Post # 1
I’ve started looking at dresses on line for my Dec ’14 wedding. I’m not sure what to do about color. I am very fair skinned… Like vampire pale. I don’t do well with tanning and want to look like me on my wedding day…
Can I still wear white or ivory? Any pale ladies have pics in your dress to share?
Post # 3
@marty57: I’m kinda pale and wore ivory. Are you drawn to ivory or coloured dresses?
Post # 4
I’m super pale, and almost all of the dresses I tried on were ivory. You really can’t tell the difference in pictures, but it’s generally a more flattering color.
Diamond white shades were my favorite, though. They’re still quite white, just a little more muted. Some of the whites looked flourescent.
Post # 5
@CatyLady: I would much rather wear white or ivory…just don’t want to look ridiculous.
Post # 6
@marty57: I’m pretty much the palest person around, and I went with ivory, but one of the most flattering shades on me was champagne. It still felt very bridal, but it didn’t wash me out at all. Maybe look at something in that colour? 🙂
Post # 7
@marty57: I’m sure you won’t, I think ivory can bring out your colour. Happy trying on and keep us all updated.
Post # 8
@marty57: I’m pale! The first time one of FI’s best friends met me, he made a vampire reference. I tried on many an ivory and white dress, and many were beautiful, but none of them did it for me quite like the one I ordered this past weekend (squee!).
Be warned, though, it doesn’t have hanger appeal. I went to back to order it after not seeing it for 3 months and I had doubts when it was on the hanger. Once I got it back on my body, I was like “yessss!”
It makes me feel like I have some color!
That all having been said: of course you can wear ivory on your wedding day! And you’ll be gorgeous. 🙂
Post # 9
@DomesticDiva: you look beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
Post # 10
@DomesticDiva: I really love your dress!!
Post # 12
I’m insanely pale and all the consultants recommended ivory. I would try on dresses with sample sizes in ivory because not all ivory is the same. Some are more flattering on a particular person than others. I was shocked that the dress i picked actually makes me look tanner. Didnt think I could pull off a bridal gown!!!
definitely steer away from white. unfortunately, very few people can pull off white and the ones that can aren’t really pale.