(Closed) My dress colour confusion – diamond white

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think diamond white is a soft shade of white. Also antique white … there’s so many shades of white. Who knew?

Mine is a soft shade of white … not ivory though. Could they give you a swatch?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My dress is ivory but it’s a very light ivory. I got my veil from a different shop and we couldn’t decide between diamond white and ivory as it which looked best. We ended up going with ivory only because I was matching it to a blusher I had gotten at another store and the tulle was dead on with both until you looked at it bunched together. The ivory matched better. You will really be able to notice your diamond white dress is not white ones you hold it up to something that is a true white.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Diamond white, ivory, or any other shade of white varies from brand to brand. I suggest that you go back to the bridal salon and ask to see a dress or swatch sample in that shade. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I have an Alfred Angelo dress in Diamond White and it looks ivory up close, but in pictures and from far away (like from the pews) it looks white. However, it doesn’t wash out my skin the way stark white does.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

i actually didn’t order a maggie sottero gown because it only came in diamond white and i wanted ivory. i would think that maggie’s dresses are the same color palette across the board so diamond white would be the same: and it’s definitely white! if you’re looking for anything “darker” than white, etc. i wouldn’t go w/ the diamond white. just my .02. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I had a Maggie Sottero dress that was Diamond White and I bought it in Canada (so can’t even claim its diff from states to canada). Mine was definitely more white than ivory. I tried on an ivory dress and it did NOT look good against my skin, the Diamond white was pretty different. I would say that its not as stark white as a truly white dress, but its definitely not ivory. Here are a couple pictures, one indoors and one under a tent (so more natural lighting):

 

 

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Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

For Sottero and Midgely Dresses (another maggie collection) there are three colours – white, diamond white and ivory!

Diamond white is a softer white but not as “yellow” as ivory!

Check for your maggie dress online it will tell you what colours it comes in!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Supposedly diamond white is a softer white.  But by @mskalinin’s photos, it looks pretty white white to me.  It depends brand by brand of course.  Now that I think of it, my best friend wore a diamond white Maggie dress, and it looked pretty white to me.  I’ll see if I can dig up a picture for you…  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Some pics of bff’s Maggie dress in diamond white:

 

 

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Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I wouldn’t worry about it being stark white at all. The Maggie diamond white dresses that I tried on were the *perfect* shade of white. Not too stark and blinding and not to yellowy/dingy. I think that you made an excellent choice!! No worries ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I ordered a Maggie dress in white/ white lace & I’m hoping it turns out to be the right colors. The sample dress was diamond white/ivory lace & it was very pretty. But I want my dress to be all white. I’m just hoping now it doesn’t look cheap or anything. I think the diamond white/ivory lace combo might have given the dress more dimension. I guess I’ll find out in Dec. when it comes in. I’m glad I’m not the only one confused. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh yes, Maggie Sottero’s diamond white versus white debate.  Destination Wedding is definitely the stark white but it’s definitely not ivory either.  I have to be honest that I found Destination Wedding to be too close to white.  It was for that reason that I contacted the shop a week after I put the order in and changed my order to light gold.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It’s in between ivory and white white! It looks really nice in person! Surely they can get you a swatch? It’s not really either color…I think it’s pretty though. =]

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

I didn’t know there were so many different shades of white until I started dress shopping. Smile It would probably be most helpful to get a swatch of your fabric, since the color naming can vary by designer.  I was told by an associate in one of the dress shops that diamond white usually has cool (blue) undertones, while white is warmer.  Again though, that might vary be designer.  Good luck!

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