(Closed) Ivory vs White dress

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 31
490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Here’s another picture of your dress in ivory! I think it looks really white as well, and definitely far from beige. I also had this issue when I was shopping. I didn’t want what I thought of as an ivory dress but then it turned out most ivory tones that designers use basically just look white to me. I guess it’s slightly less harsh, and I think the majority of wedding dresses are technically ivory. My sister, who works in fashion design, said designers like to call wedding dreses ivory because white has gone out of style or something. Very strange! For the record the dress I bought is also ivory technically but it looks super white to me. I’m sure yours will look great and perfectly bridal! 🙂


Post # 33
320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

elizabethreza7:  the only reason why I chose White is because I have yellow undertones and it looked off on me. Maybe you can Google the dress in the different colors and see if you really notice a difference or see if you can try the dress back on. Most girls look great in either/or, but because of my undertones I looked best in white! 

Post # 34
1457 posts
Bumble bee

A lot of designers don’t even make white dresses anymore. Did you Google “ivory vs white” and look at the images, by any chance? Because they’re all very misleading. Putting an ivory dress next to a stark white dress will make it look more beige-ish but that’s just an optical illusion created by the comparison, since white has blue undertones and ivory has yellow. On it’s own, ivory looks like a softer white, and photographs much better than white does. You’re fine!

ETA: also keep in mind when you’re looking at stock photos of ivory dresses: they’re usually being photographed in low light with minimal flash because that’s more flattering for the model, and shows dress details better. Which makes the dress color look darker. Your wedding pics won’t be taken in those conditions 

Post # 35
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

This is my ivory allure dress – I think it looks pretty white unless it is next to something that is a stark cool white. Ivory definitely works better with my skin tone and I think looks softer and more natural than a stark white. 


Post # 36
1126 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - A View West

mine is ivory too, altho in the light it looks white, im sure there are different shades of “ivory” altho wedding dresses are simply in”ivory” it may vary on the designer

Post # 37
455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Mine was an ivory allure

I felt like it was a soft white and more ivory indoors than outdoors.                                


Post # 38
2454 posts
Buzzing bee

Personay, I love ivory, but I also get washed out in white be a use of my pale skin tone. 

The white looked to harsh and stark to me (but I might be bias). My ivory was more of an off white look to beige look, but I think that’s because of the dress itself, alot of the ivory dresses I tried on were still white. Some they told me it was ivory and I didn’t believe them because they still looked so white. 

Post # 39
1740 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Yea, I thought I wanted pure white because my Fiance said he wanted white, but my BFF/MOH and the sales consultant talked me out of it and insisted I get ivory instead because it looks better on me.  They are very sure that my Fiance won’t even realize that it’s not actually “white.”  After my dress came in and I tried it on, I agree.  We’ll just keep the fact that it’s not pure white a secret, and he’ll never know!  lol

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