(Closed) Ivory or white?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
670 posts
Busy bee

I’m fair skinned, blonde hair/blue eyes, and went with off-white because it looked better with the style I wanted, a lace a-line/ballgown dress. Bright white just looked odd on my skin tone.  Ordering it with only seeing a photo will be a gamble though. They should be able to have a swatch of the fabric they can send you so you know what range of ivory it’s going to be like. If they can’t, I’d consider looking at other options. Not only is the term “ivory” vague as other bees mentioned but depending on the lighting when the photo was taken and your computer screen settings, you might not get the best depiction of what the dress looks like. Take the photo below for example. First one is the stock photo of the dress, second one is in sunlight and the last one is at dusk.  


Post # 17
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I highly recommend ivory. Not all, but most of the whites cheapen the look of the dress. Of course this is my personal opinion. I didn’t even consider white as an option. My personal decision was between ivory & champagne. Champagne is the one that can sometimes look dingy..depending on the dress of course. Ivoryis very classy, IMO.

Post # 18
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Diamond white is a very light ivory that’s meant for a broad range of skin tones including fair skin. Here’s my dress in diamond white. 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by  leathernlace. Reason: Added picture
Post # 19
603 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman

happygirl2016:  Try and contact that store and see if they could the designer to sent a swatch for you.

Post # 20
46 posts
  • Wedding: August 2015

I am tanned and I chose off white

Post # 21
622 posts
Busy bee

I think it depends more on what tone your skine is rather that what grade of fair or dark! If cold tones suit you best, then go with a white-white, if you are more warm in your tone, a silghtly “colored”-white would suit you better. I am, for example a winter-person in my colors, google it if you don’t know what I am talking about :D, and any other whites than white-white does not compliment me at all, I look even more pale and sometimes even sick, my eyes doesn’t pop as they do in very white white. And I am pale as a ghost thanks to my swedish-finnish genes. So don’t focus on how pale you are, you get to know your color-scales, ask a skin theraphist or makeup artist or something if you are unsure. For winter-people white-white is the only REALLY flattering white. OFC there can be other whites that I don’t look completely dead in, but white-white brings out my own colors in the best way possible.

Post # 22
622 posts
Busy bee

Warm colors (Spring or Fall) – you use a slightly yellow foundation/powder, Cold colors (Winter or summer) – you use a slightly more pink foundatoin/powder. But be aware, Summer colored people do not look good in white-white, since it’s too “strong” on them. You have to make sure that you are a winter-person to be sure that it looks the best on you! And that has nothing to do with acctual eye color or hair color, such as blue or brown or blonde or so. It’s all about the tone of the colors.

Post # 23
1724 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

happygirl2016:  some places can send you swatches – can you ask for that?

Post # 24
776 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Magnolia House

I’m pretty pale with red undertones and my chest turns red when I’m nervous ugh!!!! I went with ivory but I honestly thought it was white until the salesperson told me it was ivory. I would try them on and see what you think

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