(Closed) Ivory vs White dress

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Worker bee

White tends to be prett harsh and only looks good on some skin tones. Ivory is like a soft white. It still looks totally white until it is held up next to something that is stark white. I wouldn worry too much. You will still look like a beautiful bride.

Post # 20
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Bumble Beekeeper

elizabethreza7:  don’t worry your dress won’t be beige! most dresses are some shade of ivory – pure white doesn’t look good on most people.  for reassurance here’s my ivory dress:

 

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Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Looks white to me!

Post # 22
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

Relax. Most people can’t even tell the difference. Honestly, I was shocked when I went to try on dresses to see how weird the true white ones were. They were kind of blue. Ivory is much softer. 

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

elizabethreza7:  It will be beautiful! The picture you posted above is beautiful and looks a gorgeous shade of white. Not beige at all and not stark raging white… which you do not want stark raging white… The ivory will be perfect.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Ivory suits far more skin tones than stark white. I think that shade of ivory will be gorgeous, just wait until it comes.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My dress looked pretty darn white in the salon as a sample, AND when it came in, but on the tag is says it’s Ivory.  

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There are lots of shades of most colors, and I’d really not be that worried.  If it looks good in the store, I’m sure it will look fine elsewhere.  

Post # 27
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Sugar bee

elizabethreza7:  when I have been wedding dress shopping, I’ve heard the same thing from every consultant – for the vast majority of brides, ivory is far more flattering. So don’t worry, you’ll look lovely!

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

You’ll be fine! All the bridal shops I went to only had maybe 3-4 sample dresses that were truly white. My opinion, the ivories looked way better than true white dresses. You have nothing to worry about, most of the time if a dress is really an off-white color they call it “Champagne”, “blush”, “taupe” (for example my dress is considered taupe, and definitely more of the beige you’re talking about), etc.

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I think for some traditions, in very religious settings, a bride on a second wedding, or one that came after a child had been born, a noticiably not-white dress is required by some officiants.  And in some cases, some ladies simply don’t want a dress that is even close to white.  But those are like PPs have said, and are very gold, blush, grey, chamgane, etc.  MY Fiance was actaully offended by someone asking if I was going to actaully wear white, since we’ve been together so long, and he was like, “of course she is,” and had the same fears as you when I mentioned the word “Ivory”.  He pictured a creamy beige or chanpagne color.  I was glad to reassure him that though the dress he will not see till May is “Ivory,” it’s plenty white.

As an artist, I learned about warm and cool colors, and how even a specific red can be classified as “cool” based on how it was mixed.  So “ivory” is more often than not simply what could eb called a “warm white”.  Think light bulbs, where “true whie” is like a flourescent search lights that makes everone look dead, and then the SoftWhite light bulbs that make thigns looks white and bright, but also warm and cozy.  

Post # 30
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

ivory = white. Maybe it’s like an F colored diamond vs a D 😉 (wrong board… jkjk) That dress is beautiful! Rock it!

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