(Closed) Lace: White or Ivory?

posted 12 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Does lace look better in...
    White : (9 votes)
    30 %
    Ivory : (21 votes)
    70 %
  • Post # 3
    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    it completely and totally depends on the lace. some is meant to be snow-white; some (“blond” lace, old lace, specific kinds) are and should be ivory, ecru, etc. 

    was the saleslady talking about a particular dress, with a particular fabric? that might make sense….

    but if you love white lace, why not get a white lace dress?


    Post # 4
    1169 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I think she means that it looks best unbleached .. in it’s natural color? My dress is natural color … not bleached (which is stark white – like paper) …

    Post # 5
    401 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I’ve heard the same thing which is why I ordered my lace gown in ivory. You might want to hold up a lace gown that is pure white next to an ivory lace one and see which you prefer. I think that it depends on the lace, but as a general rule, I would go with the ivory. It looks richer and the pure white may make it look cheap, again, depending on the fabric.

    I was also told by my photographer that the lace details get lost if you are wearing a pure white lace gown. Whichever you decide on, I’m sure that it will be beautiful!

    You could also check out the lace gowns on this post to see if you like the ones that look more white or ivory: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/lace-dress-under-3k 

    Post # 6
    337 posts
    Helper bee

    I agree with the ivory

    Post # 7
    1407 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Mine is ivory, and while I was sold on a white dress, I think white lace can look cheap. Ivory brings out the richness of the detail.

    Post # 8
    1038 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think lace looks best in ivory.  I agree that white lace sometimes has a tendency to look cheap.

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