally tan so I’ve always been drawn to white. I got the diamond/natural white so it’s not as harsh on my skin.

    The consultants say it brings out the red undertone of the skin, while ivory brings out the yellow undertones. So, I guess it also depends on your skin tone too. Sorry no help, but I suggest making sure to try something out in its color first before buying.

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